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RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer

Item # 16678
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Key Features

  • An inflatable catamaran style ski/wake trainer

  • Great for beginners and experienced skiers

  • Heavy-duty 28 gauge PVC construction

  • 3 valves

  • CPSIA compliant


Our Price   $69.99

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Product Description
rave Get up and go on the first try, leaving the trainer behind you! The Aqua Buddy Trainer is an inflatable catamaran style ski/wake trainer that helps new skiers start in deep water. Sit on the patent pending Aqua Buddy as you get used to the feeling of being pulled, then stand up with ease at any time. Great for beginners or as an aid for any skier who doesn't want the sore after-effects of pulling up. Made from heavy-duty 28 gauge PVC. Features three valves. Recommended weight limit: 225 lbs. 54"L x 40"W x 12"H. Weighs 6.1 lbs. One-year limited warranty. CPSIA compliant.
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RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Smooth ride (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flat water (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Intermediate (6), Advanced (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works very well

    It really helps kids get in the right position to learn to ski. I've been around skiing a long time and have been a part of dozens of attempts to get kids up on...Read complete review

    It really helps kids get in the right position to learn to ski. I've been around skiing a long time and have been a part of dozens of attempts to get kids up on skis. But the young ones always have difficulty getting the skiis positioned correctly, facing the right direction and with the rope between the skiis. This floatie puts them in the correct position without all the floundering in the water. Then as the boat picks up speed the kid can stand up as the boat pulls him up. Plus since they are already sitting above the water, they don't have to pull themselves up so far. It really does work and eventhough this thing should cost about $20 it will save [$] worth of aggrevation when you're trying for the 10th time to get a kid up. I would give it 5 stars for function and about a 2 for being over priced. So 4 stars overall.

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    Function good, application not so much

    This is a good concept but th product needs to be a little better. Specifically, it needs a speed valve not the old time squeeze to fill and empty valve. OK to fill,...Read complete review

    This is a good concept but th product needs to be a little better. Specifically, it needs a speed valve not the old time squeeze to fill and empty valve. OK to fill, not so OK to deflate. I think they saved a few pennies at the expense of a more usable product. As far as teaching, it works to get someone new over the most difficult and intimadating part of a water sport-getting up.

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    5.0

    Amazing Product

    By Peter

    from Minnetonka, Minnesota

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flat Water

      Comments about RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer:

      After several unsuccessful attempts of trying to teach my 9 year old daughter how to sk, the Aqua Buddy got her up first time, no problem. I would recommend this to any parent of a child that wants to learn how to ski.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Review from recent order

      By Shawn

      from Eaton, OH

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good for beginners

      Cons

      • Have To Self Inflate

      Best Uses

      • Beginner skiers
      • For Beginner Skiiers

      Comments about RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer:

      The product works excellent for young beginner skiers that are not quite strong enough to hold their own weight coming out of the water; the aqua buddy takes this physical strain caused by the water resistance out of the learning process!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product for beginning water skiers

      By Grandma S

      from Lake Chelan, WA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flat Water

        Comments about RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer:

        My 6yo granddaughter got up on waterskis on 3rd attempt. Good confidence builder!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Create

        By Jason

        from Ohio

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beginner skiers

          Comments about RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer:

          My daughter is 8 tried several times with no success. After three attempts was up and skiing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          My 7yr old can ski!

          By PattyG

          from Hays,KS

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Awsome

          Cons

          • Valves

          Best Uses

          • Kids not adults

          Comments about RAVE Aqua Buddy Trainer:

          The aqua buddy is a great learning tool for my 7yr old. We had tried everything for the past 2yrs and nothing worked. He got up with this little helper first try. Can't wait to try it with my 4yr old

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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