Hydroslide Powerball Tow System
But, only used it once
It performed well. The included rope is in multiple sections, allowing for adjustment of the ball in multiple distances between boat and tube. I found that placing the ball midway between boat/tube was most effective place to keep the rope out of the water. Using the ball does reduce spray, but certainly does not eliminate it. I'm not sure if it increases speed of towing. Make sure it's filled with a decent amount of air. The more rigid it is, the more it sits ON the water, instead of being pulled under.
It is less expensive than the Sports Stuff Booster Ball, but it does NOT have a nylon cover. I'm not sure yet how that's going to come into play, but it seems that you've got to take extra care to not puncture the ball. I dont know....
In addition to its function, it provides an addition "large thing" moving in the water, and will perhaps help alert other boaters of the tube being towed....
February 23, 2012
We purchased the arsenal ball along with a new Tsuanmi tube and took them on vacation to Lake of the Ozarks. First time out on the water all seemed well. Took boat to dock and went to eat lunch. Went back to take boat/tube back out on the water and the ball was almost flat. Checked all over for a hole and came to find that the seam that holds the plastic valve in wasn't completely sealed and so the tube will not hold air. Defective ball and now have to take it back and hopefully get a refund or replacement. When we did get to use it we really liked how it kept the tow rope out of the water.
July 10, 2012
Great product and much less expensive here than at a Marina store. Keeps your tube from absorbing every bump/wake and keeps the nose of the tube out of the water and from flipping backwards if not enough weight on the tube.
Hope it lasts for many seasons; our first season.
July 4, 2012
Have only used this power ball once but it did a great job of keeping the tow rope out of the water. We use a bass boat for tubeing and the rope is very low in the water, the power ball worked exactly as described. Much cheaper than other products that do the same thing.
July 5, 2012