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chrisdurcan 02-19-2010 5:08 PM

Found one for a good deal and am thinking of getting it...but I have heard mixed opinions on them. If you have ridden one let me know if it is worth buying. Thanks!!!

ryand121 02-19-2010 5:14 PM

I have one and use it quite a bit. It's pretty fun, especially on houseboat trips to Lake Powell. Be ready for an arm work out though!

chrisdurcan 02-19-2010 5:22 PM

Do you need a ton of room to use it? Can it be used on a semi crowded lake?

liquidforcefan 02-19-2010 5:46 PM

I've never used one but I have towed a person using one and it seems like a lot more trouble than it's worth. Even though the person was pretty new to it, it seemed like you always need the perfect conditions and there's the probability for a lot of sitting and waiting, but then I again I don't own one.

ryand121 02-19-2010 6:13 PM

I don't use it in a crowded area just because when you fall, the kite disconnects from the main line, and on crowded lakes, you can always count on some d-bag to be right on you a$$!

snowboardcorey 02-20-2010 1:55 PM

I've ridden them on smaller lakes without a problem but being crowded would make it tough. Just like Ryan said the kite detaches and since its so light it gets blown away from the rider pretty easily.

shredsickgnar 02-21-2010 11:12 PM

I rode a wake kite last year and it was probably the lamest thing I've ever done on a wakeboard. It takes an already restrictive sport and makes it even worse.


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