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Old 10-12-2013, 07:20 AM
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New water toy (towed by a Mastercraft in video)

Might be fun for the younger kids.........

http://zup.com/
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:34 AM
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I don't know what to make of it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:41 AM
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I thought kneeboards were for people who can't do anything else. This is even worse.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:03 AM
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Not everyone is an experienced wakeboarder or slalom skier. There is always a market for entry level equipment and this s just another twist. They will probably make some money on this.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:07 AM
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Just seems flimsy to me.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:37 AM
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Just seems flimsy to me.
I agree and it would take up a lot of space. I bring tubes for people who can't ski or wakeboard. At least I can fold those up and tuck them away easily. The zup seems like it would be similar to a moped. They are fun but you don't want to be seen on one.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:52 AM
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hmm, $329 for the board and a $119 for the rope and handle.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:20 PM
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It's about having fun on the water, not meeting approval of the water sports elite. Every time someone makes a snobby comment like that, it makes me want to go buy another tube.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:51 PM
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It's about having fun on the water, not meeting approval of the water sports elite. Every time someone makes a snobby comment like that, it makes me want to go buy another tube.
I wasn't meaning to be snobby by any means. And my family and I are by no means watersports elites. I'm just saying that's an awful lot of money for a modified snow sled.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:42 PM
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I learned to feel comfortable in the water on something like this. When we were kids, my Dad attached a wood dowel to a bit of rope and attached that to a 2'x4' sheet of plywood. The tow rope hooked on under the front of the plywood and dragged it like a sled. It was excellent to teach us kids it's not the end of the world if you fall in the water. You could sit, stand, cut, go backwards... Whatever you were brave enough for. After a couple weeks, the skis came out and the board was put away.

I see a market with this, but like a razor scooter... It's for the kids. I absolutely detest tubes, but I can't help but laugh when I take kids out. If it makes them happy, I'm happy. A day at the lake in the sunshine, with everyone having fun, beats a -28 pass with two other people any day.
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