You can now watch Mad-City’s 2008 National Championship Winning Ski Show online. Just go over to WebCast-TV.com and click on the Mad-City link. They also have the other 13 team’s shows posted.
This guy appears to be one of the godfathers of footing. It’s obviously some older footage (early 90s), but it is one hell of a video set to a great barefooting song. The dude can spin like a top. And barefooting in zebra print zubaz? Check out this video from GoFastFilms.com.
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…
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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Over at BarefootCentral.com, 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.
Tampa Bay’s Ski Team did this at the 2000 Nationals in Rockford, IL. To my knowledge, this is a record that still stands today. I don’t think I need to write anymore about this, I’ll let the video speak for itself.