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Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-27-2005, 7:58 PM Reply   
I am going to upgrade my old school tower from 4 years ago to one of these towers, http://www.bigairpylons.com/Tower.htm
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=23807&item=7129815 174&rd=1

What one would you choose?
Big air pylons or wake air
They are about the same money.
Ken
Old    Levi Cress (levi)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-27-2005, 9:08 PM Reply   
hmm..hard to say. I like how the big air's legs come out for lower height for storage. but that could mean rattles? I'd try and get some advice from people that have actually used them. If you can get the wake air and it's custom made for your specific boat I'd like that a more. I assume you're going for the more "swoop" style but don't forget monstertower.com or titan towers. Rock solid and each has a tower down in the same price point.
Old    jmo52            01-27-2005, 9:53 PM Reply   
What kind of boat do you have?
Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-27-2005, 10:23 PM Reply   
monk
Nothing special just a 90 bayliner, 19.5, 5.8 V8, but great wake, fast and we all have fun in it. I restored it 2 years ago, everything is brand new execpt the hull.. I want to up grade next year, any Ideas??
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P.S THE TOWER IS 2 YEARS OLD NOT 4
Old    Wakeside.com (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-27-2005, 11:02 PM Reply   
Here is an easy way to compare a few more:

http://www.wakeside.com/wakeboard_tower_comparison_top.htm

Mike
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-28-2005, 12:24 AM Reply   
Man! Great job on the restoration. One of the cleanest Bayliners I have seen!
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       01-28-2005, 5:32 AM Reply   
IMO the Big Air has better looks
Old    Wes Ward (mrward77)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-28-2005, 8:01 AM Reply   
i bought a wake air and a guy down the street has a big air....no comparison. the wake air is custom, stiff, and the mounts are the best.
Old    Wakeside.com (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-28-2005, 9:39 AM Reply   
Sorry, I posted the wrong URL for the tower comparison chart. Here is the right one:

http://www.wakeside.com/wakeboard_tower_comparison

Mike
Old    Airmousam1 (mitchm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       01-28-2005, 10:17 AM Reply   
Ken, Looks fine, leave it as is.
Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-28-2005, 12:11 PM Reply   
If you want to upgrade go with Pro-Flight. These are amazing towers and are very sturdy. The price will dig a little deeper into your pockets, but it is worh every penny. They are Located in Modesto and there adress is
1060 Reno Avenue
Modesto, CA 95351


Also you can email pro-flight @ sales@proflighttowers.com

Good luck with your new tower which ever you decide.

Proflighttowers.com

(Message edited by ridn9high on January 28, 2005)
Old    Wakeside.com (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-28-2005, 12:36 PM Reply   
Or here:

http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/pro_flight_wakeboard_towers/pro_flight_swoop_tower

Shipping is free.

www.wakeside.com
1-866-925-3743
Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-28-2005, 1:40 PM Reply   
Wakeside
aren't you located in oregon city ?
I am in Gresham if come down to your store Do you have towers in stock?
Old    TK (wetirish)      Join Date: May 2003       01-28-2005, 4:05 PM Reply   
I have a BigAir and used it all of last summer with no problems. It's built strong and solid no squeaks at all. I think the BigAir would fit the lines of your boat and windshield better. Rene' at BigAir will give you great customer service!
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       01-28-2005, 7:02 PM Reply   
www.airboom.com

Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       01-28-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   
i personally like the looks of the monster tower. however i wouldnt upgrade a tower, yours looks great. just get an ipod or some more tower speakers if youve got something burning a hole in your pocket.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-29-2005, 9:42 AM Reply   
Is there a problem with the current tower?
Old    Wakeside.com (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-29-2005, 12:08 PM Reply   
Ken,

We used to be in Oregon City. We moved to a new building with bigger warehouse and offices in Clackamas on Hwy 212.

We only have universal towers in stock. Many of the towers that we sell are custom towers made for specific boats. We get them made from either the year/make/model information if a template is available for the boat, or from boat measurements.

I wouldn't recommend to upgrade your tower. It really doesn't look bad and you will need to do gel coat repair.

I agree with Alan that you could add new tower speakers and maybe racks (couldn't see them in your photo).

Mike
Old    Chris Anthony (cla17)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-29-2005, 1:18 PM Reply   
Yeah, I think it looks great as is. Leave it alone, its not worth the $$$ to make it look the same??? Save the $$$ for gas and beer :-)
Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-29-2005, 2:00 PM Reply   
The Tower is just to square, only one bar across the top, no style to it, all the cool towers came out after I got this one....
But you guys are right I will just live with it. Towers don't make a person board better
Thanks though for the advice
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       01-30-2005, 4:26 PM Reply   
I think your tower loooks fine. You really did a great job restoring the boat.
Old    Bill Bierbower (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-30-2005, 6:30 PM Reply   
Gotta agree with the above advice, upgrading a tower could become a major project if you have holes to patch, etc - and it's likely not going to add any additional value to your boat. Looks like a nice setup and enjoy it until your ready to move to a different boat.

I think that's the SkyJac tower and I've never heard anything bad about it. If you have some extra coin than make sure you have a great board & bindings, rope and vest and fat sacs and . . . they will all make a true difference in your riding, a different tower would only be a style thing.
Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-31-2005, 1:58 AM Reply   
Like everyone said it looks fine. Thought you might of had a problem with the tower. A new tower will make you ride better, Schwenne told me this. J/K. Take your money buy gas,a board or lessons. Leave your tower on, don't need a new one for a fashion statement.

IF you want to show off make it be by skills and not with what you bought.

(Message edited by ridn9high on January 31, 2005)
Old    (DRA) deltariders.com (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-31-2005, 7:38 AM Reply   
If you haven't seen the Pro Flight Little chubby then don't make a decision on a tower until you check it out.

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