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grimsweeper 05-26-2013 10:41 PM

tow tube from tower?
 
Purchased large tube for wounded warrior program we participate in, video shows being towed from tower, any opinions or experience?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zdHINC3Zduw

CantRepeat 05-26-2013 10:43 PM

Yes you can tow a tube from the tower.

bikenskijerm 05-26-2013 10:53 PM

Everything I've read says not to pull tubes from the tower. There are warnings on the tower discouraging it as well on my zft-2.

Traxx822 05-26-2013 11:07 PM

I'll quote NDT owner "you won't break my tower. I wouldn't tow more than 3, assuming you installed it correctly"

I guess it depends on what tower you have and how well you put it in.

I'm pretty confident in mine as it was installed with incredible attention to durability. A cheaper tower with an average skilled install would not be recommended.

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Shilohsho 05-26-2013 11:14 PM

My local dealer doesn't like the idea of towing tubes from the tower. He did say that an 8 yr old probably won't hurt the tower.

ski/hunt 05-26-2013 11:18 PM

Not that I would do it or am saying its right, but I've seen a 197 with stock MC tower tow up to six tubes at a time, all with teen age kids on them-----And he isn't just leisure towing---He tears up the lake with those tubes!!

grimsweeper 05-26-2013 11:31 PM

Thanks all, ps197 with nd tower. this particular tube looks to have less drag, video shows being pulled by pwc.

scott023 05-26-2013 11:46 PM

Dealers will tell you not to tow tubes from the tower.

BROUSSARD 05-27-2013 12:00 AM

Dealers should tell you not to tow tubes period.

CantRepeat 05-27-2013 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by bikenskijerm (Post 939606)
Everything I've read says not to pull tubes from the tower. There are warnings on the tower discouraging it as well on my zft-2.

The sticker on my tower says nothing about NOT towing tubes.


This question comes up every now and then.

How can a tube put more stress on a tower then a wakeboarder cutting across a wake?

This is the factory MC tower warning label for an 06. If a tube isn't a recreational towable I don't know what is.


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