The Ocean Rodeo Go-Joe 2.0 allows kiteboarders to ride without a kiteboard leash! The unique hourglass design of the inflatable tube structure places the self-righting buoyancy at a high pivot point. This distribution of flotation will power roll your board right side up if it lands foot straps down in the water, (footstraps down create drag, slowing the board’s drift). With the board right side up and footstrap resistance eliminated, the GO-Joe™ is positioned on the board forward of center, allowing the wind to turn and sail the GO-Joe™ downwind toward the rider. If the rider maintains their position with the kite at the zenith, the board will simply sail downwind toward you.
The hourglass-shaped design of the GO-Joe™ fits comfortably between the rider’s feet and does not restrict mobility. The hourglass shape also eliminates drag caused by spray from the board’s rails. The GO-Joe™ is very light and durable using Ocean Rodeo’s proven manufacturing techniques.
Why the Go-Joe™?
Traditional surfboard style leashes used to connect kiters with their boards have proven to be dangerous in both the water and on land. The GO -Joe™ is a new "leash free" tool to assist in the retrieval of your kiteboard without fear of being impacted or impeded by a leashed board. The GO-Joe™ is perfect for beginners and intermediates learning board recovery techniques. Advanced riders will appreciate the faster board recovery in extreme conditions or while learning new tricks.
What is the Go-Joe?
The GO-Joe™ is an inflatable tube structure attached to deck of the kiteboard that uses the natural forces of buoyancy distribution and wind to roll you kite board right side up and accelerate it down wind. These features combined with high visibility and additional floatation will make the use of surfboard style leashes in kiteboarding obsolete.