I took the bait.
I bit the hook.
Thought I'd give it a try.
I bought a 7-footer. I've done about a 20 or so dives on it. And here's the deal:
I'll be selling it very soon and going back to a real hose.
- Very high cool factor. Kinda neat looking.
- Very flexy. Not that it matters, but OK.
- TERRIBLE on the scooter. Just flaps in the breeze. I'm serious - I'm zooming along and my long hose is going boing boing boing. It is more resistant in the water, and with all that flex and low mass, combined with the higher resistance, it sux for scootering.
- Also - I don't like my long hose being this flexy. I prefer it to be stiffer as I always know where it is, where it will land and what its going to do when / if I drop it. A standard hose is very predictable in its trajectory. With this thin, flexy hose I have no idea where to look for it when its not where its supposed to be, so I can't recover it as fast as I have to look everywhere - both in water when I butterfinger the thing or don't clip it off when I should, and when I'm gearing up on the tailgate or a on a boat bench. Its a pain.