Launch Ramp Follies

I figure a lot of you East Coasters are stuck inside right about now, longing for those days of sunshine and warm weather. And while I don't have behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to offer, I do have something that might make things a little more amusing while you're chillin' (literally) indoors. Yup, I'm talking launch ramp videos. Throw some corn in the popper and be thankful it's not you

9th February 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

I figure a lot of you East Coasters are stuck inside right about now, longing for those days of sunshine and warm weather. And while I don’t have behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to offer, I do have something that might make things a little more amusing while you’re chillin’ (literally) indoors.

Yup, I’m talking launch ramp videos. Throw some corn in the popper and be thankful it’s not you.

Here’s our first crew flirting with disaster. A little hint? Speed is not always your friend…

Apparently, these guys weren’t so lucky. Be patient…I promise a car will actually appear.

Now here’s a guy who understands how to use a ramp. Classic Kevin Green, 2007 World Finals…


About the author:

Jeff Hemmel

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Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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