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behindtheboat 07-14-2010 11:50 AM

Is System 2.0 a "Cable"
I know it's splitting hairs, and we don't need but could always use a little discussion/drama around here.

Should the 2.0 system be called a cable? Should the venues with 2.0 market them as cables?

In my mind, they are different, and with the investment required with an actual towered cable system, I do not feel an 2.0 should be called "Cable", or at least not market as such. That should be left to the stationary, towered cable systems. My opinion of course.

hyperlite 07-14-2010 12:01 PM

Arent all cables stationay while in operation? Exactly. Youre looking into this way to deep buddy. What else would it be marketed as? It is still a cable "system" thats pulling a rider. Reguardless if its portable or fixed. But let the arguments begin......if its worth it to anyone else. I honestly doubt it.

07-14-2010 12:07 PM

My head hurts, just keep it simple lol it is what it is

dadthedriver 07-14-2010 12:16 PM

Last time I looked We have 2 stationary towers and a cable that pulls the rider over the top of the water while hitting rails and sliders. Seems like a cable system to me.

Luker 07-14-2010 12:18 PM

I actually agree with ADub... if you told there was a cable park moving in next door... my reaction would be less enthusiastic if I found out it was a 2.0 versus a standard 5-6 tower system.

fly135 07-14-2010 12:49 PM

I can see the point. Maybe if there was a term for it, like micro-cable.

otown_dave 07-14-2010 1:55 PM

Just a 2.0 cable system mention should be enough to distinguish it apart . Also when I'm riding the cable is not stationary!:p

sidekicknicholas 07-14-2010 2:01 PM

So now we are going to have
Systemboarding..... oh boy.

alans 07-14-2010 2:14 PM



Cable Park>System 2.0>Winch


behindtheboat 07-14-2010 3:31 PM


Originally Posted by alans (Post 1608569)


Cable Park>System 2.0>Winch


took me a minute, but that's a good analogy

cheesydog 07-14-2010 8:14 PM

and just like that analogy none of them is better or worse, just depends what you feel like eating!

waterdork88 07-14-2010 10:47 PM

Its the same thing.

Saying its not is like saying that riding behind a small wake boat is not wakeboarding.

wakerider111 07-14-2010 11:28 PM

this got me thinking just a bit on a tangent if you would allow me so..

what about the li'l bro -or- "bro in a box"
it sets up differently and works a little differently than the 2.0
the way it appears to operate makes me wonder if 2 bro in a box could not be purchased to make a 4 tower cable system?
*this is all just thought. i have never even rode cable or 2.0, or bro in a box (just a winch is the closest thing)

even if multiple bro-in-a-box could not be set up this way as is, we could not be far off from making a "portable" multi-tower system. but on the other hand. if going through the trouble of making a multi towered one, why not do it right with full sized true towers.

hyperlite 07-15-2010 4:15 AM

my head hurts. i cant believe this is still going on.

d4m0 07-15-2010 11:15 PM

ok so wat runs between the 2 towers?

a cable...

what runs around a cable park?

a cable...

ur getting towed around by a cable y would u not call it a cable....

behindtheboat 07-16-2010 6:04 AM

not so much the definition, of course you're getting pulled by a cable, and there are towers. To me, "Cable" is a 6 person towing capable, permanent structure. That's because that was the only thing cable was until a couple years ago. Now with System 2.0, you can have 2 people go on a removable structure. Yes, it's getting pulled, but it's like calling a hotel pool a waterpark. Can't accommodate as many people, and it just doesn't seem as major scale. To market things as the first cable in a state, a cable competition, etc, when they're System 2.0's, I think is a slap in the face to those that actually invested in a REAL Rixen cable style system, and can accommodate 3x the amount of riders.

We all have our opinions, and if this makes your head spin then don't read it, sorry. Like Luker said, if you tell me we're going to a cable, I expect a Cable. The waterpark style, not the hotel/backyard pool style.

boarditup 07-16-2010 12:08 PM

Kinda sounds like slalom skiers arguing about Zero Off versus Perfect Pass. Slightly entertaining banter on the internet, but it contributes nothing to the sport or actual performance.

Disclaimer: I have a 2.0 in by backyard.

cramm 07-16-2010 1:29 PM

if someone says lets go ride the cable you can always ask if it is a "real cable" or a 2.0

fly135 07-16-2010 2:21 PM


Originally Posted by d4m0 (Post 1609272)
ur getting towed around by a cable y would u not call it a cable....

For the same reason you wouldn't call a Bayliner a Wakeboard boat although people wakeboard behind it. My apologies to Bayliner owners. It was the first name that came to mind.

Joe_Gaz 07-17-2010 6:18 PM


Originally Posted by d4m0 (Post 1609272)
ok so wat runs between the 2 towers?

a cable...

what runs around a cable park?

a cable...

ur getting towed around by a cable y would u not call it a cable....

So if I attach a cable to my boat, what should I call it? I'm being towed around by a cable.

System 2.0 is chosen for a marketing approach and sets it apart.

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