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  1. #1
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    Default Tubing from the Tower?

    My family forced a 3-man tube on me for Father's Day. In the accompanying card, my kids begged me not to sell it. (I hate pulling tubes if you can 't tell.) My question is can I pull it from the pylon on my tower?

    Garn
    Garn
    2007 Mobius LS (Direct Drive)

  2. #2
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    I wouldn't recommend it. With kids, you could be fine, but put 3 adults on there and some heavy chop and your tower might not make it thru. I pull from the ski pylon by the engine.

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    2003 Wakesetter xTi - sold

  3. #3
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    I have an 06 LSV and it says not to pull more than a rider on the tower. I stopped pulling the tube from there and use the ski pole now. The weight from the tube and lateral forces has squeezed the rubber pads out from under the tower feet a bit. We ended up having to retighten many of the bolts and the pads remain stretched.
    2006 Mobius LSV
    New to boating and surfing

  4. #4
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    West Milwaukee, WI
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    I would definitely avoid the tower, unless you're towing a little kid with very easy (read: gentle) riding, like a little kid would prefer.

    Anything beyond that and we've submerged tubes, gotten total slack followed by a big yank, etc. That's just too much stress for a tower.

    Now on the pylon, you can swing that thing around like a yo-yo and launch your riders like a sling shot (not that I endorse this ). That will have them regretting buying you a tube in a hurry.
    2004 Mobius LS - hooked on footin'
    Former tow: 1986 Chaparral 178 XL, 90hp Merc
    First tow: 197x Glasspar Citation, 135hp Merc

  5. #5
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    Lake wallenpaupack PA
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    Only put a 1 man tube on the tower when I try to get someone to do a W2W

    I give credit if the body lands outside the wake and bonus points if you are able to stay on the tube

  6. #6
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    I only tow tubes from the pylon. Get the towable booster ball thing and it solves a lot of problems. It keeps the rope from dragging in the water and from throwing water in the kid's faces. Acts as a nice shock absorber as well.

    2007 XLV Gravity Games
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    1,100 in each rear locker
    1,180 in front
    OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult.
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  7. #7
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    pylon only for me. I hate tubes as well!
    Scott
    2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods

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    Default Tubing from the Tower?

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  9. #9
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    The only thing worse than pulling a tube is riding on it!
    2006 Mobius LSV
    New to boating and surfing

  10. #10
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    Big air. Big wipe outs. Big stress on the tower. I stick to the pylon too. We usually end up with someone getting bloody or bruised every trip but they still want to ride the damn tube...
    My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.

    2001 MobiusV - Loaded with Ballast, Exile, Blood, Sweat & Beers

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