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Old 04-15-2016, 10:26 PM
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Handboarding behind a boat

So, I was watching Shark Tank tonight and a company called Slyde Handboards was on. It's basically a board you put on your hand to help you body surf better. They ended up getting a deal with Mark Cuban and guest host Ashton Kutcher.

After watching I was wondering if this would work behind a boat. Looks like someone has tried: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-4XnidU4TAU

Think you could get enough push to go without the rope? Anyone tried it? I might have to get a one and try it out. www.slydehandboards.com
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:44 AM
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That looks like not very much fun. I want to write " dumbest thing I have ever seen" , but I want to be polite
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Old 04-16-2016, 06:46 AM
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I did a lot of body surfing in SoCal when I was a kid. My first duty assignment in the Army was Hawaii. I had never seen anything like what's in the video until I got to Hawaii. Some of the body surfers there had like little hand planks they used and this was in the mid 80s. They were very useful on large waves but getting dragged behind a boat with one doesn't look like much fun.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:28 AM
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Lol...that looks like one of those moments that started with, "watch this...hold my beer!"
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It makes way more sense when you use like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWNQcx-lLyQ

But behind a boat it's just kind of silly.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:53 AM
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:08 AM
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That looks like not very much fun. I want to write " dumbest thing I have ever seen" , but I want to be polite



Don't be polite, and don't provide any seed money to that endeavor......
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:59 PM
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That looks like not very much fun. I want to write " dumbest thing I have ever seen" , but I want to be polite
I think you're spot on in my opinion.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:10 PM
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Rotator Cuff surgery here you come. Don't see any advantage to a regular body board that would be a whole lot less stress on your deltoid?
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:41 PM
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Whomever approved that as a promo vid should be fired.

At least the surfing one is well produced. Still looks dumb but well produced.

That first one looks ridiculous
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