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antbug 10-31-2007 10:36 PM

So Monday the wakeski shootout went down. Only 3 brave souls were down for the event. Myke, Mitch and myself. Anyways, it was a good time and Myke came out as the champ! <BR> <BR>Also a few pics of Mitch killin it on the skate... <BR> <BR> <BR>Myke and a little Disco bay. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516188.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Mitch and his Rainbow.... awww how cute <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516189.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Riding conditions, man I love this place. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516190.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>And finally the wakeski pics <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516191.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516192.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516193.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516194.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516195.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516196.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516197.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516198.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516199.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Wakemitch <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516200.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516201.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516202.jpg" alt="Upload">

dakid 10-31-2007 11:14 PM

hey bug, you have a couple typos. it's "WATERski."

alanp 10-31-2007 11:22 PM

what the hell is a wakeski hahahah. thats funny. murray did a back roll on skis once. i tried it but ate crap promptly.

breakz77 10-31-2007 11:52 PM

Thanks for coming out Ant &amp; Mitch!! Good times for sure! <BR> <BR>It was definatly not as easy as we thought it would be.. it will make for a funny story though, remember that one time <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>What's up Joe! No comment on the dry suit?!?!

dakid 10-31-2007 11:54 PM

i wasn't going to say anything, but since you did, what's up w/ the drysuit, wuss??? <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

breakz77 11-01-2007 12:09 AM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> Someone's gotta do it

scott_a 11-01-2007 12:12 AM

hm. wakeskis...the PERFECT thing for someone wearing a knee brace! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

breakz77 11-01-2007 12:21 AM

Scott you brought up a bad subject..... we had to have a memorial for the knee brace later that day

blabel 11-01-2007 7:11 AM

First time I've seen skaters and fruit booters getting along!

guido 11-01-2007 10:29 AM

ha, ha, ha..... Good stuff guys. So what's the consesus? Anybody going to be riding those things again or are they as gays as most of us thought they'd be? <BR> <BR>Mike, is that a drysuit I see you in? Water temp was 65 last weekend. I'm putting off that drysuit thing for as long as humanly possible.

absoluteboarder 11-01-2007 10:45 AM

what I wanna know is where Mike's arm went?<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

wakeslife 11-01-2007 10:50 AM

Its a shame you guys wasted that beautiful water riding those atrocities <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

mendo247 11-01-2007 11:08 AM

Man i cringe just looking at those things! Looks like fun to watch though. My kness hurt just thinking about it!

ironj32 11-01-2007 11:14 AM

my buddy Pete from highschool does the promo photo shoots for these things he says they are super fun. i hope to give them a try this winter down in florida. here are two pics that he did for waterski mag. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516249.jpg" alt="1"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/516250.jpg" alt="2">

ironj32 11-01-2007 11:17 AM

some of the other photos that haven't been in print yet are freakin sweet...throwin' raleys and some other things you wouldn't think could be down with skis.

surf22 11-01-2007 11:19 AM

those skis look difficult to get pop off the wake, but i would love to try them <BR> <BR>those pics are sweet, if only i had a 15ft ramp in my lake!

ironj32 11-01-2007 11:22 AM

he's doing the photo shoot for mastercraft for the boat buyer guide this week. hopefully we'll get some pics of what you can do with a nice wake.

cpizzle 11-01-2007 11:41 AM

Why?

ironj32 11-01-2007 11:49 AM

why what?

bcrider 11-01-2007 12:08 PM

why not!

guido 11-01-2007 12:13 PM

Yeah, they look like they'd be fun off a kicker. I'll be interested to see what you can do off the wake. <BR> <BR>I guess it's just something different. I like watching the snowskiers these days. They kill it. (I'll preface that by saying that I'd still rather watch snowboarders, but....)

jarrod 11-01-2007 12:22 PM

Ditto. Let's see some wake tricks. Can you get height on w2w tricks? It seems like you could do some crazy trip flip (side-to-side) rolls pretty easily....again, if you can pop. <BR> <BR>I too enjoy watching the freestyle skiers.

bigpapaf1f 11-01-2007 12:24 PM

Haha Ya right Evan, we all know you are a skier at heart!! We all know you love to spred your legs and you get off on skis! You don't got to lie to us. Wakeboarding is just a cover up! Its cool, we can still be friends!!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

erik_c 11-01-2007 12:27 PM

Hey what guys are doing on snow skis these days is what no one that possible so maybe we could see something here. Plus Mike loves his dry suit sometimes he sleeps in it. He has been waiting all summer to put it back on.

ironj32 11-01-2007 12:38 PM

i'll see if i can't get some pics that he has already taken. i know he did a shoot behind rusty's xstar a while back.

antbug 11-01-2007 1:35 PM

Eric ~ You don't have a lot of room to talk FLAKE!

smylie 11-01-2007 1:38 PM

i can do backrolls off the double up on my 1970s 67inch jump skis

wakemitch 11-01-2007 1:59 PM

we just tried the wakeskis for a few minutes each. it was my first time every skiing. it is really weird to pop off the wake. ive figured out that i am much more comfortable riding sideways on a board. i can see people getting into it, but its not for me. <BR>ill stick to the skate

jarrod 11-01-2007 2:00 PM

Ant, <BR> <BR>Sorry I haven;t called back man. Was busy, now I just keep forgeting. I'll give you a ring later tonight.

