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Old 04-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know you guys out west and even in northern New England still have plenty of season left, but around here it's pond skim time. After years of watching I finally decided to join in the fun. I dug out an old Halloween costume I had of a blue M&M and joined the fun at my local hill (Wachusett). Former NE Patriot Matt Light was on hand to MC the deal.

Here's my run, it's not great, but went better than I expected for my first time. Although I ran into the cameraman, he laughed it off and high-fived me.



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Old 04-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At first I was like, wow, the skiers suck, but the ones who did get across really nailed it.

Then the video got to the people dancing at the end and all I could say was, 'oh my god....'

Good job though, next year you'll nail it. You should be an unwrapped baby ruth though.
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Damn I always thought it would be fairly easy - just switch from Snowboard mode to Wakeboard mode when you hit the water... But the amount of slams at the start seem to indicate it is much harder than that... Looks like fun!
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wow, nice job! waterville pond skied this weekend as well. theyre done. just not enough business for them to be open. despite me getting a huge core shot today... there is plenty of snow there.
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wow, nice job! waterville pond skied this weekend as well. theyre done. just not enough business for them to be open. despite me getting a huge core shot today... there is plenty of snow there.
Was there Sunday, snow was good. They nailed me for $75 for a lift ticket second to last day, no wonder they are closing. They gave me a sticker though
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Was there Sunday, snow was good. They nailed me for $75 for a lift ticket second to last day, no wonder they are closing. They gave me a sticker though
that's nuts. Butternut goes down to $25 mid March through the end of the season. Though it's probably an extra 1.5 drive for you.
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Here's my run, it's not great, but went better than I expected for my first time. Although I ran into the cameraman, he laughed it off and high-fived me.

and the full official video:
Nice, you were one of the few that made it across! And yeah, you did indeed nail the cameraman haha.

In the full vid...the knight coming in all valiantly then eating it few feet in...hilarious!

Pond skimming looks fun; I've been on-hill for a few. But eh I'm not so down with getting soaked in my boots if somehow I didn't make it across
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My buddy did the slush cup at Sunshine last year, made it about 1/3rd of the way, and said the water was FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZING!

I'm debating about trying the Nakiska one this year! I've got some old boots I could wear, I'd rather not soak my good boots. Maybe see if I could find a bright pink one-sy to wear!

edit: The dancing at the end was PRICELESS!!!

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Maybe see if I could find a bright pink one-sy to wear!
Pouts, as...amusing (?) as that would be haha, you so must go as Animal. Come on now

And carry drumsticks.
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Very nice.

Perhaps I should add the pond skim to my list of things for next year....
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