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grant_west 11-04-2009 12:42 PM

Some cool jet boat racing <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL58hUAGQu8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL58hUAGQu8</a> <BR>Crashes <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-V8cMwkXTk&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-V8cMwkXTk&amp;feature=related</a>

slipknot 11-04-2009 1:16 PM

kiwi rednecks gotta love 'em

dbdb 11-04-2009 1:53 PM

That looks pretty fun. The first link, not the second.

jtnz 11-04-2009 2:02 PM

Sick <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> They are some awesome machines 13ft 900hp full noise.

bmartin 11-04-2009 3:30 PM

That has go to be some serious Gs they are pulling on those turns.

hatepain 11-04-2009 3:39 PM

Thats so crazy, it'd be fun to take a run in one of those and drive one...on an open lake.

noti_dad 11-04-2009 5:19 PM

I think that started in Australia. I know it's big down there. Saw a race 2 years ago when I was down under. I thought normal circle racing in blown flatbottoms at 100mph+ was nutz, but this is the craziest kind of boat racing I ever saw.

themxercr85 11-04-2009 10:20 PM

I got that guys signature at the seattle boat show, that boat its f'n nuts. So much power and pulls a A$$ load of G's in the corners.

snork 11-05-2009 9:15 AM

I would like to see some NASCAR type racing with those boats

big_poppa_pump 11-05-2009 10:48 AM

I saw those a few years ago on ESPN. Too bad they don't have tower speakers though. <BR> <BR>That's what lots of folks at the gaspumps thought the "roll cage" was for on the X-star when I first bought it..no joke. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by big_poppa_pump on November 05, 2009)

nicvtx1994 11-06-2009 11:51 PM

when i lived in new zealand i had the priverliage to go for a ride in one of these jet sprint boats, <BR>THEY ARE CRAZY, <BR>down some of those straights they hit 60 mph easy

sandm 11-07-2009 7:20 AM

they race those once a year here in town. crazy fast.. the "lake" they run on here is a field they dig small trenches out of dirt and flood it. maybe 2ft of water. neighbor had one that ran an alky 4.3v6. north of 500hp and didn't weigh anything.. <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMhUn4sP4o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMhUn4sP4o</a>

priszkid 11-08-2009 4:43 PM

i was at that track and watched them go...dang. while i was there saw 2 rolls and a fire. it was amazing. quick reflexes fosho

okcwakebrdr 11-09-2009 7:47 AM

What happens when they get trapped upside down and there heads are underwater. YIKES!!!!

srock 11-09-2009 10:58 AM

They need to make the course wider and run them two at a time.

priszkid 11-09-2009 3:43 PM

they have a ton of course officials. if one goes over, they're right there to get them back over. and i agree- side by side racing would be SWEET!!!!

salty87 11-09-2009 3:54 PM

view from behind the wheel <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29vbm3p2j4M&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29vbm3p2j4M&amp;feature=related</a> <BR> <BR>kinda looks like an old atari video game. <BR> <BR>must be a hell of a ride

mikeski 11-16-2009 11:40 PM

When I was in NZ I went for a ride in one. They were next to the giant hampsterball we rolled down the hill. You wear a 4 point harness and arm straps to keep your arms from flailing about. My expectations were a bit too high, I was disappointed. The boat I rode in had a blown 6.0L all aluminum LS Chevy making 500+ HP. It puked oil out of the valve cover breathers from all the side G's. Thought it was going to catch fire from oil dripping on the header. Was not that much more exciting dodging drunks between Lost Isle and Union Point on a holiday weekend

imscarlet 11-22-2009 1:38 PM

Sorry those boats are detuned and old compared to the actual race versions, check out this website if you want more info re the scene <a href="http://www.jetsprint.co.nz" target="_blank">http://www.jetsprint.co.nz</a> BTW the world series are currently on in Australia at the moment

themxercr85 11-26-2009 3:21 PM

Do they even let off the gas in the corners? it sounds like they just lay on it and the hull can hold so well that it doesnt break loose

jtnz 11-26-2009 3:32 PM

Nope, can't turn a jet boat when you're off the gas. They slow down a little into the corners (sometimes) and hammer it through the corner to get the boat to turn. <BR> <BR>Most of the time the engine is running pretty much wide open which is why the sound barely changes, unless the driver makes a mistake.

imscarlet 11-26-2009 3:43 PM

If you lift off you have no steering as the jet coming out the back is what turns you. Here's a video of a crash from the world series <a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/3091632/Couple-escape-super-superboat-spill" target="_blank">http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/3091632/Couple-escape-super-superboat-spill</a>

mattgettel 11-30-2009 9:15 AM

nothing like going down in a boat with a 5 point harness on. damn that would be scary

wofrankwo 11-30-2009 9:27 AM

a quicker version of chasing coots and grabbing them in the old 85 power slot mastercraft in the delta .... we would burn a tank of gas in the winter and ended up high in the tules more then a few times .... the boat went barely faster then the coots but the coots always went for the fake .... you could whip a 180 in front of them and actually grab them .... chasing them in the big v drive sanger aint quite the same LOL


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