In 2007, we
got together with our team and came up with the idea of an organized,
double elimination shoe ski battle tournament. We had all been
doing battles for fun for several years, but had never set it up as an
was to have an event that everyone (men, women, boys and girls) could
participate in and have a heck of a lot of fun doing so. To keep
things on the fun side, we encouraged "trash talking" and everyone had
to have a nickname. From the beginning of the tournament to the
end, you would be called by your nickname.
The rules of battle are simple. The
battle begins when the boat starts moving, and ends when one person
becomes disconnected from their handle or the other person. To win
a battle, a skier much win 2 out of 3 battles. In the event of a
tie, the battles will continue until one of the skiers wins 2 out of 3.
You can not run away. If your opponent is on the table, you must
come to the table and battle. If you don't engage within 5 seconds
of the time the other skier is on the table, you will forfeit that
battle. As long as skiers are battling, they can battle anywhere
behind the boat. No shots to the head are allowed. No
wining, no crying, or complaining you got a raw deal.
Salber The Enforcer battles
it out against Pit Bull Boyd - This battle took 8 runs for
one guy to win 2 out of 3