System2 vs ERC vs Lil Bro vs BackYard System vs GoRide
I will always love riding boat, but it's hard to ignore the benefits of a linear cable. Aside from needing a large property, a linear cable is typically cheaper to buy and cheaper to run than a wakeboard boat. You also need way less space and automatic functions are available to eliminate human driving errors.
Which linear cable is the best?
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Lil Bro is not even a contender in this debate. My buddies were told to stop doing air tricks because it could damage the Lil Bro and the operator said it was designed for that.
Aside from the structures used to support the motors, the other four linear cables seem pretty much the same.
System2 uses a design similar to two ladders.
ERC uses a frame like electric power lines.
Backyard System uses a thick metal pole.
GoRide uses wooded poles in the ground.
So when you are up and riding, are they all the same?
CableBahn - www.cablebahn.com
Dave, I am pretty sure this doesn't violate any wakeworld policies, but please let me know if I have crossed the line in any way!
I will go ahead and take this time to introduce myself, my name is Sam Adams and I was recently brought on board to help with the development of a new straight-line cable system manufactured in the United States called CableBahn. The CableBahn system was designed in Germany and then brought to the United States for manufacturing. The system utilizes all United States components except for the physical running cable, which still comes from Germany. However, I am sure many of you are aware how critical and specific the running cable is.. It is simply not manufactured in the United States to the proper specifications.
The major differences between the CableBahn system and other systems on the market is..
-all aluminum tower construction
-hinging tower feet
-larger diameter running cable
-larger diameter pulley
-heavy duty industrial type components (bearings, coupling, pulley shaft, etc.)
-the system comes standard with a phase converter that allows operation from regular household 220v 2Phase Power
-digital operation display (allows operator to change turn-around points, max speed, and other functions without hooking up a computer)
Here is a short but recent video teaser for the system. Full video is in the works, should be ready by next week sometime!
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31978322?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/31978322">CableBahn - The Intro</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/cablebahn">CableBahn</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Any follow up here? We're looking at a piece of prop that really lends itself to a backyard cable system. The System 2.0 is the only one I've really researched. If anyone has any experience with the others, please shout out. Thanks.
iv ridden the system 2, ERC, little bro and the cable bahn
I thought the ERC was the best of the 3. it felt alot more solid than the other 3.
the system2 and the cablebahn were about the same, pretty damn good, but the ERC was just so tight and had such a consistant pull
and the little bro is just a joke... definitely made for teaching little kids
Thanks for the input.
I've ridden a few systems. The Go ride is IMO the best hands down. - You can change the tension in the cable in seconds! The pull is always constant and it could even handle a full a$$ to the water cut - most other systems slow down or struggle noticeably when I do that. I'd heard several parks in Europe have ordered Go rides and I believe there is someone looking to distribute them eventually in the US. The sesitec systems are my second pick, however the engineering in the go-ride and the tensioning system means I'll be putting one on my lake as soon as I get the nod from my wife ;)
i've ridden the system 2 and maintain an ERC system at Mile High wake park. i have to agree with J.B. that the ERC is one of the better systems from the sound tower construction, industrial grade parts (pulleys, motor, etc.), consistent pulls, to a much tighter running cable. we've started riding doubles on the features, makes for some sweet shots on the box or off the kickers. this is something that would never be possible on a system 2.0 due to a tension kill switch which as it sounds kills the power if the tension on the running cable is over a certain limit. finally if a part is to break (which it will, trust me) you don't have to wait 4 months to get them shipped from germany, just a quick call to texas and have your park running again in a week.
+1 for ERC
I hope im not late on this. But would definitely like to share some facts on ERC.
ERC is the only cable fully designed and made in america using only american components. We made our own road designing a cable for durability, less maintenance, safety, and still easy on the wallet. Using a stronger motor (10hp) and VFD (20hp) allows us to run a thicker cable (3/8) which provides for the most consistent pull of any straightline cable to this day. With our revolutionary design of the hinging tower and chained anchors makes maintenance on the ERC system a breeze and ideal for events, promos, and permanent setups. One thing that really sets Endless above the rest is the rider innovation and we will never stop growing. Not to mention we take pride in having some of the best customer service on the scene today. Hope this helps and if you need any more info or consult please email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rode ERC up at Boardnation and the pull was a lot better than the 2.0 I've ridden at Hydrous. I'm far from an expert but could definitely tell a difference.
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