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Bubba and his hover cart!

post #1 of 28
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This is awesome haha!

post #2 of 28

Just saw this on Deadspin and think it's really a pretty genius idea.

 

I can't see it becoming mainstream with what I can only assume are high costs, but if you factor in cost of wear and tear that carts put on courses, who knows.

post #3 of 28

The small, recreational hovercraft that I've seen are LOUD.  Unless they find a way to quiet them up a lot, I don't think it'll catch on.

 

Gotta be a lot of fun to goof around on, but then, we have enough goofballs driving carts like maniacs as it is.  Now let's turn them all loose in the hazards and on the greens and hope for the best?  Don't think so....  z7_no.gif

post #4 of 28

I would imagine they're loud (notice we didn't hear any "real" sounds during the video) and likely not very energy (gas or battery) efficient.

post #5 of 28

actually, you hear the sound of the engine at the beginning of the clip

post #6 of 28
Über Lolz, I assume we are talking April Fools here no!?
post #7 of 28

I'm sure Bubba has been working very hard on this "project".  Interesting video though.

post #8 of 28

man that would be awesome.  and he's right, every time i take a cart out i try to have as much fun as it as i am playing actual golf.  take it to a whole new level with the ability to drive over a lake!
 

post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I would imagine they're loud (notice we didn't hear any "real" sounds during the video) and likely not very energy (gas or battery) efficient.

 

This.  It can't be very quiet or efficient to move that much air.  And the cost would be crazy I would think.

post #10 of 28

I could see Trump or some other Billionaire, with stacks of bills laying around buying one, and using it on their own course.  But highly doubt this could ever become manufacturable; cost effective enough to make sense within a production environment.  

 

In order to be successful, they would need to make/sell these for a slight premium over the existing club cars.  Basically they would need to get this hover cart in the sub $20K range... Closer to $12K to make sense.  And I find that to be a difficult task, and one that is highly unlikely.

post #11 of 28

I can't wait to go to the course in my flying car and cruising around the course in my hovercraft....that will be awesome.

post #12 of 28

That's awesome.  If I had lots of money to burn I would get one.  I have a feeling I wouldn't play much golf at first but have lots of fun driving over water.

post #13 of 28
That's terrific!
post #14 of 28

One of the downsides I see is that it looks like it would be a much bigger chore getting in and out of that thing compared to a normal cart.

post #15 of 28

lol I can see the drunks flying through sand traps with this thing, creating sand storms and messes all over the course. Also doing donuts in any/every pond would be pretty annoying. I'll be damned if I'm setting up on the other side of a hazard if I have to hear a hover craft on the lake behind me while the guys are waiting for me to play my shot so they can cross the lake.

 

Hilarious idea, but it will never be mainstream.

post #16 of 28
hovercraft =toy for those bored w/ golfing and need something else for "entertainment" while on the course
post #17 of 28

more Bubba!!!

 

 

 

guy is crazy talented even right handed

post #18 of 28
How much do you guys (and gals) want to guess that hovercraft costs?
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