• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

    Video of a new 2 seater tube we purchased. This was taken at Lake Cumberland.



  • #2
    Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

    awesome! i hate doing that but love doing it to others

    Comment



    • #3
      Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

      And this is why we have paira and quadriplegics.......... just food for thought!!
      Regards,

      ''Fish Me Gone''



      Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give it to those who are not......Thomas Jefferson




      sigpic
      Find out how you can help prevent the spread of Zebra mussels.
      http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/fishing-1000206.aspx

      Comment



      • #4
        Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

        they did get some good distance...that is just a typical day tube'n with us! I don't fling people that do not want to be flung and pull the small ones slow. Click image for larger version

Name:	c56a26955e925b1235448f05de0b3731.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	119.3 KB
ID:	153521Click image for larger version

Name:	fe709eda5dce186f6d23dc5a7f48103d.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	126.6 KB
ID:	153522Click image for larger version

Name:	863ee7d8614e845203d7622bd83e3b1c.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	141.9 KB
ID:	153523
        sigpic 1981 Glastron SX-190 300hp 350 SBC
        Living the Dream

        Comment



        • #5
          Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

          Yea I am the same way. We have had some minor injuries. I never do this stuff anymore but they asked specifically for it. I guess I should have had them sign a liability waiver form. LOL

          They said this new tube is so stable, but all tubes can flip, its like boaters law. Thanks for the reply.

          Comment



          • #6
            Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

            lol good stuff. we used to do the tow-behind-a-jetski thing and i was amazed, we could still whip that thing like crazy. I remember my brother in law having a similar dismount, but thew hole thing was in cartwheel style until he finally splashed lol.

            I dont like to be towed anymore either... after 15 years of extreme sports, bmx, etc I done with recovery lol

            Comment



            • #7
              Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

              In 2004 I traded my 19' 230Merc IO Caravelle in on a 21' Rinker 260Merc 212. This makes a huge difference in control and handling. I swear I could rap the tube around the boat with the 19'. The Rinker is so much bigger its hard to get a swing but when you do look out. Oh well getting to old anyways. Next year we are taking the Go Pro and getting the video from the tube. Thats will be awesome.

              Nice talking with you.




              Originally posted by Dustin07 View Post
              lol good stuff. we used to do the tow-behind-a-jetski thing and i was amazed, we could still whip that thing like crazy. I remember my brother in law having a similar dismount, but thew hole thing was in cartwheel style until he finally splashed lol.

              I dont like to be towed anymore either... after 15 years of extreme sports, bmx, etc I done with recovery lol

              Comment



              • #8
                Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

                LOL make sure you bump this old thread when you do, I want to see that footage!

                Comment



                • #9
                  Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

                  I will but it will not be till next July/Aug. Thanks

                  Originally posted by Dustin07 View Post
                  LOL make sure you bump this old thread when you do, I want to see that footage!

                  Comment



                  • #10
                    Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

                    My old trick was to do donuts with the boat. Then when the waves would build up in the center I would do a figure eight with the boat. I would make sure that the tube would go through the center of my donut. If I went slow the tubers would get soaked from the waves breaking over the top of the tube. If I kept the boat about 20mph the tube would usually catch a wave sideways and flip over.
                    It's not just good, it's good enough...

                    Owning a boat does not make you a boater

                    Comment



                    • #11
                      Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

                      Haha, looks like fun....

                      Sometimes when I have a brave and willing rider. I'll circle the tube to the point that the boat is on plane but the tube is literally only turning (not moving forward). I'll do about 3 or 4 laps and suddenly straighten out and give it some more throttle. They go form 0 to 30 in about 3 seconds, but usually don't make it to 30... Unfortunately I've never gotten to experience it because nobody else seems to be able to drive in a circle

                      Austin
                      "May the fulfillment come from the journey, not the destination" Mike Carter

                      Schuylkill Haven, PA

                      -1989 17' Blue Fin, Converted to a Runabout, "Blue Crab" w/ 70hp Evinrude

                      Comment



                      • #12
                        Sign up today
                        Re: Extreme Tubing at LAke Cumberland, Good Wipeout

                        I am in the same boat as you never experienced it from the tube. I usually do some S Turns at half throttle, then I take the last turn at 1/2 throttle. About have way through the turn hammer down. That almost puts them in front of the boat then keep on the throttle to keep the slack out of the rope. Using the speed you already have for the next turn. Thats what you saw in the video.

                        Kind of exceeds the recommended towing speed on the warning label.

                        Now I'm missing summer

                        Tube behind this boat, I saw this before the annual Poker Run. I bet the tube would explode. LOL



                        Originally posted by acarter92 View Post
                        Haha, looks like fun....

                        Sometimes when I have a brave and willing rider. I'll circle the tube to the point that the boat is on plane but the tube is literally only turning (not moving forward). I'll do about 3 or 4 laps and suddenly straighten out and give it some more throttle. They go form 0 to 30 in about 3 seconds, but usually don't make it to 30... Unfortunately I've never gotten to experience it because nobody else seems to be able to drive in a circle

                        Austin

                        Comment


                        Working...
                        X