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Crusty1
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Crusty1   3/7/2017 12:16:43 PM
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@Elizabethsimon:- Wonder if the electronics are susceptable to short range EMP or some such interference?

Crusty certainly agrees with your concept, it would be even better if the board suddenly sucked the boarders under the water as well.

I have to say I think this is a bit of equipment that is loking for Darwin award winners, hopefully quite soon.

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2017 11:55:57 AM
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@jnissen: ...Oh great, now a new water pest to interfere with a lazy day of sailing!...

When I still lived in England, I once went on a week's holiday with a group of friernds -- this was probably circa 1984-ish -- we rented a barge and spend the week meandering aroudn the canals surrounding Manchester -- it was great -- so restful -- if anyone on the canal went more than 2 miles-per-hour, everyone would should "slow down you daft bugger!"

The barge had a kitchen area, a toilet and shower, and cot beds -- in the evwenings we would tie up next to a pub (bar) where we would have supper and a few pints of beer -- I'd recommend that holiday to anyone.

 

 

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Re: Anohter water pest
elizabethsimon   3/6/2017 8:55:11 PM
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Wonder if the electronics are susceptable to short range EMP or some such interference?

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Anohter water pest
jnissen   3/6/2017 8:27:31 PM
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Oh great, now a new water pest to interfere with a lazy day of sailing! Bad enough the JetSki's and such love to swarm around slower moving craft now we have another "nuisance". Yeah I could probably double as that "Hey kid – get off my lawn" guy!

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Re: Details?
Max The Magnificent   3/6/2017 3:57:57 PM
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@perl_geek: Where's the link to the technical explanation and pictures of all that cool machinery?...

They shared some info with me -- including photos and exploted views of the engine and controller -- but I'm not sure if I can pass that info on. Better that I ask them to post their own comments/links here.

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perl_geek   3/6/2017 3:55:16 PM
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Where's the link to the technical explanation and pictures of all that cool machinery? The website's all about what fun it is, not how it's done.

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Re: Stoked!
elizabethsimon   3/6/2017 11:44:51 AM
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The coiled cable could just be the standard leash used by surfers to keep from losing their boards but it would make sense to incorperate a dead-man switch into the leash.

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perl_geek   3/4/2017 12:19:59 PM
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If you watch the video carefully,  I think you'll see a coiled cable attached to the rider's left leg and the board. If that isn't a dead-man switch, I'd be very surprised.

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David Ashton   3/3/2017 5:11:59 PM
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@Perl_Geek... good points...I trust also that they have some sort of detection to ensure that should the rider fall off the board does not go zooming into the middle distance....

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perl_geek   3/3/2017 3:36:24 PM
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But I have to agree with Elizabeth about the price, which is equally breathtaking.

You'ld also want a reliable charge-remaining indicator. Both boards have the range to strand the rider somewhere embarrassing, possibly dangerous, and, if the rescue services charge a realistic fee, costly. Possibly the degree of skill required to stay on would prevent too many drunken yahoos from doing that, though the jet-ski example's not encouraging. (The authorities will try to thwart desirable evolutionary pressures by stopping them.)

Where is the description of the technology? The web site is all action images.

 

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