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Old 06-19-2012, 02:42 AM
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09 x-star tubing off of tower

Hello,

I have always pulled tubes from the eye on the transom on my 09 x-star but the rope is alway dragging in the water right behind the boat. My boat doesnt have the ski pylon so is it possible I can pull tubes from my tower with out any chances of harming my boat.

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:22 AM
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Unless your filming from the tube I heard that if you're actually trying to 'tube' behind an xstar the tube and everyone on it bursts into flames immediately.

Don't even think about trying to connect a tube to a tower. You're asking for tower issues.

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 AM
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HAHAHA, well noted thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:54 AM
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:15 PM
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But the double ups are so nice.....
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:57 PM
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I would think done smart - using roughly 400 - 600 lb pull Compound Bungie 4 foot long -
Like Bridge Jumpers -
It should provide a smooth pull regardless what they did on the tubes.

Googled, and only found one case where they got out of hand to break the bar. Some kids can break a hammer.
If it's true - There are strain gauges that give the facts to see just what different activities actually pull.

Nice Shot Vision!

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:21 PM
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Unless your filming from the tube I heard that if you're actually trying to 'tube' behind an xstar the tube and everyone on it bursts into flames immediately.

Don't even think about trying to connect a tube to a tower. You're asking for tower issues.
How is pulling a tube off of the tower any different than the force of one or two people being pulled by a wakeboard or ski? The ski pylon is a better option for tubes really, but as the picture shows can create some huge air off the wake, for me this is pure entertainment
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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How is pulling a tube off of the tower any different than the force of one or two people being pulled by a wakeboard or ski? The ski pylon is a better option for tubes really, but as the picture shows can create some huge air off the wake, for me this is pure entertainment
When you fall on skis/wakeboard, you let go of the rope (hopefully) and just fall into the water not pulling on the boat.

When you get flipped off a tube, half the time the tube lands upside down and creates a massive vaccuum/suction between the tube and the water, and can cause some SERIOUS load. Talking 5000+lbs of force if you get that tube submerged.

In my short time here, I've read stories of people pulling a tube from their pylons, and after flipping people off and having the tube submerge and yank on the boat, their pylon came out slammed into the motor box at 45* angle out of the floor.

No thanks...
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:29 PM
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But the double ups are so nice.....
Great shot!

That landing might have been a little hard.....
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 PM
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Hello,

.....but the rope is alway dragging in the water right behind the boat.....
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