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BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Check it out :D

http://subwing.net/

JulioX2
05-10-2012, 03:25 PM
Hmm, not sure if been drag underneath the water like that would fun.

AZX45OD
05-10-2012, 03:42 PM
So...there is this thing called breathing that is important for most people...could you stay down long enough to make it enjoyable? Or would you feel like you are being sucked down to your death?

Kyle
05-10-2012, 03:46 PM
What happens when an IDIOT tries to go too deep and then realizes the whole I am out of air and then drowns. Looks like a law suit could happen here. Heck it happened with kite tubes.

Another thing. How fast do you pull the dragger?

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 04:24 PM
......... I guess for those who have never snorkeled, SCUBA'd or SNUBA'd may think its crazy.

Pulled at 2-4 knots. Basically idle speed......

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Hmm, not sure if been drag underneath the water like that would fun.

Looks way more fun than the drag many get when trying to get up one one ski........:rolleyes:

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 04:27 PM
What happens when an IDIOT tries to go too deep and then realizes the whole I am out of air and then drowns. ...........

Then hes an idiot....they are everywhere.....most water sports have a risk of drowning.....

mzimme
05-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Seems like it'd be cool somewhere with scenery below the waterline, however in most lakes I go to I can't even see my feet when I'm swimming.

HMF007
05-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Who is really going to only go 2-4 knots? This is the equivalent of the kite tube. Lawsuit. Where is the fun for the people in the boat?

sand2snow22
05-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Our neighbor at the lake came up with that years ago. His is a fixed wing. We go idle speed and can dive pretty deep. It's fun. Looks like he should have patented it :(

ahhudgins
05-10-2012, 04:38 PM
I would never pull a person under water behind my boat. Way too many things could go wrong and I could end up on the losing end of a lawsuit. Us boat owners already take enough risk just pulling skiers and tubers. So how long do you keep driving after you realize the dude hasn't come up for air? :D

Might be fun, it's just not for me.

TX.X-30 fan
05-10-2012, 04:44 PM
Looks like you could surface just in time to kiss a jet-ski pretty easy, plus who has crystal clear water?

pmkkdx
05-10-2012, 04:50 PM
I don't have any water clear enough to even consider doing something like that ... might be quite a rush to try but not in murky waters around my area. I tend to agree with other posts, looks like a lawsuit in the making fun or not.

sand2snow22
05-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Looks like you could surface just in time to kiss a jet-ski pretty easy, plus who has crystal clear water?

We do. Can see 30 ft down! :D

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 06:51 PM
Our neighbor at the lake came up with that years ago. His is a fixed wing. We go idle speed and can dive pretty deep. It's fun. Looks like he should have patented it :(

We submarine on tubes all the time, but cant go very deep. Maybe 2 feet, but it is still fun...

CantRepeat
05-10-2012, 06:57 PM
I just ordered two of the $900 models. lol

mikeg205
05-10-2012, 07:47 PM
What's safer this or running with scissors... :D

willyt
05-10-2012, 08:23 PM
We do. Can see 30 ft down! :D

I now hate you

mikeg205
05-10-2012, 08:30 PM
I now hate you

but...clear water = cold water... :)

brown or green water is healing water... :D

bpinhigh
05-10-2012, 08:40 PM
We used to fabricate something like that to use during our annual lobster fishing trip to the keys. Actually worked pretty well.

1redTA
05-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Looks like a good way to thin down the herd

nauti-dreamer
05-10-2012, 10:02 PM
Include a breathing line connected to compressor in the boat and it could be more fun. I also think the on board camera is a must for an observer to monitor the diver's status. Just like skiing.

I applaud the kids for following a dream and producing an inventive product!!

Pretty sure driving your car and walking across the street still have the best odds of killing you! And we do that most days and twice on Sundays.....

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 10:16 PM
Looks like a good way to thin down the herd

How fast have you driven your TA?? Dangerously fast??

I had my 99 WS6 to 145 several times.... Its all about perspective. What you "think" is safe.

I would do this (subwing) in a heartbeat in the right place :cool:

1redTA
05-10-2012, 10:23 PM
I should have put a smiley in my post to show sarcasm. The TA has been 186 mph verified on a gps since the speedo only went to 155. As far has what is safe I'm a firefighter we have different points of views :-)

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 10:30 PM
sorry, double post.........:o

BrooksfamX2
05-10-2012, 10:33 PM
I should have put a smiley in my post to show sarcasm. The TA has been 186 mph verified on a gps since the speedo only went to 155. As far has what is safe I'm a firefighter we have different points of views :-)

Nice, I would have gone faster if I had a place to do it. I was a firefighter also many years ago.

