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Patently Stupid
It's a wonder the person who patented boatless water skiing isn't a millionaire. "Skiing" requires the person to push himself or herself along the water with sticks that resemble ski poles, with a buoyant end, enabling "the skier to ski for longer distances on the water."

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.