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Old 02-28-2011   #1
 
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happy feet?

I enjoy takin on new projects especially save some cash. Any one ever ponder the idea of a home made footbag? Or make one? Or my next question is any one ever throw a happy feet in any Wavesport models ''fuse''??? I didn't like the Jackson boats but loved the happy feet. And love my fuse. Feed back would be rad.

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Old 02-28-2011   #2
 
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I put hapy feet in a Super EZ, I liked it a lot better than nothing or the crap foam blocks that WS sent me.
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Yea my feet are too big for the foam block. And nothing is just lame.
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Depending on how customized and creative you're willing to get, you could experiment with some of this stuff. It's good enough for the US Coast Guard.
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Right on! Ive used foam like this for making artificial concrete rocks. Seams like I could form a block wrap my feet in shrink wrap and pour around em and once cured I could trim to fit boat. Would be way more custom fit than the lame block ws slaps in. And add a great deal of buoyancy to the boat without much weight.
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I also wish WS would get on the foot bag bandwagon. Jackson sells their foot bags after market for around $70. I'll continue to use a cutout foam block until I can find a cheaper option. Stern float bags are another item that I'd love to hear some homemade/cheaper options for. $50-60 bucks is pretty steep for a couple of tapered pool toys.
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See that's what I'm thinking maybe gettin some rubber material like and inter tube type stuff. Doin some cutting, either rubber cement or hot welding together, slap in a valve, grab an air hand pump from a blood pressure kit a few feet of 1\4" hose and your good to go. Plus then it would be fit to your boat not just a Jackson, Or one size fits all.
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For float bags try using the bladders from box wine. I have two in the back of my Jackson Fun and it works pretty well. The best part is you have to drink all the wine first!
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Has anyone tried using the large bubble wrap as float bags?
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Bubble wrap float bags are the bomb. I have the most fun with them on the flat water, just gotta be careful not to pop to many before running the gnarlz. Next I plan to make a pfd out of the Styrofoam my tv came in or maybe a paddle out of a broom handle and some old DVD cases. Anyone have some duct tape I can borrow?

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