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Big Air Ice Tower | Universal Wakeboard Tower

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Product Highlights

  • Universal fit! No advanced measurements needed
  • High polish aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum
  • Zero rattle or noise - incredibly rigid design
  • Designed to integrate with speakers, lights, and racks
  • Collapsable in under one minute for storage
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Product Description

ice-tower-gallery-big-air-wake-towers.pngThe Big Air Ice wakeboard tower is one of the best wakeboard towers out there for the price. With swooped styling, thick and rigid tubing, and an ultra polished finish, the Ice tower is a thing of beauty. Whether this is your first wakeboard tower purchase, or you are a seasoned veteran, you are going to be happy with the quality and function of this tower rack. 

What boats does it fit? This tower can accomodate boats that range from 62" wide to 103" wide. The distance between the front and back tower legs can be between 40" and 60" long and can mount to the top or bottom gunnels. The telescoping top section is what allows the rack to adjust in width and makes installation very easy. Each tower leg and crossbar is made from 2.25" diameter 6061 T6 aluminum which means this tower is incredible resistant to flex and is built to last. The aluminum construction and stainless steel hardware means this tower is rust-proof and designed to weather choppy water. 

Collapses quickly and easily for storage. When the tower is folded down, it will only stick up 10"-18" above the gunwales which means it will generally be at or below your boat's windshield! This is a great feature for your garage, when you stow you boat in the offseason, or need to fit under low bridges on your drive to the water. 

Why do I need a wakeboard boat tower?
Wakeboard tower racks might seem like an expensive add-on for your boat. But once you've spent a season out on the water with a wakeboard tower, you'll wish you had gotten one sooner. Wakeboard towers were orginally designed to provide a higher anchor point for the rope to attach to. This higher attachment point meant bigger air for wakeboarders because the rope pulled up instead of down on the rider when they flew through the air.

Now, wakeboard towers are so much more than that. No longer is the wakeboard tower an elite wakeboarder tool, but it is now a general utilitarian device for almost all boat owners. Adding a tower to your boat is like adding an addition to your house - it gives you more space. Wakeboards, kneeboards, wakesurf boards can all be stored up in tower racks to free up a ton of room on your boat's floor. Additionally, with tower speakers and lights you have features that were never possible before. 

Big Air Ice Tower features:

  • Fits most boats from 62"-103" wide (No advanced measurements are needed)
  • Polished, Anondized or Black powder coat finish options
  • High quality 6061-T6 aluminum tubing results in a strong tower that is lightweight
  • 2.25" large diameter - flex reducing aluminum tubing
  • Telescoping top section makes installation easy on any boat
  • Can mount on the side or on the top of boat gunnels
  • Tower stands roughly 5 feet from mounting points with a 12 degree inward taper
  • Secure design creates for a silent tower that will not rattle, creak or moan in rough water
  • Designed with finite element analysis structures to reduce tower flexure
  • Swivel rope head to offer free rope movement
  • Fully collapsible to near windshield height (10"-18" height above gunnel), in just minutes
  • Most biminis fit under this tower, please contact us about tower fit, if you have a bimini top
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Mounting hardware and backing plates are included
  • Easy to install (typically 2 to 3 hours) at home
  • Navigation light capable - please use option menu to add
  • Pre-drilled for ease of wiring installation
  • The front to back stance on the Ice tower is a minimum of 40" up to 60"


Please note, returned boat towers will incur a restocking fee.

  • Fits most boats from 62"-103" wide
  • 2.25" diamater aluminum tubing
  • Stands roughly 5 ft from mounting points
  • 10"-18" height above gunnel when collapsed
  • Front-to-back leg spacing can be between 40"-60"
 

