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Old 21 July 2014, 16:05   #1
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Alright all,

Had a great weekend with the ringos on loch lomond, here is the video...if you find it a bit boring, its well worth watching until the footage of the Go-Pro on the chest mount

https://vimeo.com/101332083
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Old 21 July 2014, 16:14   #2
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Looks like yer a mad lot, but you seemed to be having fun I wouldn't mind a go at that ringo lark myself

Great video too
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I can't say I'm keen to try it myself, but it does make a good video .

What's the routine when only one of the ringo-ers gets dunked? Pull the other in first, then man overboard as usual?
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I can't say I'm keen to try it myself, but it does make a good video .

What's the routine when only one of the ringo-ers gets dunked? Pull the other in first, then man overboard as usual?
cheers lads!

when one guy gets chucked out, providing his ring is the right way up, we just keep the other guy under tow and go back and get whoever is in the water! We are getting more wild each year, and I think next year we will set up quick releases so if someone comes off and is winded or anything, we can just get rid of the other one and go and get the guy in the water!

It's absolutely fantastic fun and I cant recommend it enough! No pain at all when you hit the water, but we wear an impact vest instead of just a buoyancy aid!

I did my shin on the friday, we were en-route to loch lomond and went canyoning. I jumped in to the water and landed on a submerged rock, that was ouchy

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I hate to be the whining little...well anyhow I just would like to offer some words of caution after my own personal experience. I let someone drive my boat and tow two of us on the tubes using the same length rope as you should. Being a good driver with a well water ballasted boat, he threw both of us high into the air, at which point we collided head first into each other. My friend had a bad slice on her head along with a knot, and I had a rather large knot. We iced ourselves, and that was the last time I ever went tubing doubles, or towed anybody tubing doubles. One of my friends blew his ear drum tubing too. I also participated as a professional witness in a case where someone lost an eye when the tow rope broke (They were allowing slack and then punching the throttle). Just please be careful.

Now with that said...learn to wakeboard! Way more fun
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I hate to be the whining little...well anyhow I just would like to offer some words of caution after my own personal experience. I let someone drive my boat and tow two of us on the tubes using the same length rope as you should. Being a good driver with a well water ballasted boat, he threw both of us high into the air, at which point we collided head first into each other. My friend had a bad slice on her head along with a knot, and I had a rather large knot. We iced ourselves, and that was the last time I ever went tubing doubles, or towed anybody tubing doubles. One of my friends blew his ear drum tubing too. I also participated as a professional witness in a case where someone lost an eye when the tow rope broke (They were allowing slack and then punching the throttle). Just please be careful.



Now with that said...learn to wakeboard! Way more fun

Well there's always one =P
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Ooooh, that looks great fun.

*looks for ringos one ebay*
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The best part of tubing is hearing someone say to me, "You can't get me off the tube!" "Oh you haven't heard of a triple up whip have you?" I launched him so sky high When I said get back on, he refused and crawled into the boat.

Tubing can sure be a hoot, especially with kids (Gotta tone it down), but wakeboarding is where it's at. We used a tube a lot for filming wakeboarding, by putting the tube just a couple of feet in front of the rider. Also worked great for coaching, and was my preferred method for teaching kids to wakeboard since I was only a couple feet away and could talk to them and jump off not leaving them in the water alone, while the boat came around.

A good crew always makes for a fun day on the water

"Widow Maker" With 800lbs of lead, 3 full water ballast tanks, plus crew, she threw one beautiful BIG wake, badly injured myself multiple times and a lot of my friends. I miss those days But I don't miss the broken bones. Mostly it depends on what level you ride at. The better you get, the higher you fly, the harder you fall.

The blue handle/rope seen in this photo is now used in my inflatable to keep me in the boat over rough water.

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Looks completely mad Simon. How anyone can drink Carling is beyond me!
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Looks like yer a mad lot, but you seemed to be having fun I wouldn't mind a go at that ringo lark myself

Great video too
let me be the first to volunteer to tow you, maybe it should be a well publicised ribnet event
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