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    Who says you can't jump a whale?

    My buddy snapped a few pics from the river last Sunday. I was just out of reach for his 200mm lens on his camera so these are 100% crops. That's why they look so grainy. No surf here in lame Missouri. Just find a big yacht and let the good times roll. lol Anyway, yeah... I'm the skinny guy jockying.







    And then for a little fun they photoshopped me on this.





    Anyone else have any pics of them getting these whales airborn?


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    Damn! That SHO is getting some serious air. Looks like fun

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    Had a blast. I usually don't jump it that often because with it being so big, it lands pretty hard, but every once in a while I can't resist. Look like there's a little less than a ski length under me so about 6-7 foot.

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    I'm always jumping mine!! there are LOTS of big boats where I ride.

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    so, what kind of mileage you get with that whale....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Anyone else have any pics of them getting these whales airborn?
    Hurricane Bill provided some great wave for us this weekend, pics are in the Northeast section - Hurricane Bill wave jumping

    Even the largest of whales were leaving the water!

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    how the hell did you do that off a boat wake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvesorbetter View Post
    how the hell did you do that off a boat wake?
    BIG yacht, plowing, throwing the biggest wake it can. You come in from the outside of the wake, just in between the first and second waves from the boat, let the nose of the ski dip down into the swell, then gun it up the next right as the second wave is breaking. It slingshots you straight up. Almost vertical if you lift up with your hands at all.

    Or, for more distance, go from the inside of the wake, and run right up the ass end of the boat and launch right off the very first wave. It's definitely not the safest maneuver. It requires you getting within 100ft of another moving vessel (which is illegal) and if something goes wrong on the landing it is possible the ski could throw you, and shoot towards the boat who's wake you just jumped. Not likely, but I could see it happening.

    Always look what is beyond the wake you are jumping too. There could be another boat or vessel on the other side.

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    That's cool Hitman. No boats that big where I ride.

    Looks like you took off from a ramp--I was thinking you put those keel protectors on your ski.

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    photoshoped?

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