I'm new to the forum and am not much of a skier any more since I quit about 10 years ago for wakeboarding, but I throw a Heli or two in when I go back to the slopes. Tha's about it for my bag of tricks.
I wanted to jump on here to see what you guys think of the prototype winch I made.
Winching is pretty popular in wakeboarding/wakeskating but maybe not so popular with snow skiing. I really don't have any idea but imagine in flat spots it applies.
The winch I made for wakeboarding is
designed to be operated by the rider and eliminates the need of finding a
boat, driver, spotter, etc. What I really want to know more about is
this; Do skiers see something like this, or a similar system with
the same concept, as something they would use to set up a small jib park
or to hit jumps on flat land?
Here is the link to my video. YouTube - Lake Pepin Innovation, LLC. Automatic Ski Towing System - Patent Pending. If you're interested, you can also read about what other people are saying here, Electric Winch - it''s Fully automatic no driver needed. - Wakeboarding Discussion.
I'm not trying to sell the idea to anyone here- just trying to see how this would apply to your world. I'm in the process of making a second generation prototype and want to get as much feedback as possible. If you know anyone who is interested in working with me to take the idea to the next level, contact me.
Let me know what you think!