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Old 09-07-2011, 03:12 PM
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Unfortunately, the more I drink, the more likely I would be to try it, which would make it even MORE dangerous... !
That there sounds like a bad idea considering the proposed event.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:17 PM
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That there sounds like a bad idea considering the proposed event.
Damn, cannot figure out how to quote both the last few posts...but that's funny!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:26 PM
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I've had my own boat while alot of you were still in diapers. I live on the water, respect the water, and it drives me crazy to see people do stupid things when they really know better...
I live on the water front, too. I see lots of people doing stupid things on the water and I have several issues:

1) Enough people being stupid will draw a level of enforcement that I don't desire and will effect the responsible user of my waterway as well. It could also lead to the creation of more laws.
2) When you hurt someone else because you're doing something stupid, it may be me or my kids or my friends. I.e. -- where is your concentration when you're running two boats so close together...probably not on what is in front of you where my boat or my fallen skier may be????
3) When you hurt someone or crash your boat, I'll still feel obligated to and am required by law to render aid.
4) As a taxpayer, I wind up paying for the search and rescue efforts for your passengers when they fall overboard and my volunteer firefighter ski buddies who are on the search and resue team will get called away from their leisuretime with family and friends.

All that being said, I would've at least like to have seen a shot of the wake from between the boats
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:37 PM
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On Topic - It really does not work very well, 2 boat surfing that is... We tried having one boat port loaded and the other Starboard loaded and ran about 3 to 4 feet apart. If you want to try it, first make sure you have 2 really experienced drivers, my suggestion is the first boat pulling the surfer starts and sets PP at your correct surf setting, have the second boat move into position once the first boat is set. If the rider falls, boat 2 needs to under power move out and left of position, surf boat then pulls off throttle and turns right to pick up the rider.

The problem is this, it looks really cool but as Will said, super stressful on the drivers. You cannot get the boats and waves close enough for the surfer to surf without the rope. My son (Great Surfer) could move from one wake to the other with the rope, but that was about it.

What was actually a lot cooler was the 2 person surf, where my son surfed up behind my son-in-law & jumped onto his board having 2 people on 1 board, pics attached!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:45 PM
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Man those boats look close in that first pic. That trough in the 2nd pic looks pretty good too. Nice work on the 2-person board!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:49 PM
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Very cool pics! Huge surf wakes!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:55 PM
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Nominating WillyT for Mr. Safety...I notice that everyone on his boat is properly seated and even videotaping just in case...
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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and doesn't seem too stressed out even though a huge wakeboard boot is about to crush him in your pic!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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wake surfing is great

if you could get the waves to mesh ya'll would be rockin
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:07 PM
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Obviously a slalom skiier, with little or no experience with wakesurfing. There is little to no chance of a sober person falling off the back of the boat at 10MPH. Start up is slow and so is the slow down. MC is making boats with rear facing seats on the sun deck now, so I think your worries (or sillyness) aren't worth the stress.

:mikey:

shows what a wakeboarder knows, and evidently not alot

surfing is dangerous and you can fall off the back of the boat
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