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wilma

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wilma

I am flying back to toronto this weekend to compete in a barefoot race for my first time. I dont expect to do so well, but it could be fun?!? Yahoo.gif

check out www.canadabarefoot.com

wilma

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JohnDoe

Like a 5 man format?

I hope you have a ski-pro/extreme! It will be fun, good luck!

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Tom Sawyer

Barefoot racing is a blast. Don't sell yourself short. It' not easy for anybody ....even the pros!

Running my boat in a barefoot race in St. Louis on 10/8. I can't wait. Yahoo.gif

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mibarefooter

I hope that you guys are training on open water with lots of chops. props to all who compete in the races.

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Tom Sawyer
Like a 5 man format? 

I hope you have a ski-pro/extreme!  It will be fun, good luck!

St. Louis race is having a Ski-Pro class and a comp-boat class. Should level the playing field.

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mibarefooter

they are taking this barefoot racing very serious. barefootcentral is real big on it. They at least talk a bunch of trash.

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Tom Sawyer

Yeah. Great way to involve more people in the sport. I also like the "team element."

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mlange

As much as I love to foot, the endurance stuff seems downright crazy to me.

Footing around 50mph for miles on end... man.

Anyone know that the new Team BFC transition method is. Chuck has made a couple of references to it by I haven't seen any video of it. He makes it sound like they can transition skiers inside of 10-15 seconds now.

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Tom Sawyer
As much as I love to foot, the endurance stuff seems downright crazy to me.

Footing around 50mph for miles on end... man.

Anyone know that the new Team BFC transition method is.  Chuck has made a couple of references to it by I haven't seen any video of it.  He makes it sound like they can transition skiers inside of 10-15 seconds now.

Supposedly that's a secret. The Stl race is going to be followed by a "transition competition." If I see or hear it, I'll let you know.

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edwin

Last time I checked, BFC had a video of how to do the fast transition.

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Tom Sawyer
Last time I checked, BFC had a video of how to do the fast transition.

Supposedly they've developed a method that's even faster.

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aneal000

Can you use the "skireel" and pull people in and out while going? :)

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mibarefooter

I think it may be on a pully system and a handle at each end of the rope so they can jump in with a handle and go. that is just what some of the video's look like to me.

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Tom Sawyer
I think it may be on a pully system and a handle at each end of the rope so they can jump in with a handle and go.  that is just what some of the video's look like to me.

That's the method my team will be using. They must have added some kinda twist to it.

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wilma

can someone explain this method a little better please?

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wilma

ahh, I get it now. thanks. i guess that is totally within the rules as only one rope is used, just with handles on both ends.

wilma

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edwin
I think it may be on a pully system and a handle at each end of the rope so they can jump in with a handle and go.  that is just what some of the video's look like to me.

That's the method my team will be using. They must have added some kinda twist to it.

Dontknow.gif

So BFC has the competition thinking...seems like they're winning the race already Surprised.gif

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mlange

Anyone know if Chuck has a day job? Sure spends a lot of time on BFC.

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Texasguy
Try this link..

Link

Thats a good link. These guys talk some trash but they are good too. They had some bad luck last year with running out of gas, prop damage and stuff like that.

I've skiied the Austin TX Dam to Dam (the original 20 miler) and it's a blast but tough, feel the burn.

Let us know how do.

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martho
Anyone know if Chuck has a day job? Sure spends a lot of time on BFC.

I think he does as Michele runs the site/store

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wilma

Well, its harder than i thought, but we had a blast. the organizers put on a great race.

they ran two heats, one outboard and one inboards. of five outboards, we placed fourth. i think overall our time placed us 6 in 10 boats. 17 miles. our time was 29.58. the winning time was just over 22 minutes.

thanks for all the feedback on this thread.

wilma

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VinRLX

ACME sells rockets.

The kind you can put on your skates. ;)

j/k!

j/k!

j/k!

Hope you enjoyed the event.

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Tom Sawyer

Our team took 2nd in the inboard division at the St. Louis race. We were pretty well dusted by by the Ski-Pros. Not only are they faster, but also throw a much better wake to foot on in rough water.

St. Louis Race

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wilma

Tom - 2nd place is pretty good. good job.

I wish i had more time to watch the video on the link. i will later. the helicopter video would be neat too.

wilma

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