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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: How to attach a rope to tower. Reply with quote

Does anyone have pics of how they loop their rope onto the tower. THis is my first boat with a Ski Pole Type attachment. So, just curious how you guys gets yours securely on there.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, my paint skills SUCK. but, here you go.



So basically, take the section of rope closest to the handle directly before the loop at the length you want, push it through the first loop, and slip the resulting loop over the pole. This will cause the pull of the rider to keep the rope snug.

Tough to describe, super easy to do once you figure it out. Hope this helps somewhat :-/




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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reach through the loop you want to ride from. Grab the rope that will be pulled on from the rider. Pull that rope through the loop. Hook to tower. Tighten. ta-da...
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

put the loop over the pole



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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some people recommend not doing it that way so that if the rider gives slack during a trick the rope doesn't come off the tow point. Some do it that way and have never had a problem.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we do what Hollywood does but since our loop is slightly bigger, we double loop it
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I am thinking by what is shown above, I may have assembled my line wrong. I have a small loop at one end and multiple loop sections (to adjust the lenght) on the other. I attached the handle to the end with the multiple loops and used the small loop on the ski eye on my old boat. Now I have the tower and I thought I would take the small loop, put it over the tower, twist it into a figure 8, then put the new formed loop over the tower pole again, and be good. The loop I have is not big enough for that.

Thanks for the help so far, just want to make sure I don't have any ropes coming off the tow point.

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

handle-longsection-takeoff-takeoff-takeoff-tower

sounds like you have your takeoffs hooked to your handle
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

of the simple thread the rope through the loophole to make a small loop that pulls tight around the towpoint when pressure is applied. Does that make sense? If you have a rope near you it's super easy to see what I'm talking about I think, but if not, then it's probably not.

EDIT: upon closer examination, the illustration is in fact what I was talking about. Just kinda skipped down as I skimmed, oops

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far I dont think I'd hire any of you for my graphics department Laughing
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just loop it over the pole like HWood.



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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian Delivery right there.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, sometimes I tie that side on the other end and tell them it's a trick release.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone has got to make a better diagram than these.
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flixmaster wrote:
someone has got to make a better diagram than these.




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I don't know what I did, but I'd love you even more if you were a woman! Laughing
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I double loop over the tower. If there's not enough room I just set it on top. I know a lot of people who do it like ont diagrammed but I don't think that is as effective. For one it creates a kink in the rope, a pressure point. Secondly, it tightens around the tower so when you cut it jerks side to side. I can feel it in the boat and while I'm riding.

A single or double loop has no pressure points and easily sides as the rider cuts.

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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I am gathering that there are many techniques.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gathering that you're slightly dumber than your average armadillo
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wakebrad, my tower attachement swivels, so it is good that it's tight... it just moves easily back and forth.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, same here...groove that the rope goes in is on bearings so it spins with the rope. I would think it would cause more problems to have the pressure primarily on the split in the rope than on the actual strong point, but i probably just suck at physics.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this on the LiquidForce site.



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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For one it creates a kink in the rope, a pressure point. Secondly, it tightens around the tower so when you cut it jerks side to side.


Thirdly, if the slip knot slides tightens just past the knot to make the actual loop, it may be difficult to get it off.

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ontrider wrote:
I just loop it over the pole like HWood.


We do that aswell. Only we dont make such a stud Laughing And we ride with a different type of rope aswell Laughing

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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The claw is for bindings Ontrider.. The rope shortner is what you are thinking about.. Smile
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They should have called it "the squid" people are just going to get confused with that sort of branding.
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LakeIolaLuke wrote:
I'm gathering that you're slightly dumber than your average armadillo


Well, thanks and I am sure you are an Eistein yourself. It makes me have a nice warm feelign inside that when I ask a safety question I get flamed for it.

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flixmaster, found it!



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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kyle f, I don't think he was all that serious. The theme of this thread lacked seriousness after the noose post. My favorite was LF's recommendation to tie it like shoelaces. Laughing
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ontrider, Laughing
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PostPosted: Apr 03, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kyle f, I don't think he was all that serious. The theme of this thread lacked seriousness after the noose post. My favorite was LF's recommendation to tie it like shoelaces. Laughing


Yes and I was trying to get it back on a serious note to get a proper attachment for myself and others who are learnign this great sport.

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