Mad-City Dual 2008 – The Very Brief Results

Just wanted to do a quick recap of what happended this past Saturday at the Mad-City Dual…

The wind was windy, the bay was still relatively sea weed free (at least at the surface) and the weather provided some excitement for everyone…

With the wind blowing strong in Madison, the normlly calm bay, proved to be a bit rougher than normal.  Rougher to the point that the longest 8 of the day was half an 8, which was put up by Paul Stokes.  Ironically, if the bay had been weedier, the water would have been calmer, but you can’t have everything.

Roughly 18 to 20 footers suited up for the off again, then back on again, figure 8 tournament.  From what I heard, there were supposed to be a few more, but they opted out at the last minute.  There was a group from Michigan that made the long haul to Madison for the tourny and they had a good time.

Paul Stokes added another ring to the Mad-City Dual Championship Ring collection that he has going, but not before he missed a step off… rumor on the street is Frank the Tank has a good series of pictures of this rare event.  Meanwhile Footstock Dave managed to catch a lot of the many falls on video, which once posted, should provide a lot of entertainment.

Afterwards, most of the footers headed over to Olin Park for some frosty beverages at the Clean Lakes Festival.  They arrived in time to catch a bit of the bands, drink some beer and eat some foot before the weather kicked into high gear.  It went from a hot, muggy day to pretty cool in a matter of moments, storms popped up out of nowhere, we saw clouds moving in a circular motion over the lake as everyone kept drinking beer until the festival was called to do severe weather.

Props to the One Love Footing Team for putting this together with Paul Stokes and congrats to Stokes for winning yet again.

I’m hoping to get some more first hand details, pictures, and potentially some video to post from this event.

I  guess this recap became a little bit longer than I thought it would be.

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