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Old 09 May 2003, 09:11   #1
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Do ski poles make much of a difference to water skiers? In comparison to attaching the rope from a hook? Obviously the angle of the ski rope is different. I'm wondering is it worth the trouble & expense of fitting a ski pole.
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Old 09 May 2003, 09:46   #2
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I've been sking for years and have used both methods, A ski pole is better as it keeps the ski rope out of the water when crossing the wake etc, If you ski all the time then i would add one to our boat but we only ski every now and then and we use normall eye hooks.

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Old 09 May 2003, 18:25   #3
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Yes, if you want to ski a lot - and the boat handling is the chalk/cheese scenario. The pole moves the turning circle futher into the boat, handling becomes simple. ?Do you ever see a tug towing from a bridle at the stern?
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Old 12 May 2003, 04:47   #4
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Hi

Can't you use the dobble A-frame ??

Or will it breake, if you can use it, it would bring the rope out of the water.

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Old 12 May 2003, 10:18   #5
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My 14 year old wake boards behind our RIB with the rope attached to the A frame. Works great and he hasn't broken it yet in spite of giving serious welly.
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thanks for the replies lads, i don't have an A-frame but thinking of getting one. Great pic - Geoff
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all they said until now is right ...if you ski alot then you need a pole
if not then dont get your self in extra expences....
if you plan to use A frame be sure to attach it well on the boat because there is a risk to destroy the GRP
if you plan to try wake board then the a frame is the ideal... better than the pole
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Old 28 May 2003, 08:41   #8
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if you plan to try wake board then the a frame is the ideal... better than the pole
What makes an A Frame better than a ski pole for wakeboarding ? I would have though there would be no difference at all.

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What makes an A Frame better than a ski pole for wakeboarding
Height!!
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