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What were the first pair of functioning water skis made from?

The inventor of the modern water ski passed away on this day in 1977. His name was Ralph Samuelson, and in 1922 he made his first successful ride on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minn. What did Ralph use? A) Pine boards. B) Barrel staves. C) Sheet metal. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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A) In 1922, Ralph Samuelson had successfully tested water skis on Lake Pepin, having fashioned the skis by boiling and curving the tips of pine boards purchased at a local lumberyard.From there, the rest was history, as Samuelson was eventually regarded as the "father of water-skiing."

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