A little while back I wrote a piece about 7 ultra-green extreme sports that would have turned into eight sports* had I seen this video.

The video is well-done, and I'm sure it will lead more than one person into the drink in an attempt to replicate the water walkers.

Their technique reminds of Douglas Adams' instruction for how to fly:

The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it's going to hurt.

That is, it's going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. Most people fail to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard.

Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.

Sign me up for lessons.

* I would have had to title it "Seven real ultra-green extreme sports and one awesomely fake one".

Update: My editor Benyamin passed this gem of a link on to me. Apparently some genius news anchor at WUSA in Washington, DC thought the clip was real. Ouch.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Walking on water for sport
To walk on a lake all you need is a good pair of shoes, a running start, and the ability to miss the water.