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    Re: A rare find

    I found another one at the World Finals in Lake Havasu. It belonged to Eric Burton (most of you know Eric) and prior to that Cliff Jones (Jetco).
    This is #501 and as far as we know maybe the last one made. It the only 500 series we know of.
    It's a V-hull also & was "disguised & converted" to a 440 with a Stage 4 motor and pump while Cliff owned it. Apparently Cliff got great amusement letting some of the Pro's back in the day riding it and getting thrown off the twitchy V-Hull. I understand he may have pic's of Jeff Jacob's and others getting "high-sided" off it as they weren't aware it was a '73 V-Hull.

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    Re: A rare find

    These skis don't seem to have edges. How do they handle on hard pack? Do they hook up in powder? If my girl gets water in her face, will it mess up her makeup? Do they carve on ice? Can I still wear my heels, regardless of chop?
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    Re: A rare find

    Quote Originally Posted by Flywheel View Post
    I found another one at the World Finals in Lake Havasu. It belonged to Eric Burton (most of you know Eric) and prior to that Cliff Jones (Jetco).
    This is #501 and as far as we know maybe the last one made. It the only 500 series we know of.
    It's a V-hull also & was "disguised & converted" to a 440 with a Stage 4 motor and pump while Cliff owned it. Apparently Cliff got great amusement letting some of the Pro's back in the day riding it and getting thrown off the twitchy V-Hull. I understand he may have pic's of Jeff Jacob's and others getting "high-sided" off it as they weren't aware it was a '73 V-Hull.

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    Very cool, I have a 74 that could hit the water this summer with a little luck.
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    Re: A rare find

    How can you have any pudding, If you don't eat your meat?
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    Re: A rare find

    Quote Originally Posted by BLRider View Post
    Very cool, I have a 74 that could hit the water this summer with a little luck.
    What color is your 74?

    I just picked up a rare blue 1974 last week. All original.
    But I really think I'll redo the gelcoat & graphics back to original.
    It's got some cracks and chips in the hull. Some of the gelcoat has crazed.
    The tank is stained & split so I'll buy a new one from Ty once I start on it.
    One project at a time though.

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    My 74 was originally green but it has been painted black. It will end up green again but for now I'm planning on just getting it running good.
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    Re: A rare find

    Wow that's so crazy. Good to see someone appreciates the ski for what it is and not just for a resell. I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun to ride!

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    Re: A rare find

    1973, 1974 & 1976 (none produced in 1975)

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    Last edited by Flywheel; 04-24-2018 at 01:04 PM.

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    Re: A rare find

    Quote Originally Posted by Flywheel View Post
    1973, 1974 & 1976 (none produced in 1975)

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    Coolness!
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