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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Thread: Wave Jet Review
Apr 15, 2013, 06:37 PM #11
Apr 16, 2013, 02:01 AM #12
Apr 21, 2013, 11:59 AM #13Junior Member
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- Apr 2013
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
Apr 21, 2013, 12:52 PM #14
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.
Apr 21, 2013, 01:41 PM #16
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- Jul 2007
- Promontorium Tremendum
Apr 21, 2013, 02:14 PM #17
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.
Apr 21, 2013, 02:17 PM #18
Apr 22, 2013, 04:01 PM #19
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.
Apr 22, 2013, 04:23 PM #20
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
I have a power pod in my ass that helps me catch more waves.