I wish we had your luck Kevin. We would have stuck it out with the pylons.
One friend on the Delta had a 21' Maristar with the extended pylon. He was learning air front flips. Landed one a little back, on his butt & never let go. Ripped the extended pylon completely out of the boat. The factory pylon was laying over at about a 45 degree angle.
Another guy with a late 90s Malibu Response had an extended pylon with the bow strap. At some point while he was riding, the bow strap must have broke. The next trick the pylon base snapped. Extended pylon flew out & sank, taking the rope & handle with it. If you have to use the extended pylon, get one with the cable.
I only have one friend with the old 2001. He hated the bow cable clotheslining him in the head every time he stood up. So he's got a Titan I now. It's a little narrow but he loves getting all the boards out of the boat.
Towers can fail too. But just the nature of having 4 solid connection points does a lot for the strength of the boat & pull point.
Heres the 205 before & after. I thought it made a huge difference in every way imaginable.