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 Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens. Angela Yauchler,…

The Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens. Angela Yauchler, celebrating her birthday today. #timelessbeauty #happybirthday #waterskiing #swivelskiing #showskiing #classicphotography #showskilife #lifeonthewater #prettyinpink #waterskilife #lifeofashowskier #cypressgardens (at Lake Lulu)

It’s hard to see a speeding bullet but sure is fun…

It’s hard to see a speeding bullet but sure is fun watching it go by… ?. Jump boats were featured only sporadically in the Cypress Gardens water ski shows but were a fav of photographers looking for high flying action. Looks like “Wild” Bill Hatfield riding the Bullet. #waterskiing #jumpboat #showskiing #cypressgardens #showskilife #lifeofashowskier #lifeontehewater (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

When out skiing always remember, SAFETY FIRST! Do not ski into…

When out skiing always remember, SAFETY FIRST! Do not ski into hard objects, esp. brick walls… #waterskiing #showskiing #cypressgardens #lifeofashowskier #NSSA #lifeonthewater #brickwall #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #safetyfirst (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

The Trio act was a staple of the Cypress Gardens ski shows for a…

The Trio act was a staple of the Cypress Gardens ski shows for a long time before the coming of “strap” doubles. This is Wanda Imber being escorted by Johnny Roberts and Donald Morris… #waterskiing #waterskishows #trioact #waterskitrio #cypressgardens #lifeonthewater #waterskilife #lifeofashowskier #waterskiworld (at Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida)