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    Has anyone tried the Joy Stick surf rope and care to share your thoughts, good/bad?

    https://nauticurl.com/collections/mo...eid=02f89ceda9
    Former: 2007 X15

  • #2
    Pretty neat idea. We just tell newbies to toss on opposite side of wave and watch go into a tangled mess by season's end.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by John Johnson View Post
      Pretty neat idea. We just tell newbies to toss on opposite side of wave and watch go into a tangled mess by season's end.
      Get the Ronix swivel, you can use it with your favorite rope. https://ronixwake.com/products/spinner-attachment

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Upnorth07 View Post
        Has anyone tried the Joy Stick surf rope and care to share your thoughts, good/bad?

        https://nauticurl.com/collections/mo...eid=02f89ceda9
        We don't like it, hard to hold on to and can come back in the boat fast.

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        • #5
          They were at the Utah boat show so I picked one up. I have yet to see what it's like.
          -Tolman
          '22 XT23 "Big Kahuna"
          '06 X30 (Sold)

          "Sometimes my genius, it's almost frightening" -JC

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          • #6
            I’ve demo’d one and wasn’t a fan. Difficult to hold on to, and can “shoot” into the boat or into the transom, possibly causing dents/nicks to gel coat. Not for me.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by XT21LakeAnna View Post

              Get the Ronix swivel, you can use it with your favorite rope. https://ronixwake.com/products/spinner-attachment
              That’s what we use. Toss the rope on the opposite side and someone retrieves it.
              2022 XSTARS
              2020 X22
              2019 XT22
              2017 XT20

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              • #8
                We do similar to a few above, just toss it to the opposite side and let someone in the boat pull it in. Works fine, but the rope does get janky after awhile.

                I like the idea of the Ronix Swivel (or any similar swivel I suppose)… I just can’t imagine how I could set it up when using intermediate loops on the rope?

                My daughter and I (who surf the most on our boat), use slightly different lengths… neither of which are at the end of the rope. We just shift the loop when changing sets which the swivel would make a pain, and also wouldn’t help with line twist. So, aside from using two separate ropes, but from the very end of the line… any ideas on how one could rig the swivel to solve the issue?
                Last edited by 86Skier; 03-22-2022, 09:41 AM.

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                • #9
                  As always, TeamTalk delivers! Thanks for the input. I'm going to continue to use my old/current one for now.
                  Former: 2007 X15

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                  • #10
                    I don't let anyone throw the rope back to/at my boat anymore. "Drop it on the opposite side of the wake, we will pull it in for you". Bad Throw + Bad Catch = handle hitting and possibly damaging boat or seat finish.

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                    • #11
                      Never used the Joy Stick handle, but adding another vote for the Ronix swivel.

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                      • #12
                        The game on our boat is to ring toss the handle onto the sundeck's tow pylon.
                        Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

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