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Larry ‘The Ripper’ Rippenkroeger

04 - Larry 'The Ripper' Rippenkroeger (Actual)

Hailing from Northern California, a young Larry ‘the Ripper’ Rippenkroeger, was on the path to achieving his dream of being a pro-motocross rider. However, after purchasing his first ski in ‘76, a Kawasaki JS400, there was no turning back.

With Larry’s self-proclaimed ‘go for broke’ style, he won his first world title in ’82. He then joined Ed Miller's Performance JetSki and went undefeated in '84, adding a second world title to his long list of accomplishments.

Since then he has worked as a sports commentator for ESPN, including alongside Bruce Jenner, and was involved in the development of the SuperJet at Yamaha's headquarters in Japan.

Larry then used his jetski skills as a launch pad into the film industry. He worked on Water World with Kevin Costner and was even a stunt double for Bruce Willis in Die Hard.

Larry has recently finished creating his exciting new film production: Hot Water, which was shot in Lake Havasu, the heart of jetski racing.


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