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2013-09-13 09:09:01 AM  
Looks like fun but if you fell off while in mid flight I bet you'd be hurting bad.
 
2013-09-13 09:11:14 AM  
I was so waiting for that to start spinning for some reason
 
2013-09-13 09:12:07 AM  
Very cool, but its been done before:

lasttechage.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-13 09:23:31 AM  
Didn't they ban the sale of items like that in the States because so many people got hurt and killed on them?
 
2013-09-13 09:27:30 AM  
How did they get all the eels out of it?
 
2013-09-13 09:33:18 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Looks like fun but if you fell off while in mid flight I bet you'd be hurting bad.


My thoughts exactly, in addition to thinking boy does that look fun, I don't think the implicit risk is a deal breaker for me.
 
2013-09-13 09:34:41 AM  
VIdeo needs more fail, also that shiat's gotta be hellish on the MPG or HPG or however you aquaheads define efficiency for a watercraft.

/Once burned 12 gallons in about 2 hours. Why yes, I was smoking speedboats. (Jesus, I should show you the pipe! ;))
//Also, innertubing at 50mph behind a PWC isn't the best idea, but I bet your mom would like it.
///Because she'd get blasted in the face, hard.
/fark I miss the water.
 
2013-09-13 11:36:27 AM  
Look up Manta Ray Tube on youtube. There are tons of videos like this. Some with spectacular crashing.
 
2013-09-13 12:05:14 PM  
Hold my vodka and watch this?
 
2013-09-13 12:20:13 PM  

belome: Didn't they ban the sale of items like that in the States because so many people got hurt and killed on them?


Yes.  Don't know how many deaths, but there were an extremely high number of shoulder-dislocations.  I know someone who got one and immediately returned it because, once airborne, it tended to roll over and slam you into the water from 15 feet up.  At 40mph that's a painful fall.

Looks like they might have some of the bugs worked out. doesn't seem to roll as easy, but the guy on back is carefully centered, and looks like the toy is a little under-inflated which probably helps with stability.  Looks like fun, but I don't think I'd risk it.
 
2013-09-13 12:39:19 PM  
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2006/CPSC-Warns-Consumer 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 Sport
June 30, 2006 Release Number: 06202

In 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....
 
2013-09-13 01:27:05 PM  
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.
 
2013-09-13 02:04:36 PM  
Looks like fun, but there's no way I'd get on one of those without a life jacket.
 
2013-09-13 02:21:23 PM  
Those things are fun as shiat but the biatchslap you take when you wipe out pretty much makes it not worth it.
 
2013-09-13 02:43:07 PM  
I expected that to lurch violently out of control like most vehicles in Russia.
 
2013-09-13 03:13:37 PM  
Not sure what was more impressive.. the guy not wiping out on that thing or the cameraman letting off what must be the world's longest fart.
 
2013-09-13 03:35:19 PM  
Well I hope they find a way to stabilize the thing because that looks farking awesome.
 
2013-09-13 03:53:35 PM  

oryx: I expected that to lurch violently out of control like most vehicles in Russia.


But think of the dash cam footage.
 
2013-09-13 06:38:14 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Well I hope they find a way to stabilize the thing because that looks farking awesome.


I think some forward angle foils on either side that cut at about 45 degrees would go along way toward lateral stability. Also having a driver that knows wtf they're doing would be crucial.
 
2013-09-13 08:02:09 PM  

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 Sport
June 30, 2006 Release Number: 06202

In 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....


So a redneck culling device?

mlkshk.com
 
2013-09-13 08:25:29 PM  
The problem with those things is they "fly" in a deep stall and are just waiting for any excuse to spin.
 
2013-09-13 09:08:54 PM  

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.


Go get a pilot's license.  It's cheaper than you might think.  Actually flying trumps being towed behind a putt-putt any day.  And if being towed behind a putt-putt is an absolute must, do it in a glider and go chase some thermals.
 
2013-09-13 10:57:19 PM  
Want...
 
2013-09-14 12:40:34 AM  
Shut up and take my money
 
2013-09-14 03:56:57 AM  
looks like a lot of fun.
debbie downers here in the thread took the smile off of my face, tho.....
 
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