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Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-01-2007, 9:04 AM Reply   
chris with epic boats is using the resin infusion method he used to build his 'better wakeboat' to build 300mpg vehicles as well now. it's pretty cool looking and i was able to snap a few pics at their private launch party. i just thought it was interesting that a technology developed for wakeboarding could have a great application like this.

who knew wakeboarding could possibly change the world?

Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-01-2007, 9:08 AM Reply   
So the same technology that allows us to sink our boats with 4000lbs of water and burn tens of gallons of gas per day, is also helping us create lightweight/fuel efficient cars!

That is awesome though. I wonder if we will see these things hit the mainstream soon? I remember a post a while back said they were going to cost $20k?
Old     (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-01-2007, 9:40 AM Reply   
That thing looks like a Bond a button and watch the wings flip out on the side and take off. 300 mpg...I could go to work for 3 weeks on 1 gallon. :-)
Old     (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-01-2007, 9:49 AM Reply   
What, no transom remote?

Looks wild.
Old     (charman)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-01-2007, 10:16 AM Reply   
pretty cool, but i wonder what one looks like when its been hit by a 2500HD going 65 mph...
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-01-2007, 10:31 AM Reply   
thats cool but i dont think that technology was built for wakeboarding exclusively by epic, i think i remember hearing that its been around just not used in wakeboarding boats
Old     (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-01-2007, 10:36 AM Reply   
I wonder if that thing can tow a boat and trailer.
Old     (jbjboc)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-01-2007, 10:45 AM Reply   
Nice- using products that contribute to Global Warming as a means to "save" the enviroment.
Good marketing
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-01-2007, 10:49 AM Reply   
you know that the products that contribute to global warming are made by companies that sponsor your events, right?
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-01-2007, 11:00 AM Reply   
Joe: resin infusion is nothing new. Mabey his method
(that I know nothing about) is somthing new. What method is Chris using can you elebroate on it.
Old     (wake_swede)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-01-2007, 11:07 AM Reply   
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-01-2007, 11:07 AM Reply   
how much are they planning to try and sell this car for? I could see paying 12-15k because it is pretty small.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-01-2007, 12:36 PM Reply   
Tim thats very generous of you.
I think a Toyta Prius sells for like $26K
I doubt your gonna get somthing that gets 300 MPG
for less than a Prius.
Old    mendo247            10-01-2007, 12:48 PM Reply   
Very cool!
Old    walt            10-01-2007, 1:19 PM Reply   
Thats a crazy looking rig !
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-01-2007, 1:41 PM Reply   
I guess you didn't read my post, but in an old thread, Chris was saying about $20k.
Old     (jbjboc)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-01-2007, 3:20 PM Reply   
Hey Joe- I don't promote So Cal INT anymore.
Not a fan of R Stocks but INT as a whole is a great organization.......

Nice car EPIC has there- i'd love to check out thier boats though. Where/when are there some Demo days to check the ride???
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-01-2007, 3:45 PM Reply   
If only they could put a 300 MPG motor in a tow boat. Perhaps an Epic?

Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-01-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
Leo, thanks, I missed that. 20k would be reasonable.

Crash safety would be interesting to hear about too.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-01-2007, 5:43 PM Reply   
The motor is a 37HP diesel and like a 12HP electric motor. Doubt that will push an epic!
Old     (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-01-2007, 5:54 PM Reply   
It might push it down a river.
Old     (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-01-2007, 6:00 PM Reply   
wheres the tower
Old     (billyjodonjimbo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-01-2007, 7:51 PM Reply   
the plugin hybrid version costs 29,900 and the all electric version costs 26,900 according to
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-01-2007, 8:26 PM Reply   
Ok, guess the 20k pricetag was off. Still not bad at under 30k. When will we start seeing them on the road?
Old     (wake_trasher)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-01-2007, 11:00 PM Reply   
thats sooo cool!!!!
300mpg is INSANE!!!!
more power to them
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-02-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
I doubt that rig gets 300mph?

Interesting concept for sure, but a true application on the road... huh uh. We have a smart car dealership just down the road from my work place. Whenever I see them trying to negotiate through traffic around here I cringe. They're as dangerous as a motorcycle with no ability to accelerate to avoid an accident. Your a sitting duck in what amounts to an eggshell.


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