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    Beware of low flying ducks

    Have to share this with you guys. RXP244 was out testing a couple of days ago and running 80+mph(thought he would have posted this) when there was a big bang and his ski lurched to the left. He dropped the throttle and of course combine this with the sudden left turn and he nearly exited off the right side of the ski. Turns out he hit a Duck(yes the feathered kind)with his left hand, pushing his hand back which explains the sudden left turn .He didn't see it coming as he was looking at his a/f meter at the time and it scared the crap out of him. Once his heart rate came back down the pain in his hand started to kick in and its quite swollen now I can tell ya. The up shot is Marks ok but the duck is phucked. Could have been quite differeent had it hit him in the head as he wasn't wearing a helmet. Who needs a helmet when your just testing on glass calm water right.


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    Good reminder. There have been bunches of near misses and collisions with our feathered friends. Unfortunately, at least one death comes to mind as well.

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    There are tons of ducks and geese at our local proving grounds. They make for a great obstacle course at times. LOL

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    kinda like the jumping fish at mudbug

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    all I know is if my hand was all swollen from a damn quack impact...I wouldn't be postin' jack for a while, hope rxp244 is better soon and glad it was not his head. AFFLAACC.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9secZO6 View Post
    AFFLAACC.......
    That duck quacks me up.

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