Originally Posted by CantRepeat
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.
The surface area alone makes the strain on the tower higher. I know our dealer, which is the highest volume dealer in the world, tells their customers not to tube from the tower. I was also told during the factory tour that you shouldn't as well, so I think it's a safe bet that they don't want you towing tubes from the tower.
I have also read that owing from the tower inceases the chances of the tube getting lift off, increasing the potential of serious injury when the rider is dumped from height. Pretty sure we've all seen the videos of this happening as well. All in all, not a good idea, IMO.