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Old 09-16-2012, 11:38 AM
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Question about Fly High X-Poles...

Just ordered a brand new Fly High X-Pole and a B202 Universal C Boom from Barefoot Intl. (super pumped)

I had a question for anyone with experience using a Fly High. Different people have said NOT to tube from the extended pylon. However, I've heard others say they tube from it. An individual on BOS warned me about pulling tubers from it because of the strain and tension you will put on the pylon.

We don't tube incredibly often, but when guests come to the boat tubing is always a given since anyone can do it.

Any input about your experiences with Fly High's would be greatly appreciated as well as opinions on pulling tubers.

(only reason I would like to tube from the Fly High is for better air time and to keep the ropes out of the water thus preventing splashes to the face)
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:54 AM
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I pull from the middle of my fly high pole...I have a pulling ring there... imo
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:40 PM
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I pull from the middle of my fly high pole...I have a pulling ring there... imo
Same here. With proper boat driving technique, air time is never a problem. Keeping speeds down and delivering the tube into the wave and keeping the boat out of the waves allows for proper air and/or ejection of tube passengers.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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I won't. I don't even like a skier who's going to cut moderately aggressively on it. That pulls the pole to the side significantly. Definitely affects the way the boat handles. If it's a one person tube in a straight line nit a problem. But Homie don't play day way.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:43 PM
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Just checked my Fly High paperwork and they warn against pulling tubes, kites and such from it. I pull he tubes from my stern lift hooks but do run into the rope getting in the water and spraying my tubers. Looking at the tube booster inflatable ball for the tube rope to remedy that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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Yes. Tubing from pole can equal disaster. Equate it to a lever. The longer the lever the more torque it can create. The sudden loading and unloading stress with tubes is not good on the pole. Use the transom tow point or the center ring on the high pole.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:36 PM
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Agree with what the others are saying...either use the ski eye on the extended pylon or use the original pylon on your boat.

Tubing and slalom skiing can create way more pull on the extended pylon that having 5 barefooters use the extended pylon...they are not going back and forth...

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Does anyone foot behind the extended pylon? I'm trying to think of other uses for it besides surfing and boarding.

Thanks for all the input so far. I won't be tubing behind the fly high

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:04 PM
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Just ordered a brand new Fly High X-Pole and a B202 Universal C Boom from Barefoot Intl. (super pumped)

I had a question for anyone with experience using a Fly High. Different people have said NOT to tube from the extended pylon. However, I've heard others say they tube from it. An individual on BOS warned me about pulling tubers from it because of the strain and tension you will put on the pylon.

We don't tube incredibly often, but when guests come to the boat tubing is always a given since anyone can do it.

Any input about your experiences with Fly High's would be greatly appreciated as well as opinions on pulling tubers.

(only reason I would like to tube from the Fly High is for better air time and to keep the ropes out of the water thus preventing splashes to the face)
The same thing that took down Big Blue at Miller park will take down a pole like this- side load. The added cable is for resisting the forces when pulling in a straight line but will do squat if the person pulls hard to the side.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:09 PM
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Does anyone foot behind the extended pylon? I'm trying to think of other uses for it besides surfing and boarding.

Thanks for all the input so far. I won't be tubing behind the fly high

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I foot behind mine all the time. It makes it a "little" easier.
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