So maybe this isn't new, but I have never seen this before.
You know how sometimes wakeboarders/wakeskaters have a cable pulling them down a river instead of a boat? Well this is the same concept, but for skiers and snowboarders. While the idea is pretty rad, the execution blows. Holding onto a handle like that will never be a good thing for skiing/snowboarding. What would be awesome, however, is if they just used it as a tow in and then ditched the handle. Would make for some pretty amazing backyard setups.
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