Some of the best moments on the water come from getting up on water skis for the first time, learning how to wakeboard, or watching young expressions range from full glee to terror when being whipped on a tube. That is why it is critical to be outfitted with the correct ski rope and tow line on board.
Ski ropes can vary greatly in quality and function. Some ski ropes are designed to pull one water skier while heavy-duty tube ropes can pull boat towables with up to 4 people on them. Wakeboarders too now have special wakeboard rope designed for better grip and trick versatility. Be sure to check the strength and function of any tow rope you decide to purchase to make sure it matches your needs.
The traditional ski rope is the most versatile with 60-70 ft of length and used for water skiing, knee boarding, beginner-level wakeboarding, and single person tubes.
For the most versatile, general function ski rope check out the AIRHEAD 3 Section Water Ski Tow Rope which can be adjusted to 4 different lengths depending on skiers ability and weather conditions. A shorter length will help beginners pop up easier but may be a bumpy ride in the boat's wake. For more advanced skiers, the O'Brien 70-Foot Ski Rope is ideal for a slalom course and a more challenging side-to-side range.
Wakeboarding is well established now and one of the fastest growing water sports. It is only right that a tow rope designed specifically for the sport is available for boarders who want no slack and are sick of missing narrow handles on passes.
The flexible wide grip of the O'Brien Wake Combo increases twist and trick success rates when jumping the wake and is easily installed on a ski/wake tower frame. Learn the distictive characteristics of wakeboard ropes and how they differ from traditional ski ropes.
Tube Tow Ropes
The sport of flipping and entertaining all ages on towable water tubes is a time-less hobby of fathers around the country. With reinforced tow harnesses, easy tube rope connectors, and heavy duty tow ropes we no longer need to fear that a day of fun comes to a premature ending due to a snapped tow line.
Most tube ropes are built with greater breaking strength, like the best-selling AIRHEAD AHTR-42, to pull multi-rider towables like hot dog and banana tubes. This increased tensile strength provides a safer experience for your boat and loved ones.