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suedv
01-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Here are some photos from the West Michigan Water Ski Association New Years ski outing at Pidgoen Lake near Holland, MI. It was cold but fun.

This is my son Ben.

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:47 PM
Happy New Years

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:49 PM
Ben's taking a nice cool swim................

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:50 PM
Brrrrr......................

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:52 PM
My husband Rick and his brother Mike. Rick in blue hat Mike in orange.

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:54 PM
Rick.............

André
01-01-2006, 07:55 PM
Nice pix Sue!
What was the temp like ?
I thought only guys were crazy enough to get in that water!

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:57 PM
My son Ben and his friend Ryan doing a barefoot train

suedv
01-01-2006, 07:59 PM
Ryan..................

André
01-01-2006, 08:00 PM
As a slalom maniac,i will have to ask what's a barefoot train?
Is the second barefooter tie to the first one?

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:00 PM
Tim standing in warm water trying to get some feeling back in his hands and feet.

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Tim ATB.............

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:04 PM
More ATB.................

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:06 PM
more cold people

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:09 PM
This is probably enough unless you want to see more. I took about 300 photos.

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:10 PM
Nice pix Sue!
What was the temp like ?
I thought only guys were crazy enough to get in that water!


38 degrees for the air
about 35 degrees for the water

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:20 PM
As a slalom maniac,i will have to ask what's a barefoot train?
Is the second barefooter tie to the first one?


The first guy holds a rope and has a harness around his waist. There is a rope with a handle on that harness that the next guy holds. If the first guy falls anyone behind him falls too. If the second guy falls the first guy has a rope dragging behind. We have a three person train in our shows. The first guy has to be pretty strong to pull the others. They start this act on two skis dropping one ski at a ski.

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:26 PM
More girls in the cold

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:28 PM
cold...........................

André
01-01-2006, 08:28 PM
The first guy holds a rope and has a harness around his waist. There is a rope with a handle on that harness that the next guy holds. If the first guy falls anyone behind him falls too. If the second guy falls the first guy has a rope dragging behind. We have a three person train in our shows. The first guy has to be pretty strong to pull the others. They start this act on two skis dropping one ski at a ski.
Wow!Could be dangerous if someone don't let go!

suedv
01-01-2006, 08:29 PM
knee boarding...............

flipper
01-01-2006, 08:50 PM
Wanted to go out today, but storm won't let me. Too much wind. Looks like you guys had a blast though. :woohoo:

baedriver
01-01-2006, 11:12 PM
nice pics looks like lots of fun

wiltok
01-02-2006, 08:56 AM
Looks like fun!! I'm a little over an hour south of you - and my lake is completely frozen over!!

suedv
01-02-2006, 09:11 AM
Looks like fun!! I'm a little over an hour south of you - and my lake is completely frozen over!!

We ski near a power plant. The discharge keeps the water from totally freezing over but we do need to boat around the ski area slowly before we start to make sure that there aren't ice chunks we are going to hit. It is still very cold.

By the way, this is a 27 year tradition and only twice has the water been too frozen to ski.

Maristar210
01-03-2006, 12:15 PM
Looks like fun. Saw it on the news too !!!

Very cool.

Steve