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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Recreation Fans

    Give (and Get) Exactly What They (and You) Want

    If you have lake cabin owners, boaters, water sports enthusiasts, hockey players, ice skaters, or snowshoers on your holiday shopping list, we’re making your life easier. We’ve analyzed our most popular products and combined a list of gift suggestions with a range of interests and prices that will make even the most difficult-to-buy-for person on your list happy. And by the way, if you see something on the list that you like, this list can also turn into a wish list. You’re welcome.

    (Note: prices listed are regular retail, but many of these items will be on sale during the holiday season. Watch your inbox for future email announcements about these sales.)

    The Family Classics:

    Water Trampoline - Aqua Jump Eclipse 150 ($2,699)
    This water trampoline started a new industry 20 years ago and remains our best-selling product today for a good reason --- it’s a classic for family water fun that can’t be beat. And it’s a gift that will keep giving for many years; many customers tell us about the second generation of kids using their family’s RAVE trampoline.

    Water Trampolines Water Trampolines

    Water Bouncers - Bongo 15, O-Zone XL Plus, O-Zone XL, O-Zone ($329 - $1,449)
    A water bouncer is best for families who want easier set up, portability, and entertainment for younger kids. And with our wide range of bouncer sizes and models, there’s a bouncer to fit every family and budget. Easy to inflate and set up for hours of active fun!

    Boat TowablesWarrior 2 & Warrior 3, Mambo & Mega Mambo, Frantic & Mass Frantic ($119 - $299)
    Our most popular models for two to four people: The Warrior series is built with seats for a more comfortable ride, while the Mambo and Frantic series are built for speed. The unique wing style of the Mambo series gives an extra lift up and over the boat wake, while the Frantic deck is a classic tubing style.

    Warrior 3 Warrior 3

    Social Circle Lounge ($129)
    Built for up to six adults, the Social Circle float is our most popular pool float and is an excellent gift for those who like to “chill” in a pool or lake. Just add some sunshine and swimsuits, and you’ll have an instant party!

    The Trendiest:

    Crescent Moon Snow Shoes ($159 - $269)
    Our newest product offering, these lightweight innovative snow shoes are the perfect gift for that difficult person on your list who already has everything. Available in two designs, either unique Eva Foam design or with an aircraft grade polished aluminum frame, and tailored to men and women. For a complete package, add boots and hiking sticks.

    Snowshoes Snowshoes

    Inflatable Kayaks – Sea Rebel & Molokai ($259 - $359)
    For the adventurous person on your list, an inflatable kayak is the perfect gift. Lightweight and portable, it’s easy to take just about anywhere. Available in one-person or two-person models.

    Ahh-Qua Bar Float ($49)
    With 12 drink holders, center cooler, and an anchor point on the main float and four separate seats, this float takes chilling off to the next level. Perfect for the adult on your list who still isn’t too grown up for a cool pool toy!

    Lyric Wakeboard with Advantage Boots ($299)
    Wake boarding is one of the trendiest water sports around, and the Lyric or Lyric 2 wakeboard will provide what the water sports lovers on your list want. Constructed of quality materials and designed to provide maximum air and trick control, this wakeboard will keep them happy all summer long. A great value with adjustable boots included in the package.

    Glow Tube Pool Float ($49.99)
    Our newest pool float that combines technology with water fun! A flexible LED multi-color light strip inside with options for constant red, blue, or green lights or a slow transition or strobe / pulse of all colors makes it a disco party in the pool. Uses 4 AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries (batteries not includes) that will automatically turn on at dusk and off in daylight.

    For Kids:

    Shredz Sled ($24)
    The world’s ONLY steerable sled! Give this gift to the younger ones on your list, and they will spend hours swishing down the nearest snowy slope or hill. Lightweight, yet durable, it’s easy for even little tikes to haul around.


    Cosmic Slide ($129)
    If your gift list includes kiddos who like to spend warm days in the pool, the answer is the Cosmic Slide. Connect a garden hose to the sprinkler head at the top of the slide, and you’ve got a perfect day in the pool.

    Water Ski / Wakeboard Trainer – Aqua Buddy ($59)
    This patented catamaran-style inflatable water ski / wakeboard trainer allows new skiers to learn a deep-water start without the fear of getting in the water. Let the boat pull the skier while they sit on the Aqua Buddy, then when they are ready all they have to do is stand up!

