2018 World Finals Participants To Be Featured In Rippenkroeger’s Movie


Just a couple of months ago, The Watercraft Journal let you know that one of the most famous athletes in jet racing, Larry Rippenkroeger is filming what he hopes to be a mainstream-released action comedy centered in the world of…well, jet ski racing. The racer-turned-Hollywood stuntman has made a career out of being in front of the camera, and now is taking a swing at being the man behind the lens in his film “Hot Water.”

News came out recently that Ripper and crew were going to be in attendance at this year’s 2018 Blowsion IJSBA World Finals, and that participants in this year’s Finals were going to be featured in the movie itself! The IJSBA was quoted, “IJSBA is very pleased to release the first of many exciting press releases regarding opportunities for the PWC Racing Community to be a part of the Hot Water Movie – the first feature film about our sport being produced by racing pioneer, hall of famer, and Bruce Willis stunt double, Larry Rippenkroeger.

“Principal shooting will be taking place during the Blowsion World Finals, this year, and event footage will be used in the film. This press release specifically identifies Ski class competitors for specific scenes. If you aren’t a Ski rider, don’t worry, there will be other opportunities coming. If you are a Ski competitor, please see the press release below if you available the weekend of check in.”

For those interested, here’s the original press release:
7/13/18 – Larry Rippenkroeger and the IJSBA are excited to announce that Larry’s feature film, Hot Water, will be in full production during the IJSBA world finals. Cameras will be rolling in the grandstands, on the water, in the pits and everyone has a chance to be in the movie.

In addition, there are a number of specific opportunities for riders and spectators to be a part of this history making event. The IJSBA has arranged for Larry and his crew to begin filming at the world finals race site the week prior to the championship event. The preliminary schedule calls for action shots on the water starting Tuesday, September 25th through Friday, September 28th.

If you are a ski class racer, especially with a GP ski and are interested in riding in simulated racing sequences during that week, plan on coming out, joining the fun and getting on camera.

On Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th Larry will be shooting multiple pit area scenes in City Park in Lake Havasu. This is a great opportunity to bring your pop up tents, all types of race skis, atv’s and riders and get yourselves and your sponsors in the movie. A number of riders will also be needed to work as extras alongside the lead actors.

There is also a party scene which will be shot at Kokomo that everyone is invited to join in as well. The date is TBD.

Free food and refreshments will be provided for all race sequence riders and pit area scene participants.

If you are interested in getting on the list to participate in any of these scenes please contact Larry at info@hotwatermovie.com.

Include your contact information, which days or scenes you would like to participate in and any other related information that might be helpful i.e. photo or selfie.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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