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.