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Old     (bob_l)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-02-2009, 7:49 AM Reply   
This looks to be very interesting:

"The Ski-Trac track bar is a Stainless Steel bar that replaces the rope spindle/pylon on any tower and through using a rope guide will precisely TRACK the rider everywhere they go…thereby allowing whatever is mounted to the bar (speakers, lights, video camera) to always be ON AXIS with the rider for their entire run. Even if they 360 the boat the Ski-Trac bar will track them. The Ski-Trac bar also incorporates a wire swivel for all of the electrical and low voltage connections which prevents the wires from getting all twisted up as the track bar rotates and spins around to follow the rider. Speakers, Lights, Cameras and all other applicable accessories sold seperately."

(Message edited by bob_l on January 02, 2009)
Old     (crushing76)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-02-2009, 10:40 AM Reply
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-02-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
Its not a camera mount C.R. like the one you linked, it looks like its for speakers and lights.
Old     (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-02-2009, 11:43 AM Reply   
Um, what happens when you put slack into the rope and then make it real tight all the sudden?
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-02-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
Looks like the whole setup would bounce around a lot.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-02-2009, 2:11 PM Reply   
I don't know John, I wouldn't put that thingy on my boat, so I will never know.
Looks like it would snap.
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-03-2009, 1:32 AM Reply   
600 dollars hell to the nooo
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-03-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
There's no way thats gonna be $600 when it gets released unless someone over at Bazooka is smoking crack cocaine.
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-03-2009, 10:08 AM Reply   
Dang... anyone on this thread probably has the skills to build that thing for less than $50
Old     (bob_l)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-05-2009, 1:02 PM Reply   

I think that is solid stainless so I would assume the material cost alone would be in the $200 range but I have not priced stainless in the last 4-6 months (it may have gone down).

A buddy of mine may get his hands on a prototype and will let you guys know about bounce/tension/slack rope situations, etc.
Old     (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-05-2009, 1:34 PM Reply   
Hah $600! Cool idea but for that price plus speakers buy a set of wetsounds and then there is not need for some gimicky thing sitting on top of your tower.
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-05-2009, 1:44 PM Reply   
I can get a fat kid to sit up there and film for the price of a bag of chips.
Old     (bob_l)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-05-2009, 1:46 PM Reply   
"I can get a fat kid to sit up there and film for the price of a bag of chips."

or...two nice looking girls and beer!
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-05-2009, 1:47 PM Reply   
If he falls off, do the fish laugh?}


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