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By joshua lambert (mydogzeke) on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 7:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i'm looking for a couple of racks to put on my tower. but, it seems as though they are all really expensive (overpriced?). i even considered making my own. any suggestions? anyone know of any good deals on a wakeboard rack?
any info will be helpful...
thanks

jl

 
By Chad Druffel (dedicatedwse) on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 8:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I just about made my own too, but I just don't have the time right now. Seems like such a "simple" piece of hardware to shell out the bucks for. I ended up buying mine with my Monster Tower...will be shipped on Monday. Wakeboard rack was $235 I think.
 
By Jman (jmanolinsky) on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 9:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I bought mine from http://www.xtremetowers.com/ecom/index.php?tplaction=fulldetails&productid=15&id=2 .
These are the same racks that come on the Supras and Moombas from the factory. The $316 is for both sides. Most of the others cost that much for each side. I've been happy with mine.

Hope this helps,
Jman

 
By Chris Anthony (cla17) on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 11:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check E-bay...
 
By Craig Strait (yosquire) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 2:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Josh,

I'm getting ready to unload these on E-bay. Looking to get $130 for the set.

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I also have some (new) Skylon Bat racks...Though, they'll go more like $500/set.


(Message edited by yosquire on April 16, 2006)

 
By Jason Craveiro (s4inor) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 4:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
One of the best values out there is XTPs Double Up Rack. They're sold as a pair, and if you're fortunate enough to have the right size tubing, you can't beat the quality.
 
By Mikeski (mikeski) on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 9:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think Monster has the best deal going, quick release and all. I kept them from my last boat.
 
By Cory McLean (kikitlo) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 7:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Just a little bit more than XTP's but these have a wider range of tube sizes
http://www.wakeside.com/page/w/PROD/boss_wakeboard_racks/boss_adjustable_2_board_rack

 
By Paul (fish6942) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've also been agonizing over the costs of these things. I'm leaning towards the Monster racks as well but then I also need a ski rack (which they also offer).

Anyone have any other comments on the Monster racks they'd like to offer?

 
By vlxray (vlxray) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check out dbot5.com. They have really cool racks and the prices are reasonable. They will fit any tower out of the box and can be rotated to any angle. They also have an option for an "add-on" surfer rack that bolts to the standard rack.
 
By Jon (jon4pres) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:35 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I agree that these things seem to be pretty overpriced as well. I think I am going to try to make a set of racks that are similar to Nautique Flight Clips. They seem to be the simplest and easiest to build without extensive machining.
 
By Craig Strait (yosquire) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think the board racks get their large price for 4 reasons.

1) Price of 1/2 Aluminum Plate Stock ($75 - $125) each rack
2) Time & ware on the CNC machine (CNC machines can easily cost $500k)
3) Labor to polish to a final product
4) Markup

$300 Does sound like a lot, but I'd be surprised if the manufacture is making over $75 per rack.

 
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