chris_williams 11-01-2007 2:09 PM

I have a buddy who's big into snow skiing and seeing these sure got him pumped to get out behind the boat. I think it's cool what HO has done by bringing these into the industry and I wouldnt be surprised if more companies try to follow them. Slalom skiing is kinda dead so this will freshin up thier sport for sure

jon4pres 11-01-2007 2:19 PM

I just dont see how you could ever leave the wake with both feet at the same time. <BR> <BR>I could see these things being a blast at a cable park with rails and kickers though

jcstudebaker 11-01-2007 4:14 PM

Mitch, lets be honest you were so excited when you saw the picture of the rainbow and yourself. <BR> <BR>BTW sorry for missing convergence I will make it next time.

ttrigo 11-01-2007 4:31 PM

how much do these cost? thanks for posting some pics bug.

liquidmx 11-01-2007 4:43 PM

Its just a fad and will die out quickly!

jarrod 11-01-2007 5:06 PM

Is it possible for something to die out before it starts? <BR> <BR>HO sunk dough into these. You can count on crap load of marketing for the next couple of years anyway. <BR> <BR>Can Greg Nelson shred the nar on the Wakeskis? He designed them right?

bigpapaf1f 11-01-2007 5:34 PM

I think it would be kinda fun for a bit. But it seems like your legs would get all beat up, from the skis hitting them when you are doing tricks.

westsidarider 11-01-2007 6:13 PM

im willing to bet that in the next 5-6 years there will be a large population riding these things. its somethin different and deffinately challenging. i think its pretty cool

saltsk8 11-01-2007 8:56 PM

Ant, Myke, Mitch...looks fun, wish I wasn't the third in the other boat or I would have jumped in with you guys. I got bored doing inventory today and mounted a Cell boot onto a pair...so I'm ready to rock. It looks totally facory-used the HO baseplate and drilled holes to match the inserts on the bottom of the Ronix boots...soooo clean. Sunday it's on.

ralph 11-01-2007 9:31 PM

You went riding with Lance Armstrong? Sick!

wakemitch 11-01-2007 10:20 PM

JC i was. <BR>There is always next time.

allen 11-02-2007 12:18 PM

You guys are lucky I'm still hurt I would have love to come out there and take your $

surf22 11-02-2007 12:38 PM

i love snowboarding and wakeboarding to death, but i still instruct snow skiing and will always ski, and i will always slalom ski (whoever said slalom skiing is dead must not be a skier...). i can see these wakeskis definitely taking off, its just another challenge for all of us to try and master. i can forsee a lot of broken ankles in these though, when each leg can go a different direction there can be serious problems lol.

love_potato 11-02-2007 12:51 PM

i saw the promo video at expo for these! off the double up hey get as high as wakeboarders doing a normal wake to wake!!! that kinda sucks if you can get booted up on these i would so get a pair to goof around on!!!!

bigpapaf1f 11-02-2007 12:52 PM

Thats right! Al used to get down on some old skool skis. Al, are you going to get a pair and shred some gnar?

love_potato 11-02-2007 12:53 PM

i saw the promo video at expo for these! off the double up hey get as high as wakeboarders doing a normal wake to wake!!! that kinda sucks if you can get booted up on these i would so get a pair to goof around on!!!!

bakes5 11-02-2007 5:17 PM

They should make a slalom wakeski, widen it a bit and rotate the the bindings so they are about perpendicular to the axis. Something like that would be pretty sweet. I'll bet most people on here would love something like that.

smylie 11-03-2007 12:19 AM

^^^ aka a wakeboard. lol. i like it!

ironcross25 02-19-2008 1:14 PM

I think they may catch on. It all depends on the twin tippers in the park at your local resort catching on. I am going to get a pair and check them out. If they give you a resemblance of skiing on snow than I think they will be a hit. It will be away to kepp all you muscle in check over the summer and maybe even tweak a few tricks.

snower 02-25-2008 9:35 AM

Check out stereoskis.com. Looks like they are really in to rails and stuff.

tbh 11-06-2008 3:50 PM

I have Stereo Skis and have tried the HO wakeskis but i definitely like the Stereo best. And it is no doubt about which that are looking best. <BR>And i just want to say that the HO wakeskis and Stereo wakeskis are not the same as the body glove "wakeskis". That body glove are making is like trick skis with tips. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EY1RU5IK9M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EY1RU5IK9M</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.happypro.net/stoked/teaser.html" target="_blank">http://www.happypro.net/stoked/teaser.html</a> <BR> <BR>Just look at snow skiing today. they have style! <BR>wakeskiing will get the same kind of style, just like wakeboarding adapted the style from snowboard

honeyb14 08-05-2009 1:19 PM

Hello everyone. I am currently researching and preparing to buy my better half a pair of wakeski's because I know he's wanted them forever. I am however a bit confused at the difference between say a pair of Hydroslide Hoppers and the HO wake skis? Can anyone shed some light? Especially on the length difference and reasons why? <BR> <BR>My other concern would be bindings for say a pair of HO wake ski's... do they need to be HO waterski/wakeski bindings or will other brands fit as well? <BR> <BR>Thank you for any advice and help!!!

boarditup 09-29-2009 7:12 AM

The hoppers are short, wide and have a lot of drag. I have a pair and do not ride them much. I also have a pair of Stereo wakeskis and they are used a lot more. <BR> <BR>The HO pattern is almost universal for front bindings. I really prefer the Radar Rail binding for wake skis. You need an adapter plate, but they will feel familiar and take landings in the flats much better than any other ski binding out there with the possible exception of Wiley's Jump Plates.

pavement_rider 09-29-2009 10:44 AM

These thing look fun. I agree with a few things. it's always great to have more toys to try to master in your boat(no hate meant here but too many boarders all they can do is board). Like old double trick skiis or our old cut down jumpers that we used to play off the wakes with(1980's)these things will bash up your ankles when crashing and with a kicker these thing would be way way fun!!!!


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