SKIFLY WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT OF BREAKING 300 FEET IS COMING RIGHT UP
MasterCraft and Freddy Krueger USA will go live for 90 minutes in the USA on Saturday August 8th on ABC at 14.30hrs EDT.
If you are living in the USA, whatever you do, DO NOT MISS THIS.
Here is the story – in old fashioned feet and inches !
In May 2000, on Robin Lake in Callaway Gardens GA at the US Masters, Canadian Jaret Llewellyn did what was then considered impossible. He scored a Jump distance of 299ft. on a SkiFly Jump Ramp. That involves a hang-time in the air which seems to go on for ever. SkiFly is a hybrid version of Waterski Jumping – and the danger element increases exponentially as a result ! Few have the skill to even attempt it. DO NOT TRY THIS ON YOUR LAKE ! Critical adjustments are needed – Boat Speed of 45mph – and increase of 10mph over Waterski Jumping, The 75ft tow rope is increased to 105ft to boost the severe pendulum impact. The ski pylon in the MasterCraft will be raised by 18ins. Finally, the Jump Ramp itself will be altered by making it slightly lower by 2ins from the usual 6ft and also lengthened by 2ft 6ins to a total of 24ft 6ins. It then become a launching pad. When all of these factors are combined, the speed at which the Skier hits the base of the Jump Ramp will be close to 70mph. The timing of that half second on the SkiFly Ramp must be perfect to be able to absorb over 3G’s pressure – and then the long flight in the air will be a whole new experience for the few who will ever try to make this happen. What a prospect – wish we could all be there to support our World Cup Star.
CAN OUR WORLD CUP AND WORLD JUMP CHAMPION FREDDY KRUEGER DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ?
To find out we will have to wait for August 8th – and wish Freddy Safe Jumping and a perfect landing on the water. We will post the details moments after he lands – so do watch this space.