My 99 WS6 TA......

coz
05-10-2012, 10:42 PM
So...there is this thing called breathing that is important for most people...

........:D

scott023
05-11-2012, 02:00 PM
I should have put a smiley in my post to show sarcasm. The TA has been 186 mph verified on a gps since the speedo only went to 155. As far has what is safe I'm a firefighter we have different points of views :-)

Pardon me?

mzimme
05-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Pardon me?

I didn't want to say it... :popcorn:

scott023
05-11-2012, 04:20 PM
I didn't want to say it... :popcorn:

Someone had to. That car would be experiencing major fly away issues at that speed, unless there have been substancial aerodynamic upgrades to the car.

1redTA
05-11-2012, 05:04 PM
[QUOTE=scott023;838376]Someone had to. That car would be experiencing major fly away issues at that speed, unless there have been substancial aerodynamic upgrades to the car.[/QUOUTE]

The fourth gen camaro/firebird is a decently stable platform with mild lowering. The TA's front fascia, rear wing and drag coeffecient help as well. I also had brake ducting to help with braking.

There was a great article ( Chevy High Performance? ) a couple of years ago that showed how you could make small aerodynamic upgrades to the third gen F-body, a 300 hp engine and easily reach and sustain 200mph. Also, GM High Performance as done several articles on fourth gen F bodies that participate in the Silver State Classic at the 180 -199 mph classes with most "upgrades" done to the cooling of the power steering, 6 speed, rear end and cooling system.

CantRepeat
05-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Someone had to. That car would be experiencing major fly away issues at that speed, unless there have been substancial aerodynamic upgrades to the car.

Then neither of you have done any straight line racing. 8p

maxpower220
05-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Their add states "Ever dream of flying?", it should read "Ever dream of drowning?"

Being drug through seaweed, scraping my knuckles across the lake floor, hitting a stump in poor visibility are things I don't need to do.

markismm
05-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Nothing but a bunch of haters on here. I was not about to pay 800 dollars for a subwing. Instead I fabricated one out of pressure treated play wood and fiberglass on my own. will post a pic of next time I go to the lake. It is awesome. No more dangerous than doing flips on a wakeboard if you take proper precautions. Lake Martin in Alabama has between 10 and 15 feet of visibility and the "subwing" I fabricate is awesome and safe in my opinion. You just have to know where you are operating. Believe me, it is a blast. Put on a mask and flippers and you will have no problems. I love the wing I made. I hate that everyone on here tries to blast something they have never tried. I acknowledge that in the wrong hands with the wrong driver and someone with no knowledge of the place they are using it, it may be dangerous. But apparently so is a boat when overloaded with too many people and a drunk driver (see last years mastercraft lawsuit). All "extreme" sports have a level of danger for injury. If you have common since and exercise it, then you should have no problem. When all else fails, you should take responsibility for you own actions anyhow. Sorrry for the rambling on, but it just seems that everyone wants to shoot down something they have never tried.

snork
05-12-2012, 08:58 PM
What a good way to ruin the coral reefs and wait till you get a belly full of coral scratches LOL

BrooksfamX2
05-16-2012, 03:20 PM
Then neither of you have done any straight line racing. 8p

These cars are very well documented to be capable of 160mph+ speeds in stock trim.....you know not what you speak of...............

And yes, I drag raced my car at the track along with some auto crossing.........:D

BrooksfamX2
05-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Nothing but a bunch of haters on here. ............. When all else fails, you should take responsibility for you own actions anyhow. Sorrry for the rambling on, but it just seems that everyone wants to shoot down something they have never tried.

:cool:

helton333
05-16-2012, 03:26 PM
Who is really going to only go 2-4 knots? This is the equivalent of the kite tube. Lawsuit. Where is the fun for the people in the boat?

trying to figure out if you're dead or not! get a few beers in you and see how well this goes.

BrooksfamX2
05-16-2012, 03:28 PM
...........186 mph verified on a gps since the speedo only went to 155. .....:-)

My speedo went to 180mph or 200mph......cant remember now......

scott023
05-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Then neither of you have done any straight line racing. 8p

Oh, I have. But I'm quite sure that a Camaro in stock trim (bodywise), isn't doing 186mph without the driver filling his shorts with fecal matter. 8p

CantRepeat
05-16-2012, 03:44 PM
The stock body camaro or firebird of that year has more then enough down force to stick to the ground at 160+ mph. Hell, I've been 150+ is a full steel body 67 and over 160 in a 69.

