I never knew a snowmobile could go thru the water like that. Was it because of his speed or are they designed to float for a bit?
I believe that is all speed and balance.
Well speed does come into play when doing this but its mainly because of the catterpillar track on the back its covered in little fins for grip and upon entering the water with enugh speed they start to act like mini paddles pushing the nutter ontop of it along the surface. You gotta keep the nose up though or it will power you down into the lake.
I had a go at this once and i fucked it up royally i nearly broke me fucking back.
or maybe the water was somewhat frozen?
hydroplane....look it up
You are correct jrshabadoo
I've seen it done in warm weather conditions so forget the frozen part. It requires a modded snowmobile, practice, and speed-thats it. It can be done a lot longer than what was shown there, turning in water etc...
I noticed he had his weight all the way back to keep the front end up
actually, i've seen snowmobiles actually ride IN the water,..... turning, and doing everything a jetski could do. The only bad part is, once they stop, they sink.
yeah, u have to be going fast enough and have only a little stretch of water..
There was a video like this on Maximum Exposure where they would do this a lot. Only problem was there was a bottleneck in the lake to get to the dock and they freekin crashed.(One dude, he had a mullet, which they emphasized. He was a total hillbilly)
Been there, done that. People do little stretches of water like this with regular snowmobiles. There are also 1/4 mile tracks which require modded snowmobiles.
While back somebody went 15miles on water on a snowmobile. He went out then turned it around and came back. I think he made it, if he didn't WTF!
AWESOME!!!! FUCKIN A MAN!!!!I LOVE SHIT LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
I used to live in cold weather but now I haven't seen a snowmobile in 10 months. Hurray for me!!!
Fuckin idiots. Hes goin a hundred. hed glide over the fuckin grand canyon. I cant believe you guys are having this discussion. What a bunch of fuckin wangs!
My 10 year old daughter can do that with both hands tied behind her back and whistling dixie.Even stones float on water when u toss them right
What simon said is right, the tracks on the snowmachine propell the water, as long as you don't dip the skis or nose under OR stop...you'll be fine. You don't even need mods, the mods just make it lighter and less prone to stall out.
try base jumping