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Old 10 April 2006, 08:37   #1
Country: UK - England
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hi every1 hope u all ok.
ive bought a donut to tow but how fast can you tow them (it hasnt got a speed restriction) on it does this mean as fast as i like!!!

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Old 10 April 2006, 09:08   #2
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on my tube is a speed limit to 25 mph.. all above is own risk .. check the dealer or manufacturer maybe?

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Old 10 April 2006, 15:19   #3
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stu, you'll have to experiment, 20-25 knots it plenty.... at differnet speeds the tube will do different things... I have a 3 man one... which if it catches the air can stay airbourne for a little while.. also, for differnet people different speeds is better... the faster you go the harder it is to hold on... take it easy at first, and try people at different speeds

And slow down on turns... or make them wide... the force of a turn gets a lot harder when you're at the tube end
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Old 10 April 2006, 22:29   #4
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We had a ringo behind a mod-v-p with an xr2 on the back, good for over 70mph she cornered fairly level and you didn't have to back off at all in the flat. When it whipped out on turns it was hard just to hang on, I'd hate to think the speed it was doing on the outside of a 180 degree turn. flying was no problem, problem was landing!
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