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Old July 19th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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Hey UP_rocktoy, ever done this???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aUbx...&feature=email
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Old July 19th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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When UP_thatguy did it, there were 15 people behind the boat, and they were all on fire.
also, the loch ness monster was driving the boat. Blindfolded.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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That would take some practice!
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Old July 19th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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I give props to the driver! he made it look easy.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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Are you tooting you own horn?

i am asking if you were the driver
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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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Wow that does look tough. That would never work with a ski post in the boat or even near the back of the boat. Wonder if the rope went over the boat and the driver or what when the boat spun around?
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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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I give props to the driver! he made it look easy.
No shit, having skied around the boat and driven round the boats in the past that was definitely some VERY impressive driving and skiing.

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Wow that does look tough. That would never work with a ski post in the boat or even near the back of the boat. Wonder if the rope went over the boat and the driver or what when the boat spun around?
The rope goes right over the drivers head and around, its really not an issue, usually the rope rides right up the windsheild and around.

Jim its funny you posted that today, my dad and I were talking this morning about how 360 and 180 round the boats are more driver then skier and

Stating that basically any good skier teamed witha good driver can do one, but a 2-1 pyramid? Very nice.

I want to barefoot around the boat.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #8
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No, that was not me driving although if you know where to look my house is in the background. I was the first driver to do an ATB but that's not me. Skip has it down pat. FYI, Skip (the boat driver) is 67 years old. That's a 6.2 liter in that boat. Something like 430hp.

Chad, we always talked about a barefoot ATB but never tried it. Biggest problem is that at some time you need to butt out and the rope is really low.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #9
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No, that was not me driving although if you know where to look my house is in the background. I was the first driver to do an ATB but that's not me. Skip has it down pat. FYI, Skip (the boat driver) is 67 years old. That's a 6.2 liter in that boat. Something like 430hp.

Chad, we always talked about a barefoot ATB but never tried it. Biggest problem is that at some time you need to butt out and the rope is really low.
yeah, everyone always told me it couldnt be done, but I think it woudl be awesome....

That was an impressive video, something I just thought about is the fact those guys are on two skis, i've tried to do around the boats on two skis and its a bitch to turn them both to follow the boat compared to one ski, so even more impressive.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #10
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I'm not saying it couldn't be done barefoot but it would be wicked because of the speed. This is being done at what, 25? That's a hell of a powerturn in the boat.

Yeah, I didn't notice till you mentioned it that they were on 2 skis. I know they're using jumpers for the light weight and flotation.

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Old July 20th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #11
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That was great... Very impressive.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #12
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That driver made that look easy...having grown up on ski boats i can tell you that it wasn't!
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