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ID:	11598 Giving this a test run this weekend with my 5 and 7 year old. What's your thoughts, think it will work? It just bolts on so I can take it off when I ride. My 7 year old can ride on the full size set up, but his legs are stretched straight out.
     
     

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    I like your modifications to make it multi-rider usable. Looks good and I want to get your update after the water test since it seems easier to bolt on/off this extension then have a kids ski in the boat.
     
     

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    Great idea! Hope it works.
     
     

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    Sweet idea! Just make sure and move them to a regular seat once they start going faster a scorpion might be bad with the big seat out back like that.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hossdog View Post
    Sweet idea! Just make sure and move them to a regular seat once they start going faster a scorpion might be bad with the big seat out back like that.
    That would be the big concern I see, if the plate from the regular seat is exposed at all that could be dangerous.

    I like the idea, if all goes well, please post a DIY guide on what you did.

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    Love the idea! Hopefully it works well. I'm thinking there might be too much weight too far forward, so you may need to add lift for them. But it will be good to hear your results when you report back! Only other thing I can think of is the belt. Make sure they can't slide forward. Although they usually don't go very fast, it would be no fun to slide down the front of that seat.

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    Could easily add a crotch strap like on kids vests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricR View Post
    Could easily add a crotch strap like on kids vests.

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    I've always wanted one for myself :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blmeanie View Post
    I've always wanted one for myself :)
    I heard moose knuckles are coming back in style.

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    https://youtu.be/gVpQbPTluvI
    https://youtu.be/H3AY1o7myQk

    The seat worked perfectly. The two videos are kids 7 and 8, the 5 year old decided not to try. It took the kids an extra pull to figure out how to get up, they needed to lean back a little further than they were used to, but they had a lot more control flying it. I was able to ride without noticing the seat was there.
     
     

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