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Jameslo

They work fairly well to dampen the rope, and having a rope in good shape with as little stretch as possible helps, too. I used them for years and never had a handle make it all the way back to the boat.

Does this work as advertised? My spotter was hit by a handle this weekend that came flying back in the boat.

http://overtons.com/graphics/products/medium/19231M.jpg

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jgouveia3

definitely

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skistud1

Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully my son will spot for me after getting catching a handle to the side of his face. Needless to say, I was probably more upset that him.

I was trying to learn to switch from a RTP over to a rear boot setup and I think I put a little more tension on the rope. I will be buying one today.

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I've always used one. It will not stop the handle from popping into the boat though so make sure people are aware of the possibility especially at the start. Usually if you pop a handle in the turn, it shoots across the back of the boat. What is does do is help keep the rope from coming forward of the motor box and wrapping around the observer's feet or around the driver's neck. Even with the shock tube, I got a rope burn last week when a friend popped the handle at 34 MPH.

See ya Sunday!

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ibelieve

The shock tube keeps the rope from getting wrapped around someones neck. It doesn't do much to keep the handle from coming back into the boat.

/Steve

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mlange
They work fairly well to dampen the rope, and having a rope in good shape with as little stretch as possible helps, too. I used them for years and never had a handle make it all the way back to the boat.

Does this work as advertised? My spotter was hit by a handle this weekend that came flying back in the boat.

http://overtons.com/graphics/products/medium/19231M.jpg

Huh? You want some stretch in a slalom rope. If you don't have it, it's time to throw it out before you mess yourself up with the hit you'll be taking from the boat on every turn.

Unless we're talking about wakeboarding here.

Mike

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gonorth

Slide that tube to the other end of the rope, up against the handle, that ought to soften the handle blows. :lol::lol::lol:

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WakeGirl

I've been beaned on starts many times, both with & without the shock tube on. It won't help on starts with a big guy on the handle that has a lot of lead in his behind.

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Ronnie

WG...you know somebody like that? Whistling.gif

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NorCaliBu
I've been beaned on starts many times, both with & without the shock tube on. It won't help on starts with a big guy on the handle that has a lot of lead in his behind.
Gee, I wonder who she's talking about... Whistling.gif

ROFL.gif

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WakeGirl
WG...you know somebody like that? Whistling.gif

Yeah, I know a couple. :lol:

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Malibudude

WG...you know somebody like that? Whistling.gif

Yeah, I know a couple. :lol:

Who you talkn' bout' Willis.... Tongue.gif

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WakeGirl

Oh I'm sorry, it was slider & your wife that you beaned, not me. :lol: Now that you're getting a ski that is your size, you shouldn't have that problem anymore, right? ;)

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UWSkier

The only thing that's going to keep the handle out of the driver and observer space is one of those nets that goes across the entire beam of the boat.

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VinRLX
Oh I'm sorry, it was slider & your wife that you beaned, not me. :lol: Now that you're getting a ski that is your size, you shouldn't have that problem anymore, right? ;)

No. The ski won't affect his form. :lol:

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WakeGirl

But at least it will get his arse out of the hole a lot quicker. :lol:

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Malibudude
Oh I'm sorry, it was slider & your wife that you beaned, not me. :lol: Now that you're getting a ski that is your size, you shouldn't have that problem anymore, right? ;)

Dam if it happens again you'll know it's on purpose. Innocent.gif

Oh I'm sorry, it was slider & your wife that you beaned, not me. :lol: Now that you're getting a ski that is your size, you shouldn't have that problem anymore, right? ;)

No. The ski won't affect his form. :lol:

I've worked many hard ours for this form. Crazy.gif

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