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any on up for some water skipping?

Postby BurnZ » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:26 pm

Who needs a boat if you got a snowmobile :cool:
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:06 pm

that is nuts!! :eek:
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Postby Boomn4x4 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:19 pm

I'm just not figuring it out..... I've skipped over about 10 feet before, and I've seen 50 feet done, but that just dosen't seem possible. I'd believe 100, maybe 300 feet, but to just keep going and going..... I'm having a hard time with that.

Does the track really provide enough friction to keep it up to speed indefinatly?
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Postby Michigan » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:13 pm

Not possible. I don't think the video is real
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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:16 pm

:withstupid: Impossible,
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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:30 pm

never ridden a snowmobile. if it's anywhere near as heavy as an ATV i have a really hard time believing that video. there is next to no displacement (at 1st glance) from a snowmobile so while it may carry a little ways like previously mentioned, i don't see how in the world it could run on open water like that. unless, of course, the water is only 10" deep or those models are tricked out under the track with some kind of jet propulsion like a pwc.
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Postby BurnZ » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:33 pm

I couldn't believe it when i first saw it either. I found out its a clip from a dvd. here's the info on the dvd.



Shot over the April 1st weekend, 2006

Every spring when most guys are putting their sleds in storage, the boys of APRIL FOOLS are gearing up for another sick ride on whats left of the melting ice.

For the second year in a row the April Fools team, Rob Weber, Frank Mansi, and Mark Mills push the realm of extreme snowmobile riding in a new direction. You won't see deep powder or big air. What you will see is HUGE WATER! And lots of it!!!

Shot on Beautiful Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, helicopter and multiple point of view cams capture all the action as the crew attempt massive water crossings over broken ice, around obstacles and perhaps take the occasional swim in the 35 degree farenheit icy water! Also featured are the April Fools team in some of their off season antics including motorcycles and some fast, fun action with cars.

APRIL FOOLS Vol 2: is an innovative and original feast for the eyes, a true progression in the sport of extreme snowmobile riding.

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Postby Deadpair » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:26 pm

Read this article.

http://www.amsnow.com/SNO/default.aspx?c=a&id=2857

On October 25, 2006, Henrik Lodin from Kramfors, Sweden, managed to beat the world snowmobile water distance record. He drove his Polaris Dragon 600 H.O. '06 on the Angerman River 107 miles.

They also have any association for racers.

http://www.iwausa.org/

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Postby carlschmarl2 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:58 am

very possible...other than being an avid duck hunter i am also an avid snowmobiler...we "skip" ponds and open holes out on the lakes all the time...these things are more manuverable than a jet ski...as long as you dont let off the throttle...
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Postby ak_powder_monkey » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:43 am

Nothing like red necks polluting our air and destroying our marshes. :pissed:
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Postby Dutchy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:24 am

Insane! :thumbsup:
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Postby ol' yeller » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:37 am

ak_powder_monkey wrote:Nothing like red necks polluting our air and destroying our marshes. :pissed:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

I would think those things have some serious horsepower to pull that off or maybe they run different belts than they normally would?
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Postby waterfowler81 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:49 am

That is pretty freakin cool.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:21 am

ak_powder_monkey wrote:Nothing like red necks polluting our air and destroying our marshes. :pissed:


no worse than our boats :thumbsup:
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Postby Coot Man » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:12 pm

I have no snowmobile back ground what so ever, but I have a hard time believing they could go that far. Reason being the weight being one issue to deal with. The next reason is those boys don't appear to slow down what so ever as they approach the ice. If that ice is thick enough to hold them and a machine, its got to be pretty thick. And, if its that thick I would imagine it would give a pretty good buck to the machine and rider as well when they hit the ice.

Again, I have no experience, just my two bits.
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Postby Jeno99 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:42 pm

It could be water sitting on top of the ice!!!! In April it would be melting and water runs over the ice for a while.
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Postby VTduckman » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:50 pm

Definently real. I have seen it and done it, not on ice though. in the middle of summer we drive across the lake, about 1/2 mile. you could go as far as you want, just dont slow down.
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Postby AK Ducks » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:45 pm

those guys defitanly got a pair.
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Postby Forstner » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:47 am

100% real!! they have tracks called paddle tracks! bigger then the average trail track! like on fellow said up there..its easier to move then a jetski!! ...all u have to do is give it h3ll and never let off, keep ur front end up and just hope theres no big waves:) :mrgreen:
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Postby carlschmarl2 » Wed May 02, 2007 10:16 pm

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Postby whistlingwings » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:51 pm

VTduckman wrote:Definently real. I have seen it and done it, not on ice though. in the middle of summer we drive across the lake, about 1/2 mile. you could go as far as you want, just dont slow down.



So how fast do you have to get going and how do you first get on the water?
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Postby carlschmarl2 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:53 pm

any place from shore...just go like hell and dont let off the throttle!
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Postby jehler » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:31 pm

if you have a hard time believing the snowmobiles you'll love this. its all real, horsepower + surface tension = a boat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD0hN-96ypE
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Postby duckhunt4life81 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:12 pm

its true you can do that no problem many of you guys from nh problay have heard about the grass drags in epping nh well like 3 weakends ago i raced my sled on circle track open water racing. it was the most crazyest funniest thing ever.
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Postby fido » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:20 pm

We have contests to see who can start the closest to the waters edge and make it all the way across, about 500 yards. One of my buddies actually started with his skis touching the water. He made it across, and picked up speed while doing it. He also goes out in the summer with other buddies who own Seadoos and Jetskis, he can actually outrun them on the water, but has to go to shore to enjoy the beverages :rofl:
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