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    I have a 2008 x2 and I bought a couple tubes the other day. I am pullin two airhead big slices at the same time from the ski pylon. Is tubing hard on the x2's engine, steering column, etc. My dad is telling me to try not to tube too much cuz it is hard on the boat. What real risk am I running tubing behind this boat?

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    Originally posted by cal2vin View Post
    I have a 2008 x2 and I bought a couple tubes the other day. I am pullin two airhead big slices at the same time from the ski pylon. Is tubing hard on the x2's engine, steering column, etc. My dad is telling me to try not to tube too much cuz it is hard on the boat. What real risk am I running tubing behind this boat?




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    • #3
      The boat is built to tow things. Certainly pulling tubes does no damage to the boat.

      Having said that, I'd be more inclined to pull tubes from the rear towing eye rather than the pylon.
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      • #4
        The infamous Toob Star would have been the prefered toobing boat, it's actually built for it!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigmac View Post
          The boat is built to tow things. Certainly pulling tubes does no damage to the boat.

          Having said that, I'd be more inclined to pull tubes from the rear towing eye rather than the pylon.
          At the risk of slightly disagreeing -- and I mean SLIGHTLY -- with someone who has posted 7 thousand times on this forum and knows a lot about tow boats -- I would say that the ski pylon (NOT wakeboard pylon) would be the perfect place to pull from. We had one of the few IO boats that had a pylon height tow eye and it was much better for tubing than the low eye.

          Of course now we are MC owners and do not tube.

          But no way does tubing hurt the X-2. A wakeboarder of any size puts much more strain on that boat than a tuber or three.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TMCNo1 View Post
            The infamous Toob Star would have been the prefered toobing boat, it's actually built for it!
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            That is REALLY FUNNY!! I think you did a great job!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Age Fighter View Post
              At the risk of slightly disagreeing -- and I mean SLIGHTLY -- with someone who has posted 7 thousand times on this forum and knows a lot about tow boats -- I would say that the ski pylon (NOT wakeboard pylon) would be the perfect place to pull from. We had one of the few IO boats that had a pylon height tow eye and it was much better for tubing than the low eye.

              Of course now we are MC owners and do not tube.

              But no way does tubing hurt the X-2. A wakeboarder of any size puts much more strain on that boat than a tuber or three.
              I have 8k+ posts and one of the top 5 longest contributing members on the site and I agree with you. The pylon is the place to pull from.
              Brian

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TX.X-30 fan View Post
                Pissing off all the other boats


                I really don't think the boats care. The boaters might, though.

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                • #9
                  Compared with a skier or wakeboarder who's really digging into the water with the edge and pulling hard, tubes are a piece of cake. There's very little resistance from a tube unless it's at low speed and just starting out and even then, it's really no big deal. The pylon is less of a lever arm but the wakeboard pylon will work, too. That one puts more stress on the deck but it'll still work.

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                  • #10
                    Just my .02 cents...

                    MCs are tractors on water...pulling is their best/intended use.

                    Personally, towing from the rear tow rings/lifting points make me more nervous than pulling directly from the pylon.

                    I do pull from the tower with the little ones...pretty much straight-line. Keeps the ropes somewhat out of the way for passengers in the rear/stern. However, when the beating of the chests and smack talkin' starts there's nothing like a deep water start and good whip from the pylon to keep the bravado in check.

                    "You'll never get me off that tube"...chaaa.

                    Lastly, do agree with TX,X-30 & others...always aware of surroundings and conscious of when and where we tube at the "risk" of upsetting others. Amazes me when & where some folks will tube. I'm all for having fun but we certainly aren't the only folks trying to boat, be safe and enjoy their dock time!

                    Pull on...have a good rest of the summer!

                    BG
                    02 PS190SD - PP SGazer, 0 Flex Mini, 06 Rudder
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                    • #11
                      That is a great looking boat. I think I saw that one this past week at the lake.

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                      • #12
                        Agreed...we can't be pulling tubes. That is the opposite of what MC owners stand for. However, I admit, that we have discussed getting about 6 tubes and hooking them up behind the MC to give a little back to some of our friends on the lake. I'm starting to wonder if any of these kids can do anything other than tube. Anybody own a big x-star in central MN that would like to destroy the water for them as they do for us night after night? I'll show up any night with a gas can and two tubes....lol.

                        Dom
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JimN View Post
                          I really don't think the boats care. The boaters might, though.


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                          Originally posted by bturner2
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                          • #14
                            I was not trying to be a d!ck, just a part of the beast when you start pulling a tube you lose where you are and who is coming up. That is if your giving the tubers a memorable ride. We seldom tube but I have no issue really except the boats tend to lose track of others in the area.
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                            Originally posted by bturner2
                            Myself I'll live on the edge and surf without a helmet.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cal2vin View Post
                              I have a 2008 x2 and I bought a couple tubes the other day. I am pullin two airhead big slices at the same time from the ski pylon. Is tubing hard on the x2's engine, steering column, etc. My dad is telling me to try not to tube too much cuz it is hard on the boat. What real risk am I running tubing behind this boat?

                              Single Tube OK from Tower. Not recommented but OK

                              Mutliples....use the rear pylon. Plenty of strength there



                              Use that boat to pull wakeboarders....

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