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Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-01-2010, 9:37 PM Reply   
tell me if this doesnt make you cringe
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-01-2010, 9:44 PM Reply   
What the hell? Hahah
Old    266CrownlineBR (266crownlinebr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-02-2010, 3:45 AM Reply   
Wow. Note to self, don't buy a boat from that guy. I wonder what his prop looks like after runs like that, not to mention the gel coat.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-02-2010, 4:53 AM Reply   
WOW thats genius
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       02-02-2010, 8:03 AM Reply   
some people have more money then brains. What a tool.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-02-2010, 8:09 AM Reply   
It is the guy's boat...a '92...he can do what he wants. I am sure that he is breaking the ice so he can ride. I have heard plenty of stories about people doing this up north.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-02-2010, 8:15 AM Reply   
I heard something about Mastercraft advertising their AK Edition Prostars a while back, they are made to actually tow a rider while breaking through ice up to 6" thick. There was something special about the hull that threw the ice chunks out far enough that the rider had clear water on either side of the wake so they could cut out. I thought it might have been a little promo for some pros, but I guess this guy got his hands on one.
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-02-2010, 8:34 AM Reply   
I've put my old mc through much thicker ice than that. I actually had the wakeboard skate across the surface the ice was that thick.

Only problem that happened on the first run clearing the ice was overheating as ice blocked the raw water intake.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-02-2010, 8:36 AM Reply   
How else is he going to ride/ski?
Old    Ryan Duckworth (ryand121)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-02-2010, 10:16 AM Reply   
"For Sale: 1992 MasterCraft ProStar 205, runs great, hull in excellent condition!" haha
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-02-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-02-2010, 10:26 AM Reply   
Look at the video description:

"The lake was a little frozen at the south end. I should have had the camera for the first time through, but it still crunches pretty good the second and third laps around."

Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-02-2010, 12:16 PM Reply   
What? You southerners don't have to do this. Normally you just weight the boat and run a surf wake along the edge to break it up before you drive through it.
That ice did not look to be as thick as the purported 2" in the video.
Next thing you'll be telling me you have to wear scuba outfits for riding instead of Speedos.
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-02-2010, 2:48 PM Reply   
Totally common
Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-02-2010, 4:15 PM Reply   
that is awesome!!
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-02-2010, 4:51 PM Reply   
Sometimes you just gotta nut up & do it. Heres how it's done in the winter around here.
Old    Adam Fullmer (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-02-2010, 5:19 PM Reply   
bill your nuts!!
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-02-2010, 6:26 PM Reply   
Bill, you have my unlimited admiration. (and the riding was really good too)
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-02-2010, 6:52 PM Reply   
OK.. Bill.. WOW.. hats off to you
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-02-2010, 7:03 PM Reply   
OK, I confess, thats actually Ferney. The point is that if you want to ride & get better, you do it in all kinds of conditions.
We rode on Christmas Eve day, 28 degree air, 38 degree water, in a brand new 2010 VLX. The ramp was so slick, guys had to sit down & scoot down to the edge of the water to avoid falling on their butt.

BTW, I swapped email with the guy who posted that first video. He has done that every year for over 10 yrs. And has never had any damage to his boat.

I'm sure all of you who make such wise comments know what your talking about..... or maybe not.

(Message edited by bill_airjunky on February 02, 2010)
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-27-2010, 2:35 PM Reply   
Bill, That is nutz... That my friends is dedication...
Old    Rick Gardner (rgardjr)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-29-2010, 3:29 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by bill_airjunky View Post
Sometimes you just gotta nut up & do it. Heres how it's done in the winter around here.
I saw the Idaho plate in the video. What lake are they on?
Old    Cody Benjamin (ridetillurdead26)      Join Date: Nov 2006       04-02-2010, 10:16 AM Reply   
Just watched this video with my jaw dropped... The stupid things that people do to their boats.
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-02-2010, 11:00 AM Reply   
Hey you got to do what it takes to get good water, right? Looks like you had the lake to yourself.
Old    sperbet            04-02-2010, 11:13 AM Reply   
That's rad, some of you are way, way too uptight.
Old    Chris (gravity)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-02-2010, 6:05 PM Reply   
Nice bill. Thats how its done in the northwest..... Like i tell my wife if we wait for the perfect day we would only go out twice a year. Peace


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