Anyone seen these yet...

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    Oct 18, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Came across this tonight thumbing through one of my magazines. Interesting idea. Pretty cool product from a design, integration, and engineering standpoint. Not sure what I think about it in terms of the potential impacts on the physical elements of the sport. I dunno. What do you guys think...?

    www.wavejet.com
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    Oct 19, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Fun? Looks it. Game-changing? Yes. Will be accepted by professional surfers? Nope. Part of the appeal for me to surf is the calm of the water while sitting on the board and letting the wave carry me. The propulsion will make a fluid art too mechanical for me.
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    Oct 19, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    http://wavejet.com/
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    Oct 20, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    Yeah, I saw one at a boat show a few years ago. I would have gone back in time and neutered that guy's grandfather, if I could have.
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    May 21, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Cool idea, but one of the best thins about surfing is how every wave is an accomplishment. picking the wave on the horizon, positioning your board, and timing your paddle to catch your wave...it's a lot of moving parts to line up, no matter your skill level, the odds are against you.

    ...so when you do catch it, it's like the universe has aligned in a sweetspot...right beneath your board.

    dramatic...yeah, but I love surfing, and miss it like crazy. i feel like this invention detracts a little bit from the amazingness of it all.
  • vintovka

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    May 21, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    I'm by no means an accomplished surfer, but the appeal of it to me is that it's all about being right there with the ocean, the natural rhythm of it--not so into the mechanical surfboard idea. (I also like the part where the ad says "go where no one else can go" , except that is, the other 50,000 people who bought one of these.)
  • offshore

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    May 23, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    No fracking way!
    This will only allow people who shouldn't be in the bigger waves (sue to lack of experience and skill) otherwise to mess up the line up and make a danger of themselves and others.
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 23, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    It's an abomination! I WANT ONE!!!
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 23, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    I can haz wavejet
  • jjeffhenry

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    Apr 02, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Big Tuna, If you marry me I'll buy you one!