    Aqua Buddy Aqua Buddy

    Ice Rinks ($49 - $219)
    Always wanted a backyard ice rink for a quick pick-up game of hockey or just some ice skating fun? Make it simple with an inflatable ice rink. Just lay it out flat, inflate the outside edges, add water from a garden hose, and let it freeze. Voila! Instant ice rink.

    Hockey Tarp – Attack Zone ($239)
    Have a hockey player on your list? The perfect gift is our commercial-grade vinyl hockey tarp that will provide practice time at home. Help them elevate their game to the next level, and they’ll be grateful forever!

    Boat towable – Tirade II ($279)
    A sports-car inspired, cockpit style boat towable that is perfect for little ones new to the sport of tubing. Design includes our patented RAVE TailTM that throws water into a rooster tail behind the tube for added excitement and safety.

  • Foam Water Mat Vs. RAVE's Whoosh

    The Big Test: Water Whoosh vs. Foam Water Mat

    Don’t take our word for it --- see what our “expert” testers (i.e., a group of kids we took to the lake) found out when we had them test a foam water mat versus the Water Whoosh. We challenged them to put a foam water mat and a Water Whoosh in the water and play on it, without our assistance or direction. Here are our observations:

    • Storage and transportation: When we loaded up the vehicle for the trip, the foam mat took up the entire hauling area in the SUV, but the Water Whoosh, which rolls up like a sleeping bag, left room for coolers, duffel bags, and the other stuff that the kids took with them.
    Whoosh folds up to fit in compact spaces Whoosh folds up to fit in compact spaces
    • Set-up: When we got to the lake, the Water Whoosh was inflated in a few minutes and the kids carried it down to the lake shore easily, while the others with foam mat duty struggled with the weight and bulkiness of the foam mat.
    Comes in 10', 15' and 20' options Comes in 10', 15' and 20' options
    • Installation: The kids assigned to the foam mat had difficulties with the ends of the foam mat curling up, while the Water Whoosh kids plopped the anchors in the water and were playing, sliding, jumping, and swimming. Once installed, the Water Whoosh held up to their weight and rough-and-tumble use. They even convinced the family dog to join in the fun.
    Holds up to 2000 lbs Holds up to 2000 lbs

    This confirms what a recent customer told us too: “The kids love it. It can hold several kids at once and it basically turns into a slip and slide with a little water on it.”

    See comparison video here:  Foam Mat Vs. Whoosh 

  • Water 101: From Splashing to Skiing, Water Tips for Kids and Parents

    Tips for Making Your Kids Into Water Sports Rock Stars

    Learning water basics Learning water basics

    Water sports can be intimidating for young children, but with a few basic teaching techniques parents can help them overcome their anxiety and fears. Successfully introducing kids to water sports at a young age will help them become comfortable around the water and enjoy water sports for the rest of their lives.

    • Start with family fun time together in a safe environment: Simply splashing around, jumping in and out of the water, and getting acquainted with the water is a great way to start. Utilizing a stable platform such as a dock, floating mat, or water bouncer in shallow water is a good way for parents to introduce young children to the water and help them feel comfortable. Always have children wear a life vest that fits properly for their comfort and safety.
    • O-Zone XL Bouncer O-Zone XL Bouncer
    • Introduce paddle sports: Youth who are familiar with swimming and the water are ready to take on a new challenge with paddle sports such as stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Parents should familiarize their children to paddle sports by inviting them to ride along with them, and then when the child is ready, allow them to try it themselves under supervision. As their confidence and skills grow, it is amazing how quickly most kids want to explore the water on their own.
    • Safety PFDs Safety PFDs
    • Move into boating sports: Similarly, present young children to tubing, water skiing, and wake boarding in a gradual manner. Many adults make the mistake of driving the boat too fast for young children --- for instance, for a child less than 50 pounds, suggested towboat speed for a beginner using a water ski trainer is only 10 mph and then when the skier is standing up on two skis, drivers should go only 13 mph. For tubing, drive in a gently curving pattern at 10-15 mph and keep the tube within the boat wake. As with all water sports for all ages, excessive speed is likely to cause injuries, but with children learning to enjoy water sports extreme speed will cause anxiety.
    • Wakeboard Starter Package Wakeboard Starter Package

    SHREDZ Steerable Snow Sled SHREDZ Steerable Snow Sled

    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.

    SHREDZ Sled Front SHREDZ Sled Front

    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.

