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Old    jb (rico80)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-04-2005, 5:33 AM Reply   
I live on a private lake where it would be impossible to ever build a permanent slider. My friends and I were talking about building a floating one that we could tow into position and anchor at both ends. I am pretty sceptical of how stable the slider will be. Obviously as soon as you ollie onto it, it will sink somewhat throwing off your balance. In addition to that, if you get it too high off the water it would have a tendency to tip side to side, unless it had a really wide base. Then there is the problem with boat waves moving it out of position by the time you come around to hit it. I am just wondering if this is actually practical and if anyone has had success with floating sliders before.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-04-2005, 7:12 AM Reply   
Here are some pictures of our floating sliders. They work very well.

rainbow

hacko

Let me know if you have any questions.

Later,
jjakober
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-04-2005, 8:05 AM Reply   
Damn, that's a nice rainbow. What'd you use for the sides and what'd you float it with?
Old    nwegene            02-04-2005, 8:14 AM Reply   
I made a flat box out of two pontoons form a hobie cat and used anchors with bungie cords to hold it in place. It worded out pretty well and was very easy to move.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-06-2005, 5:19 PM Reply   
The sides are galvanized steel and we floated it with foam blocks.

Later,
jjakober
Old    313productions            02-07-2005, 8:03 AM Reply   
Here is a floating slider I made with my buddy....

Old    Luke Mahaney (mahaney)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-25-2005, 7:57 PM Reply   
I'm looking to build a floating rainbow this spring. who's got tips or designs for me?

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