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Old 03-12-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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Water ski races on the Colorado River

We watched the water ski races on the Colorado River in Parker Az today. Some of the boats exceeded 100mph. The race was from The Blue Water Casino to Lapaz County Park about 7 mi up river and back. The main event was 6 laps.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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It is truly a brave soul to be towed behind a boat on a shingle doing 100 mph. I suspect that water was a bit chilly too, if not downright cold!
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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You are correct, the water is around 57*. Wet suits and crash helmets are used by all. Without seeing it in person it is hard to visualize a boat with two big block engines pulling a skier with a rope 100yds long. With lots of boats on the course the water is very choppy. It is amazing to see.
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Crash helmet?? will that help a broken neck? Darwinism at work...
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Crash helmet?? will that help a broken neck? Darwinism at work...
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(Yikes, that is fast! )
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