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Gone is the need to find the perfect beach, the perfect
wave, the perfect wind condition.
With Home Surf, the wind surfing equipment attachment
for the endless pool in your basement, you can
the exhilaration without the fear of a sudden gust of
carrying you out to the ocean,
or of a great white taking
nibble on those toes. And for that matter, without the
disgusting taste of salt water on your lips.
We would use a Robot Arm -- of the type used for
simulators -- to be able to shift the wind surfer this way
and that to offer a realistic experience.
||So, is it a surfboard treadmill, or a giant fan to blow one around in the pool?
||My guess is it would be a giant robot arm that is
controlling a a windsurf like device. Fans would be
||Artificial waves (aka surfing pools) are baked. Some of
them aren't much bigger than a water treadmill. I'm pretty
sure there are even portable versions. I'm not even going
to include a link to prove my point; just go to a water fun
park sometime, or check out the rear deck of a cruise ship.
||If this idea is simply to install already-existing technology
in a place where it is not normally found (ie: a private
residence), then the likelihood is that it, too, is completely
baked. People with disposable income put all kinds of
wierd shit in thier homes.
||Yes, it's true that WAVE pools are baked, but he is saying Wind Surfing, not wave surfing...So that is why I asked some questions. Idea needs more info...
||[xandram] I missed the 'wind' part the first time around; I
agree, we need more detail on this. In fact, I demand it!
||I also (lightly) apologize for lambasting the idea when I
didn't fully understand it.