This is SOOO cool, and would do better than the old dock system. This is the Candock's Modular Floating Dock System. It basically looks like one of those foam puzzle mats you put together in a child's room or play room, except this is obviously different and more durable. It can be easily put back together and flows with the ocean so people can walk out on to it and jump directly into the waves. I wonder how it would hold up during a storm or hurricane?? Either way it is awesome and better!