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Old 09-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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This is probably going to be the most epic TeamTalk thread ever. Mark the calendar boys.

I have a tube for my nieces and nephews and their friends (ages 9-15) and they don't come out enough nor do they want to spend time learning to wakeboard....they want to get on a tube and I am OVER tubes- Buying every 2 years, filling them up, emptying them, dealing with big wet blobs of fabric, emptying ballast and then refilling, the invariable noggin crack if 2 are ridding etc...

I'll pull them all day but I am just sick of pulling tubes. Plus if there are others out I don't want to destroy the water.

In short, Knee board or this? I am not leaning either way and my one thought with the wakesled is even the youngest could handle it. Anything else I am missing?

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:01 PM
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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wow that actually looks fun! (no sarcasm) haha
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:28 AM
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We have a wakeslsd. The kids love it, lighter kids will have some challenges maneuvering it, it's heavier than you think it is. All in all, it's a really cool unit. It's a bit of a pain to have on board for the day, but the smiles are worth it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:19 AM
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We have a wakeslsd. The kids love it, lighter kids will have some challenges maneuvering it, it's heavier than you think it is. All in all, it's a really cool unit. It's a bit of a pain to have on board for the day, but the smiles are worth it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:10 AM
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Totally agree Scott. Our kids love the wake sled too. It has a lot of flotation so the smaller kids can jump right on without tipping. Can be towed as slow as you want. Bigger kids like to carve and jump wake to wake. I tried it once.....I'll stick to surfing!!! It does take up a fair bit of space as it really doesn't fit anywhere well. End up putting it on the floor - just don't get your toes under it as the kids jump in the boat. Ouch!! Cool toy.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:56 AM
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I can see what would happen if there was a wakesled available in my club... Kyle would want a competition to see who could handle the highest speed on knees, then standing, then riding backwards, etc... then there'd be a video to the wipeout (surfer song) lol
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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Is it just me, or is Radar making a tube analogous to Porsche making a pick up truck?
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:22 PM
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We have a strict rule in our house, every hour of tubing must be accompanied by at least 2 hours of other behind the boat water activity like skiing, wakeboarding or wakeskating. When I implemented this rule last year there was complaining, but they toed the line. This summer the tube came out one time, and one time only, and it was out of the boat for a total of maybe 30 minutes. The rest of the year they spent their time riding sticks.
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