Vintage Slalom WaterskisCot_WtrskiSlalom_Teal_11x14 $45.00
Ralph Wilford Samuelson invented waterskiing in the summer of 1922 using pine boards 8 feet long and 9 inches wide. As boats became more powerful and skiers more adventurous, the slalom became the ski of choice for many. By the 1960s, the waterski had evolved to include beautiful inlays of various woods such as maple and teak.
The Inspiration behind our 'Vintage Slalom Waterskis' Art Print
If you've ever waterskied, you'll know what we mean when we say there's nothing quite like the feeling of gliding and cutting across the smooth surface of the water on a warm summer afternoon. I learned how to waterski on skis just like these. I always marveled at the craftsmanship of the inlays and thick coats of gleaming varnish. Compared to today's skis, they were heavy as lead. But that didn't matter as you slid across the surface of the water, bathed in the late afternoon sun of a warm summer afternoon.
- Photo illustration of vintage slalom waterskis from the 1960s
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic glazing offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Archival-grade dustcover
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!
- Photo Luster (Semi-gloss): Ultra bright white, 10 mil thick, acid-free, coated paper produces extra bold colour and high-resolution images on a semi-gloss surface
- Every ManMade Art prints is individually reproduced to museum (archival) standards with papers and inks guaranteed not to fade or yellow for up to 200 years