The SOLO Personal Ski Machine is electronically controlled by thumb-operated buttons on the tow handle enabling one person to become the skier, driver and the spotter.
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According to the manufacturer, SOLO is powerful enough for some serious skiing and the 95 hp engine is quieter than most conventional 2 strokes. Developed by water skiers and with a top-end speed of 65kmh, SOLO is capable of deep-water slalom starts and operates in fresh and salt water.
A kill switch is built into the handle so that the engine shuts down and brings the boat to a quick stop when you fall off. An automatic "downed-skier" flag also pops up when the skier falls and retracts when the engine is re-started.
The SOLO is also relatively easy to transport at approximately 170kgs and 2.4m in length.
The SOLO costs US$7495. SOLO Watersports is currently in the process of establishing an Australian distributor. See www.solowatersports.com for full specs and video images.