BrooksfamX2
05-16-2012, 03:56 PM
I had a 66 Corvette that I thought would fly off the road at 145mph......it was scary. At 145 in my TA it was like driving down the interstate at 70mph, one hand on the steering wheel and one on the shifter.........

scott023
05-17-2012, 10:45 AM
The stock body camaro or firebird of that year has more then enough down force to stick to the ground at 160+ mph. Hell, I've been 150+ is a full steel body 67 and over 160 in a 69.

I don't disagree with that, but physics says there is a MASSIVE difference between 160+ and 180+.

trickskier
05-18-2012, 11:59 AM
We do. Can see 30 ft down! :D

The lake I ski on is clear too --- We can usually see bottom at 15-20ft.

79022

trickskier
05-18-2012, 12:12 PM
Depending on the temperment of the Wildlife Officer he might issue a citation because the person being pulled isn't wearing a Type III PFD --- :(

■No one may water ski or use another aquaplaning device unless they are wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved non-inflatable Type I, II, III or V personal flotation device (PFD). Inflatable personal flotation devices are prohibited for skiing/aquaplaning.

markismm
05-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Would they give a ticket for barefooting with a wetsuit on? If not, just wear a wetsuit. Here is mine I built about two months ago from pressure treated wood and fiberglass. It works fantastic. Feels like you are flying underwater. I use it without a lifejacket with only a mask and flippers on. I get pulled at 4mph behind our seadoo. I feel like it is completely safe given my knowledge of my driver and the are where I fly it. Water clarity fluctuates between 10 feet and 20 feet....

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/amndbrk1/2012-05-18_21-23-59_941.jpg

CantRepeat
05-18-2012, 09:54 PM
Would they give a ticket for barefooting with a wetsuit on? If not, just wear a wetsuit. Here is mine I built about two months ago from pressure treated wood and fiberglass. It works fantastic. Feels like you are flying underwater. I use it without a lifejacket with only a mask and flippers on. I get pulled at 4mph behind our seadoo. I feel like it is completely safe given my knowledge of my driver and the are where I fly it. Water clarity fluctuates between 10 feet and 20 feet....

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/amndbrk1/2012-05-18_21-23-59_941.jpg

We may have to come up this summer and try it out!

markismm
05-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Anytime anyone wants to try it out stop by on Lake Martin and let me know. I'll be happy to give you a pull/fly. In my opinion the experience of "flying" underwater like flying in a dream is a blast. Its pretty cool when you fly it sideways and stick one end of the wing out of the water. It looks like a shark fin.

BrooksfamX2
05-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Cool.....

trickskier
05-19-2012, 09:36 AM
Would they give a ticket for barefooting with a wetsuit on? If not, just wear a wetsuit. Here is mine I built about two months ago from pressure treated wood and fiberglass. It works fantastic. Feels like you are flying underwater. I use it without a lifejacket with only a mask and flippers on. I get pulled at 4mph behind our seadoo. I feel like it is completely safe given my knowledge of my driver and the are where I fly it. Water clarity fluctuates between 10 feet and 20 feet....

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/amndbrk1/2012-05-18_21-23-59_941.jpg

Nice Job!

wakeX2wake
05-19-2012, 09:58 AM
what area of lake martin? i'm gonna be out there most weekends and that thing looks awesome

markismm
05-19-2012, 08:53 PM
We are on the south central portion of the lake in bama park. Know where Tommy Tuberville used to live? Right past his place in bama park on the point where you see all of the red floating buoys. If we are up there you will see my red and sand colored 84 S&S sitting in the water. Stop by and say hey. Always love to meet new folks. We will definitely be up there next weekend starting early Saturday through Monday. Did you ski in the Lake Martin slalom championship tourney last year. It was the inaugural season. They are doing it again this year and I am looking forward to skiing in it again. It was a great event, even for someone of my skill level.

markismm
07-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Here is some GoPro video from me on my homemade subwing and some shots of the Mastercraft cruisin. Please excuse the fact that there is a brief shot of us skiing behind a Nautique in the vid as well. It was a tournament at Martin and we had no choice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7B3x6xJoEo

BrooksfamX2
07-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Cool..........

Philscbx
07-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Who is really going to only go 2-4 knots?
Where is the fun for the people in the boat?With monitor - who wouldn't want to go 2-4 seeing the bottom.
Gathering treasure you dropped.

02ProstarSammyD
07-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Heck it happened with kite tubes.

Have the leo forgotten about these yet? The one I have is feeling a comeback lol

mzimme
07-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Have the leo forgotten about these yet? The one I have is feeling a comeback lol

Are they actually banned from use? I thought lakes will ban them specifically, but if not they're just illegal to sell. Go use it, and play the ignorant card. :D