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#567253 - 02/28/17 03:42 AM Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board
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I've been trying for years to get two of my granddaughters interested in water skiing, but nothing seems to click. They try, they fall, and they are done.

Has anyone used one of these or know someone who has? I am tempted to just go buy one and see what happens. Customer opinions seem to be pretty good.

From the manufacturer
http://www.nashmfg.com/versa-board/

From Overton's--different color, obviously made by Nash and sold under their Gladiator brand.
http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=848687









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#567255 - 02/28/17 08:55 AM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Never seen one before. Seems like a cross between knee board & skis. We start the kids off on a knee board to let them build up confidence & go from there.
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#567257 - 02/28/17 10:59 AM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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I don't know, kind of looks like a Jack of all trades, master of none.

Might be okay as a basic learning tool that kindles the desire, while not taking up a lot of valuable space in the boat
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#567258 - 02/28/17 11:02 AM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Skip it Jack. No boat needed if you buy a couple of these Jet-Surf boards. 35-40mph top speed, depending on depth of your pockets.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qXDw1dJv950?fs=1&autoplay=1





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#567263 - 02/28/17 02:32 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Was hoping the girl in the picture was going to be in the video.
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#567264 - 02/28/17 03:05 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Like the surf-jet, but not allowed everywhere. Interesting that they showed the riders falling. Most video promos don't do that.
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#567265 - 02/28/17 03:16 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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How much do they go for?
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#567266 - 02/28/17 03:19 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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No pricing on website. 2 dealers in usa. New York & Miami.
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#567267 - 02/28/17 03:42 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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#567542 - 04/05/17 08:56 AM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Jack T, how old and big are the grand daughters?

Looks to me most like a knee board with a built in hook where initial pull-up can be with rope attached to the board. Then it offers a variety of riding positions. Knees or standing with side or forward stance.

Attaching the rope and pulling kids up while laying in stomach will give immediate success. And because it is bigger than a knee board it should be quite stable. Riders shown are adults. With light kids you could plane them at a lower speed - in fact it would probably feel better in the 12-14 mph range. Assuming your boat will plane at that low speed. In video looks like the are going 15-18 mph.

falls at lower speeds without bindings will be less painful than a wakeboard. I predict early success, but then a little bored with it by 4th ride. But getting them started is what it's about. If the are small and agile. I could see two kids riding at same time and having lots of laughs.

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#567548 - 04/05/17 01:21 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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Thanks Skibrain:
I was thinking about it along the same lines. Granddaughters range from 13 to 6. Unfortunately, they didn't give me much feedback or excitement, and I delayed making a decision. Then, great price was gone and went sky high. I check now and then, but the prices, as expected, as we get closer to summer continue to rise.
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#567555 - 04/05/17 11:31 PM Re: Wake With Bindings, Surf w/o,Knee, Sit, Lie Down-Versa Board [Re: Jack T]
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I've made a couple of plywood aquaplanes. 32 x 60" size. Chunk of plywood is the extent of cost really. It planes out even slower. 100% success rate but less fun to ride. For little kids, it will plane at no-wake speeds! I've got photos to post if interested.

Otherwise I'd recommend a pair of used kneeboards. Really similar to your above in concept... a bit smaller but your GKids are young enough to be able to start prone, scoot to knees and ride. Why two? Girls are social. Pull them side by side and they'll have twice the fun. just have them agree the other will let go if one takes a spill.

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