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Old    Zack H. (liquidforce1338)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
i have 2005 four winns horizon 170 the wake is a pretty good size looks like all the others from all the pics but i dont have a tower or anything, do you guys think if i get a tower that i could become a decent wakeboarder behind this boat and pull off some tricks? its a ski boat and everything and it pulls well....what does every1 think?
Old    Jon Shaffer (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-05-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
Yes
Old    Zack H. (liquidforce1338)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 11:10 AM Reply   
ok thanks.
Old    Don (silverwake)      Join Date: May 2007       06-05-2007, 11:37 AM Reply   
I learned how to wakeboard behind my dad's 20' I/O without a tower or Skylon. I'm not great, but I got good enough to be able to go out and have fun.
Old    James (aldrichiii)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-05-2007, 12:28 PM Reply   
I'm the exact same way Don. As long as I'm on the water, I'm happy.
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-05-2007, 12:29 PM Reply   
no
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       06-05-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
Yes, I learned Br's tantrums, 3's etc... behind a tiny 18 ft. sea ray with hardly any wake, get a tower and a decent rope you will be fine.
Old    Corn Holio (thedangcorn)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-05-2007, 12:45 PM Reply   
You can wakeboard behind a jet ski if you are determined enough. You just won't have the advantage of the tower, rope angle, and monster wake.

It's kinda like learning how to surf in Arizona.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-05-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
Any boat is all about having fun. When I was a kid we put more hours on a 1973 viking deck boat with a 115hp johnson than most do in a lifetime. We did a lot of 3 event and barefooting behind that boat.
My point is unless your some closet pro rider, your boat is great for getting out and having fun. Thats what its all about.
Old    Zack H. (liquidforce1338)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 12:58 PM Reply   
alright thanks alot guys iv learned alot and it is all about having fun.
Old    eric (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       06-05-2007, 1:05 PM Reply   
well...that...and not power-turning.....

sorry...it's just that new riders/drivers seem to be prone to the powerturn. just come all the way off the throttle and putt back to a down rider. trust me....it might even get you invited to check out the wake on one of the premier wakeboats in your area......
Old    Dustin Wallenburg (wally247)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-05-2007, 1:06 PM Reply   
I'm poor (college student) I have a 19' 1989 Larson with no tower. I put 750-1000 pounds in it and the wake is fine. I'm working on a backroll now.
Old    Zack H. (liquidforce1338)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 1:18 PM Reply   
alright cool i like what eveyone is saying and im go out and get a tower soon what tower u guys think iv heard that monster towers were good towers and fit almost any boat is this true?
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-05-2007, 1:31 PM Reply   
i have a 180 horizon with no tower and it works just fine. it is easier with a tower tho
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-05-2007, 1:45 PM Reply   
Fly high makes a good tower for all boats check it out :
http://www.buywake.com/catalog/detail/m8hJK
Old    Tony (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-06-2007, 9:37 AM Reply   
Im still rockin the 180 horizon with a tower an 1000# ballast. Hard as all hell to keep the speed steady, but the wake is pretty nice with 1/4 trim, 21 MPH @ 70 feet. Its worth investing, and you can always move the stuff to a new boat later.

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