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Old 09-04-2004, 06:29 PM
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Remote Control X-Star

I have been looking at a toy remote control X-Star at Wal-Mart on and off all summer. It is about 16 in. long and it appears to have forward-reverse and left-right controls. The price was $30, but I see they have reduced them with the end of summer stuff to $20.

Has anybody bought one of these? If so how does it work? Is it a battery hog?

Looks like something that may be fun to mess with inbetween ski runs, etc.

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Old 09-04-2004, 08:49 PM
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I think that store has an easy return policy. Go for it..

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Old 09-04-2004, 10:53 PM
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I got one. It is not going to 'wow' you with it's performance. I was thinking of maybe going to the hobby store and getting a better little elec motor for it as I think the rest of the 'hull' is pretty good. Just not too fast.

Here it is in my hot tub. Can't really go wrong for $20 bucks?
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Old 09-05-2004, 08:50 AM
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"...Just not too fast..."
Good,hot tubs are a no wake zone anyways!
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Old 09-05-2004, 11:20 AM
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everything's better with poutine on it....mais oui?
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:17 PM
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Did the Poutine made its way to Alberta yet?
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:35 PM
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oh yeah........
I actually first had it way back in high-school on a french exchange to the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec....

then I found it in Jasper at a little pizza place run by a guy from quebec....makes it with meat sauce and the curd cheese and gravy....you can't eat just one

now we have it here everywhere...A&W, Harveys...just waiting for McDonalds to offer it with the McPoulet

If Quebec seperates, do we have to give back the poutine?


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Old 09-05-2004, 08:01 PM
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...Yep,that and a 8 months waterski season would definitely make me a believer!
Have you "met" Neil M.?he's from Calgary and a regular on the board...He would really need a good bonedoc as he broke a couples of ribs wakeboarding last week.
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Old 09-05-2004, 09:15 PM
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I got one. It is not going to 'wow' you with it's performance. I was thinking of maybe going to the hobby store and getting a better little elec motor for it as I think the rest of the 'hull' is pretty good. Just not too fast.

Here it is in my hot tub. Can't really go wrong for $20 bucks?
My boss has a couple of the Air Nautique ones, they are pretty cool, they actually put off a pretty good wakeboard wake, to scale that is. we race them around his swimming pool, kinda fun. especially for 20 bucks.
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:17 AM
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I saw the SN version at Walmart and they look cool, but then thought of Twiggy the skiing squirrel.

Do they have problems turning left in reverse?
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