Hilton Head Islander MacKenzie Johnston, 17, begins a backflip as he flies off of his skimboard at Coligny Beach Park on Monday afternoon. Johnston and several of his friends were were using a Banshee Bungee -- elastic cord anchored in the sand just offshore -- to launch themselves out into the ocean. The slingshot effect of the cord allows users to get farther out and to reach larger waves than they can by running into the surf.
Hilton Head Islander MacKenzie Johnston, 17, begins a backflip as he flies off of his skimboard at Coligny Beach Park on Monday afternoon. Johnston and several of his friends were were using a Banshee Bungee -- elastic cord anchored in the sand just offshore -- to launch themselves out into the ocean. The slingshot effect of the cord allows users to get farther out and to reach larger waves than they can by running into the surf.
Hilton Head Islander MacKenzie Johnston, 17, begins a backflip as he flies off of his skimboard at Coligny Beach Park on Monday afternoon. Johnston and several of his friends were were using a Banshee Bungee -- elastic cord anchored in the sand just offshore -- to launch themselves out into the ocean. The slingshot effect of the cord allows users to get farther out and to reach larger waves than they can by running into the surf.

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June 20, 2011 09:54 PM