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Water Skiing Stunt

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    A German man water-skied behind a cruise liner to win a bet.

    The stunt was recorded by a German TV show after a viewer wrote in disputing an earlier claim on the show that it would be theoretically possible to water-ski behind an ocean going cruise ship.

    Reporter Dirk Gion, 40, took up the challenge "to prove it could be done".

    He was brought up to the correct velocity by a speedboat and then switched over to a line pulled by the 575 foot cruiser MS Deutschland.

    Mr. Gion managed to stay afloat behind the vessel as it traveled at 17 knots for over five minutes.
     
  2. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Why, he must've skied for 20 minutes or so! Not bad for a German.