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Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-25-2011, 1:12 PM Reply   
I never thought I would be in the market to buy a tube since I really am not a fan, but in this case I think it is worth it. We reached out the wounded warrior project and told them that we have all the necessary gear to teach wounded warriors to wakeboard, ski, kneeboard or tube. Problem is we actually do not have a tube...or knee board for that matter. They finally got back to me and it looks like they are going to take us up on our offer so now I am in the market for a tube and kneeboard. Does anyone know if brands or shapes or anything would be better or worse in this case?

Thanks in advance!
Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-25-2011, 1:21 PM Reply   
just get whatever tube costco has
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-25-2011, 1:30 PM Reply   
I kneeboard in addition to wakeboarding. I have a Hydroslide Phantom I picked up on sale at Sports Authority for under $100 a couple years back as a starter board. It's a cheesy rotomold but has a hook which helps beginner get up on deep water starts as they don't have to worry about the handle. I was riding a HO Element for two seasons. I picked it up for about $160 as a leftover from the year before. It's a good compression molded board (like a wakeboard) and I've had beginner doing deep water starts on it after a few rides on the training wheels board. This year I'm riding an HO Agent. So, depends on your budget and all, but there's a few options for you.

As for a tube? It's been forever since I've been on a tube and I refuse to pull one with my boat. lol But I'd say get one that seems fairly thick or durable so it doesn't pop. Would suck to have to replace it every season.
Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       03-25-2011, 1:33 PM Reply   
Talk to one of your local dealers and see if they would be interested in donating some product!!! It would be a write off for them anyway!
Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-25-2011, 1:38 PM Reply   
Thanks for the information. I would love it if we had a local board shop in the area. For the most part I am either stuck with Costco which I am not even sure if they would carry that here or the internet.
Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-25-2011, 1:46 PM Reply   
i was there a few days ago and they had a two or three person tube on display
Old    Bill Sloan (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-26-2011, 5:18 AM Reply   
Go with at least a two man tube because shared danger is always more fun. If you tube the way ewe do at least.


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