View Full Version : Barefoot boom???

07-13-2007, 09:49 AM
I'm looking to put a boom on an x-2. My qusetion is do I get a boom coming off the tower or do I get a boom coming of the pylon? What is everybodys likes and dislikes of each. I would think coming off the pylon would be best. Less stress on the tower and on the fiberglass. Thanks for the info.

07-13-2007, 09:53 AM
i had a tower boom on my 04 X9.......its a great idea...no knocking of knees/shins etc.......but i did have this happen twice to my tower on the side that the boom attached to....


it may be a coincidence....:rolleyes: i cant say for sure......

i have now gone back to the pylon mounted boom....


07-13-2007, 10:03 AM
oh......and welcome to the board

Yellow X9
07-13-2007, 10:12 AM
Off the pylon

03 35th Anniversary
07-13-2007, 10:35 AM
Off the pylon
Definitely.....I have never herd anything good about tower mounted booms:noface: ......Other than the extra room in the boat.

07-13-2007, 12:23 PM

07-13-2007, 12:28 PM
Pylon boom. I don't know about anyone else, but with the boom hanging off of the tower, I'd think that the boat would be torqued to that side even more than when it is on the pylon.

07-13-2007, 02:11 PM
Is there a barefoot boom to mount off the v drive pylon?

07-13-2007, 02:24 PM
BI makes one.

07-13-2007, 03:27 PM
I had a pylon boom on my '03 230 Maristar. It worked well except with a 5 foot handle it would put you in the boats' spray.

Go with the tower boom, you won't have any problem with boat spray.

07-17-2007, 09:16 AM
We just bought a boom for our '06 X10. We too struggled with wich way to go. After talking with the very helpful people at Redline. They very strongly recommended the pylon boom. They said the tower booms can be a bit rickety and if you have tower speakers and lights up on the tower it can even be worse. They did also recommend that to help get us out of the spray when using the pylon boom that we go with the boom extension and the height adjuster. Even with buying the boom and the two extra parts we still spent less money than the tower boom would've cost us.

07-17-2007, 10:46 AM
The pros of a tower boom outway the cons for me. It will depend on how much you will use it. I use mine everytime i ski and for the investment it has been worth it. If you only use one from time to time go with the pylon boom. they are very sturdy and quick to set up. So its tower for me all the way.

07-24-2007, 03:05 PM
I have a tower mount boom on my 2007 X2. Works great. IF you get the cables tight there is no twist on the tower. Also it mounts completely to the front tower leg so there is no wobble added to the tower at all. I have done front and back footing on it with no issues. Also being on the front leg of the tower helps pull you forward out of the spray. My 2cents