View Full Version : bare foot boom
01-24-2005, 02:32 PM
I would like to start barefooting and I would like a boom. But I just joinned the ranks of moomba ownership on saturday and the only booms that I can find cost around $500 so i'm not really excited about spending that much right now. . I work in a welding shop and can get aluminum for cost and can weld myself. would be a good idea to try and make something like that? would anyone know how?
01-24-2005, 09:29 PM
I just learned to foot last summer. Started on a boom and moved to a long line by end of summer.
It is my understanding that the boom is made of aircraft aluminum. There is a lot stress on a boom and taking a chance on damaging the boat or putting the skier at risk does not seem like $500 is to much to ask.
Put a over sized handle on the end of the boom and the kids love to play like they are foot'n and ride the swing (as we call it).
Hope this helps.
01-24-2005, 10:00 PM
I agree, $500 is nothing compared to recuring hospital bills and maybe missing all or part of a season.
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