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Skier 53 40.15%
Wake-Boarder 27 20.45%
Both 52 39.39%
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:14 PM
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Skiers VS Wakeboarders

Was thinking about this awesome board this weekend.. and was thinking of all the members and posters.. How many skiers vs. wakeboarders are out there. I know "times are changing"... and there seem to be a lot more wakeboarders/snow boarders than slalom/alpine snow skiers... Curious Tom. I'm an alpine snow skier and a slalom water skier.

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Old 09-13-2004, 03:24 PM
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Slalom mostly for me. But I'll go out and trick or wakeboard when the water is goofed up by the "tubers".
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:27 PM
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:30 PM
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Ninety percent Slalom for me. Just an occassional knee board or trick ski. Bought a wake board this year, I think I will leave it for the kids.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:42 PM
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Powerslot 82, Funny you mention that you bought a wake board this year... He is my story... I bought a cheap thin board a fews years back... and was going to give it a try. Before I could try it out.. my father in law lent it out to his brother in laws kids.. (guess that would make them my second cousins)... anyway... They snapped it in half. My father in law felt so bad he picked a new NICE NEW wake board... I have tried it a few times... have not been up on it yet... Do not want to waste my energy trying to get up on it... I'll leave it for the younger crowd. They sure like it.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:52 PM
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I wakeboard and ski, and snowboard and snow ski. Still best at skiis, but the boards are really fun and very different.
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:40 PM
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I know I am old fashioned, but here are my Ideas.

Years ago when we skied on public water my kids would ask why there are so many jet skis. My answer was because they are cheap and easy to ride. Then when they asked why are there so many wakeboarders and very few trick skiers.They got a similar answer. Because it is easy.

I always challenge wakeboarders to learn a flip on a trick ski. I have not found one yet who has done it.

Traditional three event for me.
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:40 PM
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:51 PM
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Slalom and wakeboard

15 years ago I was slalom skiing/kneeboarding/barefooting/occasional trick skiing. Got into wakeboarding when Tony Finn introduced the Skurfer.

Kind of got away from it all for a few years. When I picked it back up I was definitely biased towards the wakeboard, mostly due to the available tow boats at the time.

Since my reintroduction to a real towboat, I've been slaloming and wakeboarding. Took a run through a slalom course for the first time in 12 years yesterday.

Both disciplines have their appeal. The friction between some wakeboarders/slalom skiiers (as in snowboarding/snow skiing) is asinine.

I would like to see if I can still barefoot...

Jay
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skier v. wakeboader

I'm a little different. I'm a die hard slalom skier, but I also snowboard. I've never been on snow skis. I might wakeboard once a year.

Wakeboarding is growing in popularity. Unfortunately the ever increasing wake sizes are destroying the shore lines on our ski lakes.
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