The caption says it all! “The grace and …

The caption says it all! “The grace and beauty of ballet can only be enhanced when performed on water skis as these good looking Cypress Gardens water skiers, Jerry Welch and Gail Van Gundy demonstrate.” #waterskiing #showskiing #waterskidoubles #traditionaldoubles #showskilife #lifeonthewater #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #cypressgardens (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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Ron Scarpa on the way to the office where thre…

Ron Scarpa on the way to the office where three of his fav Cypress Gardens Aquamaids are waiting to wish him a Happy Birthday! #waterskiing #showskiing #barefooting #barefootwaterskiing #cypressgardens #lifeonthewater #showskilife #
(at Orlando, Florida)
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As any competition ski club can attest, good c…

As any competition ski club can attest, good comedy is tough to do. I’m thinking that one of the reasons Cypress Garden’s “Corky” and “Corkette” was successful comedy was because it was quick and concise and had been developed by trial and error over a period of years (yes, that is many thousand performances) by some of the best water skiers in the world. #waterskiing #showskiing #waterskicomedy #waterskiclowns #classicphotograpy #cypressgardens #showskilife #lifeonthewater (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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The CG Ski Shows were part of the 50th anniver…

The CG Ski Shows were part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Hoover Dam which is near Vegas in 1985. The five-day run for CG shows was just the first leg of a longer trip for several of the skiers on their way to the show nationals as part of the Tampa Bay Ski team, by truck, pulling a jump ramp. We used the jump ramp in Lake Mead, next, leg two, they traveled to Janesville, WI, using the jump ramp the as a second ramp, simulating the two-ramp setup typical of theme park shows. Tampa Bay finished third. Finally they headed back to Tampa, arriving home 5,400 miles later… May be an all-time record for most indirect route to show nationals. True road warriors, George & Barb Wolf and Ken Kortum. #waterskiing #showskiing #showskinationals #showskilife #lifeofashowskier #swivelskiing #waterskiballet #reviewjournal (at Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Nevada)
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The very first 4-tier pyramid, and probably th…

The very first 4-tier pyramid, and probably the only Cypress Gardens pyramid you will ever see with a guy climbing. It only took us that one try to learn, “guys can’t climb!” —- (GADZOOKS, who was that show director that decided to put Lymski on the 2nd tier?) #waterskiing #showskiing #waterskipyramid #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #lifeonthewater #showskilife #cypressgardens (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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