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    Ski Pylon

    Can you hook a tube up to the retractable ski pylon ?
    Seadoo site says it's not for tubing.
    Does that mean it will rip off the pylon if you hook up a tube.

    Anyone waterski with this ? Does it help ? Is it better than hooking up to the stock ring ?


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    I just read somewhere here about that same issue, NO you shouldn`t tow a tube with the ski pylon. to much stress...

    wakeboard is usually 1 person, tube has more area in the water which is way more drag, and multiple people would be heavy. I would use the factory cleat under the grab handle...PR...

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    I used the pylon last season with a tube, no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Lurker_
    I used the pylon last season with a tube, no problems.
    Doesn't the pylon have a ring half way on the pylon that you could use for tubes. Seems like that would put less pressure on it.

    I see that you have to have a special exhaust tube for it.
    If you have a thru hull can you install the pylon ?

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    We use the pylon for skiing, wakeboarding and sometimes for tubing. Because the normal towing eye is changed to just a loop with the pylon it is a bit of a hassle to swap between the two. But I usually do swap because I worry about the stress with a tube. It does not make a huge difference when being towed, but the advantage of having the pylon up, even if not towing from it is that the spotter definately feels more secure with the handles to hang on to, even more so when tubing because the motion is more extreme

    PS, no it does not have a ring half way up. It does a have a "toggle" to unlock the pole

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    Through 3 seasons (165 hours) on an 03 wake no problems with pulling tubes. I'm 225 lbs on a 60 inch airhead deck tube. Just being careful to keep tension on the rope and not taking turns too tight and then "snaping the rope tight is the key too.

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    I installed it on a completly stock 05 gtx sc. There will be no problems installing it with a through hull exaust. There are three positions the pylon can be in. down, about half way up, and then fully extended. I usually have it at the middle height. The thing is in there really tight, I don't see how it could rip anything out. Between the tight fit in the hole going through the ski and the mount where the tow hook was I don't think it's going to go anywhere.

    I've pulled some heavy 280-300 lbs guys with it on a tube without problems, no cracks anywhere.

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