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?
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).
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.