Did you hear?... Wave Sport creates a portable pool with play hole called the Wave Box

The idea of a portable water tank with a simulated whitewater hole for trade shows, consumer shows and instruction has been talked about for quite a few years. Now it's a reality. A joint venture between a company called Hydro-Environments and Wave Sport has created, a portable pool with play hole called the Wave Box.
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The idea of a portable water tank with a simulated whitewater hole for trade shows, consumer shows and instruction has been talked about for quite a few years. Now it's a reality. A joint venture between a company called Hydro-Environments and Wave Sport has created, a portable pool with play hole called the Wave Box. The Wave Box uses two large industrial electric pumps capable of moving over 6,400 gallons a minute. In the pool, the flow of water creates a pour-over style wave suitable for cartwheels and other play moves. Speaking of the project, Confluence Watersports Kelley Woolsey says, "This type of project is what paddling has needed. Lack of access has limited the number of play boating participants to people who live within driving distance of a good river. We hope to see this type of project increase the visibility of paddle sports at events such as the X-games and Gravity Games. The Wave Box will make its debut at the San Francisco Boat Show, Jan. 11-20. It will then be transported across the Bay to the California Canoe and Kayak Exhibition at Jack London Square in Oakland for Wave Sport whitewater team demonstrations Jan. 26-27. For more on the Wave Box go to www.wavesport.com. For more on the San Francisco Boat Show go to www.sgboatshow.com. Contact Elaine at 510-893-7833 for more on the California Canoe and Kayak exhibition.
SNEWS® view: It's a stretch, to be sure, but we may some day see devices like the Wave Box at urban gyms and fitness facilities. Who knows, eventually kayaking via the Box might even catch on with inner-city hip-hoppers and take kayaking way away from its lily white roots.

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