Originally Posted by jmacn
My concern would be for people who might try to use it without really training first.
This same concern should apply to throw bags as well. A rope of any kind in the water can be extremely dangerous. I also like to have everyone throw their bag at the beginning of a trip to 'unkink' the rope and to make sure everyone has a good basic throw.
If I have novice passengers (usually multi day and friends not peeps) I will have them throw several times just to make sure they have some proficiency.
The same thing would apply to this device. I would like one for sure. They have been at least three or four major situations that it could have helped in. Don't know that it would change the ultimate outcome but it would have cut down on the amount of time someone was in the water, stranded or in my own personal case surfing a pourover in my raft.