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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMook View Post
    I think NJ, knowing NJ, would classify these as personal watercrafts and require a permit and possibly be registered. Lifeguards are probably going t be forced to restrict them from beaches during guard hours given they are 15lbs heavier and self propelled. Thats the platform I would use at a city council meeting!!!
    Absolutely. New Jermany requires a license and registration for electric bikes! They'll cash in on these after the first three law suites.

    The first guy who gets clobbered by one of these will be a millionaire. Just a hunch.....
    Last edited by Ray F.; May 25, 2011 at 01:02 AM.

  2. #22
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    looks like they come in multiple shapes....it looks like lazy man's surfing to me
    Yeah just watched the video....that "shortboarding" is weak at best.

  3. #23
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    how funny would it be if they accidently fell off and their board took off towards the middle of the ocean! HA there goes your 4 grand headed towards the UK!

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    how funny would it be if they accidently fell off and their board took off towards the middle of the ocean! HA there goes your 4 grand headed towards the UK!
    I'd be laughing my arse off. Unfortunately, the motothing will probably have the dead man's kill switch on it, aka, bonehead owner loss prevention.

  5. #25
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    Well....hellfire & damnation......saw my first moto board in VB this wknd.

    As predicted: they're here.

    I was trying to surf the weak stuff in the North End on Monday morning with a buddy. Every 15 minutes, maybe, something would come through to ride. We both look up & out about 200 yards to where some dude is paddling his board north. He was really flying across the water. My buddy laughs & says, damn, that dude is cookin'!

    I'm staring out at the guy & yes, he really was moving - - he was zooming so fast that there was spray coming from the front of his board, like a small boat would make. The guy then took a quick break from moving his arms but the board kept cranking. I called out, that's one of those 5 thousand dollar motorized boards!

    That's when the reality smacked us: they're here. They're finally here. And it's only a matter of time before you see them in your lineup, brutha.

    Lee the Stud, are you listening ? VB will be changed forever.

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    It's got a motor. License, registration and insurance please! It's a personal watercraft.

  7. #27
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    http://waldensurfboards.com/blog

    Walden's doing a lot of PR, starting in Hawaii. If he can get positive stuff going there....guess what...

    This quote kills me. Pretty much what to expect in your lineup with this 'innovation:'

    "...he was joined out in the water with his 69 year old mom who body boarded on some pretty sweet waves with a little Wavejet boost."

  8. #28
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    advocating for the devil

    hey, it's walden's right to find a product that sells. it's free market enterprise. he realizes the boomers are older and lazier (or just out of shape) and...oh yeah.. richer. municipalities will tax and license them for revenue, and soon the Luddites on manual boards will be in a different subclass, and riding a surfboard without a motor or paddle will become a bit less popular and common.

    maybe some good will come from this. maybe surfing will lose its soccer-mom, boomer-youth-reliving luster and soon the beaches will clear for those who wish for bygone days of empty breakers...

    maybe.

    good luck

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    the end must be near.

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by spongedude View Post
    hey, it's walden's right to find a product that sells. it's free market enterprise. he realizes the boomers are older and lazier (or just out of shape) and...oh yeah.. richer. municipalities will tax and license them for revenue, and soon the Luddites on manual boards will be in a different subclass, and riding a surfboard without a motor or paddle will become a bit less popular and common.

    maybe some good will come from this. maybe surfing will lose its soccer-mom, boomer-youth-reliving luster and soon the beaches will clear for those who wish for bygone days of empty breakers...

    maybe.

    good luck

    It will take someone getting hurt before the clown politicians will pass any regs or licensing aspects. In the meantime....move over, surfers, sit & wait for another 40 minutes or more, 'cause granny, and then gramps, and then the 12 year old kid just tiwsted their throttles & took command of that wave you were eyeballing, rode it out & zoomed back out to take priority on the break again for the next anything wave. While you sit.

    Ugly. Very ugly.