Extended pylons

Extended pylons

Post by RHinsoni » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00


I am considering buying an extended pylon for my competiton ski boat.  I
wakeboard and have heard extended pylons increase potential air time,
height, and length.  They also appear to enable passengers to sit on the
rear bench seat safely.  Has anyone used or have any information on
extended pylons and what are their benefits and drawbacks?  I have seen
two products: the ECI Skylon and the BI FlyHigh.  Would you recomend one
of these or any other products.  Please email information to

 
 
 

Extended pylons

Post by Terry Jon » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am considering buying an extended pylon for my competiton ski boat.  I
>wakeboard and have heard extended pylons increase potential air time,
>height, and length.  They also appear to enable passengers to sit on the
>rear bench seat safely.

There has been discussion here about these extions and their "safety"
effects on the boat itself, handling, and on the increased forces
they place on the pylon. I would be VERY surprised if even one boat
manufacturer would condone the use of these extensions on their
boats.

As far as having people sitting in the rear safely, I think this
is far from true. The potential for injury from a slack rope dropping
down and catching or wrapping around a passengers would be high. The type
of injury could vary from lost limbs to loss of life.

I would seriously re-consider having people behind the pylon when
towing skiers (boarders, tubers, etc).

tj

 
 
 

Extended pylons

Post by Hopr » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00

People were afraid of barefoot booms when they came out too. Using an
extended pylon is only as safe as the operator of the boat. Make sure you
use low stretch rope to reduce rope recoil. Always take off in a straight
line.Check the security of your pole before you ride.
I have been using an Air Boom for over a year. I have never experienced
any problems with it. In fact it helped me to make my first wakeboard
roll. It's great for learning new tricks because of the added hang time.
But then again I think before I drive and ride. If you have a problem with
you just might get zappped by lightning, drive under a low bridge, or pull
you boat over sideways.
Everything has risk. But the benefits of an extended pylon are worth
looking into.
Try the Air Boom. It is the REAL original extended pylon. Customized
colors put it over the top!
Air it Out
The Joker
(909)244-4526    

 
 
 

Extended pylons

Post by Bob Scibiens » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I've pulled a few boarders with one of these on the boat.
They do get more air and the driving isn't all that more
difficult.  However, EVEN WEAK CUTS REALLY ROCK THE BOAT so
I wouldn't want to go any faster than 20 - 22 mph.  Also,
THEY REALLY GRIND ON YOUR STOCK PYLON so be prepared for
lots of scratches.

Bob S. :-)

 
 
 

Extended pylons

Post by Barefoo » Tue, 23 Jan 1996 04:00:00

<<<Also,
THEY REALLY GRIND ON YOUR STOCK PYLON so be prepared for
lots of scratches.>>>

The new Skylon has a foam style insert that provides scratch-free use.

Bare. :)
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Extended pylons

Post by GaryC » Thu, 01 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Rhinsoniii ,  myself  and two friends used the ECI Skylon all summer on
the river waters of Illinois. Great fun!  What you hear or have read is
true.  More lift, room in rear seat if you leave yours in, and good air
across the wakes. Just follow recomd. of manf. on limits of side pull.
Also works great for deep water barefoot starts.  No drag time.  Well
built unit.  We had it mounted on an '88 Barefoot Natique.  GaryC41