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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:04 am 
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Hi,

I watched the Hobie Island Club video on the hobie front page and was surprised to see a dude wake boarding (or surfing) behind a TI. I know that this is possible, but was wondering if anyone has tried it.

I have 3 small kids who love to drag behind our TI and was thinking that with a tow rope and a knee board we could have more fun. Any thoughts? Any suggestions? Dos? amd donts? Any videos?


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:26 am 
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With the right wind it's very easy - the bigger the board - or the lighter the kid you're pulling the better, a short board and a big guy won't work... but a long board it will - for kids if they're little guys a knee board will probably okay too.... try it out and post a video!

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Jbernier wrote:
... a short board and a big guy won't work... but a long board it will


Do they make 37' boards ? :(

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:15 am 
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I am really excited about this for my kids. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to tie on for something like this? Will the place that the mainsheet pulley is attached (small stainless half-loop) work? It seems like tying to an aka would be easiest, but would be likely to break the shear pin.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:42 pm 
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The video is of a couple of the guys from Fast Lane Sailing in San Diego and they were using a smallish SUP. I believe they had the rope (tie down straps) tied off to the rear crossbar. The wind was pretty good at about 15 or so that day and they were cruising easily. Big board is key to get going. It doesn't take too much to get a SUP on a plane.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Thanks for the reply, Bcastile. We have a small foam thing, I think it may be called a boogie board. It has a leash, that i will replace with a rope. My kids are in the 50 lb. range. We're gonna give it a try next week. The wind in OK is never in short supply. I'll report back my results!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:18 am 
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I have towed a full size sea kayak with a 200 pound man in my TI. At 4 knots and following seas the kayak would surf and try to pass me. No paddling. This would work with other crafts...

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Do you have the link of that vidéo....cant find it. :0(

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:01 pm 
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here you go:


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