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Chariots Of Water

Animal Powered Water Skiing
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Using a specially constructed stadium course, with land strips alternating with waterways, water skiers are pulled by racing horses or camels, while hacking at each other with swords. Ok, maybe not swords. Whips?

Ideal for the next Ben Hur remake.

theircompetitor, Apr 05 2006

Whoa Nelly. http://www.antiqueb...tc/KendallHorse.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 06 2006]


       I think you would have to be skimboarding, or the water would have to be too deep for the horses to go fast enough.
DrCurry, Apr 05 2006

       no -- the horsers are on dry land, of course. Sorry about not making that clear.   

       I'm envisioning either a straightaway where the horses are to the left and/or right of the water canal, or concentric dry/wet circles
theircompetitor, Apr 05 2006

       Can we use dolphins instead, or well trained tuna?
Heathera, Apr 05 2006

       Use narwhals, and you wouldn't need a sword.
DrCurry, Apr 05 2006

       If the horses are to the left or right wouldn't you be pulled toward the wall at high speeds? I've heard of mules pulling barges from one side but those were slow moving not at jet ski speeds. But if have them on both side of the straightaway it would be pretty cool. You've got my vote.
silentman, Apr 05 2006

       One horse to the left of the water, and one to the right?
david_scothern, Apr 06 2006

       That would seem to be the simpler way to do it
theircompetitor, Apr 06 2006

       When you water ski, you can maintain a course parallel to your towing vehicle by exerting a slight pressure on the 'outside' edge of your ski. You can do this here as well, obviating the need for a second rhino and making it easier to joust.
methinksnot, Apr 06 2006

       I suppose all of the action would be cut short by someone just hacking at the ropes.
RayfordSteele, Apr 06 2006

       This should be a thing.   

       Bonus is that if the horse stops running, you sink.
doctorremulac3, Aug 19 2020

       This idea with the annotations is a gem.
pashute, Aug 20 2020


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