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Old     (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-10-2006, 1:35 PM Reply   
Now that everyone is talking about the end of the season I am thinking about toys to get me thru the long winter. We might try to resurrect our tramp and I wanted to build a spin machine. I've had one experience with one, at West Coast Wakeboard Camp, which seemed homemade but really worked great. We tried to make an impromptu one with an old board (minus the fins) a handle and some weight hanging off the deck and a cutting board with soap on it to make it slippery. Lots of laughs but not much stability. Anybody out there know where I can get one of these or any tips on how to make a good one?? Thanks
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-10-2006, 1:48 PM Reply   
I thought Mike was selling those through Proflite?
Old     (jbeau)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-10-2006, 4:49 PM Reply   
Couldn't find it on google... can you post a link?
Old     (melanie_g)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-11-2006, 5:42 AM Reply   
I apologize for my ignorance, but what is a spin machine??
Old     (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2006, 6:47 AM Reply   
Yhea Mike Schwenne was/is selling them throughg Pro Flight Towers in Modesto, ca
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-11-2006, 6:51 AM Reply   
Chris & Mike at the boat show 05.
Old     (hudd007)      Join Date: May 2006       08-11-2006, 9:58 AM Reply   
Ok, forgive my ignorance. But what is the point of that? To just spin around in circles? I can't seem to figure out what else they could be
Old     (wakeman21)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-11-2006, 10:01 AM Reply   
to get the handle pass down I guess
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-11-2006, 10:58 AM Reply   
Actually, and ironically, those have been around for quite a while, used by TRICK SKIERS. Those don't look like they have it, but most are set up to where you must balance on it, and then spin. Mainly training for spinning balance, it also trains you to get used to what you body does and where it goes during a spin. We used to get on them and see who could do the most ole' style spins until you flew off from going too fast. Indo boards work much better for training, I feel.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-11-2006, 11:35 AM Reply   
Thos ethings work incredibly well for learning to keep your axis. If you use a pretty heavy weight on the pulley you get a good simulation of the boat pulling against your handle pass. if you lose your axis it will throw you on your ass like off the wake.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 12:51 PM Reply   
I wonder how hard it would be to build one, maybe home depot has everything you need.
Old     (loudah)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-11-2006, 12:59 PM Reply   
It looks rather basic should be able to use a ball bearing assembly mounted to an old deck and some hardwood.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:01 PM Reply   
thats what I was thinking..
would be great for my 2 year old since it'll be awhile before I let him on the indo board
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:03 PM Reply   
I think you would want a bearing assembly that will let you tilt and all.?
Old     (loudah)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-11-2006, 1:21 PM Reply   
Would be a sweet modification to add some rollers on a channel or track that allow for lateral motion also. Man might have hit up Home Depot!
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:30 PM Reply   
something like a train track system (I mean rails) bout 3-4ft long still able to spin the board..mmmmmm
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:31 PM Reply   
trying to think how to lock rollers in?
Old     (loudah)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-11-2006, 1:35 PM Reply   
Maybe something like a skateboard truck setup with a piece of steel or something rigid either above track or under depending on how you mount rollers, wonder how that would do? Might be gettin a little too crazy with it all could just turn out to be a puke machine!!!
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:37 PM Reply   
no welding tools for me.. :-(
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-11-2006, 1:41 PM Reply

this would work if it had more of a tilt..
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-12-2006, 2:54 PM Reply   
started the project last night, it can go 3-4ft left to right, has tilt for edging, but the wheels I got get caught in the center track line
so now I have got to modify some more...

Atleast it gives me something to do.

(Message edited by ghostrider_2 on August 12, 2006)
Old     (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-13-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
Kenny, that's cool. Lets see some pictures. Thanks for all the ideas and photos. Besides balance and spin and handle pass practice, I found the relationship between my movement on the machine and subtle movements of the handle really helped me to understand why my board tends to slide out when I'm in the air, but I'm still pretty basic out there behind the boat so more experienced riders probably get all that already. But hey, what is an Indo board? Les
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-13-2006, 10:50 AM Reply   
I will have pictures if I figure this issue out, this will take time as I am no engineer..
Old     (uppledup17)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-15-2006, 7:12 AM Reply   
Kenny any luck in putting together the machine yet? If I am reading the previous posts correctly, you would also like to see the board move 3 to 4 feet laterally on rails while still being able to the the top board? If so I think I can desgin something that would do that. If you could clarify I will let you know what I come up with.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-15-2006, 9:58 AM Reply   
ya I could use some help, kinda stuck and had to take a breather.

trying for lateral movement 3-4ft
360 spin
and tilt.


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