Ever heard of "kite tubing"?

Combine a kite, a modified inner tube, a rope, & a boat, and what do you get?  Kite tubing (a.k.a. Darwin award winner).

The Wego Kite Tube is an insanely bad idea — it's totally unstable and will flip you right off.  This video shows a dude falling from 35 feet at 35 mph.  Not surprisingly, it's been recalled due to at least 39 injuries and 2 reported deaths.   YouTube has a bunch more videos.  This blog entry has lots of comments by people who were injured.

The Manta Ray is slightly better.  At least it's stable, although as this video shows it can still be pretty dangerous.  It's not been recalled (yet).

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