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  • RAVE'S NEW STEERABLE SNOW SLED

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    With the snow falling, hit the hills with comfort and control this winter on the all new, inflatable SHREDZ Sled! This unique inflatable sled allows riders to steer themselves as they speed downhill thanks to our innovative, first of its kind steering technology.

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    The underside runners allow for faster descents, exceptional tracking, and extra durability on a variety of snow conditions. The U-Drive design utilizes the main runner to carve a path downhill as the rider pivots the front of the sled with their legs. As an inflatable, the SHREDZ Sled offers a smooth, cushioned ride keeping the rider comfortable while they cruise downhill.

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    With the SHREDZ Sled’s lightweight design and convenient front tow rope, climbing back uphill is an effortless breeze. Portable, easy to inflate, and made of cold resistant PVC material, the SHREDZ Sled is the perfect pick for fun this winter.

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  • RAVE's Backyard Ice Rinks

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    December, 2016 – When the mercury drops and it’s time to get out of the water, RAVE Sports still provides plenty of outdoor excitement through our incredible line-up of Inflatable ice rinks. New this season we are proud to present three exciting additions to our winter catalog; the 10 x 13’ Ice Rink, it's larger brother the 15 x 24' Ice Rink and our best seller the 10 x 20' EZ Set Ice Rink 200! Each rink is tool free and easy to assemble, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the ice. Check them out below to see which size will fit your needs best!

    • 12' Oval Ice Rink 12' Oval Ice Rink

      12’ Oval Ice Rink – Our smallest Ice Rink that started us out in the backyard ice rink business. It's perfect as a portable backyard ice rink for bringing beginners to the ice for the first time. Easy to inflate and set up, this Ice Rink is a simple way to turn your backyard into a skating haven. Provides 12 ft of oval space, enough for up to two children to skate for hours of fun. Keep in mind this skating rink is meant for one year use. Shop Now >>

    • EZ Set 200 IceRink EZ Set 200 IceRink

      EZ Set Ice Rink – Our most popular Ice Rink! The EZ Set Ice Rink is 10 ft. x 20 ft. in length and features 8” high side walls with unique support brackets (patent pending) that allow for quick, easy set up that can be pivoted down to allow for open, edgeless ice preventing accidents and damage to the support walls. With the high walls and spacious setup, the EZ Set Ice Rink allows for up to 5 inches of slope over 10 feet, perfect if your backyard isn’t quite level. Shop Now >>

    • 10x13 inflatable Rink 10x13 inflatable Rink

      10’ x 13’ Ice Rink – Great for hockey practice or other recreational skating, our 10 ft  x 13 ft Ice Rink is large enough for two skaters to square off in a game of one on one or practice improving their skating skills with plenty of space. Simply inflate the walls. Flood. freeze. flood. freeze. skate your heart out! Keep in mind, this rink is for one year use. Shop Now >>

    • 15x24 Ice Rink 15x24 Ice Rink

      15’ X 24’ Ice Rink – Expand your fun with our largest Ice Rink yet! The 15 ft x 24 ft Ice Rink is spacious enough for up to five users to have hours of excitement this winter. With easy steps for setup, your backyard will be filled with fun in no time. This skating rink is the larger version of the 10 x 13' and meant for one year use. It's easy to inflate, flood and wait to freeze! Shop Now >>

    All of our Ice Rinks are constructed of extremely temperature tolerant cold crack PVC; our ice rinks are tough and durable, capable of withstanding even the coldest of winters. For extra fun, attach or set up shooting tarps, nets, or side boards. (Additional items not included) Make your backyard the most visited this winter!

  • Top Christmas Gift Ideas to RAVE About

    Top Gift Guide for Everyone from Extreme Water Sports to Lounging Relaxation.

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    As holiday wish lists grow, there’s nothing better than finding that perfect gift for someone special. Whether your water season is short or you're lucky enough to have swimming weather year round, this is the perfect time to check out our exciting online selection of trampolines, bouncers, stand up paddle boards, towables, pool floats, skis; the list goes on! There’s something for everyone here at RAVE Sports, whether you’re taking the next step into building your own water trampoline park, looking for new ways to paddle around the water, or finding a fresh way to float and relax, we’ve got you covered. Below we’ve gathered a list of our top products perfect for gift giving or sharing with the family.

