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Old    widerider            09-12-2003, 12:34 PM Reply   
I am getting a fella to build me a tower and i was wondering how high is too high, I want it to be plenty high but not too high
Old    widerider            09-12-2003, 1:28 PM Reply   
Ive heard 7.3 is as tall as you should go, but I thought I heard someone say 8 one time
Old    widerider            09-12-2003, 1:42 PM Reply   
will someone please tell me something?
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-12-2003, 1:57 PM Reply   
the biggest worry is trailering, and low bridges
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-12-2003, 2:19 PM Reply   
just go for it. If the Tower Park bridge rips it off your boat, you know it was too high.
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-12-2003, 2:30 PM Reply   
thats a good way to judge it, kinda worry free
Old    Brennan (afrodeziak)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-12-2003, 4:05 PM Reply   
Just look at a tower thats already marketed and see how tall it is, probably your best way to do some research... also the guy woudl probably be able to fabricate you somethign really sweet if you gave him some ideas from other towers

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Old    lakesideluver            09-13-2003, 12:03 PM Reply   
as far as i know, to a certain extent anyways, as high as the tower is will somewhat affect how high you are.....but more air equals more pain....my tower is 7.5 from the floor of the boat and i think that may be a few inches higher than the average
Old    Justin (wakinwestcoast)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-13-2003, 9:22 PM Reply   
http://www.stiffytower.com/photo_gallery.htm
if it turns out looking like that your not on the right path.
Old    Jeremy (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-13-2003, 9:32 PM Reply   
He means if it turns out 6' taller than this your on the right path.

hee...heee....hee....... stiffy
Old    warlock00            09-15-2003, 7:26 AM Reply   
ours is 8' tall off the floor and we have no problems with it.
Old    wakeboard_iraq            09-16-2003, 11:49 AM Reply   
what is that stiffy tower thing?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-16-2003, 12:30 PM Reply   
guy A: "hey man, can you take 5 feet of for me?"
guy B: "ok, but if I'm not back in 5 minutes I didn't make it to the top."

I think 75 inches from the boat floor is pretty standard. That's what the Flight Control Tower is and Nautique has the tower patent, so I think they know what they're doing.
Old    tribal            09-16-2003, 12:41 PM Reply   
Change is a good thing.I've ridden behind a stiffy tower before and all I can say is taller tower=bigger air.
Old    Jeremy (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-16-2003, 1:36 PM Reply   
Thane that is hilarious. Until i just read that i didn't even think about that. How in the hell DO you change rope length, A boom truck?
Old    Jeremy (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-16-2003, 1:37 PM Reply   
I guess some sort of clip down where you could reach would work.
Old    norcal_99            09-16-2003, 2:39 PM Reply   
Go Big
Old    xtremebordgurl            09-24-2003, 11:23 PM Reply   
How do you get up there? Without hurting it or yourself? I bet riding behind that thing would be like riding on the cable except you'd have a wake to work with, I bet that would be sweet! But I bet its also a royal pain in the arse to take care of.
Old    Bill Bierbower (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-01-2003, 9:59 PM Reply   
Nearly all towers and pylons have a tow point height above the floor of 7'. The tow point would be 5' if you mounted it on your gararge floor but most boat gunwales are about 2' above the floor of the boat.

It if it was much lower there would be a lot of head banging, much higher and you would need a step stool to get to the rope.

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