When you proudly keep your boat waxed & polished, wiping her down every time at the top of the ramp, (even "casually" dbl. checking any sections that were wiped by anyone other then yourself!) intently removing all evidence of any Lake water and future enemy water spots. -But, can Hardly remember the last time you even washed the 'ol truck!!!
...when you find yourself strolling over to check out the water-sports section at Sports Authority, even though you know they'll only have wallly junk and the sole reason you're there is to pick up some new lifting gloves (which are at the opposite end of the store).
This behavior is reasonably normal, but if you do the same thing at WalMart you may have a serious problem. You may also have a serious problem if you do this at Sports Authority during the winter months, when they don't even have any water-sports gear on display...
You have sets of ski lake plans overlayed from google earth, just in case that farmer will sell.
You also have a set of plans that include an indoor ski lake. "Just in case you win the lottery"
Man, I'm guilty of just about all of these.
1) Your wife asks why you have Google Earth's measuring device open every time you look at an Ontario cottage country lake.
2) In March, temperature is not important, just lake hardness.
3) There are two types of skiing: skiing and snow skiing and you can't understand why all your Canadian friends don't get it.
I definitely snow ski and imagine I'm going through the course.
I agree with the google earth measuring tool, I occasionally talke the time to measure local pons, small lakes, and plots of land and my brother always wonders why (he wakeboards he will never understand)
Last edited by MattP (Tue, Jan 26, 2010 8:13 PM)
... when you have a local meteoroligist phone # on speed dial that gives you exact wind speeds and direction
... when you check the weather thru the entire winter months to see if there's a day the temp reaches above 40 degrees so you can ski, and part of your plan includes a half a day breaking up the ice enough to launch the boat
... when you've slept in your boat instead of paying for a hotel not because you're cheap, but because you know it will help you get on the water that much earlier
Your kids know how to check the Army Corps of Engineers web site and can tell you what the river level is. Because you forgot to check.
We have a shallow entrance and if you don't check you could need a new prop.
When this question is asked "Oh so you guys are boaters"
My children say "no we're not boaters we are skiers." followed by a "there's a big difference"
.....the hair on the back of your neck stands up everytime you are talking to someone and when the subject of skiing the course comes up, they say.."Oh, I USED to do that"... If that many people "used" to ski the course, then the sport "wouldn't be dying"!
i say "i've just started gettin out on the course!" i'm not letting this sport die.. yet... prayin i'm not alone with saying that either!!
....3/4 of the T-shirts in your drawer have something to do with waterskiing and your wife suggests that for a date night perhaps you could wear something other than a waterski shirt.
Last edited by skibrain (Wed, Jan 27, 2010 4:21 PM)
...ever you have to plan a journey by road rail or plane you know where all the slalom courses en-route are.
To reaffirm this knowledge,
You slow down on the highway, just in case you get a glimpse of a skier, even in winter.
You sit on the left hand side of the train, just in case you get a glimpse of a skier, even in winter.
You ask the check-in girl for a seat near the front on the right, just in case you get a glimpse of a skier, even in winter.
And one from today;
Boss, 'why are you standing with one leg behind the other?'
Last edited by ColinCanski (Thu, Jan 28, 2010 10:57 AM)
When approaching an airport at low altitude you look out the plane window at every single pond-like feature on the ground, searching for that familiar pattern of buoys.
Without a spoken word, -your wife can determine that today is a "Ski Day"!
Without a spoken word, -your wife can tell that today "was" a Ski Day! (not to mention, she already knows if you ran Good sets or Bad ones B4 you even open your mouth!)
No surprises around my House, How does she do it?!?!
No surprises around my House, How does she do it?!?!
answer: she's a women.
u know ur a skier when,
- a someone mentions "Physics" and u immediately think about your turns!
- you wanna flip out every time that one jet skier/ tuber cut across the glass you just found...
- To you, the word "glass" has nothing to do with what's in a window OR what you drink you of!
If your family and friends ask why your standing with one foot in front another in all of your pictures from your trip.... and all you can say is that it is more natural than standing normal and any time is a good time too practice balance
-All your gym sets are designed for maximum effort for no more than 17 seconds
-You practice your slalom turns walking round the house... and the office - difficult to explain without looking like a complete moron!
-You pass on Friday night poker because 5am Saturday - SKI DAY starts
-You've never priced a Flat screen TV but you know the exact price of your next 4 purchases at the ski shop
-You consider moving State or Country based on the standard and quantity of ski spots
-You spend more time with your ski buddy than anyone else outside your immediate family
-It's friday night, your lounge room is full of women and you're in the study contributing to a forum about water skiing... oh dear... time to go now.
If your family and friends ask why your standing with one foot in front another in all of your pictures from your trip.... and all you can say is that it is more natural than standing normal and any time is a good time too practice balance http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/upload … 1895_n.jpg
Hey Matt, I Love the cool Ski Monument behind you!
...ever you or anyone else around you is taking part in any other sport, your constantly drawing parallels with whatever your coach is telling you to be doing behind the boat.
You know ur a skier when u take your GPS out on the ice and locate your course sittting under 20 inches of ice on the bottum of the lake and start running around the imaginary bouys , stretching your arms out for your best turns ever, perfect form right through the whole course. Neighbours looking at you like you are wacked.