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Old 09-26-2010, 08:14 PM
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Very nice. The skiers have to be great athletes, the drivers and observers have to be on it to prevent from killing someone. Needs to be done on the East coast.
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Simply amazing....being a former skier, I still can't imagine how they do it.
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Simply amazing....being a former skier, I still can't imagine how they do it.
all i can say is wow!!!!
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Simply amazing....being a former skier, I still can't imagine how they do it.
The 3 - 4 minute area of the video is crazy......most guys on this board wouldn't run thier boat in that kind of water let alone pull a skier.

Did the skier on the port side fall at the 4 minute mark?
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UNFOOKING REAL!! I gotta get out there for this run someday.
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Glad you liked the video.

To answer a few questions, alot of the boats dropped off when we hit the real rough stuff.

A skier fell just to the right front of us and the boat did a hard right circle maneuver YOU DON"T DO THAT, if you drop a skier you need to back straight up. This caused a few of the boats on the right to slow or ???? I was just looking forward. You can't see it much in the wide angle camera, in fact the camera does not do justice to how tight this is, 10 feet from boats and skiiers. The most puckered up time I have had in a boat, but what a blast! Absolutely amazing, 40 foot boats lanching with a skier!

The skier (trevor) just turned 16 and does this all over the world, not a beginner.

If you think others would like it, maybe i should post it in the video section, or ? I am new to all this.

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if you drop a skier you need to back straight up

How do you back up with 150' rope behind you?
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if you drop a skier you need to back straight up

How do you back up with 150' rope behind you?
The observer pulls rope in like crazy. If you stop and back up, you are protecting the skier. The boat is alot more visible and other boats will adjust coarse off line with your skier.

NOT A GOOD IDEA with 100 boats going through a very small opening in the break water. This was my first time, all new to me!

Rope is 270 feet

Absolutely crazy stuff!
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if you drop a skier you need to back straight up

How do you back up with 150' rope behind you?
What I mean to say is don't turn in front of 100 40' boats going 70 mph.
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