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lakeski 09-18-2013 6:42 PM

World Record Tow
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World Record Tow on Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. One 900 h.p. boat, 60 skiers. Amazing!

Video: http://youtu.be/pfVLOt_nyuo

wakebordr11 09-18-2013 7:17 PM

Wonder if they pre-stacked. Must have...

sidekicknicholas 09-19-2013 6:51 AM

Nope, they all climbed... I would think pre-fabbing it would be too hard with that many, the start would be too slow.

.... I ski'd / wakeboarded for the show team that hosts this every year a long time ago. I grew up/went to high school in Wisconsin Rapids.... the craziest part is the lake they did it on is smaaaaaaall.

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wakebordr11 09-19-2013 8:33 AM

Wow that was sick view and amazingly quick stack!

ottog1979 09-19-2013 8:55 AM

Very cool. That's a LOT of money in tow ropes!

Michael 09-19-2013 9:42 AM

ha I love how the film boat was dumping rollers into the riders

wazzy 09-19-2013 9:50 AM


tyler97217 09-19-2013 9:55 AM

That is pretty cool!

onthecreek 09-19-2013 10:27 AM

those chicks have pretty big balls for climbing up and down at speed. a wipeout from the top tier wouldn't be graceful.

some of the climbers must have dropped their skis?

phathom 09-19-2013 11:24 AM

This begs the question. If one is not in contact with the water, or a ski, are they really a "skiier"

sidekicknicholas 09-19-2013 11:34 AM


some of the climbers must have dropped their skis?
Yeah, you can see at least one of the girls drop skis then start the climb in the go-pro video

lakeski 09-19-2013 6:56 PM

Here's a video about last year's World Record tow:

And a video showing the Min-Aqua Bats DynaSki popping wheelies up in Minocqua, WI:

sidekicknicholas 09-20-2013 7:12 AM

this happened at Wisco state this year
Barefooting behind a plane -

smylie 09-20-2013 1:06 PM

I am on The Min-Aqua Bat waterski team. (the boat wheelie vid) We now have twin 250 etecs and our driver can do the wheelies even better. Most teams run lots of weight up front to keep the bow down when pulling large acts. We only have the gas tank up there and never fill the tank all the way up. We are looking into plumbing in a ballast system to the bow to help with bow rise on big pyramids. Even with 20 people behind the boat it really doesnt lift much.

lakeski 09-21-2013 3:44 AM

Cool plane pic. It reminded me of a photo of Mike Seipel barefooting behind a helicopter that Mike has on the wall at Barefoot International/Fly High in Milwaukee. I looked for a video of it and couldn't find it, but I did find this. He is amazing.

Mike Seipel, best barefooter, ever: http://youtu.be/scGVcdavkHU

srock 09-23-2013 10:46 AM

That was really cool. What a line management nightmare. What happens when the person on the top falls forward?

lakeski 09-24-2013 10:47 AM

On another video, they say that they had over a mile of line out there.

sidekicknicholas 09-24-2013 11:27 AM


What happens when the person on the top falls forward?
They cover their head and hope for the best

wakebordr11 09-24-2013 4:56 PM


Originally Posted by lakeski (Post 1846412)
On another video, they say that they had over a mile of line out there.

Believable. Ropes look longer than 75... if they all were 75 that'd be 4500...

Luke91 09-24-2013 9:12 PM

That's my girlfriends gopro! Im so proud of her and everyone!

She says, "We also tried to go for 70 skiers behind the Badgerland water ski show teams 900 horsepower boat but weren't able to this day. That will be next years attempt.
Falling out the front: You try your best to never fall out of the front. you're always leaning back so it doesn't happen often that someone falls forward but when they do, it is pretty scary and generally there's an injury...
Pre-fab: These pyramids would never be pre fabricated because those starts are extremely difficult and dangerous. Also, a four high pre fab has never been done so to make 5 all next to each other would be next to impossible.
Ropes: there was def more than a mile of rope because the trunks we used to connect all of the individual ropes was a 100 yards, times 5 trunks plus 60 individual ropes.
Dropping skis: There were 5 teams here, each with their own four high pyramid. My team, Badgerland, had the only girl that started on skis. This is a preference thing and is more work for the girl so usually they choose to start on top of a guy instead of skis.

Thanks to Evinrude for sponsoring this world record attempt and supplying us with the amazing triple 300 motors!"

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