Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby 82Juddcraft » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:27 am

I remember back in the day dad used to talk about them, they were ski races based in skiing skill rather that speed or tricks.
Like there be a race here u'd have to get 2 people on one single ski or they'd give u a heap of random household items and ud have to ski on them.

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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Feetfirst » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:44 pm

I think the real question here Juddy is:- Why are you up at 2:27am thinking about these things??? :think:
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby 82Juddcraft » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:07 pm

Got nothing better to do on night shift :-)
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby will » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:15 am

Feetfirst wrote:I think the real question here Juddy is:- Why are you up at 2:27am thinking about these things??? :think:

Bahahaha! :lol:

Actually I was thinking a similar thing just the other day! We used to have a big race here in Maryborough. It eventually finished for some reason. Now you'd be hard pressed to get competitors because of the crocs!
Enjoy the ride. Any time on the water is good time!
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Feetfirst » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:47 pm

I'll come. I think that's a fantastic idea. I'll supply a boat too.......... Are there any other potential starters out there?????
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Feetfirst » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:59 pm

Feetfirst wrote:I'll come. I think that's a fantastic idea. I'll supply a boat too.......... Are there any other potential starters out there?????


I reckon some kind of relay (with challenges)could be the go. :think:
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:14 pm

Ud have to do it in heats. Because there would be a lot of stop starting.

Be good to do next year with a bit more planning and advertising.
Get the word out.
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Feetfirst » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:16 pm

82Juddcraft wrote:Ud have to do it in heats. Because there would be a lot of stop starting.

Be good to do next year with a bit more planning and advertising.
Get the word out.


Back in the day I used to do barefoot endurance relay marathons about 35km. we would have 5-8 boats start at the same time and everything went pretty well.
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:01 pm

I've seen the barefoot drag races they're pretty crazy.
https://youtu.be/e6ZyYCa5Jck

But them enduro races are hard case. Surely u get to swap with the navy and driver.

I've only ever got up on the bar.
After 5mins of that I was rooted. We tried deep water starting that last year the boat was going but broke 2 ropes n give up. This year tho we'll give the kneeboard start a go, that's if the boat ever gets going.
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Feetfirst » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:35 pm

Hey Juddy, check out buckethead race 2011 on youtube.
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:30 pm

Looks like its in the States. I didn't think the yanks really got into skiing.
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Re: Do they still have marathon Ski competitions

Postby Brentos » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:38 am

Just recently competed in a barefoot marathon on the Hunter river near newcastle, 38km 4 skiers per boat, all up think there was about 10 boats, Bloody hard work and meant to be happening again next year if anyone interested

https://www.facebook.com/Williams-River-Barefoot-Marathon-1731060977157486/?fref=ts
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