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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:08 pm 
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So I am looking at this 3 person tube
http://www.waterwedgie.com/Sportsstuff- ... 3-1940.htm

What do you guys think about it? Is there another 3 person that you would recommened?
I know that some of you will recommend just one person at a time, so that in case someone falls off, they don't get runover by other boats who think that you've picked up all your tubers.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:16 pm 
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My buddy had the Airhead Viper 3 which was great. I liked it so much, I bought the Airhead Viper 2 which is a little smaller and easier to fit on the boat when not in use.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:30 pm 
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We have a Chariot Warbird 2 and kids have a blast with it... They have a 3 person version and if I would get a 3 person tube that would be it.
I would recommend to use helmet with multi person tubing since there are big chance of hitting head each other...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:16 pm 
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We also have a Warbird (2 person)... very nice tube. It is VERY stable, even when flinging someone outside the wake. In fact, I don't know if I have ever got someone to flip on it. This is not to say that you won't have fun... quite the opposite. The "wings" on the side are just enough to keep it from rolling like most other round tubes I have been on.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:47 pm 
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That looks very safe for the kids......
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look for one of those.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:50 am 
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I prefer the super screamer, pancake tube no seats on it. overtons.com


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:49 am 
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Air head (Kwik Tek) G-force for us.... just got another one this week through Amazon.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:40 pm 
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I have seen videos of boats pulling 2, 3 and even 4 tubes at one time. Can the tow ring handle that with no problems? I would be afraid of it ripping out a chunk of fiberglass.

My boat has one of there...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Bobaloo wrote:
I have seen videos of boats pulling 2, 3 and even 4 tubes at one time. Can the tow ring handle that with no problems? I would be afraid of it ripping out a chunk of fiberglass.

My boat has one of there...
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Good question. I am also curious.
I use "that" for 2 tubes at once. I also use my wake tower for 2 tubes at once (less rope drag), or more frequently two wakeboards at once.

Anyone else have input on using the stern vice tower?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:20 am 
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Walt wrote:
Bobaloo wrote:
I have seen videos of boats pulling 2, 3 and even 4 tubes at one time. Can the tow ring handle that with no problems? I would be afraid of it ripping out a chunk of fiberglass.

My boat has one of there...
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Good question. I am also curious.
I use "that" for 2 tubes at once. I also use my wake tower for 2 tubes at once (less rope drag), or more frequently two wakeboards at once.

Anyone else have input on using the stern vice tower?


Hmmm... if you used it for 2 tubes at once, that is all I am looking to do so hopefully you addressed my concerns. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:33 pm 
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I tow a 4 person Airhead Mega Slice and the tow ring handles that perfectly.

A 4 person tube is really at about the limits of what my boat can take power-wise anyway... it works pretty hard, especially in the turns with 4 aboard. Have to make sure everyone leans back when you take off so it doesn't submarine - if it does, the tow rope breaks, not the ring.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:59 pm 
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While we have not used it yet, we went with the super mable. Reason being we figured that you would do say lounging around and for that it would be better to have a flat seating area as opposed to inset seating.

http://www.waterwedgie.com/Sportsstuff- ... 3-2223.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Well...the first tube purchase has been made for the new boat.......any of you have this one? Seemed like a good tube for the WHOLE family...easy for the young ones, but still able to get squirmy enough for the older ones.......

http://www.boattube.com/frantic-halfpip ... -2160.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:04 am 
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I picked up the Frantic Half-Pipe by SportsStuff recently. My kids LOVE it. We had it out on the 4th with all the extended family (multiple boats). All the cousins, nieces, and nephews were fighting to get into my boat - all because of that tube! It's a keeper.

Shop around - I've seen them as low as $250.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:01 am 
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Got the tube out today......not a good tube in the wind! Sent my poor kid sailing into the air a good 10-15 feet! He came out all smiles, but needless to say, Dad pulled it in for the day until I was more comfortable with how the tube is "suppose" to perform.

Less wind in the forecast for tomorrow, so we shall try it again!

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