You often hear the expression “duck and cover” which means to watch out, but if your swimming pool is larger than a kiddie blow up, then the GAME’s giant pool floating and riding inflatable duck will bring a whole new meaning to the phrase. That’s because the Derby Duck could make your pool look small. So head for the deep water and start quacking.
First thing is that you’ll have to inflate it — forget about blowing it up like a water float raft that so many have in a pool. This duck don’t play that game because he’s big, really big. A hand pump will do the trick, as will a portable electric inflation device should you go that route and not have any patience (i..e, the gang is standing around waiting for the Duck). Either way, the end results is one Derby Duck that is big enough for multiple folks to sit in comfortably (at lease 2), or for one to lounge like the King of the Pool (or Queen, Prince, Princess, etc.). And thanks to heavy duty vinyl, it not only can accommodate up to 175 pounds, but shrug off the normal wear and tear that accompanies floating around inside of a pool. Just remember, Derby might be big but he’s mostly air-filled, so moving him around may be awkward but it’s not a big deal.
What is a big deal is what you get once you climb in. Because Derby comes complete with one of the most wanted accessories found on any high-end motion conveyance: cup holders. Yep, you can drift around in the water while imbibing because there’s cup holders for keeping your drinks high and dry. And should there be turbulence (doubtful in a pool but you never know), a number of handles (4) can be used for steadying yourself. These handles aren’t the only means for controlling oneself while “riding,” because there’s a set of paddles that enable the Derby Duck to be propelled from one end of the pool to the other. Or anywhere else that you might want to go in the water. And anyone who thinks that they can easily tip the Duck over is in for a rude surprise — this guy’s big, remember? As in 6 feet long by over 4 feet wide by more than 3 feet tall!
The Derby Duck retails for $59.99 and for that figure does a number of things: it fulfills the basic purpose of a floatation device; does so with a lot of panache; and, frankly doesn’t care one hoot for standing out and calling attention to itself. The “perfect” rider will be the one who doesn’t care for being inconspicuous and just wants to enjoy some quality time relaxing in the pool. Or maybe flashing back to the days of the rubber ducky bobbing around while playing in the tub. So now’s your chance.