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Old 18-06-2013, 09:59   #16
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YAY!!!

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You guys need to go back and rewatch the video. He is actually tied up to a dock or anchored or something. The background doesn't change. He even drops the tow rope (0.31). He is actually just creating a wave with engine and surfing the wave. Still stupid but not dangerous to others.
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You guys need to go back and rewatch the video. He is actually tied up to a dock or anchored or something. The background doesn't change. He even drops the tow rope (0.31). He is actually just creating a wave with engine and surfing the wave. Still stupid but not dangerous to others.

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You guys need to go back and rewatch the video. He is actually tied up to a dock or anchored or something. The background doesn't change. He even drops the tow rope (0.31). He is actually just creating a wave with engine and surfing the wave. Still stupid but not dangerous to others.
The boat is moving... there's a tree on the bank that moves down the length of the boat. He's just way out in the water so it looks like it's barely moving.
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This. I seriously doubt he was alone. Still a stupid stunt, though. And, criminal if he was alone.

I agree, I doubt he was alone.
I dont think its a stupid stunt. I think its a great one! Hollywood has made some great stunts for film and has the elements of the best of them.

Its obvious he has done it many times before and the way he does it in such a short amount of time... even though the video is sped up, the good camera angle, inland waterway, low speed, excellent camera angle with fish eye lens (so not a Hero camera)... the whole video is only 1min 10 seconds... it all reeks of professionalism to me.

For a stunt actor its no trouble.
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:40   #21
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Further, I just found out they sell this kind of kit in the USA!!!!!!!

Anyone can buy it!

SOLO, the personal water ski machine
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You guys need to go back and rewatch the video. He is actually tied up to a dock or anchored or something. The background doesn't change. He even drops the tow rope (0.31). He is actually just creating a wave with engine and surfing the wave. Still stupid but not dangerous to others.
I am starting to suspect that not everything on the internet is actually true.......

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The boat is moving... there's a tree on the bank that moves down the length of the boat. He's just way out in the water so it looks like it's barely moving.
Then how does he drop the tow rope and keep up with the boat? Or just step back onto the moving boat for that matter?
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Then how does he drop the tow rope and keep up with the boat? Or just step back onto the moving boat for that matter?
He's surfing in the wake. The wake is pushing him forward. At the end, he surfs down the wake to a swim platform where he steps back on.

Google Wake surfing to see more of it. A coworker of mine does it.

Personally, I'm a slalom skier and try to stay well away from any prop on a boat.
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I agree, I doubt he was alone.
I dont think its a stupid stunt. I think its a great one! Hollywood has made some great stunts for film and has the elements of the best of them.

Its obvious he has done it many times before and the way he does it in such a short amount of time... even though the video is sped up, the good camera angle, inland waterway, low speed, excellent camera angle with fish eye lens (so not a Hero camera)... the whole video is only 1min 10 seconds... it all reeks of professionalism to me.

For a stunt actor its no trouble.
Well, if it has happened in a Hollywood movie, before, I take it back. It has to be true.
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Well, if it has happened in a Hollywood movie, before, I take it back. It has to be true.
I think I saw that movie.......General Custer was at the Alamo fighting the Nazi's. Or that could have been on Fox News?
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looks to me like this guy.

Even the lake could be the same...

Former world wakeboarding champion Jeremy Kovak

Have a look at this video and see who easy it would be for a guy like this to pull off a stunt like the original video in safety.

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I think I saw that movie.......General Custer was at the Alamo fighting the Nazi's. Or that could have been on Fox News?
It depends. If it got rewritten to where the Nazis were the good guys, it was probably MSNBC.
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The really scary part is this guy might inspire less talented copycats! Thats when we will be in trouble. New meaning to the phrase ghost boat
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