Utica Man Proves New Snowmobile Can Run On More Than Snow
If you just bought a brand new sled would you take it for a ride across the open water? Well, Mark Lynch did.
As you can hear in the video, some of the onlookers thought Mark was nuts or was going to die, while others were giving him advice like put some berries to it. He didn't hear anything; he was riding around the pond scoping out the situation before deciding to go for it.
After completing stunt that had us all panicking, I asked him why he would do that, and he told me there were others that were supposed to do it with him,
Cindy: Hey Mark, what to heck possessed you to ride your snowmobile across the water like that?
Mark: Well everyone said they were going to do it with me, but no one did.
Cindy: How old is your sled?
Mark: It's brand new.
Cindy: How much have you had to drink today?
I've never seen this in person, but I have heard of it. It's called snowmobile skipping, snowmobile water cross, snowmobile skimming, water skipping or puddle jumping. It's when snowmobile racers (or Marc Lynch) hydroplane their sleds across ponds, lakes or rivers while riding their sled. People practice this all over the USA, and there's water cross racing at the Tug Hill Plateau in Lowville at Flat Rock Inn. I doubt it's the safest sport there is as it's illegal in Minnesota, Maine, and New Hampshire so I should say 'DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME.'
I'm not sure if this is something everyone on a new sled can try at Scenic View Campground Bar and Grill, but it is an ultimate destination for those out riding the trails. You'll enjoy fantastic food, drinks, and great company.