    Bongo 10’ Water Bouncer

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    Make this holiday a splash with a wonderful water bouncer for the kids! Bouncers make a great gift for the kids to play on all day. The Bongo 10’ Bouncer provides a fun jump surface for 2-3 children to bounce, laugh and play all day on the water. Its simple design is easy to set up and take down. Kids are sure to love having their own Bongo to bounce on! Shop all Bongos/Bouncers >>

    Aqua Jump Eclipse 150 Water Trampoline

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    For a little more extreme fun on the water, the Aqua Jump Eclipse 150 offers a large 15 ft. spring enhanced jump surface which allows for higher jumps and bouncing. With our unique, patented design, the Aqua Jump Eclipse is a snap to assemble and in no time you will have endless days of fun out on the water. Perfect for everyone from rowdy teens to a party of toddlers. And if the trampoline isn’t enough, we offer attachments such as the Aqua Launch, Aqua Log, and Aqua Slide which all attach to form a complete waterpark for even more excitement! Shop all Water Trampolines >>

    O-Zone XL Water Bouncer

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    Let the little ones join in the fun with an O-Zone XL, featuring a low-profile, easy to use boarding platform that allows young children easy access to a sprawling 9’ jump surface that will put a smile on any child’s face. The O-Zone XL Plus comes with a super slick slide to add even more excitement to the mix! Shop all O-Zone Water Bouncers >>

    Splash Zone 16’ Water Park

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    If the O-Zone isn’t quite big enough and you’re looking for an even more exciting experience, the Splash Zone 16’ may be just what you’re looking for. Providing an all inclusive waterpark feel, the Splash Zone 16’ comes with a massive 16’ bouncer along with an attachable slide, log, and boarding platform that will bring the whole family together for fun times out on the water. Recommended for children ages 6+, this waterpark is a perfect fit for every child plenty of friends. Shop all Splash Zones >>

    Cruiser Stand Up Paddle Boards

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    If you’re looking to explore on the water, our line of Cruiser Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) is an amazing way to relax and soak in the sun or get a core workout. Friendly to all experience levels, the Cruiser’s design provides and incredibly stable platform while still allowing riders to glide through the water with ease. Available in a wide variety of colors (2 new colors for 2017!), this Stand Up Paddleboard also comes in two separate sizes making it perfect to mix and match for the whole family. Shop all SUPs >>

    Glide PolyCarbon SUP Paddle

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    Along with our quality SUP boards we have paddles designed for all types of riders. The Glide PolyCarbon Paddle stands out as a great all-around paddle that is comfortable, adjustable, high quality and weighs only 4 lbs. Let everyone in the family enjoy the open water with this competitively priced, perfect fit paddle. Shop all SUP Paddles >>

    LED Glow Tube 

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    When the sun goes down, do you pack up for the day? No way! With our new Glow Tube, you won’t have to let the fun stop when the sun begins to set. Perfect for pools, the innovative Glow Tube features five colors that glow bright or transition colors with a strobe effect to keep the fun going all night long. A perfect gift for those waterborne night owls!  Shop all Pool Floats >>

    Water Whoosh Aqua Air Mat

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    Walk on water with our endlessly fun, extremely durable Water Whoosh inflatable air mat. The Water Whoosh 10 ft is a fun, easy to use floating surface that can be bounced on, ran across, or even used as a slip n' slide surface in the water. Capable of holding up to eight children, the Water Whoosh can also be transported with ease, folding down small enough to fit under a pontoon seat to always have it at hand. Comes with a pump to inflate anywhere in just minutes! Shop all Water Whoosh Air Mats >>

    Pure Combo Adult Water Skis

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    If you’re looking for a gift more oriented to high speed thrill seekers, we’ve got the perfect thing! The Pure Combo Water Skis are great all around skis for any style of riding. The skis come equipped with soft, comfortable bindings that remain stiff for ultimate ankle support. Shop all Skis >>

    Jr. Wakeboard Starter Kit

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    For a gift idea for someone who wants to give wakeboarding a try, our Jr. Wakeboard Starter Kit will have them up and smiling in no time. The wakeboard is incredibly durable and extremely forgiving for new riders, and with the included easy to use Aqua Buddy Trainer, beginners will be confident with the stability of this sitting platform to help get up and stay up their first try.  Shop all Wakeboards >>

