Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by PSILU » Sat, 10 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Boat manufacturers are giving the big thumbs down to these 10 foot tows.
How dangerous are they. What have been your expiences with them? When are
they really good? ...bad?

Joker

 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by WAKET » Sun, 11 Jun 1995 04:00:00

I have a skylon attached to my 85' 2001,  I removed the tow eye and
slipped the first part of the pole over the original post....you then slip
the extension into the first part and attach a braided steel cable to the
front bow eye. This takes the strain off the post and places it on the bow
eye, which is strong enough to take the weight of the whole boat.

I have never had a problem with this set-up or know any body who has.

The Skylon gives you more air and better "Hang Time" whilst doing ariel
tricks or flips...there is no obvious downward pull that you get on a
traditional set-up.

Regards to all .........................MikeE

 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by GRFF » Sun, 11 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>>Strictly from an engineering point of view, I can't

see these 10 foot attachments for pylons being good. <<

They are attached to the bow via straps. Those straps help take the load
off. I've boarded behind one and they are great. Kind of expensive but
real nice. They don't pull you down like a normal pylon.

-Graffix

"American by heart, Southern by the grace of God"


 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by Terry Jon » Sun, 11 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Boat manufacturers are giving the big thumbs down to these 10 foot tows.
>How dangerous are they. What have been your expiences with them? When are
>they really good? ...bad?

>Joker

Strictly from an engineering point of view, I can't
see these 10 foot attachments for pylons being good.

A typical pylon is about 3 feet tall. Tripple that and you
triple the force applied to the pylon mount/base.
I can hardly believe that the pylon handles the amount
of force it does right now. Triple? Not in my boat thanks.
You want air, learn how to get air off the wake or take
up jumping.

tj

 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by Terry Jon » Tue, 13 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have a skylon attached to my 85' 2001,  I removed the tow eye and
>slipped the first part of the pole over the original post....you then slip
>the extension into the first part and attach a braided steel cable to the
>front bow eye. This takes the strain off the post and places it on the bow
>eye, which is strong enough to take the weight of the whole boat.

This takes SOME of the strain off the post. It takes the strain
straingt back. If there is any sideways strain, this cable only handles part
of the strain.

tj

 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by WAKET » Tue, 13 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Sorry Graffix but thats not quite true....the straps are for boats that
don't have a forward bow eye, the straps attach to the eye underneath the
front of the boat usually used for trailer tethering.

By the way any sideways pull is absorbed by the boat, ie,the boat tips
towards the side being pulled, this makes for funky handling but lets face
it tj this is for fun not a mathematical equation.

Go Big (but don't damage your boat).....MikeE

 
 
 

Extended Pylons/Air Boom, Skylon, Hyalon,home made

Post by Mark J. Coh » Wed, 14 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Boat manufacturers are giving the big thumbs down to these 10 foot tows.
>How dangerous are they. What have been your expiences with them? When are
>they really good? ...bad?

>Joker

I've  had a skylon on my 80 Nautique with the eye hook removed for the past three months without a glitch.
I must say it's an excellent training tool.  I had a few friends who were close to doing certain air tricks on
their wakeboards who couldn't quite get the perfect form resulting in body abuse.  The skylon helps compensate
for bad form (with extra hang-time / air) so you can begin to get a feel for a new trick.

BONUS!!! You can fit more chicks in your boat without the worry of the line wrapping around their necks or hitting
them,  since the line is now well above.  It also works well with picture shoots.

Shark