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Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       02-15-2014, 7:41 AM Reply   
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
Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       02-15-2014, 7:42 AM Reply   
in [this] editions
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-15-2014, 8:03 AM Reply   
I was a fan. We should all strive to live like Banana George.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-17-2014, 7:00 AM Reply   
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.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-17-2014, 9:39 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-17-2014, 10:41 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by skiboarder View Post
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.
Old    Bobby Kerr (broskier77)      Join Date: Aug 2013       04-24-2014, 5:32 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-25-2014, 12:56 PM Reply   
He's a certified legend...one of a kind, there won't ever be another like Banana George.

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