All right, we’re putting the front leg and the corner together right now. First thing we’ve done is we put the leg in. We’re leaving it relatively loose where we tied our setscrews up just a little bit to retain the leg in. We’ve connected the front leg and the corner as shown. We use our 8-mm wrench. Tie them down until good and tight and that is the front leg and corner completion there. We’re doing a nice rear leg subassembly here. We’ve installed our lower connectors into our lower leg here and just tighten up our setscrews gently. They are still want to be able to revolve them and move them this time, and we’ve done the same on the upper connector here. Just keep it loose and that’s subassembly right there. All right, we’re going to go ahead and put our top bar into our corner here. This supports our top bar with the dual swivels here. You can see they’re made of rope-free swivel. This cap can be removed and a navigation light can be put on. Note that it has a big air logo on it. It can face forward or backward on your boat. There’s no particular direction required. Inside each top bar, these plastic liners, they serve a purpose. We recommend that you grease your corner also to slide it in there. We have not done that today for cleanliness. We’re going to slide our liner out, so it can be engaged there, and you can see we’ll just put this simply over that, slide down the hole just ahead of it, and we slide it on. There’s half-bar installation right there. We’re just connecting the rear leg at this point. It’s got a custom bolt, so there will be two of this, one for each side in your parts box. Take note they will be in a separate bag. They simply go in here as shown here. Once again everything is really loose. Do not tie this point, and I recommend leaving this leg loose at this point, so attach both sides. Leave this leg out as shown here. All right, we’re roughly set up here. All we got to do now is on your boat, you’re bolted in place your mounts, corners in place. What we’re going to do is make sure the top bar is centered. We recommend simply finding the lower point on the well by measuring diagonally to potentially hold the bolt holes over here or the seam and making sure this distance to here is the same as this distance is to here. You use a tape measure to do that, and then you can adjust them by sliding the bar left to right. Once again, that’s where grease helps you out. It keeps it from binding. If you want a stronger tower, sometimes we recommend actually pulling these corners in a little bit. We’re going to use a ratchet strap or something like that. You give it a little more stability when you’re in further. Puts a little bit of bind, that’s not a problem. Short of that, we’re ready to drill some holes, tie them down, and we’re ready to hit the water. After tying all our setscrews and other bolts, check before you hit the water and your Ice Tower is installed. All right, we’re ready to lay down the Ice Tower. I just want to show you how easy it really is. We went ahead and pulled the lower bolts, and we’ve loosened up our front connections. We do have a swivel kit built into this. It makes it a little bit easier. I’ll show you that in a minute, but here, we’re just going to pick them up. We’re going to fold them back and just gently slide it down. You can see the height, how low your height is. That’s below windshield height, and there you have it, a nice collapse. We’re going to pick it back up just to show it to you, too. We’ll just swing it back up and there you go. Of course, we’ll bolt it in place once we were there. There you go.

Q:
Are there rubber pads that go between gel coat and mounting feet?
 
A:
The Ice wakeboard boat tower does have neoprene gaskets that are included in the mounting hardware, and backing strips are also included. Note, for mounting the tower, if your hull is less than 3/8" thick , the manufacturer has some specifications for beefing that up, with flat sheet aluminum, marine grade plywood, or even a fiberglass kit, to get it up to 3/8" thick.
 
Q:
I'm worried about the tower leg landing points damaging my boat. Specifically, I'm concerned that the stress from the tower will cause cracks in the fiberglass. How do I know if my 20ft Bayliner Capri is suitable for this tower?
 
A:

Cracking near the tower legs is a valid concern, but can be easily addressed with proper installation of your tower. When doing the installation of a Big Air tower, the manufacturer requires the hull to be AT LEAST 3/8" thick. If the hull is not 3/8" thick, you will need to reinforce the hull. You can reinforce with flat sheet metal (aluminum or stainless), marine grade plywood, or even additional fiberglass. In most cases,1/4" thick reinforcement is more than sufficient. When reinforcing, it is best to cover a large area, about 6" x 9". We understand you are working with a small area and sometimes that large of an area cannot be done. Work with what you have to ensure you are at or above 3/8" thick.If you follow these guidelines, and Big Air's other installation instructions (included) then you shouldn't have any cracking issues.

 

 

 
Q:
Can I tow two inflatables (tubes) with this tower?
 
A:
No, as tempting as it may be, pulling inflatables with this tower is not recommended. Whether it be one or two inflatables, the manufacturer does NOT recommend it. Instead, you should tow inflatables off a back cleat. The tower is more than capable of handling the stress of towing inflatables, but to ensure there is no damage your boat's hull you should not tow inflatables.
 
Q:
Just put this on our boat, and also purchased speakers. What is the best way to run the wires, and how many extra holes will need to be drilled?
 
A:
Big Air towers are all drilled for wiring to be run through the tower, without needing to drill anything other than their entrance and exit holes.

Here are some instructions provided by the manufacturer:
 
To wire the Ice tower - Determine the placement for your speakers and/or lights. Using the clamps provided with the item as a template, you will drill a hole for the wiring. You will have to drill a hole (going from the hull up) approximately 1 to 2 inches above the weld from the end of the leg. The rest of the tower should be open for wiring. You will have wire exposed at the bottom of the tower when you exit the tower and enter the hull, but this shouldn't cause any problems or create a trip hazard
 
There is also video showing wiring the Cuda tower, which should be about the same, in case that helps: https://youtu.be/WrjrNk1Q8A4
 
Q:
Can you fold your tower down?
 
A:
Yes, you can collapse/fold our Big Ice Tower down easily, in a few minutes at most. It collapses to near windshield height, of about 10"-18" above the gunnel.
 

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