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O'Brien Slacker 2-Person Towable Tube
Item No. 320803
O'Brien Slacker 2-Person Towable Tube is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
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O'Brien Slacker 2-Person Towable Tube is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
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The O'Brien Slacker tube is fully covered with 840/420-denier nylon and features a durable 30/24-gauge PVC construction. The Slacker also features 1 quick-connect tow hook, 1 Lightning valve, 3 Eco valves, and 4 handles with EVA knuckle guards. 340-lb. weight limit. 70" x 60". One-year limited warranty.

The Lightning Valve is similar to the Boston Valve except that it is attached to the towable, so there are no parts to keep up with or lose. The wider opening inflates and deflates 57% faster than the Boston Valve. An interior flap prevents air from escaping, even if the cap is not in place. Inside diameter of the valve measures 30mm.
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  • Fully covered with 840/420-denier nylon
  • Durable PVC construction
  • Lightning valve plus Eco valves for fast inflation
  • Handles with comfortable EVA knuckle guards
Body Pads Yes
Cover Full
Cover Material 840/420D Nylon
Inflated Dimensions 70" x 60"
Number of Handles 4
Number of Riders 2
Tow Points 1
Tube Construction 30/24-ga. PVC
Tube Style Sit-On-Top
Valve 1 Lightning/3 Eco Valves
Weight Capacity 340.00 lbs
Unit Weight 22.00 lb
Brand O'Brien
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Huge, but functional My cautious 9 year old was drawn to this tube because he thought it looked like it would be relaxing like his computer "gaming" chair. He was sort of correct and sort of not. First though, the other reviewer is NOT correct in that you must have an O'Brien inflator. You can use any tube inflator with a proper adapter that will seal up the larger hole. If you blow up other tubes then you likely have what you need. I used a small electric inflator with a plastic adaptor found at most sporting goods stores. However, it did take over an hour to inflate with plenty of rest breaks to keep my inflator from overheating. That is to be expected though because this requires a lot of air. This means that you will want to keep this tube inflated once you pump it up the first time even though the instructions say to deflate each time you store it. Also, the arms use separate chambers for air, which is good if one needs to be replaced and to adjust for one rider. As for the tube itself. It is huge. I am 5'6" and to reach the handles meant I could not sit back and relax. Of course, I didn't need the handles except for when the boat speed and waves got higher. My 9 year old couldn't reach them without making the whole "relax and sit back feature" impractical. Because the tube is covered in a separate nylon cover, my wife is going to try and sew some handles closer in, and therefore it should be easier to sit in a relaxed position while at higher thrill speeds. At idle and slightly above idle speed the tube was plenty large and relaxing. Slightly higher than idle and the tube leans very far back, making it difficult to see anything but your rider's feet in the air. You have to get beyond the "feet in the air speed" around 11 MPH for the tube to ride in a comfortable position. The tube says you can't go faster than 15 MPH for kids and 20 for adults. My child seemed to find 17 MPH his comfort zone speed, while going 20 made for a bumpy, yet fun ride for adults and likely for more adventurous kids. When riding alone, you can take the center inflator out and the child can ride in the middle. Once we tried that, my son felt a lot more comfortable by himself rather than the slight lean if he rode on the side by himself. This thing is also HUGE! It's not particularly heavy but does take two adults to cart around due to the bulky size. My child's favorite feature was using the tube as a "play island" while at anchor. It is easy to climb aboard, is stable, yet rocks enough to be fun. Bottom line, this tube is likely great for larger kids and adults or kids who are more adventurous- or those who are going to remain at slower speeds. Also, we have only used it for one day so we cannot comment on long term durability, but it appears as durable as any other so far.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unfortunate choice of valve Unless you plan on buying O'brian's $50 pump, forget about it.
Date published: 2016-07-26
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How does the Obrien Slaker 2 handle with only one (1) rider?

Asked by: meg
With one rider off to the side, it works, but does have a lean to it, just as it does with two riders of significantly different weight. My 9 year old found that scary and didn't like how the tube drifted towards the wake when by himself. We took the center inflatable armrest out and then my child rode in the middle. By doing that he could barely reach the side handles but also had the option of holding the middle armrests handles which were now between his legs. It isn't quite as comfortable as leaning all the way back with two equally weighted riders, but my child felt a lot more comfortable riding by himself that way, than off to one side. He also liked riding without the armrest in the middle at idle speeds because he could lounge in numerous different positions like on his stomach, side to side, etc. Taking out the armrest also makes it easier to play on as an "island" when at anchor. The middle armrest can go back in anytime and only takes seconds to inflate (unlike the tube itself- which takes a lot longer). Hope that helps.
Answered by: SeanPsyD
Date published: 2016-08-24
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