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Postby jmach » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:07 am

Almost lost my board today. I can body drag upwind pretty well but had a difficult time just seeing it. Is the Go-Joe by Ocean Rodeo a good solution to help aid in board recovery for beginners? Any down side other than fashion?

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Re: go-joe

Postby deniska » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:21 am

it makes it harder for others to get your board if you can't swim to it..
ALso, you can probably achive very similar results with something like this 1/10th of the price : ;-)
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Re: go-joe

Postby sarc » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:16 am

deniska wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:21 am
it makes it harder for others to get your board if you can't swim to it..
ALso, you can probably achive very similar results with something like this 1/10th of the price : ;-)
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That's what I use and it works great!

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Re: go-joe

Postby PullStrings » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 am

How about getting bright orange color fins and grab handle....this way upright or upside down you could find your board much easier

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Re: go-joe

Postby NorCalNomad » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:48 am

jmach wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:07 am
Any down side other than fashion?
Not getting good at body dragging because you have a crutch. :thumb:

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Re: go-joe

Postby opie » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:57 am

Go Joe works great. It forces the board right side up, the Go Joe catches the wind so the board comes downwind for you. And you can see the board, you won't lose it.
I lost a board my 4rth session, bought a Go Joe and never came close to losing a board that has it.

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Re: go-joe

Postby Hugh2 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:02 am

Do it. Peace of mind is important. Ignore the fashionistas. And no one will have to fetch your board for you, so no problem. That said, I went for the orange fins solution.

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Re: go-joe

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:29 am

The GoJoe works. It flips your board over and acts like a sail and helps your board downwind. It also makes it very easy to see.

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Re: go-joe

Postby cglazier » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:22 am

The Go Joe is a great product for beginners.
It has probably prevented a lot of injuries because it means they don't have to use a board leash. Ideally beginners should be able to body drag to their board, but that doesn't always hold true.

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Re: go-joe

Postby nothing2seehere » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:11 am

Check board size. You need a board of at least 39ish width.

Downsides: More spray as it can catch a little on chop. Manoeuvring the board onto your feet is a little more tricky as you can't sink the board anymore. Remembering to inflate it before you put the pump back in the car. Also it makes using your board to weight down your kite a little more awkward.

Otherwise, they are really good. Particularly in fast tidal areas/river mouths where you often get wind against water flow.


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