Strap doubles before there were “straps.” Alfredo…

Strap doubles before there were “straps.” Alfredo Mendoza used a safety release from the trio act secured to his CG Ensolite life-jacket to carry his Holiday On Ice skating partner in a doubles lift sans handles… (Several years would pass after this mid-60’s photo before the doubles “strap” was developed.) #waterskiing #showskiing #waterskidoubles #holidayonice #lifeonthewater #lifeofashowskier #showskilife #classicphotography #cypressgardens (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)