Old school videos keep showing up on the internet and making their way to my inbox. Here’s the Men’s Open footage from the 1993 Bareboot Nationals featuring footing by Don Mixon Jr, Lane Bowers, Jon Kretchman and Rick Powell. And yes there is some sweet wetsuits in the video…
The granddaddy of figure-8 tournaments is a little less than a month away now. I don’t know if it is the oldest figure-8 tournament, but it is definitely one of the biggest. I haven’t seen a new promo video for the tournament, but did run across this old one.
1991 Footstock Promo Video
Want more details about Footstock, check out their Facebook page. It seems to have the most up to date details.
Trolling the news feed that is my Facebook feed, this video showed via The Stokeman. It’s not a video of him, but of Randy Filter and it’s old school.
As the title of this post implies, there is a sweet two ski bomb out in this vid, but not just an ordinary one and you need to see it.
Also, a note to the camera man visible in the last shot… I’m pretty sure the skier would have appreciated it if you had ducked at least a little bit. That was a little close for comfort.
This video has been slowly circulating through the interwebs (curious about what the interwebs are, check out the CRB for furth explanations.) Anywho, one of the first things that jumps out you in this video is the voice of Ed McMahon and he’s announcing a TV segment about barefooting.
He makes a big deal about the skiers at Cypress Gardens trying to stay dry, but the despite hat odd bit of announcing, the story features some classic footage of some old school barefooting. No barefoot suits, no padded shorts, nothing but a swim trunks and a yellowish life vest. The vid features Jerry Atkinson barefooting in less than most people would consider doing it today. What made me laugh is the footage of the “tumble turn”. It was anything but clean, kinda looked like me trying one, but the difference waws he made it back around. Me, not so much.
Enjoy the footing, the steller music and the voice of Ed McMahon.