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Postby sledhead96_583 » January 30th, 2003, 9:45 am

I love skipping water! It is so much fun, however the consequences of a sink are usually expensive and bad. My '96 583 can hold its own on the water. There are a few guys where I live that sometimes take their sleds out on small lakes in the summer. One guy would drive around the lake and the other guy would skip it back and forth straight across. Another person can do circles in the water, d**n those guys are crazy!
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Postby sportrdr » January 30th, 2003, 10:04 am

In powder bound 4, They race an old indy600 from the 80s against 3 PWCS the 600 spanked the 650, 900 and barely lost to the 1100
THATS outrageous....... outrageous
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Postby FreezurBurnt » January 30th, 2003, 11:06 am

The record is 100miles on the OLd Welland Canal it was done back in 89 by the owner of Beida Powersports

he also crossed Lake Ontario from St-Catherines to Toronto 34 miles with 85 Formula SS with 521 Plus engine average speed around 60mph

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Postby Brown » January 30th, 2003, 12:58 pm

i used to run water every chance i got with a port and polished enticer 250.. most i ran was like 500 feet.. scary as hell tho.. lots of people used to come watch me being stupid..
till on day i sunk and almost filled up with water.. i went right to the bottom of the lake.. im glad im a really strong swimmer cuz i had to swim like 50 or more feet to the ice
now when i see open water i stay far from it..scares the crap outta me.. it was a real scary experience for a 15 year old
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Postby ZRT800 » January 30th, 2003, 1:13 pm

You shouldn't be doing it without a floater suit on. We play on water all the time & it amazes how stupid people are. Even some of the morons I ride with think they are "too cool" to wear a floater. People have no idea how much weight water adds to your clothes, let alone your snow suit, boots, gloves, helmet... Plus the fact that many people aren't prepared to face the consequences. Many people panic when they do sink - not good. I could go on.....

Just remember, everyone sinks. No matter what you ride, your day will come. Wear a floater, shut your sled down before she goes under & stay calm.
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Postby Brown » January 30th, 2003, 1:27 pm

i used to love running it.. your heart just dropps as you hit the water..
i got alot more powerful sled now..i got a floater suit and i think im ready to start running it again.. just gotta find some open water.. been so godd**n cold around these parts
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Postby Xtreme XC » January 30th, 2003, 3:48 pm

MAGNY'S... saw that, it was 7.5 miles each way, 15 miles total in the ocean. I see your in Lewiston? I was up there 2 weekends ago on East Lake with the drag sled. Heard the DNR gave em problems last weekend.

Freeze wasn't the record more like 125 miles? And that was only because the guy ran out of gas.
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Postby 96 ZRT 600 » January 31st, 2003, 3:59 am

And just to think. I know the people that got this all started back in the early 70's on the Yellow river in Siren WI. It all started on a bet. From there it's now a big event there in Febuary.
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Postby Icehole » January 31st, 2003, 5:37 am

Have'nt missed many years in Siren over the last 30 or so ZRT600,Know the date this year?With all the skippin innovations they all most make it look too easy nowdays.Dam it used to be a hoot to watch some 300lb guy get full enough to take his underpowered,barely lugged tracked,narrow skied,1972 sled for a swim.Even funnier to watch him dry it,and take another pass thinking he'd make it with what he learned the first sinking.Nobody was endangered,as we always managed to find someone else drunk enough to wade out and help.Yea, we were'nt smart enough back then to pre cable em.that wisdom came later.
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Postby tcac » January 31st, 2003, 12:57 pm

Good idea to have a floater suit. Four people drowned within a few days around here when riding sleds into open water. (accidentally) Only found one of the bodies so far.
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