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Fred Winter - Crash Test Dummy

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  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 525 Crazy Baller
    I saw that in person, Freddie goes all out all the time. No one can say that he holds back or plays it safe.
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,128 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @rico post the ProAm digger, that was huge
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 616 Crazy Baller
    @dvskier he may not hold back but he sure holds on. That was gnarly.
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 525 Crazy Baller
    Same acrobatics at the Malibu open last year! Freddie gives it 110% all the time.
  • addkerraddkerr Posts: 170 Baller
    @liquid d dude is British we can take stuff like that all day long.
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 297 Crazy Baller
    best crasher EVER....why hold on?
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 297 Crazy Baller
    Skiing with him tomorrow, I will ask...
  • DavidPDavidP Posts: 175 Baller
    The second video is really scary if not using a handle guard.
    David Panneton - LakePort Water Ski Club, formerly known as Muddy Waters
  • paul413skipaul413ski Posts: 192 Baller
    Watched him break hard shells at comps he is a beast
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,015 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Jaypro if you let go you hit the water and stop, it hurts, any barefooter will tell you ,don,t let go until the boat has slowed down a bit, holdin on lessens the impact.

    When The Going Gets Tough, Get Stoked !

  • skialexskialex Posts: 896 Crazy Baller
    I thought he was a slalom champion, didn’t know that he is a top bearfooter too. :)
  • 76S&S76S&S Posts: 98 Baller
    Gymnastics on water, hmm, he's created a new sport.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,291 Mega Baller
    One thing to remember is that every time a skier holds on "too long" from a fall the boat crew panics because they think the skier is caught on the rope or they expect the rope to be shot towards them ultimately. While the determination (perhaps even frustration) is impressive, the rules are you need to be "ultimately supported by the ski" for any score to count. Do yourself, and the boat crew, a favor and let go when it's time to let go. No reason to hurt yourself or anyone else.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 42 Baller
    Sometimes barefooting you’re better off holding on. Especially short line on the boom the upward vector can keep you from breaking something.. like you’re neck. First time I’ve ever seen it in slalom, but looks like it worked out nicely. I’d be curious to hear if down deep Freddy was doing it out of determination, or intentionally trying to prevent a painful digger.....
  • NandoNando Posts: 522 Crazy Baller
    Years ago a jumper I know blew out of his skis before the ramp, held on to the handle, and rode over the ramp on his belly. When he was back on shore, I said,"Well, that was pretty scary, what were you thinking?" He said, "Sox (his ski partner and coach- and a really good jumper) told me to never let go of the rope". I told him that I thought he meant in the air. When Sox came by, he did confirm that he didn't mean to ride over the ramp without skis :D . I miss those extremely entertaining days...
  • rawlyrawly Posts: 471 Solid Baller
    Might have a shot at getting back on tv if more skiers started skiing/crashing like Freddie. 😀 The repetition of slalom is just too boring for the average person.
  • 75Tique75Tique Posts: 70 Baller
    He almost pulled it off. Needs a little practice and he'll have it.
    “So, how was your weekend?”
    “Well, let me see…sun burn, stiff neck, screwed up back, assorted aches and pains….yup, my weekend was great, thanks for asking.”
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,123 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited September 19
    He's got to be a barefooter on the kids we used to tumble up out of gnarly slalom falls. We'd still have the handle and the driver would stuff it. Not real smart...but we did it.

    It was a never let go mentality. Resulted in an injury or two I'd like to give back.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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