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Now, I am aware there is a video on HydroSliding on here... but to me it seemed more like a... history of the sport, and not so much a guide. I have taught over 30 people how to HydroSlide in the course of my business and leisure time with the product, so I think I have a fairly good background to give you EVERY tip I have.

I suggest doing "View All Pages On One"


 
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Step 1: The Launch

Picture of The Launch
Now... To start of with, grip your HydroSlider by the handlebars. Place the bottom/larger foil over the edge of the dock, as seen at the 13 second mark. The bottom foil should be about 2 inches above the water, but if you are a little shorter, just under the surface MAY be okay.
Now, The pushoff is very important. You can't run before you can walk, and you can't learn to RIDE the HydroSlider before you learn to Launch the HydroSlider. Placing one foot near the stepboard, and one foot OVER THE EDGE... with the front of the foot hanging over the edge, PUSH OFF HARD with the dockbound foot. Watch how strongly the girl in the video launches. The #1 problem with learning is not launching hard enough. As you launch, place your first foot on the stepboard... and then your second foot.
runner4063 years ago
well this one definitly gets the hottest babeon the site award lol i didnt really care about what was being made , just wanted to see the chic lol
bobby04 years ago
Not too sure it will take off. Imagine bouncing your way out into the middle of the ocean and then having to come back again!
macrumpton5 years ago
This is the first video I have seen of a woman using the device, and I have to say it really improves the watching experience.
The problem with these devices is that once you stop there is no way to start again, as the drag is too great with both you and the frame of the device in the water. This problem was solved by Parker Macready:


But his solution was quite heavy, so it limited it's range.
meritsetgo5 years ago
isn't this "instructble" really advertising?????? heck i can teach you to drive if you buy a car from me!
scott481146 years ago
How long can a typical person keep the thing going? Are we talking seconds, minutes, half-hour? This is VERY cool. I might need one. Live on a lake.
AustralLord6 years ago
I like the technique! *wink*wink*
TossManual6 years ago
The babe is a major upgrade from his original video. Should generate a lot more interest than a guy in a full wed suit! 8)
Seriously, but the pics are blurry.
This thing reminds me of the orally actuated transportation device, that Mr. Garrison built one time on South Park.
LMAO !!
x007steep7 years ago
while i enjoyed watching the girl bounce up and down on the thingy i would have to say that this is the stupidest "sport" i have ever witnessed
macdadyabc7 years ago
boobs
sam noyoun7 years ago
My oh my... that thing is a babe magnet! It's not your phone number I want, it's hers!!!