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By Joe Umali (dakid) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 8:04 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
chris with epic boats is using the resin infusion method he used to build his 'better wakeboat' to build 300mpg vehicles as well now. it's pretty cool looking and i was able to snap a few pics at their private launch party. i just thought it was interesting that a technology developed for wakeboarding could have a great application like this.

who knew wakeboarding could possibly change the world?

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By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 8:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
So the same technology that allows us to sink our boats with 4000lbs of water and burn tens of gallons of gas per day, is also helping us create lightweight/fuel efficient cars!

That is awesome though. I wonder if we will see these things hit the mainstream soon? I remember a post a while back said they were going to cost $20k?

 
By Loren (helix_rider) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 8:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That thing looks like a Bond car...press a button and watch the wings flip out on the side and take off. 300 mpg...I could go to work for 3 weeks on 1 gallon. :-)
 
By fb (fbroen) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 8:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
What, no transom remote?

Looks wild.

 
By looser (charman) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 9:16 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
pretty cool, but i wonder what one looks like when its been hit by a 2500HD going 65 mph...
 
By Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 9:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
thats cool but i dont think that technology was built for wakeboarding exclusively by epic, i think i remember hearing that its been around just not used in wakeboarding boats
 
By Alex Kinon (nj_alex) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 9:36 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I wonder if that thing can tow a boat and trailer.
 
By Jeff Bridges (jbjboc) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 9:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nice- using products that contribute to Global Warming as a means to "save" the enviroment.
Good marketing

 
By Joe Umali (dakid) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 9:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
you know that the products that contribute to global warming are made by companies that sponsor your events, right?
 
By "G" (grant_west) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 10:00 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Joe: resin infusion is nothing new. Mabey his method
(that I know nothing about) is somthing new. What method is Chris using can you elebroate on it.

 
By christian cowen (wake_swede) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 10:07 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
wow
 
By Tim Krutz (timmy) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 10:07 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
how much are they planning to try and sell this car for? I could see paying 12-15k because it is pretty small.
 
By "G" (grant_west) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 11:36 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Tim thats very generous of you.
I think a Toyta Prius sells for like $26K
I doubt your gonna get somthing that gets 300 MPG
for less than a Prius.

 
By richard coop (mendo247) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 11:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Very cool!
 
By WCW (walt) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 12:19 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thats a crazy looking rig !
 
By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 12:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I guess you didn't read my post, but in an old thread, Chris was saying about $20k.
 
By Jeff Bridges (jbjboc) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 2:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Joe- I don't promote So Cal INT anymore.
Not a fan of R Stocks but INT as a whole is a great organization.......

Nice car EPIC has there- i'd love to check out thier boats though. Where/when are there some Demo days to check the ride???

 
By Richard (nauty) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 2:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
If only they could put a 300 MPG motor in a tow boat. Perhaps an Epic?

Hmmmmmn........

 
By Tim Krutz (timmy) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 2:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Leo, thanks, I missed that. 20k would be reasonable.

Crash safety would be interesting to hear about too.

 
By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 4:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The motor is a 37HP diesel and like a 12HP electric motor. Doubt that will push an epic!
 
By Jeff (fuller313) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 4:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It might push it down a river.
 
By mike odenwaelder (hyperlite_boards) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 5:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
wheres the tower
 
By miles (billyjodonjimbo) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 6:51 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
the plugin hybrid version costs 29,900 and the all electric version costs 26,900 according to aptera.com
 
By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 7:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ok, guess the 20k pricetag was off. Still not bad at under 30k. When will we start seeing them on the road?
 
By nicholas depratti (wake_trasher) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 10:00 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
thats sooo cool!!!!
300mpg is INSANE!!!!
more power to them

 
By Cliff Griffin (seattle) on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 6:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I doubt that rig gets 300mph?

Interesting concept for sure, but a true application on the road... huh uh. We have a smart car dealership just down the road from my work place. Whenever I see them trying to negotiate through traffic around here I cringe. They're as dangerous as a motorcycle with no ability to accelerate to avoid an accident. Your a sitting duck in what amounts to an eggshell.

 

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