    Iceberg 7’ Climbing Mountain

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    If you’re looking for an exciting challenge for the whole family, the Iceberg 7’ is just the right thing! This 7’ tall mountain of fun features dozens of unique handle positions to climb all over and a super slick slide that brings fast thrills. The Iceberg is a perfect combination of fun and fitness, add an extra challenge by having the kids play King of the Mountain! Shop all Large Water Fun & Games >>

    Floating Ahh-Qua Bar

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    If you’d rather sit back and relax while soaking up conversation in the sun, the Ahh-Qua Bar allows you and up to three other friends to do just that. Perfect for parties, the Ahh-Qua Bar is a great way to relax in the water. Take a seat after a long day of swimming, sit back, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the Ahh-Qua Bar. Shop all Pool Floats >>

    Serenity Pool Float

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    For an even more relaxed approach to the pool or shoreline, the Serenity Pool Float is a great fit for those who just want to lie around and soak up the sun. Designed to cushion your whole body while still allowing water to flow around you, the Serenity Pool Float is like a cloud on water and a perfect place to spend every afternoon. Shop all Pool Floats >>

    EZ Set Backyard Ice Rink

    EZ Set Ice Rink EZ Set Ice Rink

    If you’d rather not wait until the snow stops falling and the frost melts away, the EZ Set Ice Rink will turn your backyard into the most visited this winter. Perfect for any hockey players or inline skaters, the EZ Set Ice Rink is expansive and easy to set up. With its unique side support brackets, the Ice Rink is a snap to put together and can have its side walls laid down to prevent trips and falls while in use. Flood. Freeze. Flood. Freeze. Skate! Shop all Ice Rinks >>

    SHREDZ Snow Sled

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    Or if they want to hit the hills for the exhilarating thrill of sledding, the all new SHREDZ Sled is an innovative inflatable snow sled with super slick runners and a U-shaped design for easy steering and safety. Light weight and easy to take anywhere, your children will be having a blast steering themselves around on an insanely fun SHREDZ Sled! Shop all Winter Sports >>

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    No matter what gifts you choose to get your friends or family, you will no doubt find satisfaction in the high quality and exceptional products of RAVE Sports. Our dedication to fun motivates us to continually strive for better and more innovative recreational products. This Christmas, put a smile on someone’s face by giving them the gift of happiness through one of our many wonderful and exciting products. We guarantee you’ll be smiling for years to come with our promise of providing only the best products for watersports fun and excitement. Pick your favorite gift now in time for the holidays!

    At RAVE Sports, we’ve been pioneers in the watersports industry for decades. We’ve been at the forefront of the industry by being the first company to develop water based trampolines and bouncers and continue our progress by developing new and exciting products. We are proud to provide our customers high quality, long lasting watersports equipment that is instantly recognizable and highly regarded. With decades of experience in the industry, we promise to provide only the best and most exciting products to our customers, and as our catalog grows, we continue to provide more innovative and fresh new products for both consumer and commercial use.

  • 2017 - A Yoga Studio on the Water

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    Five Reasons to Try SUP Yoga

    Imagine performing downward-facing dog pose by pressing evenly through your hands and feet, lifting your sitting bones skyward, relaxing your neck and extending your spine, and looking back between your ankles. But what you see is not a routine yoga studio wall, but the sparkly blue water of a calm lake or ocean bay. Waves gently rock your floating “studio” so you shift your weight slightly to steady your balance. Your breathing is calm and deep, yet your muscles feel awake. As you feel the warmth of sunshine on your skin and hear water birds in the distance, you realize you are connecting to nature in a way that you don’t in the yoga studio. You feel more relaxed than you’ve felt in a long time.

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    Being able to practice yoga in the outdoors and deeply connect with nature and the universe is one of the main reasons yogis enjoy stand-up paddleboard yoga. The word “yoga” is Sanskrit for “union” or “connection”, so SUP yoga is one way to truly experience the connection that yoga intends. Using the water as your studio means you are literally leaving the stress and pressures of life behind on land to find a union with the outdoors.

