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Old 10-30-2009, 05:15 PM
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Where do you tube from?

I learned a rookie leason and broke my wakeboard tower pulling a tube from it. Where do you guys tube from? Ski pylon or the hook on the back of the boat?

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Old 10-30-2009, 05:37 PM
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:13 PM
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We normally pull from the pylon because it's easier to get to. I have a V-Drive, which has what seems like a stouter pylon than a direct drive has, so I'm not sure I'd make the same decision if I owned a PS205.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:15 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Can we learn from this?
What kind of tube where you pulling, how many people,what kind of tower do you have and where and how did it break?
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:41 PM
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I usually pull tubes etc from the towing eye on the transom, but wouldn't have much concern towing from the pylon either.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:45 PM
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The best place I've heard to pull a tube from, is from the bottom of the lake!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:56 PM
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I learned a rookie leason and broke my wakeboard tower pulling a tube from it. Where do you guys tube from? Ski pylon or the hook on the back of the boat?
MC or aftermarket tower? Where did it break?

Always pull from the tower. Never a problem in 5 years. I guess I have just been lucky.

So someone on a tube floating on top of the water creates more force and resistance than pulling a 250 lb person from a deep water start on a wakeboard, or double wakeboarders, or someone cutting hard on a wakeboard? I must admit I will need proof of the physics before I am convinced.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:16 PM
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We have an X-9, and always pull tubes from the tower. The most we've pulled is 5 tubes at a time, pulling older teen age and college age boys, with a lot of jumping over each other, bouncing, and what they call "extreme" tubing. Never had a problem with it, except when 2 guys on a Super Screamer submerged the front end of the tube and it ripped the nylon webbing on the tube. Nothings ever happened to the boat, at least not yet.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:41 PM
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second that............when my kids want to tube, they use grandpa's tin fishing boat...
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hell!!!!!!!!
I was thinking the same thing! Ha Ha Ha! Pull them with a jet ski and stay out of the coves.
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