    SHREDZ Sled Back SHREDZ Sled Back

    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.

    Downhill Fun Downhill Fun
  • RAVE's Backyard Ice Rinks

    All Ice Rinks All Ice Rinks

    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.

    RAVE Sports Top Gifts 2017 RAVE Sports Top Gifts 2017

    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

    Bongo 10 Bouncer Bongo 10 Bouncer

    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

    Aqua Jump 150 Water Trampoline Aqua Jump 150 Water Trampoline

    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

    O-Zone XL bouncer O-Zone XL bouncer

    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

    Splash Zone 16' Splash Zone 16'

    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

    Cruiser SUPs Cruiser SUPs

    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

    Glide SUP Paddle Glide SUP Paddle

    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 

    LED Glow Tube Glow Tube

    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

    10' Water Whoosh Aqua Air Mat 10' Water Whoosh Aqua Air Mat

    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

    Pure Combo Water Skis Pure Combo Water Skis

    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

    Wakeboard Starter Package Wakeboard Starter Package

    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

    Iceberg Climb Mountain Iceberg Climb Mountain

    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

    Floating Ahh Qua Bar Floating Ahh Qua Bar

    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

    Serenity Pool Float Serenity Pool Float

    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

    SHREDZ Steerable Snow Sled SHREDZ Steerable Snow Sled


    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.

  • 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!


  • Five Reasons Why We LOVE Tubing

    Pulling a towable behind a speed boat means big splashes, big screams, and big-time fun. Here are our top five reasons why we love tubing:

    1) It’s a no-brainer. Tubing doesn’t require any special skills or athletic abilities. Compared to other water sports that require balance, agility and strength, with tubing all you need to do is sit or lay down and hang on.

    2) Everyone can do it. No matter if you’re young or old --- or somewhere in between --- you can enjoy water tubing. Young beginners can be pulled at a slow speed that’s right for them, while more adventurous teens and adults will enjoy faster speeds that challenge their ability to stay on the tube. With many tube styles available, there’s something for every speed and ability.

    3) It’s a fun way to get some exercise. Tubing gets you outdoors, moving around on a boat, and usually requires some amount of swimming, in addition to the muscle strength used to hang on to the tube. Beats time at an indoor gym any day, in our opinion.

    4) It introduces newbies to water sports. Tubing is an excellent way to get introduced to water sports and the experience of being towed behind a boat. Moving up to water skiing, knee boarding, or wakeboarding will be less intimidating if your family members have first experienced tubing.

    5) It doesn’t require an electronic screen. Family time nowadays is interrupted too often by phones and devices with electronic screens. If you want to spend some quality family time together without those distractions, take your family tubing!

  • Looking for things to do on the 4th of July? You'll love this ...

    It’s hard to beat the 4th of July for sheer fun --- no other holiday packs fireworks, ice cream, warm weather, and family time all into one day! But sometimes it’s difficult to keep all family members entertained for a whole day together, so we thought we’d share our best ideas of things to do on the 4th of July (on the water, of course):

    Enjoy the sunrise from a new point of view: Summer sunrises are usually spectacular from any viewpoint, but we especially enjoy them from the top of the water on a stand up paddle board. It’s your chance to catch some peace and quiet before the mayhem of the day begins (and to burn some calories to justify ice cream later in the day).

    Use water sports to build bonds and memories:  Few activities bridge the generation gap better than jumping on a water trampoline together,  seeing who can last the longest in the boat tube, or just hangin’ out playing games on the shore --- water volleyball, anyone?

    Explore new water: Be explorers for an afternoon on a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board and check out a new river, lake, or ocean bay. To really get into the spirit of the day, wear something red, white, and blue while you’re exploring.

    Lounge around in a float: It’s your day off from work, so relax! Grab a few pool / lake floats, find a calm spot in the sun, and chill out.

    Create a water gun competition: Be sure to bring along a bunch of water guns or water blasters / soakers, depending upon the ages of your family members and their risk-taking appetite, and spend the afternoon in a “friendly” competition --- on shore, on a water trampoline or bouncer, or on a boat.

    Watch fireworks from a boat or the end of a dock / pier: End the day back on the water to watch surrounding fireworks from the vantage point of a boat or from the end of a dock or pier. This gives you twice the fun, as this way you can enjoy the reflections of the fireworks on the water too.

    No matter what your family’s activities are this 4th of July, we hope our RAVE friends have a fun (and safe) holiday!

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