Water Sports Gear Guide: Towables

Never utilize a center mount ski tow or tow tower to tow a tube! If the tube dives, the stress could be enormous. You may utilize a transom ski tow, or even better, affix a bridle in between transom rings.

Inflate
Be certain to inflate the towable to its optimal pressure. A soft tube boating will mean a saggy cover that catches the water instead of skim over it. An electric inflator is available in built-in and portable models, and permit for simple deflation and stowage, too.

Safety
As it always is critical to be alert of anchored boats, buoys, and flotsam (such as logs), it’s particularly a fact while towing tubers. Although a few towables may be steered, they’re in no way as maneuverable as boards or skis. Passive tube riders may be less alert to it than an athlete. Be very cautious.

Connect
Choose a rope that is rated at 1,500 lbs. for single rider tubes. A double rider tube requires a rope that is rated for 2,300 lbs. For 4 riders, pick a rope that has a 4,150 lb. rating. A 6-rider rope is rated at 6,000 lbs. Better towables will feature a quick disconnect towing point which will make hooking up simple.

Airhead Livewire 3
Pros: Many riding positions will mean your crew always will have a thrill riding the Livewire. Plus, dual tow points will completely change the ride. Plus, several foam filled handles that have neoprene knuckle guards to ensure rider confidence and comfort.
Size: 3-rider ability
MSRP: $430

HO Glide 2
Pros: HO Convex Construction’s big riding surface that is combined with tiny water contact area will make for an exciting ride. Plus, it’ll come with an HO Quick Connect towing point for ease of use. Plus, Boston valves will make deflation and inflation simple as pie.
Size: 2-rider capacity, 70” diameter
MSRP: $340

HO Mavericks
Pros: Its top sheet Softshell Tech will keep the ride comfortable. Plus, its wings on the side will make the tube extremely stable. Plus, Boston valves will make deflation and inflation very simple.
Size: 2-, 3- or 4-rider ability units
MSRP: $360, $285, $195

Liquid Force Party Machine
Pros: Inflatable headrests for relaxing, casual cruises.
Size: 3-rider ability
MSRP: $320