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    A second reason to try SUP yoga is that it has serious fitness benefits. Because your mat is a floating epoxy 10- to 12-foot paddleboard that rocks with the waves, it really fires up core muscles and strengthens muscles that aren’t used in land-based yoga poses. Even the basic plank pose becomes more challenging on a SUP because your core and arms are also working to maintain balance on a tipsy surface.

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    Refining your technique is another benefit of SUP yoga. Trying to stay balanced on your SUP not only requires additional strength, but also additional focus on technique. The slip of a foot while transitioning between poses can cause the board to tip, so SUP yogis learn to focus on micro-movements and constantly adjust their weight distribution while focusing their eyes on a focal point such as the shoreline on the horizon.

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    A fourth reason is to let go of your fear and feel empowered. The possibility of falling in the water makes SUP yoga a unique challenge, so overcoming that fear is inspiring. Many SUP yogis say that letting go of that fear rejuvenates and emboldens them and the thrill of that achievement adds to the yoga experience.

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    Finally, perhaps the best reason to try SUP yoga is that it is just plain fun! Being on a floating “studio” means you must give up some control of your environment, allow yourself to let go, and just enjoy the present moment. And if you do fall in, make it a chance to laugh, climb back on the board, and try again.

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    Convinced to try SUP yoga? Whether you live near the ocean, a lake, or a river, many SUP yoga classes are available and can be easily found online. RAVE Sports ® also recently introduced SUP boards specifically engineered for yoga and other cross-training fitness activities.

    The new Core CrossfitTM SUP offers a hybrid of stability and performance for paddlers of all abilities for an optimal challenge of focus, balance, fitness, and core strength. Engineered and designed in the USA with a slightly wider-than-usual foam deck the size of a standard yoga mat, the Core CrossfitTM also features unique magnetic paddle wraps to hold your paddle securely cradles during your yoga routine. SHOP NOW >>

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    RAVE's NEW Aqua Poise Pool Mat is perfect for any pool setting for all ages. Not only is it great for pool yoga, use it for pool Crossfit, pool balance activities, rehab, swim learning base or just a stableplatform. The Aqua Poise is *84.75 x 37x 6” inflated holding up to 250lbs. Made from high quality reinforced PVC, lightweight and has 2 Carry Handles for easy transport . The Aqua Poise also features 2 anchor connectors for anchoring on bottom of pool or to use with with aqua carabiner clips connect right to the lane lines in pools. SHOP NOW >>

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  • RAVE’s Fall Cleaning, Storage and Repair Best Practices and Tips.

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    Fall is the best time to take care of your RAVE Trampolines and Bouncers. 

    As the summer season comes to a close, it is important to take your RAVE products out of the water before it gets cold. As the water cools, your products may shrink and that makes them susceptible to small bites from muskrats and other animals. This is also the best time to make repairs and prepare all your RAVE products for storage.

    Cleaning and Storage of Your RAVE Reinforced Product

    We recommend these steps on the Proline Commercial Grade Reinforced products including the Aqua Jump water trampolines, Bongo water platforms, Attachments, Icebergs, Water Whooshes, and other products that feature heavy duty materials.

    1.     NEVER USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS OR SOLVENTS FOR CLEANING.

    2.     NEVER USE A POWER WASHER TO CLEAN YOUR PRODUCT. THE HIGH PRESSURE WATER JET WILL DAMAGE THE SOFT PVC COATING ON THE TUBE BEYOND REPAIR. USE OF A POWER WASHER WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

    3.     Clean your inflatable completely with a mild soap and fresh water or a citrus based cleaner. It is easy to do while the products are still in the water (using biodegradable soap) or inflated on shore on a grassy area or tarp that can keep them clean.

    4.     Clean any grime, scuffs, chalking, oil, soot, oxidation, bird droppings, and other stains without damaging the vinyl using Aurora’s Speed Clean.  It is biodegradable and can be used (in moderation) to clean trampolines while in the water.

    5.     Using a brush or sponge to clean off the tubes with Speed Clean can be helpful for heavy duty stains.

    (For 15’ or 20’ trampolines, keep inflated and clean exposed top of trampoline in shallow water then deflate 50%, fold the tube on the top of the other half and turn the tube upside down. Re-inflate again and clean the bottom of the tube that is now on the top of the water. Use your dock if applicable to fold the trampoline. This makes it easier to deflate the tube and pull each end up on the dock and fold it up. Use a towel to dry while folding. Fold and roll it into your storage unit.)

