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Old 09-06-2015, 12:17 PM   #11
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Wow! We're very familiar with that area. We camped at Long Creek for years and enjoyed that end of the lake. Quiet. Hear Bass Pro has it now. We rented a lot of water craft from the Cage family down there. Lot's of memories with our two sons!
GFC.... I should hasten to add that it was on a single (slalom) ski.

BUT, there's a couple of tricks to it..... The water each time was like a sheet of glass, PLUS I used one of those split handles where instead of a single 12-16 inch handle you had two each about 6-8 inches long.

With a good firm tug, to get a bit of slack in the rope, I could get those two handles around behind my back and grip them with one hand. In that way, all the "pull" was on my hips, so arms didn't get tired/sore. Since water was so smooth, legs didn't get tired/sore either. There, my cheating ways are exposed.

Basically, I figured that using that method, I could have gone on indefinitely.

Gawd, I miss those days. I first went here 40 years ago and spent every 2 week vacation for almost 25 years on that lake.

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Old 09-07-2015, 10:06 AM   #12
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GFC.... I should hasten to add that it was on a single (slalom) ski.



BUT, there's a couple of tricks to it..... The water each time was like a sheet of glass, PLUS I used one of those split handles where instead of a single 12-16 inch handle you had two each about 6-8 inches long.



With a good firm tug, to get a bit of slack in the rope, I could get those two handles around behind my back and grip them with one hand. In that way, all the "pull" was on my hips, so arms didn't get tired/sore. Since water was so smooth, legs didn't get tired/sore either. There, my cheating ways are exposed.



Basically, I figured that using that method, I could have gone on indefinitely.



Gawd, I miss those days. I first went here 40 years ago and spent every 2 week vacation for almost 25 years on that lake.



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I didn't know boats had motors waaaaay back when you were younger😈


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Old 09-07-2015, 11:31 AM   #13
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I didn't know boats had motors waaaaay back when you were younger😈


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They didn't..... We had 50 oarsmen rowing for all they were worth!!!

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