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    Typhoon Time: An Alaskan waterskating video

    So we caught some typhoon weather off Japan overnight and it warmed up to 45 and melted a bit of ice and so today out skating you were going thru water quite alot. Heres the video.

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    That Gore-Tex really gets a work-out. I imagine the black mirror will heal to a perfect glass like texture overnight with falling temps. Looking forward to next skate video, plus some footage of studded tiny wheel adventures.
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    Funny how you can't tell there's water on the ice until you turn the skates.. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm View Post
    Funny how you can't tell there's water on the ice until you turn the skates.. Thanks for sharing!
    Also when its like that you cant tell the difference between ice and open water. Goood times.

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    How thick is that ice?

    I've never seen ice like that. It is so freaken cool to see you skate on that.

    Have you ever fallen through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty Blackstone View Post
    How thick is that ice?

    I've never seen ice like that. It is so freaken cool to see you skate on that.

    Have you ever fallen through?
    That is is on the order of 5 inches. Generally you need a minimum of 1.25 inches to suppport your weight, and 2 inches to feel comfortable. Under some situations I have skated on 3/8 of an inch. I have fallen in before. Its terrifying if youve not done it before, but once you get used to the idea and practice getting out its not a big deal. Most people are genuinely phobic about falling in the ice, in the same way that they are afraid of snakes or spiders.

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    Your vids are so relaxing................ I too was wondering about open water. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 5"of black ice is really strong !!!!! No worries. OMM.

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