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  1. #11
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    they were demoing these things in vb last year around ecsc , I didn't try it out but from what I saw its not worth the price, they are fairly big and heavy and the board really limits what you can do performance wise, good luck getting it on rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    still inferior to the Roy Stuart. Simple physics.
    That was good.

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    Wave Jet

    I have been following the Wave Jet for about a year. I was able to try the Wave Jet twice last summer. I was the first to purchase a Wave Jet. Here is what I have learned through experience. First of all let me tell you that I have had two complete hip replacements in the last 2.5 years and bad back problems too. I have been out of the water for a long time. Wave Jet not only allows me to get back to doing what I love to do, but I can make it out on those difficult days when it is really hard to paddle out. My friends are struggling to make it out and I am already in the lineup.
    I get more waves in less time, just like they say, but what I really have learned to like about my Wave Jet, is connecting sections, when the wave is dieing out, you can make it to the next section and keep on jamming.
    People ask me, doesn't the extra weight make a difference in turning the board? Not at all. The power pod is right under your center of gravity and you don't even notice it.
    I would recommend the Wave Jet to anyone that is a serious surfer and wants to get the most out of each surf secession. Wave Jet will take you to the next level. Their technology is incredibly advanced and they really have not spared the time or expense in making the Wave Jet work great.
    I have surfed in the same location with the same group for more than 20 years and everyone can see the advantage of Wave Jet. And yes, I do paddle, but this gives me the extra speed when paddling and shortens the time between each ride and then paddling back out to get in the line up after a long ride.
    Anyone one that tries the Wave Jet, will want to take it home with them







    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    I knew that title would get your attention.

    So, I saw this 'review' of the Wave Jet (all 40 secs of it):
    http://www.wired.com/reviews/2011/07/wavejet/

    And was wondering: has anyone even seen one of these operating in surf? Or better yet, anyone rode the Wave Jet? Are there any online reviews for it?

    The only time I seem to 'see' the Wave Jet is in the ads with GMac on the thing.

    Maybe I'll use some of my Social Security bennies & purchase a Wave Jet when I turn 68. Just to go out every single day in any blown out conditions. Until then, just curious as to where the technology took this in terms of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudepastor View Post
    I have been following the Wave Jet for about a year. I was able to try the Wave Jet twice last summer. I was the first to purchase a Wave Jet. Here is what I have learned through experience. First of all let me tell you that I have had two complete hip replacements in the last 2.5 years and bad back problems too. I have been out of the water for a long time. Wave Jet not only allows me to get back to doing what I love to do, but I can make it out on those difficult days when it is really hard to paddle out. My friends are struggling to make it out and I am already in the lineup.
    I get more waves in less time, just like they say, but what I really have learned to like about my Wave Jet, is connecting sections, when the wave is dieing out, you can make it to the next section and keep on jamming.
    People ask me, doesn't the extra weight make a difference in turning the board? Not at all. The power pod is right under your center of gravity and you don't even notice it.
    I would recommend the Wave Jet to anyone that is a serious surfer and wants to get the most out of each surf secession. Wave Jet will take you to the next level. Their technology is incredibly advanced and they really have not spared the time or expense in making the Wave Jet work great.
    I have surfed in the same location with the same group for more than 20 years and everyone can see the advantage of Wave Jet. And yes, I do paddle, but this gives me the extra speed when paddling and shortens the time between each ride and then paddling back out to get in the line up after a long ride.
    Anyone one that tries the Wave Jet, will want to take it home with them
    Because you were part of secession, does that mean you are surfing the southern breaks? OK, I couldn't resist that one.

    Ahhhhh, I don't know about this post Senor 'Dudepastor.'

    Call me a natural-born skep[tic, but here's some basic issues that jump out at me.

    It's your very first post.
    You find absolutely nothing even slightly wrong with the product. (And the Wavejet is first-gen, so one can reasonably guess that it has a flaw or two they're still working out.)
    You straight-up use the product descriptions from the Wavejet ads ("take you to the next level" and "will want to take it home with you") instead of your own words.
    You don't post your location.
    Your 'review' reads more like a marketing doc from the folks at Wavejet.

    Could you post a more critical insight into the product, as well as some pics / vid?

