Watch The World's First Portable Backcountry Rope Tow In Use

Watch The World's First Portable Backcountry Rope Tow In Use

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Watch The World's First Portable Backcountry Rope Tow In Use

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Zoa Engineering is setting out to create the first portable rope tow system that is perfect for the backcountry, or your backyard. It’s still early in the development process, but the company has released some details and a few product test videos.

The device will weigh 9 lbs. and can propel a skier or rider 2,600 vertical feet (800m) on a single charge. The handle is detachable for storage, and to prevent injuries during a fall.

The team at Zoa engineering release the following product test video to show how to the system works. It seems like a slow ride up, especially in deep powder, but definitely practical for lapping the same zone a few times.

There really isn’t much more information on the PL1, yet. I’m interested to hear what the backcountry community thinks of a device like this?

I could see this device fitting in well with the park community. Imagine being able to build your own hits and rails in your backyard, and lapping the course as many times as you want without having to hike.

You can be like Red Gerard! (without the need for an old dirt bike engine).

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The PL1 appears to be the size of a few beer cans. Would it fit in your pack?

Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for more information on the Zoa PL1. I have a feeling that this device is going to make waves (whether good or bad) when it releases.

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