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    My buddy had one and my old ski boat with tower was the only thing any of us had that could get it airborne. It was so dangerous we gave it up. The wrecks were the most painful I've had on the water and we've tried some stupid stuff.
    -Jake

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    Never been on one but have seen vid after vid of spine cracking nose dives. It would be a no for me, but I want to see yall's vids if you get one!
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    i would love to get one and one of the first things i would get would be a helmet..i know i wouldnt do 40mph with this thing behind me due to the fact i dont want someone to destroy them self on it.. i know on the bay id probably get stopped by the sheriffs but i think if i it the lake i should be fine
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    pass on that one.

    it's a lot less painful to watch other people fail
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    i can only imagine the pain.. i went for a backflip last season on the board and landed on my back from like5-10 feet up and that sucked haha..i can only imagine from 35-40 haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by beat taco View Post
    we've tried some stupid stuff.
    That made me laugh!
    Drew
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    These things didn't last long on the market. It's not just the height of the fall. It's the fact that if it flips, you get a pile driver effect with the full weight of the thing coming down on you. The people who weren't killed suffered some pretty horrible injuries.

    Stay away.

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    Moto, found this on yahoo, if this is correct, I thought they were illegal here, but I think most mfg stopped selling due to liability... One warning stated "don't fly higher than your willing to fall". Brilliant

    Yahoo about kite tubes in NY.

    Kite Tubes are not illegal anywhere. Period. There are some organizations that have outlawed the use of them on waterways that they control. The big two are the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service. Any body of water that is controlled by either of these two groups, has outlawed the use of Kite Tubes. If you are just on any old public lake (city controlled, USCG Waterway, International Waterway, etc) you are still allowed to use them.


    If you do plan to use one on water controlled by either of the two groups mentioned above, most likely, they will just ask you to leave. Could they write you a ticket/fine, take the kite and impound the boat, probably, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.


    One thing to mention about using one behind a jet-ski... These kites create a lot of drag and require a lot of speed to fly, so you're probably going to need a pretty powerful jetski. The key to Kite Tubing... If you're going to be stupid, you better be tough!
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    Thank you. And jetski's are pretty powerful, 2,000 CC is very fast.. and powerful.. Thanks for the tips though.
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    first time I saw the flying tubes was on an old show of Jackass or Nitro-Circus. Looked fun, but then look at the source. I don't think I'd do even 1/10th of what those crazies would try. And I'm an adrenaline junkie! Just getting older I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking View Post
    first time I saw the flying tubes was on an old show of Jackass or Nitro-Circus. Looked fun, but then look at the source. I don't think I'd do even 1/10th of what those crazies would try. And I'm an adrenaline junkie! Just getting older I guess?
    And wiser.

    I pulled a backflip on a tube (ok off of a tube - held on as long as I could) in really rough water back in my early 20's. Luckily I came down feet first but was up probably 10ft off the water according to my buddy. His wife was freaking out, ready to kill both of us if we didn't die on our own. Not something I'd want to try again.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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