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spencercoon 12-26-2012 12:44 PM

Pylon on top of tower / pylon extension
 
Do they make a difference? If so, why aren't they more popular? Just watched a vid on alliance and the boat had one of these but the rider wasn't using the extension.....which makes me question the functionality. Link below.

http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/acr...arne-boat-set/

andy_nintzel 12-26-2012 1:10 PM

funny he wasnt using it. Is that one of the slingshot type deals that Shapiro endorsed for a while back in the day?

paulharenberg 12-26-2012 1:19 PM

I have seen them in Overtons and such. They are marketed for wakeboarding and I have never seen any wakeboarder use one. I have never used one, but I believe they are popular in barefooting for training and learning.

benjaminp 12-26-2012 7:01 PM

Doesnt your question answer itself? If they made a real difference, they would be more popular. I've never seen one before, cant imagine it would make as much difference as a ballast bag.

spencercoon 12-26-2012 7:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benjaminp (Post 1799878)
Doesnt your question answer itself? If they made a real difference, they would be more popular. I've never seen one before, cant imagine it would make as much difference as a ballast bag.

I was hoping to hear feedback from someone that had actually used one. Just because there aren't many around doesn't mean they don't function as intended. Maybe it's just one of those things that take a while to catch on :confused: They seem to make sense, but I am no physics expert.

benjaminp 12-26-2012 7:55 PM

If Shapiro endorsed them I think they've had their chance to catch on and have instead gone the way of the wake pants.

spencercoon 12-26-2012 8:32 PM

^^ha ha along with T-shirts over life preservers :rolleyes:

gnarslayer 12-26-2012 8:49 PM

i used a prototype that flexed a few years ago, it would whip the crap out of you and launch you too the moon, also airtricks were easy off the flats, it was very difficult to spin and the contraption i rode was dangerous, i broke two towers... sorry for the run on sentence

JustinMD 12-26-2012 9:12 PM

Tower extension by Barefoot International. Popular with Barefooters doing deepwater starts and training and hydrofoilers that go big. While it's not needed it's a different pull. When you get used to using one and then have to go back to a standard tower it's a lot like going from a tower to the ski pylon. The "Cheater Tower" just helps give you a lofty pull. IMO.

This is with a cheater tower.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...3at85018AM.png
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...l/SANY0228.jpg


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