tubing

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  1. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    anyone else go tubing?

    I waterski, but tubing is more fun. full ballast tanks in the wakeboard boat + mid afternoon waves from other boats = great time.

    This is the best part:)
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    wow....thats quite different from the tubing we do around here. basically people get in inner tubes and float down the comal river in new braunfels with a cooler of beer (cooler of beer optional).

    that looks more fun :p
     
  3. adk macrumors 68000

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    I've actually heard that kite tubes are close to being banned because quite a few people have died using them.
     
  4. bradc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I was at my Family's cottage on the weekend and saw those on the lake. The previous week on the news they had a "Consumer Report" study where a number of people have died from exactly that. They're 'flying' then a gust of air violently throws them into the water, where upon impact bones can be broken. They had home footage of a couple of brothers in Edmonton and the exact same thing happened, if not higher and the brother on the tube broke some bones (I think a rib bone too) and was knocked unconscious.

    Regardless of the incidents, they are pretty cool!:) But as mentioned when I was younger my family didn't have much money so we (brother, friends and I) would grab punctured inner tubes from one of the farm tractors, patch it, and float down the river to the General store with a 6-pack of Coca-Cola--later to be followed by beer;)
     
  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    DAMN IT

    I want to go tubing sooo bad!!

    The whole city is surround by friggin water, and I don't know a single person with a boat...or a tube...and I have no idea about rentals...

    I wish I just had a boat...maybe I'll sell some organs...
     
  6. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I'm tubing right now. :) On MR, that is.
     
  7. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    That's close to what we do around here, too. Except it's a different river. Also, the cooler of beer is not optional. :p
     
  8. iShane macrumors 6502a

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  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Same here -- there are two or three springwater rivers on which this is possible. It's okay, but it's awfully passive for me. I'd much rather be in a kayak.... :eek:
     
  10. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    But it's much easier to hold your beer while tubing than it is while you're in a kayak. :cool:
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That instead of Schlitterbahn?
     
  12. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    it's a poor man's schlitterbahn :eek:
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow that is amazing! :eek:



    amazingly dangerous I would imagine.... : )
     
  14. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    I tube, but just the good old simple kind pulled behind a boat.
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    Though to be honest I'd much rather be doing this.
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  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The only tubing that I have ever done. :eek: :)
     
  16. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    You could always do both... :D
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I tube every day. I hate it though when the tubes get clogged with everyone else's internets though.






    errr, wait. wrong tube.
     
  18. bobscliff macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but you know betting on horse races doesnt clog up the tubes so much cuz they got legs you know? God i love jon stewart
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Ya, wrong tube yg17. :D :)
     
  20. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, just the other day I was sent an internet by a friend and I just now got it this morning. It's not a big truck you just dump something on.
     

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