Sunday, June 30, 2013
Shopping Cart Water Skiing
I got the idea from a friend who told me that he and his friends had done it back in high school. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but not having a boat readily available was a problem.
We used an old shopping cart that had been in my parking garage since before I moved in. We took the wheels off, mounted a 2x4 on the back and plywood across the rest of the bottom of the cart. We then mounted water skis on the bottom of the wood after moving the foot cups to the very back of the skis. Then we mounted an old snow skate deck in between the skis. We painted everything and put water noodles on most of the edges for padding and flotation.
Be sure to check out the video below!
It actually floated really well despite how heavy it was. We started out with the rope attached to the bottom of the frame in front but with all our weight on the back, it never planed out. Then we attached the rope to the top of the basket in front and it worked perfectly. We were able to have one person on the back and one person in the cart. We could have tried to get more people up but the cart broke. It was actually very well balanced and even kept going by itself after we bailed. It ended up submerging after one guy bailed and the basket got ripped off the frame of the cart. So that was the end of our shopping cart skiing.
Until next time.