Where to hook a ski rope

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Stan Chase, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Stan Chase

    Stan Chase New Member

    5
    Jun 25, 2019
    Sea Ray 21 SLX 2013
    4.3L Alpha 1 220 hp
    is it better to hook a rope for slalom skiing on the wakeboard tower or to the stern of the boat
     
  2. Buttercup

    Buttercup New Member

    21
    Jul 11, 2013
    Moneta, Virginia
    2008 Sea Ray 210 signature Fission
    350 Mag, Bravo III, DTS
    Definitely better to use the tower!
     
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Slalom skiing is best done from the rear of the boat. The pull from the tower is too high for the "proper" pull when on a single. However, since you are asking... it probably means you don't do much slalom skiing... otherwise you would already know that answer from experience. In that case, it doesn't really matter. The benefit of the tower is that it can help a novice get out the water a little better.
     
  4. Stan Chase

    Stan Chase New Member

    5
    Jun 25, 2019
    Sea Ray 21 SLX 2013
    4.3L Alpha 1 220 hp
    I do a lot of slalom skiing but this is the first time I had a tower.
     
  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Well, try it both ways. If it's basically just fun/recreational type it won't really matter and you might like the "upward" pull to get you out of the hole. Might take a little longer since you'll pull the bow up a bit, though. If you start pulling hard outside the wake, and you're attached to the tower, you might be surprised how much you can lean the boat over on it's side!

    But, if you think about it, there's a reason that pro's don't attach to high point. Wakeboarders... that's different... the high attachment point gets them the big air.
     

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