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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2004 6:23 pm    Post subject: Pylon vs. Tower Reply with quote

I have a Pylon pole right now that works fine. But I was wondering if a tower was worth getting. Does it enhance your riding or anything of the sort that a pylon cant. Your input would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2004 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the tower is supposed to be more balanced on your boat........when you cut out on the wake does your boat rock? Because i heard the pylon sways side to side. I have a tower and you can barely feel anything.


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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2004 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not any significant difference.
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2004 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid, acctually if the tow points in the same position, both should be the same physicaly, trust me there was a large discussion about this a few months ago...

the only reason to go from a pylon to a tower is really space. if you dont like how much space its taking up to the extent that it would be worth buying a tower. will it improve your rideing any more than a pylon? no.

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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2004 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, unless I get rich any time soon, the pylons gonna stay.
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PostPosted: May 01, 2004 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the other real reason to get a tower rather than a pylon is because it looks way cool( the tower does) and the chicks dig them Laughing
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PostPosted: May 03, 2004 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a Pylon or a tower
I choosed the pylon as the tower is too expensive...
The only disadvantage I see is the space you loose in the boat...
Nothing I can't live with so it will be a pylon next month!

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PostPosted: May 03, 2004 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey WakeBoarder44,

You can check my profile/gallery for pics of my pylon and search for my "how to" here in the "boats and access." section. It cost $80 US and I loose no seating and drill no holes. The only real downside to a pylon is board racks, I understand the pylon mounted ones don't work too well..

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PostPosted: May 03, 2004 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only cost me $40 for my pylon. I used a 7 ft 2 inch steel pipe with an 1/8 in. wall. Works sweet. Also used plastic coated steel cable...I'll post pics sometime.

How tall is your pylon?
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PostPosted: May 03, 2004 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea post some pics
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PostPosted: May 05, 2004 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wes,

I don't need board racks anyway, as I'm the only one with a board for the moment...
I tried to learn some friends, but don't wanna let them use my stuff a whole year!
You build the pylon yourself?
Well done!

looking forward to more pylon ideas and feedback...

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PostPosted: May 05, 2004 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey WakeBoarder44,

I built my own...after working around boats and rigging countless sailboats, I feel very comfortable making up wire rope fittings, so for me it wasn't a big deal....I think in the overall scheme of things, if I had a boat that was newer I'd go for the tower, my boat just really isn't worth putting much money in..it runs great and looks great for a 14 year old boat but it is a 14 year old boat.... I'll probalby sell it for 3 or 4 grand and upgrade. For someone looking for an entry level boat to get out and have some fun, my boat's great!

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PostPosted: May 06, 2004 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a pylon does same as tower except a tower is out of the way and a pylon is in the middle of your boat
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PostPosted: May 08, 2004 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd get a tower if you have a natique Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: May 11, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, i use to ride a pylon and a tower does help some. If you dont take boarding all that serious then stay with the pylon, but if you want to enhance your performance yes a tower is worth buying.
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea i got a extended pylon and i love it it space really doesn't bother me because im used to a shorter pylon sticking up right in front of the egine get the pylon
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone behind both kinds... they're both good. no preference.
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rockitboy516 wrote:
the other real reason to get a tower rather than a pylon is because it looks way cool( the tower does) and the chicks dig them Laughing


Which is why I'm saving my pennies for a tower right now. Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green

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