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Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-19-2006, 8:36 PM Reply   
This kind of snuck up on me, since I don't often read some of the other topic areas. I have seen these advertised and thought for a minute that they might be fun, but it seem that they are a bit too dangerous for my tastes. Please read before you consider the purchase.

Sorry for the redundant post but I feel this is good information loosly related to "boat accessories" where there is significant traffic on the webboard.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/335118.html?1153366306

Moderators, please delete this post if you feel it is not appropriate.
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-19-2006, 9:22 PM Reply   
they were recalled last week.. sportsstuff is offering people their money back for them
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       07-19-2006, 10:02 PM Reply   
They've been outlawed at numerous places including Lake powell.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-19-2006, 10:21 PM Reply   
My sister's boyfriend dislocated his shoulder falling off of one two days ago in northern MI.
Old    Red C5 (peterc4)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-19-2006, 10:37 PM Reply   
Here's a nice video showing what happens on these....

http://www.heytone.com/movies/wegowipeout3.html
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-20-2006, 12:27 AM Reply   
i'd link dw's post about tubing but i'm lazy.
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-20-2006, 3:11 PM Reply   
If at first you don't break your neck, try try again..
Old    C (cawakeboarder12)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-20-2006, 3:28 PM Reply   
I dont get people who cry when they get hurt on that thing. When it says dont go over this speed. DOn't fly higher than you are willing to fall
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-20-2006, 3:42 PM Reply   
OUCH! hat last one was brutal
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-20-2006, 4:32 PM Reply   
wow that thing is brutal!
Old    Machew (mbrown)      Join Date: May 2005       07-20-2006, 7:02 PM Reply   
On the last one did you notice what part of the wake he landed on--------painful!
Old    Nelly (gnelson)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-20-2006, 8:16 PM Reply   
NOT COOL!
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-20-2006, 8:27 PM Reply   
eliminating tubers one at time, darwin at work
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-20-2006, 8:43 PM Reply   
That video is some funny shi+

(Message edited by zo1 on July 20, 2006)
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-20-2006, 9:01 PM Reply   
That video is not funny, I guarantee that last fall resulted in injury, if not serious injury, and that just isnt funny.

(Note they were properly tubing in the rough part of the lake)
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-20-2006, 9:04 PM Reply   
Ouch. That thing brings a whole new meaning to inherently dangerous product, but it also illustrates assumption of risk! I wonder how many folks have been seriously injured or killed. I'm amazed there are people STUPID enough to actually ride that thing. Hmmm passive eugenics and darwinian theory: the guy stupid enough to ride one doesnt grow up to have kids of his own.
Old    grud8            07-21-2006, 12:20 AM Reply   
The stupid one is the driver. He (or she) is the one that controls the height that the tube can go.
Old    Danny (boomerang)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-21-2006, 4:30 AM Reply   
Looks like they have been recalled.

http://www.boattest.com/Resources/news.aspx#recall
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-21-2006, 4:44 AM Reply   
Sorry Mike but that is damn funny.

People who get hurt doing stupid things don't get pity.
Old    nautique226            07-21-2006, 5:53 AM Reply   
It was only a matter of time before someone died or got there neck broken off of one of these. Recall!
Old    Someone Else (deltahoosier)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-21-2006, 7:20 AM Reply   
Looks like the guy was falling off on purpose. That last one had to hurt.
Old    bigrich            07-21-2006, 7:30 AM Reply   
Looks like he let go for sure. I guess there some point where your brain takes over for your body's stupidity.
Old    Kelley (kslakebum)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-21-2006, 7:50 AM Reply   
Darwin is working for all of us... FINALLY! I don't see why people are stupid enough to even buy one, let alone ride them. Literally, death in a box.
Old    Kevin Denbroeder (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-21-2006, 9:12 AM Reply   
That last one is NASTY!!
Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-21-2006, 10:22 AM Reply   
Did anyone else notice in the videos all the boats seemed to be going way over the 20 mph limit the manufacture suggests. I am jsut guessing but I would guess most were going closer to 30 the last one even says boat speed 35, and they wonder why the falls hurt?!?

(Message edited by skibum69 on July 21, 2006)

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