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bschall 08-26-2013 1:14 AM

Jet Surf
 
Saw this vid online thought that id share. These look pretty sick and if they have a good price point I am sure that theyd sell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ued-lMSNkow

wakerider111 08-26-2013 2:20 AM

looks like this tech has come a long way since the power-ski back in the early 2000's... eeek, the way i just said "back in the early 2000's makes it sound so long ago.

anyway, looks much better than the powerski and all previous atempts as in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEo3VP5wDT0

surfdoggy 08-26-2013 6:06 AM

Now that's my kind of stand up paddleboard!

Looks fast enough that it could really catch on.

phathom 08-26-2013 4:23 PM

Definitely a lot sportier than the "Surf Jet" we used to have when I was little. Similar concept, but the technology has come a long way.
The surf jet I remember from the late 80s and early 90s in my childhood my parents had was basically a 3-4" thick surfboard that was made like a jet ski haul. It was about 8 feet long and had a pull start jet drive motor on the back of it. You had a safety lanyard around your leg and it had a remote throttle switch you held while you were on it so you could stand up on it and control your speed. Steering was just like you'd expect.
Basically it was a hybrid between a stand up paddleboard and a jet ski. That thing could haul faster than your own good. I remember going on it before with my dad, good times. Cool to see they are making a newer, more fun version, probably more safe too.

BTW: I think he sold it because if you got too close to the back you would burn yourself on the motor.

83Starsnstripes 08-29-2013 11:58 AM

pretty sure these guys will get stabbed if they keep stealing waves from real surfers. Taking this up a river would be sweet though.

boardman74 08-31-2013 7:33 PM

Yeah they had something like this in the 90's and they never caught on. I remember them being really expensive for what they were. Wonder as to cost? Surprised that little motor can push them so fast.


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