    6.     Rinse off the grime and Speed Clean, then move to a clean, dry surface and dry off the products while they are still inflated.

    7.     Prep your products for next season with Aurora’s Poly Guard. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are very hard on inflatables. For best results, you will want to apply the Poly Guard and allow to dry before removing the coating. A second coat can help protect it even more. To maximize the life of your reinforced product, store it out of the sun whenever possible. Poly Guard provides UV protection to help reduce fading. We offer a Speed Clean/Poly Guard package for your convenience.

    8.     Once the product has been prepped and is dry, remove all air from the tube using the deflation port of the RAVE High Speed Inflator/Deflator. Take care not to drag your inflatables which may create small cuts or holes in the vinyl. Carefully inspect it for punctures or worn areas in the jump surface, deterioration of stitching or stretched springs, missing safety pads, or a sagging jump surface. Leaks can be detected by spraying the tube with mild soapy water and then watching for areas that create bubbles. If a leak is discovered or if any springs or pads are defective, these items should be repaired or replaced.

    9.     Dry thoroughly: Make sure your inflatable is completely dry to eliminate mold and corrosion during winter storage.

    10.  Store in a cool, dry location. Big plastic containers or storage bags are good choices. Do not store product directly on concrete surface as this can damage the PVC. Place mothballs around stored inflatable to keep mice and insects away as needed.

    Inspection & Repair

    11.  If your trampoline requires repair, repair patch kits including glue and simple instructions can be purchased on our website for minor holes or tears. Large holes, tears or seam failures can be repaired by our repair experts at our warehouse. Schedule a repair at (1-800-659-0790).

    12.  The fall season is the ideal time of year to send us your trampoline that needs repairs to avoid the usual spring backlog.

    13.  Inspect the ladder, anchor harness ropes, slides, connectors, swivels, and other accessories. Check for fraying or deterioration of ropes and corrosion of any metal parts.

    14.  Again, this is an ideal time of year to order necessary parts.

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  • RAVE's Water Whoosh Vs. Traditional Foam Mat

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    RAVE Sports, inventor of the water trampoline, offers the ideal inflatable mat for water fun with none of the drawbacks or hassles of a traditional foam mat.  The RAVE Sports Water Whoosh is made of the same heavy duty reinforced PVC material used on water trampolines with a special commercial grade drop stitch technology to allow for extra rigidity.  No longer do you have to carry a giant foam mat, try unsuccessfully to unroll it or struggle with it rolling up on your kids.  The Water Whoosh inflates in just a few minutes and can be stored easily when not inflated.  Stronger and more durable than foam mats, the Water Whoosh can hold a lot more weight and stays rigid while using it as a swim platform, slip and slide or when you just feel like lounging.  The Water Whoosh is easier to keep clean than a foam mat and doesn’t absorb mold or algae.  You never have to worry about foam pieces breaking off or maneuver around it when you keep it on your boat.  Just deflate it and stick it under a seat.  Choose a 10’, 15’ or 20’ Water Whoosh and start having fun on the water today!

  • Stay Alive - Wear a Life Vest - National Safe Boating Week

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    We are on a mission to make water fun, but the sad fact is that every summer hundreds of lives are lost to drowning because people were not wearing a life vest. According to U.S. Coast Guard statistics, drowning was the cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2014, and 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing a personal flotation device. This is particularly unfortunate because these deaths could have been easily prevented.

    That’s why we are helping to promote National Safe Boating Week from May 21-27, 2016 sponsored by the North American Safe Boating Campaign and supported by a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard. This yearlong campaign is promoting safe and responsible boating and raising awareness of voluntary and consistent life vest wear by recreational boaters in the U.S. and Canada.

    Boating in a safe and responsible way keeps the fun in water sports. Wearing life vests consistently will help mishaps from happening when an unexpected boating accident occurs. Boaters should always drive sober, know the navigational rules of the waters they are traveling, watch out for other boaters and their towable passengers, and have a lookout aboard to keep an eye on those skiing, tubing, and knee boarding behind the boat.