    As Hanna & others say: pics, or it ain't happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudepastor View Post
    I have surfed in the same location with the same group for more than 20 years and everyone can see the advantage of Wave Jet.
    Surprising, they haven't VIBED you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudepastor View Post
    I have been following the Wave Jet for about a year. I was able to try the Wave Jet twice last summer. I was the first to purchase a Wave Jet. Here is what I have learned through experience. First of all let me tell you that I have had two complete hip replacements in the last 2.5 years and bad back problems too. I have been out of the water for a long time. Wave Jet not only allows me to get back to doing what I love to do, but I can make it out on those difficult days when it is really hard to paddle out. My friends are struggling to make it out and I am already in the lineup.
    I get more waves in less time, just like they say, but what I really have learned to like about my Wave Jet, is connecting sections, when the wave is dieing out, you can make it to the next section and keep on jamming.
    People ask me, doesn't the extra weight make a difference in turning the board? Not at all. The power pod is right under your center of gravity and you don't even notice it.
    I would recommend the Wave Jet to anyone that is a serious surfer and wants to get the most out of each surf secession. Wave Jet will take you to the next level. Their technology is incredibly advanced and they really have not spared the time or expense in making the Wave Jet work great.
    I have surfed in the same location with the same group for more than 20 years and everyone can see the advantage of Wave Jet. And yes, I do paddle, but this gives me the extra speed when paddling and shortens the time between each ride and then paddling back out to get in the line up after a long ride.
    Anyone one that tries the Wave Jet, will want to take it home with them
    Frank, is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudepastor View Post
    . . . I have had two complete hip replacements in the last 2.5 years and bad back problems too. I have been out of the water for a long time. Wave Jet not only allows me to get back to doing what I love to do, but I can make it out on those difficult days when it is really hard to paddle out. My friends are struggling to make it out and I am already in the lineup.
    I get more waves in less time, just like they say, but what I really have learned to like about my Wave Jet, is connecting sections, when the wave is dieing out, you can make it to the next section and keep on jamming. . .
    It's nice that that you can get back in the water, but if I'm reading this correctly there's several things here that concern me.

    1) do to your medical condition, you are physically unable to surf anymore without mechanical assistance
    2) you are unable to accomplish simple maneuvers, such as deep, carving turns or pumping in order to generate speed without mechanical assistance
    3) you are now putting yourself in conditions previously beyond your own ability to paddle into because you have mechanical aid

    These are precisely the issues that the surfing community at large has voiced as reasons to be concerned with this technology.

    You say that you've been surfing 20 years. Now you have put your faith not in the strength of your arms and back and man who shaped your board, but into batteries and jets.

    That strikes me as foolish. In the event that your wavejet fails, your safety depends on the group you surf with. As someone who has rescued people from harm's way in the water many times this strikes as me unkind to the people you call friends and represents a potential danger for them. Every water rescue is perilous to the rescuer and the person being rescued. That's a lot to ask of a friend, let alone assume.

    On a long enough timeline, every thing breaks.
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Apr 21, 2013 at 02:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Wouldn't mind having that to cruise around the intercoastal. No way I would want to be seen on one in the surf.
    I was kinda thinking the same thing, but the in the chesp bay. In between Norfolk and Hampton va is where biggazz freighters come in. They push up a hell of a swell, as big as 10 ft sometimes. in the '90s We had access to a 24' Annapolis sail boat with a 6' plankin jutting from the bow.. we'd hang out around the tunnel and when the ships come in we'd head right for them, with me on the plank. it was a sweet drop. After last years crappy wave count, I was thinking SUP and a john boat, but the 4000 for this would be cheaper.

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    Pops and I were running his boat around from Lynnhaven inlet to Rudee inlet on a sheet glass flat day. We had 2 of his friends in the boat too. In the distance we see a sub heading out to sea. Beer was flowing but I recalled hearing somewhere that subs put out huge wakes. All of a sudden a corduroy carpet of 6' plus wakes are right in front of us. We were doing about 40 when we hit 'em. People and cooler contents were flying everywhere. The funniest part was the male passenger (that was on a date) didn't have enough hands to hold his beer, grab the Oh Sh1t Bar, and hold his toupee on at the same time. He ended up on the floor...beer still full...and his hair all cockeyed on his head. Each wake would toss him in the air and butt smack him on the way back down. My sides were sore for days from laughing.

    I'm sure anyone out at the north end had a helluva surprise set roll through that day.

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    I have a power pod in my ass that helps me catch more waves.