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Skydiving this summer. Photos by Jim warcup.
I know. Cruise S Flowrider. It's not the real thing. However, before you judge, Flowriding is not easy either. I'm well versed in sporting activities that require riding and balancing on moving objects. I took 2 separate lessons before I could actually stand up for more than a few seconds on this thing. There are some perks. There's no exhaustion from paddling out when surfing and the fatigue in your thighs from snowboarding is absent since most of the rides are short. Plus, there's no really painful wipe outs because it's water and padded foam. After learning how to ride, you just have to remember to drink less and get up at 7 a.m. to squeeze in plenty of riding time every morning before the peeps on the cruise wake up. If you can't manage to load yourself on the board (without the help of the crew) then you can't even get in the 7 a.m. line. The other really weird thing is that you can see the ocean around you because you are 100 feet up on the back of a cruise ship. Incredibly fun is the only way to describe it. Doing 360-degree turns on it is pretty cool. If you want to see some epic wipeouts, there are some extra photos under the flowrider.
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