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03geetee
06-16-2012, 04:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggn2vFp7PsQ&feature=youtu.be

I cannot believe...

A. How fast they are going.

B. How long they hold on.

C. How they can ski with ballz that big.

JTR

mikeg205
06-16-2012, 04:46 PM
I still quite don't get ski racing.....not dismissing it or calling it bad...

Covi
06-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Wow, that looks like a wild ride. Inside the boat and outside.

CantRepeat
06-16-2012, 05:13 PM
http://www.catalinaskirace.net/

The grand daddy.

You surely don't see anyone giving downs in that video!!

2RLAKE
06-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Could not imagine going 124 on a ski!

mtajpa
06-16-2012, 06:49 PM
Insane!!! Wonder how much the ropes stretch at at 120mph?

madcityskier
06-16-2012, 06:50 PM
And now with no skis. They're all crazy, but at least this water's calm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmYsSW-EqYE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

kgrove
06-16-2012, 08:46 PM
I'm confused... How does one win at water ski racing? Both racers are going to go the same speed. The one that doesn't die wins?

CantRepeat
06-16-2012, 08:50 PM
I'm confused... How does one win at water ski racing? Both racers are going to go the same speed. The one that doesn't die wins?

They are skiing in a class called double-up. They race against other teamed up skiers not against each other.

mikeg205
06-16-2012, 09:16 PM
I'm confused... How does one win at water ski racing? Both racers are going to go the same speed. The one that doesn't die wins?

ROTFLMAO :uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

TOO-TALL
06-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Wow!!

chippy1971
06-16-2012, 10:47 PM
These guys are the real deal. I have seen the boat and I use to race before I did my knee. Not at that speed but still 100 Miles Per hour.

The boat costs around $250k to build and put together.

The motors are around 1200 horse power plus.

It is a Connelly Craft and it is 21 feet long.

petermegan
06-17-2012, 06:38 AM
You yanks are just soft, we all ski at that speed over here. they were actually learners that's why he throttled off on the corners.:steering:

CantRepeat
06-17-2012, 10:30 AM
You yanks are just soft, we all ski at that speed over here. they were actually learners that's why he throttled off on the corners.:steering:

If you don't mind coming in second place all the time then I guess you're going fast enough! :D

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/16/sports/la-sp-0717-erskine-catalina-ski-20110717

CantRepeat
06-17-2012, 10:35 AM
Here's a finish where Peter Proctor, an Aussie, wins by a hair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhCnN3Pvag

And a long video about the race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrmziH2rUw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=8Paq4LK6ghg)

Philscbx
06-17-2012, 10:49 AM
You'd think at that speed, the ski becomes a hover board.
Going down at that speed has to be like solid wet concrete.

CantRepeat
06-17-2012, 10:51 AM
You'd think at that speed, the ski becomes a hover board.
Going down at that speed has to be like solid wet concrete.

I've seen guys go down at 100+ and get right back up. I've seen guys go down at 50 and go to the hospital for a week.