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Wakefoil compatible tower racks?


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Looking to add a tower to my boat this spring, and would like to be able to hang a wakefoil off it. Any suggestions on a wakesurf board rack that also works well with wakefoils? I was hoping to find a wakesurf tower rack that is pretty adjustable and play around with it until I found a position that works with the wakefoil. Unfortunately, I can't find any tower racks on the market that have an adjustable "pitch" angle (the only adjustable angle seems to be side-to-side).

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I can put my foil on my axis racks, however, the rack arms put a sizable dent in my slingshot soft top board, from the weight of the foil.

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They fit in a standard rack just make sure it is secured well. Personally I prefer to put it in the Bimini pockets as it is heavy bouncing around in the clamping racks. 

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  • 3 months later...
On 3/11/2021 at 10:12 PM, Cole2001 said:

They fit in a standard rack just make sure it is secured well. Personally I prefer to put it in the Bimini pockets as it is heavy bouncing around in the clamping racks. 

@Cole2001 Can you please post a pic?  I've been thinking about having pockets added to my bemini for boards but assumed that the foil would be too much for it.  So far I'm having a hard time finding a spot for my foil...  If I put it foil side up in my clamp rack (G3.5 tower), the foil hits the tower if facing forward, and constantly catches the rope when a wakeboarder swings out or when picking up a downed rider when facing back.  If I put it foil side down, the foil frequently catches the splash off the side of the boat and re-directs it into the boat.  I was thinking I might try it with foil side down, but move the rack to the higher position on the tower.

If I get a chance I'll snap pictures of these configurations so that the OP can see what to expect when using the clamping racks.

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I tried mine on the bimini but didn't like relying on plastic clips and velcro to keep the foils up there. Seemed a bit dangerous if one came off and hit someone in the back of the boat. The PTM clamping racks hold them reasonably well but in rough water they bounce around a lot and put undue pressure on the center part of the carbon fiber boards. I went with the Skylon racks and LOVE them. They hold the boards by the rails and don't move a bit. 

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