Here we have footage of an attempted water-ski jump and sadly for the chap in question, it goes horribly wrong.
Any sport that involves being dragged behind a motor powered vehicle is generally one to be wary of. Water-skiing is no different. We bet Kyle Dammeyer of Ohio is wishing he didn’t attempt the jump, or at least that he’d tied his boots properly.
Upon attempting a jump at the Water-skiing Nationals for Ohio State, Kyle’s unsecured boot proved problematic and ended up sending him head first into the ramp.
As you can see from the video, the boat driver takes a wide turn in order to pick up speed for Kyle. However, this leaves large ripples of water to form behind the boat, creating wake ramps. Kyle tries to go over the bumpy wake but it caused his left ski to come flying off and caused him to go flying into the ramp.
We bet he’s glad he was wearing a helmet, although he failed to secure that too as you can see it bobbing in the water meters away.