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east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:10 PM
85% no fall rating. Who are you to refuse! 8p

Invention for Sale (http://cgi.ebay.com/INVENTION-FOR-SALE-Easy-Water-Ski-Board_W0QQitemZ130158203449QQihZ003QQcategoryZ7117 4QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Ric
10-04-2007, 03:20 PM
is that the same inventor of the perfect pull?

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:24 PM
Negative, Ghostrider. Different shorts.

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:26 PM
I want to email him and ask if I'm the only bidder, is it possible for me to pay more than the minimum bid for this design, which, near as I can tell, resembles a triangle.

Roonie's
10-04-2007, 03:30 PM
I bid 3 mill nothing less..... that design is awesome.

Maristar210
10-04-2007, 03:33 PM
There is the future of our land. Can't spell in his 2 million dollar ad.

I wonder what e-bay charged him to list that?

mpm32
10-04-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm pretty sure that Sesame Street invented the triangle. At least that's what I remember from when I was younger.

flyinryn
10-04-2007, 03:46 PM
Did You See In The Ad That You Dont Half To Make Payments Tell 2008

How Could You Pass That Up.

Also If You Buy Now I Will Through In A Set Of Steak Knives At No Extra Cost. :d

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:48 PM
I find it sort of funny that by his posting the picture, I've pretty much got the pattern. I'm guessing 3 60 degree angles. I may make one tonight and list it on ebay tomorrow for grins. The rope holes will be lined up a bit better on mine though. ARS handle, too. Cut the no fall rate to 81%.

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:50 PM
I wonder what e-bay charged him to list that?

That is an excellent point. It's on regular ebay, so that listing was probably his meth money.

ski_king
10-04-2007, 03:52 PM
I was trying to figure out if he is trying to sell the patent or pattern? I find it hard to beieve he could have gotten a patent on that or would know how to go about getting one.

Seems to me that he has all the informationed need to make one included in his description if somebody wanted to make one.

Also it looks to me like the tow rope is attached thru the top of the board and I am guessing it has a knot underneath. Looks to me with that setup the front will easily catch the first wave and the rider will go for a dive.

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:53 PM
That is an excellent point. It's on regular ebay, so that listing was probably his meth money.

$4.80. So maybe not meth money. But maybe rent.

Maristar210
10-04-2007, 03:54 PM
I sent him this message. Yes I am a jerk.

"Nice triangle, You should ask for 10 million. I don't think the triangle has been invented yet douchebag"

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:55 PM
I was trying to figure out if he is trying to sell the patent or pattern? I find it hard to beieve he could have gotten a patent on that or would know how to go about getting one.

Seems to me that he has all the informationed need to make one included in his description if somebody wanted to make one.

Also it looks to me like the tow rope is attached thru the top of the board and I am guessing it has a knot underneath. Looks to me with that setup the front will easily catch the first wave and the rider will go for a dive.

The riders weight would probably keep the rope out of the water. Most of the zip sleds I've seen are set up that way.

I couldn't find the patent for the ski skimmer, but if there is one, I assume it has long expired (17 years).

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 03:55 PM
I sent him this message. Yes I am a jerk.

"Nice triangle, You should ask for 10 million. I don't think the triangle has been invented yet douchebag"

Keep your fingers crossed that he publishes that in the auction listing. Post his response here please if you get one.

ski_king
10-04-2007, 03:59 PM
I remember my dad having a board like that when I was a little kid, only it was rectangular, about 24 x 60. Once you got on plane the front was just a inch or 2 off the water and it would easily catch a wave. Took some of my earliest spills on one of those things.


Edit.... after looking at this post, I think my dad was going way to fast for me back when I was this age.......
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=215740&postcount=9

Monte
10-04-2007, 03:59 PM
I want to see pictures of him riding the triangle....

Chief
10-04-2007, 04:01 PM
I guess I should list my patent for the three piston A&& hammer.

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 04:02 PM
I remember my dad having a board like that when I was a little kid, only it was rectangular, about 24 x 60. Once you got on plane the front was just a inch or 2 off the water and it would easily catch a wave. Took some of my earliest spills on one of those things.

Rectangle is old tech. That's the beauty of the triangle. Did I mention the 85 no fall rating.

Attention: No Fall Guarantee not valid when not under earth's gravitational pull.

Monte
10-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Did I mention the 85 no fall rating.



That is "rateing" mister

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 04:09 PM
I have a better design. Behold ... The Rhombus Skimmer 2000!

/VDiG optional

ski_king
10-04-2007, 04:23 PM
Rectangle is old tech. That's the beauty of the triangle. Did I mention the 85 no fall rating.

Attention: No Fall Guarantee not valid when not under earth's gravitational pull.
Next thing you know somebody will be making one round and standing on a stool and going backwards..

ski_king
10-04-2007, 04:26 PM
What about this invention. It even has hand brakes.
http://www.zamazing.org/imaj/evileyestudio/swissbikeboard.jpg

André
10-04-2007, 04:27 PM
I have a better design. Behold ... The Rhombus Skimmer 2000!

/VDiG optional
You're sure of the final design?
Don't go running that thing on the beach at AWSA testing and having to retrofit hydro-rails on this baby!
Love the 40 th carpet styling on it!;)

east tx skier
10-04-2007, 04:49 PM
Love the 40 th carpet styling on it!;)

Me, too (on that).