MelGoesOnTour: Looks like fun but if you fell off while in mid flight I bet you'd be hurting bad.
belome: Didn't they ban the sale of items like that in the States because so many people got hurt and killed on them?
oryx: I expected that to lurch violently out of control like most vehicles in Russia.
Mentalpatient87: Well I hope they find a way to stabilize the thing because that looks farking awesome.
HairBolus: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2006/CPSC-Warns-Consume r s-about-Dangers-of-Tube-Kiting-Two-Deaths-over-the-Past-3-Months-Attri buted-to-New-Water-Sport/CPSC Warns Consumers about Dangers of Tube Kiting, Two Deaths over the Past 3 Months Attributed to New Water SportJune 30, 2006 Release Number: 06202In advance of the July 4th holiday weekend, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about the possible dangers associated with a new type of water recreation known as "tube kiting."CPSC is concerned about death and injury reports associated with tube kiting. It is currently investigating two versions of these products to determine if there is a significant product hazard.Tube kiting is a relatively new form of extreme water sport which is fast growing in popularity, but also extremely dangerous. CPSC is aware of at least two deaths associated with tube kiting this year. A 33-year-old Texas man was killed in late April 2006 while tube kiting, and a 42-year-old man died from injuries associated with tube kiting on June 26, 2006 in Wisconsin.CPSC is also aware of 12 serious injuries associated with tube kiting. The injuries include a broken neck, punctured lung, broken ribs, broken femur, chest and back injuries, and facial injuries, such as jaw fractures. A 14-year-old girl who was tube kiting lost consciousness when it fell about 15 feet and struck the water....
Certainly You Jest: Give me that same experience with theme-park ride-level "safety" and I'd be like the fat kid on pudding day riding that thing as many times as I could get through the line.Looks like an incredible blast, no doubt, but the risk is just too high.
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