Extended Pylons

Extended Pylons

Post by Ken Daughter » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Has an optimum height been determined for extended pylons?  It seems most
are standardizing on 8 feet, though some are adjustable to make them
shorter, and some go as high as 10 feet.

Ken Daughters

 
 
 

Extended Pylons

Post by david lawrence baxte » Sun, 09 Mar 1997 04:00:00

        I think that they are all about 8 feet.  The ten foot pole is not
actually 10 feet.  It is ten feet at the top like the others after taking
into account that it starts 2 feet up on the existing pylon.  I think
they are all about 10 feet if you measure off the floor of the boat but
the pylon itself is only about 8 feet.  Any more and you might be making
it more dangerous with the extra leverage but I am not sure.  It would
also be hard to attach the rope if it were much taller.

david


Quote:
> Has an optimum height been determined for extended pylons?  It seems most
> are standardizing on 8 feet, though some are adjustable to make them
> shorter, and some go as high as 10 feet.

> Ken Daughters


 
 
 

Extended Pylons

Post by DevilBoy » Mon, 10 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>>Has an optimum height been determined for extended pylons?  It seems

most
are standardizing on 8 feet, though some are adjustable to make them
shorter, and some go as high as 10 feet.<<

I have read and heard from more than one source that the standard is 8
feet, but I don't think there's an ''official'' standard. Except for
specific tournaments.