Wakeboarding continues to become a very popular sport. Professional riders perform tricks that seem impossible and truly daring. Most of these tricks can only be performed if the boat towing the rider has a wakeboard tower. This accessory allows cyclists to rise into the air without being thrown into the water when gravity pulls them down. It also allows the rider to do tricks that seem impossible to achieve.
Tying a wakeboard rope to the top of a wakeboard tower has a number of benefits, the most obvious of which is the increased hanging time. When the rope is attached directly to the hull, the boat pulls the rider back to the water. You wouldn’t take a lot of time in the air to perform other tricks.
These towers are mostly standard equipment on wakeboard boats. They are usually made of metal and come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. Some designs may also accommodate certain items such as wakeboards, safety gear, and other gear.
If your boat does not come with a wakeboard tower as standard, then you have two choices. You can either buy one from reputable manufacturers or make one yourself. There are many advantages to purchasing ready-made towers. These towers are built with high quality materials and years of research.
When purchasing a tower, make sure it is built to your needs. Take note of the materials used in the construction. It must have a good balance between style, durability and utility. Also make sure the tower has detailed instructions on how to attach it to your boat. Even a small manufacturing defect can have disastrous results at high speed.
If you want your tower to be truly unique and personalized, building your own tower is the way to go. There are many models on the internet for custom built lathes, but almost all of them require some experience in metal welding. One of the downsides to building custom towers is that it can cost a lot more than buying pre-made towers. It is up to you to decide whether it is justifiable to build your tower to measure or just stick with the pre-assembled ones.
One big modification that people have made with these towers is to install speakers. With these, even the pilot can hear their favorite songs while hooking up and being towed by the wakeboard boat. If you want to install speakers, keep in mind that they must be powerful. The boat makes a lot of noise, and some noises can also come from the water. With powerful speakers, you could hear the music above the noise. Just make sure the speakers you install are waterproof and weatherproof.
Wakeboarding is a fun sport. You could get a lot of excitement even if you only install the tow rope in its original position. But if you want to take it to the next level, installing a wakeboard tower on top of your boat can give you a lot of adrenaline-filled fun.