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Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-04-2009, 12:42 PM Reply   
Some cool jet boat racing
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       11-04-2009, 1:16 PM Reply   
kiwi rednecks gotta love 'em
Old     (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-04-2009, 1:53 PM Reply   
That looks pretty fun. The first link, not the second.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-04-2009, 2:02 PM Reply   
Sick They are some awesome machines 13ft 900hp full noise.
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       11-04-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
That has go to be some serious Gs they are pulling on those turns.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-04-2009, 3:39 PM Reply   
Thats so crazy, it'd be fun to take a run in one of those and drive one...on an open lake.
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-04-2009, 5:19 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       11-04-2009, 10:20 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-05-2009, 9:15 AM Reply   
I would like to see some NASCAR type racing with those boats
Old     (big_poppa_pump)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-05-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
I saw those a few years ago on ESPN. Too bad they don't have tower speakers though.

That's what lots of folks at the gaspumps thought the "roll cage" was for on the X-star when I first bought joke.

(Message edited by big_poppa_pump on November 05, 2009)
Old     (nicvtx1994)      Join Date: Sep 2009       11-06-2009, 11:51 PM Reply   
when i lived in new zealand i had the priverliage to go for a ride in one of these jet sprint boats,
down some of those straights they hit 60 mph easy
Old     (sandm)      Join Date: Sep 2009       11-07-2009, 7:20 AM Reply   
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..
Old     (priszkid)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-08-2009, 4:43 PM Reply   
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
Old     (okcwakebrdr)      Join Date: Dec 2004       11-09-2009, 7:47 AM Reply   
What happens when they get trapped upside down and there heads are underwater. YIKES!!!!
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-09-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
They need to make the course wider and run them two at a time.
Old     (priszkid)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-09-2009, 3:43 PM Reply   
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!!!!
Old     (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-09-2009, 3:54 PM Reply   
view from behind the wheel

kinda looks like an old atari video game.

must be a hell of a ride
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-16-2009, 11:40 PM Reply   
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
Old     (imscarlet)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-22-2009, 1:38 PM Reply   
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 BTW the world series are currently on in Australia at the moment
Old     (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       11-26-2009, 3:21 PM Reply   
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
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-26-2009, 3:32 PM Reply   
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.

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.
Old     (imscarlet)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-26-2009, 3:43 PM Reply   
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
Old     (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       11-30-2009, 9:15 AM Reply   
nothing like going down in a boat with a 5 point harness on. damn that would be scary
Old     (wofrankwo)      Join Date: Jul 2009       11-30-2009, 9:27 AM Reply   
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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