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    Spartan freestyle tricks?

    Ok, going back and forth on the lake gets boring after awhile. I don't race yet so no action there. So far my fun has been:

    1. Chasing the ducks (not seriously to hurt them, but to see how close I can get before they run/fly away).
    2. Hard full speed turns to kick the boat into a 360 or 540 deg spin and slosh backwards with the prop in the air. Usually results in my batteries coming loose and wacking around inside.
    3. Put a 3 blade prop in and gunned it so the boat would jump out of the water. Flipped a few times and I flooded it.
    4. Splashing kids/spectators on the shore.
    5. Going in circles to create large waves in the center of the circle then quickly jumping the waves.
    6. Jumping waves left after a real boat comes by. Or skipping on the tops of several wave tips at a time.
    7. Running over my kids Hobbyzone Zig zags when they are in the water too.
    8. Blasting into small inlets 7-15 ft wide to see if I can make the turn without grounding the boat.
    9. Going to a park with playground and lake next to each other. I hide in the kids playground equipment while my boat goes terrorizing people who are fishing. (do notice if I run the boat 50-200 ft from someone who is fishing I scare the fish from my area to theirs and the DO catch more fish!)
    10. Going out to the lake in the darkness of night after knocking a few back and driving by moonlight exhilarated by the excitement and fear that you are going to crash and my never see the boat.

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    Last edited by jasonwipf; 11-06-2012 at 05:51 AM.

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    When I get bored, I usually go do something else, otherwise it inevitably costs me money by wrecking stuff.

    Although, wrecking stuff does keep me from getting bored, because then I have boats to fix

    hog

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    I've only been able to run my spartan a handful of times but my favorite was when there was a good 1' chop. SO much fun jumping waves.
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    Any of you guys take your spartans into the surf in the ocean or a big lake. Such as 4-8 ft waves. Obviously staying out of the wash but further out before the wave crashes? Seems like it would be fun.

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    Nope but I'm sure I will eventually. I plan on running mine on the Chesapeake bay... Which can get ROUGH!
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    Anybody take their rc Boats offshore?? I'm talking white-caps. Now that will give you a challenge...

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    Double barrel for me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67Mustang View Post
    Anybody take their rc Boats offshore?? I'm talking white-caps. Now that will give you a challenge...
    I Love doing that! Also boat wake is fun.
    Last edited by YOLOer; 11-07-2012 at 10:22 AM.
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    I still enjoy watching that video....
    "enjoy your ride"

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    very nice video, what made it to the roll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwipf View Post
    very nice video, what made it to the roll?
    Too much speed!!!
    -EMB (GPS 51.6mph)
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOLOer View Post
    I Love doing that! Also boat wake is fun.
    Your Geico can handle white caps? That's sweet lol. I drive my boat offshore too. It's an 84 inch hull so driving it in anything besides chop doesn't do it justice!

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    Moving backward at full throttle, then drive like in forward mode.
    Sharing is the best thing to do on EARTH legally.

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    I saw a mini Y pod racer go reverse and it submerged about 3 feet straight down and the guy would gun the throttle and it popped out of the water 4ft in the air. Thats what Traxxas needs a hydro....

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    Driving in choppy water is a lot of and can made some good jump of the wave . I like to do it .
    Don t Go Fast if you are out of Control !!!!

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    It a kind of driving i like !!


    Don t Go Fast if you are out of Control !!!!

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    How did you got the boat back when you flip it? Did you wait it to go to the shore? I see that the current is good going to the shoreline.
    Sharing is the best thing to do on EARTH legally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgemoulic View Post
    How did you got the boat back when you flip it? Did you wait it to go to the shore? I see that the current is good going to the shoreline.
    Yes that day , the wind was so strong that i just it come back to shore !!!
    Don t Go Fast if you are out of Control !!!!

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    I did a "barrel roll" in this one... and LANDED IT!

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