Vintage Slalom WaterskisCottage_WaterskisSlalom_Teal_11x14 $44
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
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Choose from four designer finishes: Matte black, Driftwood, Natural wood, and Matte white
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!