304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
The Cargo Rack Bimini is universal, so it will work with any wake tower, especially cage towers. The Over the Top Bimini is a popular option because it provides more shade than the Cargo Rack Bimini. When deployed, the Over the Top Bimini is up to 67 wide and 72 long, depending on which tower you have.
Depending on the beam width, you will be able to fit one or even several wakeboard tower models. All our universal wakeboard towers are designed to be adjustable and can fit just about any inboard boat made in the last 50 years.
No, you don’t need a wakeboard tower to wakeboardbut it’s much more fun with one! It’s very simple. Towers allow you to achieve more hang time when you are doing tricks while you are wakeboarding. You can jump higher on your wakeboard and enjoy more time in the air for awesome tricks when you have a wakeboard tower.
However, a wakeboard tower does make it much easier to wakeboard, kneeboard or wakeskate. A wake tower gives much higher tow point that helps keep the tow line elevated. … An added advantage of a wakeboard tower is that it give your boat a lot of customization options.
In a nutshell, a universal wakeboard tower has been designed to have an adjustable width and rotating mounting feet. This means they can fit on a variety of hull types and sized within certain beam widths.
Wakeboarding is much harder and more complicated than waterskiing, but incredibly fulfilling once you get the hang of it! Plus, after you know how to waterski, then wakeboarding will be easier to learn. … Wakeboarding also has one thick shorter board for wakeboarding.
Installing Your Wakeboard Tower Yourself You will need a drill, drill bits, and a wrench to install your wakeboard tower. We suggest using socket wrenches, but you can also use adjustable wrenches. Many of our customers choose to install their wakeboard towers and have successfully done it themselves!
Manufacturers have spent a lot of time and money to design and perfect the hulls, creating the perfect hull to slice through the water, provide ample room onboard, and create a massive wake behind the boat.
Matching The Style of Your Boat You want your wakeboard tower to complement your boat. If you have a stylish boat with lots of curves, you will probably want a tower with curved legs and a modern appearance. If your boat is more traditional than sporty, you should get a more traditional wakeboard tower.
Yes, you can wakeboard without a tower, but you will miss out on several benefits. A wakeboarding tower provides a higher rope attachment on the boat’s stern, resulting in an upward pull for the wakeboarder’s rope. This makes it less likely to faceplant and much easier to get up on the wakeboard.
Likewise, the closer you are to the back of the boat, the easier time you’ll have clearing the wake. Rope lengths for beginners are usually about 65 feet, for intermediate riders typically 65-75 feet (the longer you can manage, the better), and for advanced riders generally a rope 75-85 feet in length.
It’s a full-body workout Much like surfing, wakeboarding is great way tone your entire body. As you balance on the water, you make use of the resistance of your own bodyweight, working your core, biceps and triceps, as well as your legs, glutes, and the lumbar muscles in your back.
The most important rule you need to know about wakesurfing is only wakesurf behind inboard direct drive boats or inboard V-drive boats. Inboard wakeboard boats are a necessity for this sport as the propeller is under the boat, and it is far less likely to make contact with the rider.
How to get a bigger wake from your boat.
If you want a wakeboard boat, you can use it for skiing, but the wakes won’t be as small as a direct drive. If you want to go wake surfing, you can use a wakeboard boat, but boats designed for wake surfing are better.
To fold the tower down remove the Quick Release bolts from the front bases. The Heim joints now allow the tower to pivot towards the back of the boat. If the tower rests on fiberglass, use a vest or other cushion to protect the boat and tower. DO NOT loosen the set screws to flatten out the top section.
The risk of severe injuries related to wakeboarding, however, is estimated to be half of that of water-skiing related injuries. Slalom water skiers commonly fall on their rib cage with their arm extended during a turn, resulting in bruised or dislocated rib cartilages.
Wakeboarding versus water skiing. Wakeboarding may be the better choice with beginners because it is slightly easier to learn. Water skiing requires more skill and athleticism, but offers more opportunities for skill development and competition.
Surfing involves riding natural waves made by the ocean. You have to paddle, get up on the board, and balance yourself in order to catch the wave in time. With wakeboarding, there’s no paddling. You’re strapped to boots on a board and holding on to a rope attached to a boat.
Installation was easy, but you will need a helper. I strongly suggest beefing up the mounting points on the deck. Other than that, you just have to be willing to drill holes in an otherwise perfectly good boat.