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Old     (SP75179)      Join Date: Feb 2012       02-17-2012, 8:44 AM Reply   
So my friend and I are design students, and avid wakeboarders/wakeskaters. For one of our design projects we are working on a design for a portable wakeboard slider, and we need some help on the market trends. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spare 2 minutes of your time and fill out a survey for us.

As a little background...we have both wakeboarded for most of our lives (I have picked up wakeskating over the past few years). I've always wanted to hit rails and sliders...but never had much of an opportunity as I don't live on a lake to build my own, and the closest cable park is about 4 1/2 hours away. I know the Rave sliders kind of fizzled out and you can't find them anymore...and there really aren't many viable options out there (especially for people not living on a lake), which is why we decided this could be a good project to take on.

The qualities that we know we want in it are that it will be portable (more so than the Rave was), it needs to stay stationary when you hit, it needs to be strong, and ideally it will be customizable (maybe buy part now, more later?). Unfortunately due to the difficulty to have something that answers all these problems while floating on water, the cost will be pretty high, so we are also curious to see how much somebody is willing to pay for an ideal portable slider.

Again, we are all for building your own if you have the ability to...but we are trying to find a solution for people that don't have that ability.

We'd really appreciate it if you could fill out this survey (10 questions), and any other input you might be able to give us. THANKS!


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Old     (augie_09)      Join Date: Mar 2011       02-17-2012, 9:27 AM Reply   

I have been tossing design ideas around for last 6 months for a solution in my situation. Have a houe on deep water lake so floating rail is only option, but needs to be portable, as water patrol will ticket us and confiscate anything left unattended. I would buy 2 old used pontoons and make a fun box out of them, but family doesn't want that tied to the dock permanently when not in use

Biggest issue I see is stability, and really only way to figure it out is live testing.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-17-2012, 9:49 AM Reply   
>>it will be portable (more so than the Rave was<<
That will be a HUGE task.... a few air filled bladders breaks down & folds up pretty small. The pipes all come apart in sections that are like 4' or so....
Old     (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-17-2012, 9:50 AM Reply   
Mmmm, sliders....
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