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Old    Tim (wakesetterlsv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-18-2005, 3:33 PM Reply   
Has anyone heard of pivoting or spinng racks like master Craft has for the Illusion X Tower?
Old    Wkerat (wkerat)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-18-2005, 4:21 PM Reply   
My dealer mentioned them, but I have not seen them...Supposedly something new for this year.
Old    billy_ray            10-19-2005, 7:58 PM Reply   
malibu has the illusion X tower.. not mastercraft.
Old    Tim (wakesetterlsv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-21-2005, 9:50 AM Reply   
That I know key word LIKE Master Craft!
Old    Chad (chadbp)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-21-2005, 4:44 PM Reply   
There are supposed to be a couple companies coming out in 2006 that are going to make a hinge style rack. Metcraft (manf. of the Illusion X), Westwinns, and a slim possibility that skylon might. As far as I have heard thats all for right now, but I wouldn't expect to see them until after the first of the year.
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-28-2005, 2:11 AM Reply   
yep i ordered these pivoting racks on the illusion for my 06 vlx but didn,t see a pic or info at the dealer.
i was hoping there was a pic inside this thread.

Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-06-2005, 11:04 PM Reply   
I'll also be ordering them on my boat. They have a set on a boat at the dealer, I will try to get a pic and post it in acouple days. They don't look as beefy as Mastercrafts pivoting rack. But I thank it will work, time will tell.
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-07-2005, 2:07 AM Reply   
ok,that would be cool.i still have not seen them.
Old    jag            11-08-2005, 6:54 PM Reply   
i know that there is a company in orlando that makes them. it Z-5 the same company that made the rack for the malibu at expo and the rack on the tour x-star.
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-09-2005, 5:17 PM Reply   
Okay here's the pictures I promised. They work pretty good and they look better than I remembered, They latch shut and are solid when the're in the closed position. When you open them they don't have any mechanism to help keep them open, like I've seen on others. But non the less very cool.

Malibu's pivoting racks
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-09-2005, 5:25 PM Reply   
closed position

Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       11-09-2005, 5:26 PM Reply   
Why isnt the bracket color coated? It would look alot better if they were black.
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-09-2005, 5:33 PM Reply   
Last one.
Old    Jeff Vaaler (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-09-2005, 8:22 PM Reply   
looks good. do they swivel all the way into the boat? i have a narrow dock slip, so i'm trying to find something that will keep my boards from hitting the pilings.
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-09-2005, 10:00 PM Reply   
No, That picture shows as far as they will open.
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       11-10-2005, 12:39 AM Reply   
i still think they should be color keyed to they tower but besides that they look great. One negative is i bet a board would reach speakers that hang down like nvs's. Maybe not factory but it would be close. atleast they are available now though.
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-10-2005, 1:30 AM Reply   
thanks tim
Old    Tim (wakesetterlsv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-10-2005, 1:24 PM Reply   
Hey thanks for the pics Tim, I need to check them out in person still dont know if Im a fan. It would be sweet if the swung into the boat, Any idea on price.
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-10-2005, 9:51 PM Reply   
I was told in the $450.00 range. Don't know if that is MSRP or what, but at least it's an ideal of what they cost. For the price I don't thank there to horribly priced. I thank I saw Skyline pivoting upgrade was in the neighborhood of $230.00 with out the board rack.
Old    Tim B (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-10-2005, 9:56 PM Reply   
Jared, I agree I think they would look better if the swing part was all black. Is it possible to have them powder coated with out causing any problems with the meachanics of it. Just a thought. As far as the boards hitting the speakers I don't think that would be an issue they set a little lower than your typical board racks, at least on the Illusion X tower.

(Message edited by nvboarder on November 10, 2005)


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