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TALENTVILLE — Devin Graham wows viewers with yet another impressive video. This time, he shows off the wonders of barefoot water skiing.
Graham is good at what he does, and he knows how to set the scene for an exciting summer. The music alone of this ad intrigues viewers as he captures each angle of the water skiiers.
The beginning of the video invites viewers to admire the scenery and incredulous feat of a waterskiier trailing an airplane. As if that isn't enough, the next few seconds shows the skiier leisurely barefoot skiing on one foot. That's impressive too, but it's only the beginning.
The next few seconds up the ante as the camera zooms out and reveals a large ramp in the water. The skiier goes off the ramp and literally flies through the air head first before landing skillfully on the water.
Barefoot waterskiing looks easy on the film right? Wrong. These skiiers remind me of little video game people. They take a huge jump, and you catch yourself holding your breath in hopes the skiier lands the crazy jump. And they always do.
As if that wasn't enough already, viewers watch as risky behaviors continue to exceed their expectations. A skiier is shown water skiing from his foot as he does little push-ups in the water.
One of my favorite parts, though, is watching the skiier let go of the rope and slide across the water for seconds before finally sinking back down.
These skiiers are crazy. Throughout the video, I catch myself thinking, "I could do that." Then I come back to reality. These skiers make some cool stunts seem effortless.