You do not see this every day on a ski lake

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  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 890 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Mike T test hit. Nice. He drives a ski boat pretty well also.
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 171 Solid Baller
    We had one out on our lake last summer. Ran out of lake real fast and ended up on shore on the other end. It was so ridiculously loud.

  • thagerthager Posts: 3,854 Mega Baller
    Eric will not like it as it has no trick wake!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
    Keith Menard
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,134 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Just like the new boats, @thager .

    I had formula race boats training on my Mecca lakes. Incredible. And incredibly scary. All the drivers were in some state of injury or disability. Or confined to a wheelchair. I didn't encourage my kids to pick up that sport. The business that gave the guy enough money to race finally pulled the plug and said he couldn't race as he was too valuable. They told him to get his pilot's license instead.

    It WAS fun to watch. And the tech was cool.

  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,968 Administrator

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  • AndyAndy Posts: 206 Baller
    loud pipes save lives until this guy gets to the turn island.
  • TustinTomTustinTom Posts: 77 Baller
    Gotta love the "V" (San Joaquin Valley for those not living in Cali)
    I bet you could drum up some farm Canal skiing video too.

    Growing up in Fresno, those guys loved sunset on Pine Flat Lake. Not sure how they would survive today's Wakeboard wakes. They hated the rollers from our PS 190.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 882 Crazy Baller
    I have to agree with @ntx on this. Try an edit at least
  • rawlyrawly Posts: 441 Solid Baller
    Was driving next door when he got into it the first time. Thought I was being buzzed by an airplane. Scared the crap out of me. The skier thought that his boats motor blew up. Was a cool sight to see.
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 46 Baller
    edited October 2017
    Sounds good anyway
  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,788 Mega Baller
    Finally a boat with enough horsepower to pull me out of the water!
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 1,922 Mega Baller
    Back when I skied the course on the Grand River, some guy put his hydroplane in and ran up and down the river at least 100 mph. Note: the speed limit on an inland waterway in MI is 50 mph. The river is about 150-200 feet wide. It was quite unnerving to set down after a pass and see that boat teetering from pontoon to pontoon as it rocketed through the maze of other boats and the MSU rowing team.

    We flagged him down and asked him to move upstream to a less crowded stretch of river. He apologized and stated that he needed to seat the rings after an engine rebuild in preparation for an upcoming race. I said we'd rather those rings were not seated in our laps.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,198 Mega Baller
    edited October 2017
    Yea! But that dog don't hunt!!
    Here is Sledgehammr setting an "Unofficial" world single wake record behind my flat.
    Gotta be able to go fast in the straight away's and then turn left!

    Fun to see boats like that and not a lot of room to run on ski lakes!

    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • DWDW Posts: 1,599 Crazy Baller
    @MISkier : I have tested my buddies hydro, lots of fun & amazing lateral g forces out of that little skeg in the water, you have to hold on tight, they turn left amazingly well. It's not the speed that is the concern, it is riding on the edge of blow over and getting a slight gust and the nose points up that is one of those 'oh s**t' moments. You adjust the front wing from the cockpit to trim the boat for max speed. The feeling of teetering on three tiny points at triple digit speeds is pretty awesome.
  • motoskiermotoskier Posts: 18 Baller
    Nice, Best driver eeeever
  • BoozeBooze Posts: 283 Baller
    That sound is like music.
  • tctc Posts: 93 Baller
    Mike That is ssssssssssssssssooooo cool. What would happen if you got off the down pedal sooner?
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 635 Crazy Baller
    Ahhhhh the sounds of my youth.
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 361 Crazy Baller
    Really cool and nice looking boat. I trust that is a carbon fiber paddle you use to aim the bow before 'blasting off'??
  • Boat030Boat030 Posts: 36 Baller
    @tc Thanks Tom! We were actually trying different down pedal timing/position at the last race and yesterday, the boat is just making crazy power at the hit and honestly I just don't have a perfect handle on it yet.
    @RAWSki carbon fiber paddle would be bad ass! Ours is just really light wood, like Balsa wood.
  • tctc Posts: 93 Baller
    I was just being a smart ass with the down pedal comment I think Scarlata would have been proud of that launch
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 1,918 Mega Baller
    edited October 2017
    Bent shaft paddle. All race all the time.

    I always wanted a Jersey Racing Skiff
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 272 Crazy Baller
    @lpskier Looks like 2 aliens behind the controls.
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 560 Crazy Baller
    @Horton So you're renaming the website "ballofrednecks"?
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 1,912 Crazy Baller
    Remote anyhow.
  • herkyjerkyherkyjerky Posts: 11 Baller
    A buddy up here has a 16' Jones with 700+ hp,crazy scary,I footed behind it,Ya,I'm stupid
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 1,918 Mega Baller
    You don’t often one of these either:

    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
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