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  1. #1
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    Default Wakeboards in racks at full speed

    I counted (3) times last weekend on the way to the lake of wakeboards in racks going down the highway at 70 MPH. Does anyone else notice this ever? How freakin' dangerous is that? I would think that would be illegal.
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    I've seen it, don't do it.
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    Guilty...

    Always strapped down tight. Never surfboards.
    Trips longer than 5-10 miles they all go inside on the floor though.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    I'm guilty too. I do it on my 55mph 2 mile drive on the highway. Never had one move.

    Any long distance and I would not load them in the racks.

    Wakeboard cruise at 40mph with them in the racks on the water all the time.
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    Guys, I am talking 70mph on the tollway. Seems they could go through a windshield at those speeds!
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    used to do it at 70 to the lake. never had an issue. don't anymore(at the recommendation and a poll on this forum), just lay in the back of the truck. I doubt that a wakeboard will fly out if you have taken the time to strap the bungee and you have checked their condition. boots bolted to the board will keep them from flying out. surfboards are another story tho. I could see one of those sliding out.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    I leave the boards in my rack but I only travel 3 miles. I leave them in racks when I put boat up to. Pretty much the only time they are out of the racks is when they are being used or when the boats going in for service
    Jason

    Go Hard or Go Home.......it's MOOMBA time!!

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    Boards are always stowed in the boat under a cover or in the bed of the truck that has a tonneau for me.

    The liability of it and "chance" it could happen should be enough for everyone to realize that its way too risky. Remember that the saying "it could never happen to me or I couldn't see it happen" is the underpinning for shows and documentaries like "most shocking videos caught on film" and the like. Just when you least expect it. Shit happens, bungees, bolts, fail or loosen.
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    What, like this?

    PROFESSIONAL STUNT DRIVER - DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    LMAO... yes, that's it... beware all motorcyclists!
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