    Some boaters object to wearing life vests because the old image of bulky, uncomfortable vests come to mind. Fortunately, today’s boaters have many innovative life vest options including sporty neoprene vests, comfortable lightweight universal vests, and inflatable vests. Many families enjoy taking the family dog on the boat too, so don’t forget to put a pet vest on “Spot” too!

    RAVE Sports® has also worked with the Water Sports Industry Association to produce this inflatable safety video to educate boaters on responsible tubing. In addition, the 2016 WSIA Towed Water Sports Handbook is available here for a nominal fee. We recommend reviewing these best practices and tips to make your water recreation safe and more pleasurable. Click here to read Ten Tips to Know Before You Tow.

    Being visible to other boaters is an important factor in boating safety when pulling people on towables. The exclusive RAVE Tail ™ high-volume rooster tail device that sprays water high into the air creating the coolest ride on the water while making it highly visible to other water craft. Designed and engineered in the USA, the patented RAVE Tail™ hydro propulsion technology can be found on RAVE Tail™ tubes. Additional water recreation products can be found at www.ravesports.com

  • It’s Time to Put Your Water Trampoline Away for the Winter … Sniff, Sniff …

     

    Believe us, we understand that it’s difficult for water sports enthusiasts to accept that summer is fading into the sunset. The hard cold truth, however, is that the end of September means it’s time to deflate your water trampoline or bouncer and put it into storage until next year. So stop sniffling, wipe away those tears welling up in your eyes, and read on for our cleaning and storage tips. We know you want to make sure your beloved inflatable lasts for years and years!

    Inspection & Repair

    Remove your trampoline or bouncer from the water and place it on top of a tarp on a level surface such as a driveway or grassy yard. Take care not to drag it, which may create small cuts or holes in the vinyl. Carefully inspect it for punctures or worn areas in the jump surface, deterioration of stitching or stretched springs, missing safety pads, or a sagging jump surface. Leaks can be detected by spraying the tube with mild soapy water and then watching for areas that create bubbles. If a leak is discovered or if any springs or pads are defective, these items should be repaired or replaced.

    If your trampoline requires repair, repair patch kits including glue and simple instructions can be purchased on our website for minor holes or tears. Large holes, tears or seam failures can be repaired by our repair experts at our warehouse, so if this is the case give us a call at 1-800-659-0790 for more information. This is the ideal time of year to send us your trampoline that needs repairs to avoid the usual spring backlog.

    Be sure to also remove and inspect the ladder, anchor harness ropes, glide, connectors, swivels, and other accessories. Check for fraying or deterioration of ropes and corrosion of any metal parts. Again, this is an ideal time of year to order necessary replacements parts so next spring you will be ready to go.

    Deflate & Clean

    Next, deflate your trampoline or bouncer using the deflation port of your high speed inflator / deflator and lie it flat on the tarp. Clean the vinyl using a mild citrus soap such as Lemon Joy liquid dish soap. Do not use petroleum-based cleaners or those with pumice, and never use a power washer as the high pressure water jet will damage your trampoline’s PVC coating. For stubborn stains, we recommend Speed Clean (sold on our website for your convenience), which is excellent for removing scuffs, chalking, oil, soot, oxidation, bird droppings, and other stains without damaging the vinyl.

    This is also a good time to add an ultraviolet (UV) protectant to your trampoline so it’s protected next season. We also have these product available on our website, including 303 Aerospace for the top vinyl above the water line and Repelin for below the water line to prevent the attachment of algae, barnacles, and zebra mussels.

    Storage

    After the trampoline is clean, UV protected, and completely dry, fold it up by placing opposite sides to the center, folding right half into the left, and repeating, until it is in the shape of a thin rectangle. Next, roll it up tight like a sleeping bag and store it in a covered airtight container in a cool, dry location. Be sure the lid is secure to keep rodents out, plus placing mothballs around the area of the container will help keep the critters away.

    Following these simple steps will help make your RAVE Sports™ water trampoline or bouncer last for a very long time. In fact, customers who have taken care of their trampolines are now sharing stories with us about the second generation of children jumping on their RAVE.

