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Old 10-14-2011, 12:05 AM
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Tow tube from ski pole or rear step?

So what's the deal? You tow a tube from the rear step above the platform
or from ski pole? The boat in question is an X25.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:45 AM
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Do it from the tower!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:47 AM
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:04 AM
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Never pull tubes from the tower....
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:07 AM
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Never pull tubes from the tower....
Why? There is considerably more load from a wakeboarder then a free sliding tuber.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:43 AM
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As per the MC safety warnings on the tower itself.

Other recreational towables.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:45 AM
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:49 AM
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Yep - tower! It also helps keep the rope out of the water, so it doesn't always splash the riders in the face.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:59 AM
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We were told specifically be the dealer NOT to pull tubes from the tower. The manufaturers warranty will be voided should anything happen.

Also, common sense should tell you that the higher the rope is off the water, the higher potential the tube has for getting too much air.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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Why? There is considerably more load from a wakeboarder then a free sliding tuber.
I would argue with that. The surface area of most tubes is substancially more than a wake board. Through in the fact that most tubes are more than a single rider, the weight that is being pulled is far greater as well. Combine that with speeds that are fairly close (if you're staying at or below the manufacturers recommended speed for the tubes), I'd wager that the load pulling a tube causes more stress on the tower than a wakeboarder.
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