View Full Version : Any Of You Guys Seen One Of These?

08-23-2007, 04:00 PM



08-23-2007, 04:40 PM
Looks sweet....I wonder if it works as good as it looks or is like most infomercials?

08-23-2007, 04:40 PM
I hear it also pulls tubes!

08-23-2007, 04:45 PM
Those have been out for a while.......I'm sure our local water patrol would say something about it:rolleyes:

08-23-2007, 04:47 PM
Nice lack of wake but it would be pulled sideways in a heartbeat.

I heard that tubers will love it...

08-23-2007, 05:27 PM
looks like an accident waiting to happen

08-23-2007, 05:28 PM
How Do You Steer It? Or Are You At Its Mercy?

08-23-2007, 05:32 PM
How Do You Steer It? Or Are You At Its Mercy?

Lets think about this statement ...............................:rolleyes: :D

captain planet
08-23-2007, 05:35 PM
OK, so who is going to call bu11$hit on the guy footin behind it? Or the guy going inverted on a wakeboard behind it?????

So the guy footin was about 13 years old and weighs about 85 pounds, and the guy on the wakeboard could do an invert without hitting a wake. I mean, it's pretty cool, but not realistic.

08-23-2007, 05:45 PM
Not sure about the footin behind it but the invert's are definitely possible. Steve, a friend of mine that I used to ski with freguently before he moved was able to land inverts without using a wake.

08-23-2007, 08:03 PM
I had a sea doo boat before I came over from the dark side (got enough money) and even my 20 footer wouldn't hold a decent line even with me on a big shaped ski, no way this would ever hold for you to cut hard. I agree about the invert, some people can do them on the flats but the wake on my jet boat wouldn't have helped much.

ProTour X9
08-23-2007, 08:32 PM
I'd like to see that thing hit the X-Star's waves!!!!!!

08-23-2007, 09:07 PM
Well first thing what do you do when you fall swim 200 feet to the rope!!??? WHAT A JOKE!

08-23-2007, 09:12 PM
i would love to try it out. looks like fun. do they offer perfect pass?

TX.X-30 fan
08-23-2007, 09:33 PM
I hear it also pulls tubes!

Where do you put the beer. :D

That has to be the stupidest piece of crap I have ever seen. That video is funny stuff though, what do you think would happen if the guy cuts hard out to the flats. :confused:


08-23-2007, 11:20 PM
I don't understand how a company could afford to build something like that. I'm sure no-one would buy them, I mean, how would you control the thing, and as a lot of other people said, if you're cutting hard, the thing's gonna spin all over the place

08-23-2007, 11:25 PM
Just a quick thought...I wonder if that Dr. Brainless..I mean Brainey will buy one..since he has everything else. (see, I kinda know about things on the board)

ProTour X9
08-23-2007, 11:30 PM
I kinda know about things on the board

As a matter of fact, you learned about that @$$ before I did!!

08-23-2007, 11:33 PM
Dang...I beat Doug to something......the sky is probably going to fall tomorrow because of it

08-23-2007, 11:36 PM
Yeah, kind of like the ZTR mowers...;)

How come no one went more than about 5 feet outside the wake??

Where do you put the beer. :D

ProTour X9
08-23-2007, 11:50 PM
Dang...I beat Doug to something......the sky is probably going to fall tomorrow because of it

Well it wont be the sky, and I dont think it will fall; but you'll feel it:D :D

08-23-2007, 11:56 PM
can you spell B-A-L-L-I-N? But I'm with yall, one hard cut and its either going over, or way off course

08-24-2007, 12:04 AM
and you'll probably be screaming "HOW THE H*** DO I STOP THIS THING?!?!?!?!?!"

ProTour X9
08-24-2007, 12:22 AM
and you'll probably be screaming "HOW THE H*** DO I STOP THIS THING?!?!?!?!?!"

You could let go, hopefully that would work.

Farmer Ted
08-24-2007, 01:33 AM
that's nothing new

they used something like that in a Mt Dew commercial about 15 years ago

I beleive that they're probably outlawed on most lakes due to the fact there is no observer, either Iowa, Texas or Louisiana can't remember which one.

08-24-2007, 02:23 PM
Those were some smooth carving turns, I think he got almost 5 feet outside the wake on one of them.

Here was a video that came up on the same page:


I think some inventers get an idea and can't give it up. This was not based on a market study.

08-24-2007, 02:35 PM
There may be a market for this. A good marketing campaign might be....

No friends?
No problem!

You have to be one lonely dude when you have to use one of these just to get a pull.

08-24-2007, 02:46 PM
I saw one at a boat show a while back. The handle has all the controls on it. You steer and control the speed with your thumb. If you let go of the handle, the thing does circles until you get back to it. It seemed like a novelty item more than something you could possibly be serious about. You know, for the guy that has everything!

88 PS190
11-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Sorry to pull this back up.

But I believe you are excluded from spotter laws because you are actually in direct control of the vehicle. Spotter laws exist because the skier is not in control of the boat.

As 123src mentioned the controls are on the handle bar, and the thing is set to slow down, then turn when you fall.

You have to realize the market for this thing isn't a hardcore skier. Rather someone who is a prat.

11-28-2007, 10:07 AM
When you brought this up I remembered a picture I cut out of a Popular Mech. magazine back in the late 60's early 70's so this is not a new thing.