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wakesetter8796

What Barefoot Boom To Use For A V Drive?

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wakesetter8796

We have a boom on our 01 SS, but it's a DD. Our 08 is the first v drive we have owned. What boom do we use, and where does it go? Does anyone have pics of a barefoot boom on a v drive?

Thanks

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dgd

We have a boom on our 01 SS, but it's a DD. Our 08 is the first v drive we have owned. What boom do we use, and where does it go? Does anyone have pics of a barefoot boom on a v drive?

Thanks

Peter of Smooth Water Sports is finalizing the design of a boom that mounts to a G3 Tower and keeps the rider away from the spray. May not be suitable for your tower but do search on Barefoot Boom & G3 Tower or contact Peter.

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wakesetter8796

Thanks, I will check it out!

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chadwick02

What tower? I have not been happy with most of the other V-drive style booms. Peters boom is great, but I think its only for the G3 towers.

- C

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wakesetter8796

Illusion x

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Pkdude

Illusion x

We just got a Barefoot International boom for our 2006 V-Ride. It attaches to the pylon in the rear and then goes just in front of the Illusion X tower. Also got a height adjuster. Have not tested it out yet, but hope to do so in the next two weeks if this unusually warm weather holds. I tried to find a boom that attaches to the tower directly but could not locate one.

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Pkdude

PS-let me know if you want any info on the boom and such. Installation is easy but due to the pylon being short, it does compress a portion of the interior upholstery a bit. I bought it from Lane Bowers at thefootersedge.com. He is really good to deal with.

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wakesetter8796

Thanks, that could work, does it eliminate storage though?

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Pkdude

You can still get into both storage bins in the back and the side storage while the boom is mounted. All parts of the boom fit nicely in side storage when not mounted. I also got a boom extension to get it out of the spray. I'll try to send a pic when I get a chance.

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wakesetter8796

That'd be great. Would like to see what it looks like; am leaning toward one that goes on the Illusion x though, if they make one.

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Pkdude

This is my question and the reply to Peter of Smooth Mountain Sports:

From: "Peter Brown" <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: boom for 2006 V-Ride -- Smooth Water Sports Contact Form

Date: October 31, 2011 8:54:08 PM EDT

To: "Mark Lombard" <[email protected]net>

Reply-To: [email protected]

Sorry Mark, the Illusion is cast aluminum, and therefore prone to cracks and breaks with any side loads. We can not install and load supporting brackets on any of the Illusion series by Metcraft. (No longer in business)

Peter

------Original Message------

From: Mark Lombard

To: Peter Brown

Subject: boom for 2006 V-Ride -- Smooth Water Sports Contact Form

Sent: Oct 31, 2011 8:49 PM

Have you guys seen a boom connection for a 2006 V-Ride with an Illusion X

tower like the one on your video for the G3?

Thanks,

Mark

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wakesetter8796

That's too bad, thanks for sharing though. I guess I will have to go with the normal boom.

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dgd

PS-let me know if you want any info on the boom and such. Installation is easy but due to the pylon being short, it does compress a portion of the interior upholstery a bit. I bought it from Lane Bowers at thefootersedge.com. He is really good to deal with.

When I was considering a Barefoot International Boom from Lane (prior to Peter's project), I was advised by Lane that a longer after-market pylon was available.

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SmoothWaterMan

This is my question and the reply to Peter of Smooth Mountain Sports:

<snip>

Lol! I'm going to have to start up an offshoot of Smooth _Water_ Sports, for the winter clientele I guess!

Sorry I don't have much options beyond the BI quad V boom for the V-drives with an Illusion X or XS on them. But if you want a Quad-V let us know.

Thanks,

Peter

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wakesetter8796

Thanks Peter!

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saburkhart

not to hijack this thread, but... I am also looking for a boom for a v drive. I have an 01 ssvlx with skylon swoop tower would I also be better off using vdrive boom or is there a tower boom available?

thanks

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Pkdude

My unexpert opinion is that the tower boom would be less expensive. I had to get the pylon boom due to the Illusion X tower.

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