The Back Breaker!!!

Not quite a jump trick and not quite a barefoot trick, but this falls squarely into both worlds.  The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts invented this trick and Mad-City just did a version of it at Show Ski Nationals.  Here’s the setup…

2 Footers, neither doing anything special, but they are wearing what show skiers call a strap.  It’s a harness that allows the skier to be hooked directly to the boat and keep their hands free.  But the footers aren’t using it like that.  They have the strap on backwards with a rope hooked onto the back.  That rope goes to a jumper who’s going to hit the ramp at barefooting speeds and do some sort of invert.  If you do the math in your head, the barefooters are the pylons for the jumpers.  Here’s the video of Aberdeen doing this…

What Its Like

Another BFC vdieo from South Africa featuring the DeViller brothers.  Besides them doing some sick little tricks with both of them on the boom, one of them does a trick I haven’t seen before.

I’ve seen barefoot front flips before, but never have I seen with a twist.  Luckily they slow it down so you can really see it.

These guys make this tricks look way too easy.

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BFC Wisconsin State Tourny Article

Over at, one of the many minions Chuck has out reporting on events for him sent in a pretty good article about the Wisconsin State Show Ski Tournament. The article, written by Michael Frank of the Badgerland Ski Team, has lots of pictures from a lot of the shows and a good explanation of what show skiing is and how it’s scored. Go check it out.

Link: BarefootCentral Wisconsin State Tournament Recap

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Footstock 2008

Footstock 2008

It’s that time of year again… the folks in Crandon, WI are putting together THE FIGURE-8 TOURNAMENT of the year.  The competition is always fast and furious.  They’ll be big names in the barefooting world showing up to compete that fall on their face and no names that surprise the hell out of everyone.  They’ll be guys wearing the pinks shirts to let people know who they lost to.  The boys from South Africa will be there trying to show they got some endurance skills to go with their mad trick skills.

This year MasterCraft and Redline have teamed up to pull FootStock 2008 with a revved up engine with over 400hp!  Redline will also be offering test pulls behind the 400hp 214 for all participants of Footstock. People can schedule the appointment with Brian at Redline by phone or email. His email is or call 608-838-0838. More details, click here.

Want some more details, go check out these links:
Official Footstock 2008 Site
Entry Form

You can also look around to see if you can find more details.

Superman 2

Andre’s footing ability is just sick.

This BFC video’s footing is set to the haunting song Tusk by Fleetwood Mack.  In this video we finally hear them admit that doing this tricks that just blow your mind are EASIER on the super fly high.  Then they try them long line.  Many props for that.  Trying the overhead 360 long line is tough!

We also finally learn the name of the unique start they like to do.  They call it dolphining up.  They kind of do a dolphin kick to propel themselves out of the water and then pull their legs in front of them to pop up.  They do this trick long line too.  Then he does this back deep start with the rope held in front of him between his legs.  Anyways, enjoy the video and watch it all the way through for the out takes.

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