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Old    steve (ss1234)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-31-2007, 7:19 PM Reply   
In a recent West Marine ad I saw a tow line quick release for tubes. In big letters across the ad it said "a requirement in California". Is there such a law in California requiring a quick release for towables?
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-31-2007, 7:35 PM Reply   
I hope so. Mine have been moving slowly. www.boarditup.com
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-31-2007, 9:48 PM Reply   
are you talkin about the trick ski release that attatches to the ski pylon or the little black plastic peice that is on the tube and the rope attatches too
Old    Adrenaline Junkie (kgoings)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-01-2007, 8:47 AM Reply   
No I think he is talking about a deal where the rider has a lanyard attached to their wrist...and when they fall off the tube the tube releases from the rope.

I think its a great idea if you tube. That way the tube is sitting out there near the downed rider...just a bit more saftey (visibility)

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/81657/0/0/quick%20release/All_2/mode+matchallpartial/0/0
Old    steve (ss1234)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-01-2007, 10:08 AM Reply   
Yes, the device in the link to west marine is what I saw. The west marine printed ad I saw stated this was mandatory in California. I have never heard of such a requirement (not that I consistently look for tubing laws).
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-01-2007, 10:15 AM Reply   
Can you control it from the boat? Kids piss you off just pull the lanyard and leave them floating for a few hours.
Old    Adrenaline Junkie (kgoings)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-01-2007, 10:27 AM Reply   
no control from the boat from teh looks of it...but you could get one of those trick skiing quick releases on the boat end too! Leave the kids float! LOL!
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-01-2007, 5:02 PM Reply   
ive never heard of that before. seems pretty cool. i have never heard of that bein a law but who knows. its tubing.
Old    B (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-01-2007, 5:47 PM Reply   
That looks like the dumbest thing I have ever seen. So lets say it malfunctions and you now have your wrist attached to this thing and you are dragged across the lake by your wrist or even worst it is broke or cut off.

It looks like it is attached to your wrist and it pulls a pin out when you fall that releases the tube from the rope. That sound like a painful helicopter ride to me. I sure won't attach that to me kids.
Old    Brian Rothchild (rothy)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-01-2007, 10:08 PM Reply   
It's a trick ski thing for when they have their foot in the line.
Old    Erik (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       06-02-2007, 9:40 AM Reply   
The trick ski release from the boats end; these release from the tubers end. And no its not the law.
Old    Erik (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       06-02-2007, 9:54 AM Reply   
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/boatlaw.asp This next one is a little easyer to take in, http://www.dbw.ca.gov/pubs/ABC/index.asp

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