View Full Version : Water Skimming!

04-04-2008, 09:36 AM
A while back i saw a picture in quadding magazine of this guy cruising across some water completely skimming the water. he was friggen flyin!

he was driving a LTZ450 Racer

you know how the snowmobiles do it... its obviously easy for them because they have paddles!!!
but i was wondering if any one on this entire forum has ever done it or has seen anyone do it?
i would love to learn... i have a place in mind here this weekend! but i would like a general idea of how to do it before i go flying flat on my face!

i have picked a spot that i relitively flat with a small body of water that isn't too deep if i dont make it!

heres a link to a pic i found of it!

hopefully i hear from you soon!
heres a pic
hopefully it works

04-11-2008, 12:57 AM
word of warning. If you watch some people do it, they will be flying and even have skis on the front. WHen they hit the water BAM!!! faceplant then right into the water. Take a video of it when you do it, i have to see it!

04-15-2008, 11:46 AM
put your weight to the back of the quad have the front wheels just skim across the water

04-18-2008, 11:39 PM
LOL good luck:D

04-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Iv,e done it ! I flipped off quad in water several times before i figured the speed i needed, was in 2ft water just flip off over bars and landed on back in water didn,t hurt at all only flip off if quads nose wheelie is coming over on you, will save yourself and quad. but speed like 5th and lean all the way back with arms locked straight and hold them locked all the way with butt on back of seat,my problem was the speed I had technique I was afraid of the speed factor and bit it several times before I had courage to do it.Not something to do for average rider can get hurt very fast so if your going to do be careful and have friends around in case things go wrong .

04-21-2008, 09:42 AM
and to laugh at me when i flip it 4 or five times

05-04-2008, 08:13 PM
You wont flip if you let go when rear end is coming up,I would let my legs come over my head and land back first in water so the quad wouldn,t flip.thats just what I did to save the quad and myself from flipping over.it was a sand pit that filled with rain water no rocks and was 1 1/2 to 2ft deep Key IS SPEED AND LOCKED ARMS!

05-08-2008, 01:33 PM
Make sure that you're haulin when you hit that water.

Here's a few pics of our buddy skimming.



06-10-2008, 04:05 PM
He since sold this 700r and now does it with his KTM 525XC.

The water is well over 12' deep about 10' behind him. So far they have gone over 330 foot crossings. The owner now makes them wear life jackets...lol:


06-17-2008, 10:37 AM
in one of the older huevos videos a guy does it on deep water also

07-02-2008, 10:40 PM
ive done it b4...i always have higher front tire pressure, make sure you are hauling @ $ $ and i lock the front brakes up just as the tires hit the water...then they skim it. otherwise the drag from the water will cause the front end to dip and send you over the bars...has happened to me on multiple occcasions.

08-06-2008, 09:46 PM
i saw my friend do it one time over a 35foot long patch of water about 30 feet deep and it was nasty so i tryed it and it was ****in scary as hell but wicked fun doing it. it was on lake ice to ice. you have to haul sooo much *** he drives a z400 and i drive a 400ex. if you ever try it you ganna get wet and make sure you lean back and haulll asss. and dont let go of the throtle.

09-04-2008, 10:16 PM

Go there for vids of my friend Cody skimming at Little Sahara, OK.