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RiverDave

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These things were all over Thompson Bay today and cruising through the Channel..

Anybody know anything about them? How much are they?

I even saw one tow a boat to the launch ramp.. lol

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They are pretty impressive. Advancing quick. Saw a guy in Powell on one. Looks very relaxing.
 
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They are pretty impressive. Advancing quick. Saw a guy in Powell on one. Looks very relaxing.
Won’t lie. Saw a bunch on Instagram over the last couple weeks. Thought they were CGI bs. Dude went past us and we walked down to the end of the channel. They had 4-5 lined up. Bad ass
 

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busted him for what? There is no wake?

I saw them ripping through the channel the entire time we were going through it.
They yelled over the PA to slow down. You’re right, no wake at all. The cops left about the same time we did. Glad to see they got back on it.
 

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busted him for what? There is no wake?

I saw them ripping through the channel the entire time we were going through it.
Unless there is a posted speed on the bouys and in the channel. Technically I think they would would win in court.
After spending a shit ton on the attorney's...
 
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These look cool. We have had many good laughs watching people ride these at powell and biff it. I know I would if I tried! They are spendy kind of like the "one wheel" of the water.
 

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Unless there is a posted speed on the bouys and in the channel. Technically I think they would would win in court.
After spending a shit ton on the attorney's...
busted him for what? There is no wake?

I saw them ripping through the channel the entire time we were going through it.
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They are going way too fast. I have a foil I pull behind the boat and it’s the greatest thing ever. Way more fun than a wake board and way less impact. Usually pull it about 10 mph.

the guys on the powered boards are going much faster. They have no ability to stop quick or go into reverse. It’s incredibly stupid and dangerous in the channel. They don’t care, they are doing it for the gram...
 

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There's different kinds of boards......including rider powered.
When these things catch a small wave, they're amazing.

Pretty hard to enforce any rules on the 'manual' ones. From what I see, you need to select the right parts for your strength & weight and they cost about $2500 - and once you figure it out - away you go.
 

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At $12k it's a fad that will surely die...
 

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There's different kinds of boards......including rider powered.
When these things catch a small wave, they're amazing.

Pretty hard to enforce any rules on the 'manual' ones. From what I see, you need to select the right parts for your strength & weight and they cost about $2500 - and once you figure it out - away you go.
I have one very similar to that, but those aren’t the ones ripping through the channel... nobody is pumping all the way through the channel..
 

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I have a couple no powered ones. You need a wake, a tow rope, or you can pump to make them move..
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To me, it’s the most fun you can have in the water. I’m addicted to it. It’s the whole reason we got the 255 over a 288. We needed a boat that is good for towing.
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