  • Five Things You Need for a Great Family Day on the Boat

    Spending a day on the boat with your family has many advantages and good memories, but the best days happen because you planned ahead to make them happen that way. Here are the top five things we recommend you take along before you leave the dock:

    Life vests: Safety precautions are first priority when you’re on the water, and life vests that fit everyone are at the top of that list. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are drowning accidents, and 90 percent of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Life vests must be U.S. Coast Guard approved, and the laws of your state should be followed regarding the ages of children required to wear a life vest at all times.

    Sun protection: Waterproof sunscreen is also important for a long day on the water in the sun, and even the best sunscreen on the market must be reapplied often. Also bring along hats, sunglasses, swim shirts and lightweight long-sleeved shirts if extra protection is needed later in the day.

    Food and drinks: If you want to spend the bulk of your day on the water, bringing along snacks and cool drinks is also essential to avoid dehydration and exhaustion. Thinking ahead to reduce the amount of waste to handle on the boat is also a good idea, so we like to fill up the cooler with reusable water bottles and snacks such as fresh fruit and cheese packed in reusable containers.

    Water Toys: When it’s time to jump in the water to cool off or to anchor in a quiet spot to relax, you’ll need the right toys to keep everyone occupied. Our favorite water toy is our RAVE Sports® Water Whoosh™, an inflatable water mat available in 10-, 15-, and 20-foot lengths. It folds up compactly to be tucked away easily on a boat, and comes with a hand pump so when everyone’s ready to jump on the water, it’s easily inflated. Whether you tether it to your boat with a rope or bring along two small anchors to secure it nearby, the family will spend hours playing slide and slip games, jumping, using it as a starting platform for water skiing or wakeboarding, relaxing, and swimming from it. They are manufactured with extremely durable commercial grade drop-stitch vinyl, so even the family dog can join in the fun! When everyone’s ready to motor back to the dock, simply deflate, fold up, and store away again.

    Waterproof bag: Using a quality waterproof bag to keep towels, extra clothes, cell phones, cameras, and other valuables safe is always wise. The general mayhem of a day on the boat with the family can easily cause things to accidentally go overboard or get wet, and we’ve avoided many potential disasters by having a good waterproof bag for valuables and dry towels and extra clothes.

  • Need a End of Summer Boredom Buster? Try this water slide game!

    If your kids are getting bored with their usual summer activities, try mixing things up with this fun water slide game.  The object of the game is to get the most points for your team by collecting objects as you slide down the slide. All you need is one or two water slides (a temporary slide made from plastic sheeting or a high-quality RAVE Sports Turbo Chute), small water tubes or RAVE Sports Turbo Sleds, gentle baby shampoo, water hose, and a variety of objects in four sizes (small, medium, large, and extra large). Objects that hold water are the best, such as Nerf balls, sponges, or Koosh balls, but anything will work. And, of course, you’ll need a bunch of kids (or young-at-heart adults).

    Next, lay out the water slide in a safe area free from rocks, sticks or other debris or anything that would hurt or injure the kids such as buildings or fences. The slide should be on top of a soft surface such as grass or sand, and on a slope that is not too steep. Make sure the slide is secured well with garden stakes. If you are using a RAVE Sports Turbo Chute, follow instructions found in the Owner’s Manual for proper safety and setup.

    It’s now time to start running some water down the slide through your hose and to spread out the baby shampoo to make it really, really slippery. You’ll need to continually run the hose and add shampoo periodically to keep the slide at its slipperiest. Spread the assortment of objects out on the slide, mixing up the sizes along the length of the slide. Assign point values to each size, for example, give small objects 75 points, medium objects 50 points, large objects 25 points, and extra-large objects only 10 points.

    Now it’s time to get started. Divide the kids into two teams. If you have set up two slides, assign each team a slide, or if you have one slide, instruct the teams to take turns. Get ready, get set, go! Instruct the kids to go down the slide one at a time, sliding on water tubes or RAVE Sports Turbo Sleds. As the kids slide and slip down the slide, they must grab as many objects as possible to acquire the most points for their team. Only the items that they are still holding at the end of the slide count --- no points are assigned for touching an object or those items that are dropped. To make the game more difficult, adults can spray the players with water as they slide down the slide or dump buckets of water over them.

    The end of summer can be a difficult time for parents to keep their kids from getting bored, but this water slide game will certainly bust that boredom!

     

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