July 21, 2010 - Born and raised in the warm confines of the Caribbean, Jeremie Tronet does not like cold water! After years of attempting to have him move out his comfort zone and brave the elements that come along with cold water climates we have finally done it. Now Jeremie can take the warmth of the Caribbean and the freedom of kiting naked with him wherever he goes...maybe even someday the West Coast of North America.
Jeremie recently had the opportunity to test the Predator off the coast of Norway to rave reviews. Jeremie's ability to kite in comfort with no restrictions to his mobility while remaining warm and dry has made a full convert out of him. In fact, I imagine we may start to see a few photo shoots of him wearing the suit in his usual locales. A Predator Drysuit in Brazil...why not?
Ocean Rodeo’s industry leading reputation for innovation and design continues! Based on the incredible success of the original Go Joe leashless board recovery device Ocean Rodeo has developed an entirely new Go Joe Pro!
While still in the prototype phase the all new, low profile Go Joe Pro has been designed as a complement to the original inflatable Go Joe.
The pre production prototype relies on a magnetic trigger to activate a pop-up EVA foam float. When deployed the buoyancy of the float rights an upturned board, and provides a sail like effect driving the board downwind towards the rider. If activated, the float is easy to reset while on the water. The prototype Go Joe Pro is easily attached to your board via a simple snap connection with the board’s grab handle.
Low Profile Riding Mode(click to expand)
Activated(click to expand)
As you can imagine, once we commit to the final production moulds changes are tough to make so we want your feedback! Is this a product you want to see produced? What was your immediate reaction to this concept ? Our initial estimates have this product retailing at between $199 and $229 USD, far less than the cost of a lost board and well worth the safety of riding without a fixed leash.
We will update this post soon with action video of the latest prototype in action on the water!