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Thread: Jet Skiers...
07-31-2013, 02:23 PM #11
Lake Lice! I have gotten into a few heated altercations and all have been with middle aged male drivers. Since I'm 33 but look like I'm 25, I don't think they take me seriously. Last one told me that I don't own the lake and he could jump my wake anyplace he wanted. It was the closest I've ever come to getting into a fight in my whole life. I don't have kids but if it had been my wife that guy hit, I'd have beaten the @&$@@ out of him.2012 Mojo
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07-31-2013, 02:27 PM #12
There is nothing wrong with jumping wakes as long as you keep your distance and the boat isn't pulling someone. There are a lot of idiots in Jet Skis but I've run across several that are in boats too. The problem with a jet ski is everyone THINKS they can ride one...SOLD! 2011 Mobius LSV 325HP EFI
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07-31-2013, 03:01 PM #13
An inexperienced rider will let off the gas when they see trouble (late) and that means they can't steer. They'd be better off hitting the gas hard and turning hard but they don't react like that. And they don't have any idea where they are or what the danger is.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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07-31-2013, 03:06 PM #14
Wow, that is scary, I sure hope that girl is ok.
boy does that piss me off royallyHey, Its Moomba time
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07-31-2013, 03:54 PM #15Senior Member
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I also watched that from the Supra forms. If I was driving the boat I would be in jail right now since I would make the jet skier feel more pain then what my wakeboarder is in.2008 Outback V - Sold but never forgotten.
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07-31-2013, 04:57 PM #16Senior Member
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To me the "lake lice" are equivalent to "The Quads" in the dirt bike world. Can't stand either of them in a public setting. I think when the balance impaired take to their machines they turn their brains off completely.
I take pulling my riders very seriously and do not mess around with the jet skis at all. At our first camp of the summer we had a jet ski start jumping our wake so I stooped the boat and sat there for a few minutes. Once the jet ski ran out of wake to jump they stopped. I got on the PA and told them that this boat is not making any more wakes for them to jump and wasn't moving until they are gone.
Our lake is fairly small and my boat is becoming well know to all the jet skis on the lake.
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07-31-2013, 09:27 PM #17
Kids on two jet skis jumped the wake behind my son water skiing two years ago. I found the sheriff and told him what happened. He went right over to where the kids were riding. Neither one had their boating license. Happened on a Friday, so they and their girlfriends couldn't ride all weekend.Joe
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07-31-2013, 10:57 PM #18Senior Member
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According to what appears to be the original post on wakeworld at http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=799261 (by the same guy who posted the video on youtube), the PWC driver is the girl's older brother who was trying to scare her, and she was shaken up by not hurt.
Hm... there was no word on whether the brother has offered to let her drive the PWC while he's on a wakeboard.2005 XLV, upgraded ballast, Comptech swivel wakeboard and hydrofoil racks, Monster cargo bimini
08-01-2013, 12:25 AM #192004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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08-01-2013, 07:41 PM #20Senior Member
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what a douche
if Im out on the ski I steer clear of the other boaters and just do my own thing. If I want to jump wakes its well behind the boat and I don't follow and jump I just jump a few and go on my way.