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    Hey guys I am looking to make a shot-ski from an old slalom ski for up north. I have a few ideas on how I am going to go about it, but i am missing the main piece! Having not grown up water skiing I do not have any old slalom skis I could use and do not really know anyone I could ask. May poke around at my dealers boat show next week tho.

    I was wondering if anyone of the many avid skiers on the board would be willing to sell me something cheap? I am looking for as colorful and outrageous as possible in graphics. Doesn't matter what kind of ski. Biggest thing is I would like it to be longer than 66".

    My plans include 4 MasterCraft shot glasses and I am sure a decal or two. I am still contemplating the best way to secure (either permanently or temporarily) to the ski, but will research more as I get everything.

    I am avidly searching craigslist etc. Obviously trying to stay very cheap. Thought this may be as good a place as any to start.

    Thanks! Also feel free to post pictures of your shot-ski! I am in the early stages looking for ideas!

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    This may have been better suited in the Off topic discussion

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mlawler34 View Post
      Hey guys I am looking to make a shot-ski from an old slalom ski for up north. I have a few ideas on how I am going to go about it, but i am missing the main piece! Having not grown up water skiing I do not have any old slalom skis I could use and do not really know anyone I could ask. May poke around at my dealers boat show next week tho.

      I was wondering if anyone of the many avid skiers on the board would be willing to sell me something cheap? I am looking for as colorful and outrageous as possible in graphics. Doesn't matter what kind of ski. Biggest thing is I would like it to be longer than 66".

      My plans include 4 MasterCraft shot glasses and I am sure a decal or two. I am still contemplating the best way to secure (either permanently or temporarily) to the ski, but will research more as I get everything.

      I am avidly searching craigslist etc. Obviously trying to stay very cheap. Thought this may be as good a place as any to start.

      Thanks! Also feel free to post pictures of your shot-ski! I am in the early stages looking for ideas!
      I don't have one yet (but I intend to make one). The best way I have seen to get the shot glasses to stay on the ski was to use those rubber chair leg caps like this:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...AMDMZSWEY07GG5




      Measure a shot glass and buy the feet so you have to press the glass into the open end of the end caps. Being rubber, they'll "stick" and wont fall out when turned upside down, but you can still pull the glasses out to refill them, wash them, etc. Put those end caps on the ski so the open end faces up, and use a screw to fasten them to the ski. Now you've created a shot ski. Fill up your shot glasses, stick them in the "holders" (chair end caps), and get drunk!

      As for the ski, check craigslist and just buy an old combo ski set. Wood would be even cooler. They can be had cheap.
      -Mike

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      • #4
        Great idea on the rubber chair leg caps!

        I have been looking at Ebay and looks like i can probably get something either wooden or composite for under $40.

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        • #5
          Where are you in the mid-west?

          http://kansascity.craigslist.org/spo/3594004165.html
          -Mike

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          • #6
            I am in Michigan. Is that wood? I think we are leaning toward a wooden ski now. Found an old Connelly on Ebay I am going to bid on. 6 days left so far.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mlawler34 View Post
              I am in Michigan. Is that wood? I think we are leaning toward a wooden ski now. Found an old Connelly on Ebay I am going to bid on. 6 days left so far.
              I don't think that one is wood. Looks like it but I think it's composite. Cheap though! If you find one around KC, I'd be happy to go grab it and ship it off to you.
              -Mike

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              • #8
                I am still trying to figure out what a shot-ski is??? maybe I am being dense

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pmkkdx View Post
                  I am still trying to figure out what a shot-ski is??? maybe I am being dense
                  A ski with shot glasses on it... basically a way to take shots with other people at the same time using the same device.


                  Start:




                  Finish:


                  -Mike

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                  • #10
                    Beat me to it!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mzimme View Post
                      I don't think that one is wood. Looks like it but I think it's composite. Cheap though! If you find one around KC, I'd be happy to go grab it and ship it off to you.
                      Thanks! I appreciate it and I will let you know!

                      Also check out http://www.shot-ski.com/ they have brackets for the shot glasses. A little nicer route than the rubber chair leg

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mzimme View Post
                        A ski with shot glasses on it... basically a way to take shots with other people at the same time using the same device.


                        Start:




                        Finish:


                        ahhhhhhh! thanks!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mzimme View Post
                          A ski with shot glasses on it... basically a way to take shots with other people at the same time using the same device.


                          Start:




                          Finish:


                          Exercise caution when using a shot-ski. It appears you change both location and appearance (sometimes gender) while in use.
                          - Peter
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                            Exercise caution when using a shot-ski. It appears you change both location and appearance (sometimes gender) while in use.
                            This is a fair warning.
                            -Mike

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mzimme View Post
                              This is a fair warning.
                              I will say there are some potential drawbacks to using the shot-ski, but they typically aren't felt till morning.
                              - Peter
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                              5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                              PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                              CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                              LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                              2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

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