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SkyMall Monday: Large Universal Skate Sail (the worst SkyMall product ever?)
It features no explanation of the activity, the product or, well, anything. It includes links to buy the sail on Amazon, like the sail on Facebook (two people have done so) and follow the sail company on Twitter (it has tweeted once and has zero followers).
Most importantly, it showcases 29 sail skating videos in the most horrible video interface we've ever seen. And the videos themselves? None of them make the product look particularly...um, what's the word...oh, right...good. They all show the sail flopping around in the air while someone kinda sorta glides by at about the same speed that they could achieve using just their feet.
The product description makes it seem like the creators had good intentions:
Why use your own muscles to exercise when you can let the wind do all the work? Well, as you'll see in these videos, the wind is slacking off, too.
A great new way to get both adults and kids outside and moving if they're sitting around the TV too much!
How bad are the videos? Let's take a look.
I'm amazed that his coveralls didn't create more drag as the semi-inflated sail allowed him to just barely pass a parked car.
Ever wanted to ride in a vehicle that goes slower than a walking toddler with a club foot? Then this is the product for you!
Certainly, you'd like to learn how the Skate Sail works. Perhaps this crude computer animation that is completely devoid of audio, details or realism can help you.
Yep, that answered all of our questions. Surely you must be satisfied by now, as well.
Unless, of course, you were wondering what the Skate Sail looks like while not working very well and viewed through a paper towel tube. Well then, this is the video for you:
Is this sail the worst SkyMall product ever? It's quite possible. What's certain is that it is the most poorly marketedSkyMall product of all-time. Well done, Skate Sail.
Check out all of the previous SkyMall Monday posts HERE.