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Laker1234 02-15-2014 8:41 AM

Banana George
 
For any of you out there who have not heard of Banana George, check out this vid. There's a good article on his life in edition's Water Ski mag. He was definitely a legend and an inspiration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOZXtVuBaA For the Add impaired, this is a sample of the barefooting abilities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JankgaPZp9w

Laker1234 02-15-2014 8:42 AM

in [this] editions

ottog1979 02-15-2014 9:03 AM

I was a fan. We should all strive to live like Banana George.

skiboarder 02-17-2014 8:00 AM

I met him at Barefoot Nationals in Houston about 1998 or so. He hit on my girlfriend. I'm serious. She was like 16 (I was 17).

An interesting dude for sure.

fly135 02-17-2014 10:39 AM

Nice video. I cut the newspaper article out when he died. Lot of respect for his contribution to the sport of barefooting, though I never met him. RIP BG.

bftskir 02-17-2014 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by skiboarder (Post 1865096)
I met him at Barefoot Nationals in Houston about 1998 or so. He hit on my girlfriend. I'm serious. She was like 16 (I was 17).

An interesting dude for sure.

He was just 83 back then...he was just a giant flirt who knew how to get hugs and kisses. He was happily married.

broskier77 04-24-2014 6:32 AM

I dont mean to brag, but I actually got to ski with his grandson and his great grand daughter at a Georgia Junior Development Ski camp in Winter Haven, Florida. I got to ski on the lake he skied on, too. I felt very honored.

bftskir 04-25-2014 1:56 PM

He's a certified legend...one of a kind, there won't ever be another like Banana George.


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