Big Air Speaker and Light Bar Combo

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The Big Air Speaker and Light Bar Combo is one of our most popular accessories we sell. This item is the perfect all-in-one product. It includes 4 Kicker speakers and 4 High Intensity LED lights. You can even choose to upgrade to LED lit speakers. Talk about a show on the water! You can see it live in action on this video below.

Why is the Speaker and Light Bar Combo so popular?

We like to think its loyalty to our brand, but let’s be real, that only gets us so far.

Variations of Big Air Speaker and Light Bar Combo

Big Air Speaker and Light Bar Combo variations

This brings us to the real point of interest, customization!

When you receive this item it will have all 4 speakers and all 4 lights facing one direction. You can keep them facing one direction or switch it up. The end speakers can swivel, rotate, or even switch sides. This can easily be done by loosening just a couple set screws. If you’re switching sides, you will need to detach the wiring internally, but we make that easy with a connector inside.

Want to switch the lights around? Go for it! Have 2 facing the front and 2 facing the rear, it’s easy to do. Just remove the nut on the end of the bolt, remove the bolt, switch the light around, and reattach the bolt and nut. Simple as that.

The Speaker Light Bar Combo is available in the polished aluminum finish or you can choose to go with the black powder coat finish. You can also choose standard speakers or upgrade to the LED speakers. The LED speaker upgrade comes with a remote to choose between 20 color variations and 19 different modes with the simple push of a button.

What about wiring?

When you receive your Big Air Speaker Light Bar Combo you will have pigtails ready for you to attach to. In addition, all wires are labeled for ease and convenience. Although, wiring throughout the tower is not provided due to the different boats/towers we accommodate.

Wiring pigtails include (2) positive speaker wires, (2) negative speaker wires, (1) positive LED light wire, and (1) negative LED light wire.  *If you choose the LED Speaker option you will also have (1) positive and (1) negative wire for the speaker LEDs.

You can choose to run your own wiring, or Big Air wiring harnesses are available for purchase. To help choose the right one, it will depend on what items you need wire for.

The 4 pin wiring harness is great for the standard Speaker Light Bar Combo. Wiring example – 2 wires for speakers (positive and negative) 2 wires for LED lights (positive and negative)

The 8 pin wiring harness is great for the LED Speaker Light Bar Combo. Wiring example – 2 wires for speakers (positive and negative) 2 wires for LED lights (positive and negative) and 2 wires for LED lights in the speakers (positive and negative. This will also leave you with 2 additional wires to use on another accessory.

Both of these options will also depend on how you plan to wire for your setup, series or parallel. Kicker has a great article over both options here. There are so many options available that we recommend contacting a local audio shop if you plan to get a little more detailed in your wiring setup.

Do I need an amp?

This question is asked a lot and the answer is never simple.
We have used Kicker speakers for a long time now and we have found that in most cases, an amp isn’t necessary but your head unit is also a contributing factor in this equation.

If your head unit doesn’t have the power to push, then the speakers will not reach their full potential. In this case, an amp would be a great addition. Again, we recommend seeing a local audio shop for a little more in depth detail on this certain topic.

I don’t have a Big Air tower, can I still buy it?

YES! The Speaker and Light Bar Combo comes equipped with a 2.5″ clamp and liners to accommodate down to 2″. If you have tubing smaller than 2″, be sure and contact us. We have ways to accommodate smaller tubing and would love to help you out!

What about road travel and weather?

With the Speaker and Light Bar Combo, all connections are marine industry compliant and sealed. In other words, they are water resistant. So if you are caught out in some rain, or even store the boat outside, you are in the clear. We also offer our Neoprene Cover for the Speaker and Light Bar Combo as well. The neoprene covers are great for long Speaker and Light Bar Combo Neoprene Coverdistance trailering and storage.

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Do I Need A Navigation Light?

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With every customer we speak to, we can almost guarantee that the question about needing a navigation light on their wakeboard tower will be asked. The answer is always yes. Especially if you are going to be out past sunset. Specific lighting configurations are required for boats operating between sunset and sunrise, or in times of restricted visibility. Do not assume that your boat came from the factory or showroom with all the proper equipment. In other words, it’s your responsibility to make sure your boat shows the proper lights. This is dependent upon the size of the boat and the waters in which you are operating, because requirements are different for each state. To see the regulations for your state, you can visit the US Coast Guard page for reference to your states boating laws.

For most boating areas, it is a requirement to have a light at the tallest portion of your water craft. Therefore, when you install a tower this generally becomes the tallest portion of the boat. The ability to integrate the navigation light into the tow knob of your Big Air tower keeps a nice, clean, sleek look. All Big Air wakeboard towers from 2013 to present have the ability to integrate a Big Air navigation light. But, if you opted out of this addition during your tower purchase don’t fret, the Big Air navigation light can be added after your tower has been installed. For those with 2012 or older Big Air tower models, feel free to contact us for upgrade options.

Unsure what year and/or model you have? Feel free to email us a photo of your tower and a photo showing the top of the tow knob. We will be more than happy to help you out.

If you’re in need of additional navigation lights for your boat, check out West Marine’s video. They will show you how to choose the right lights for your boat.

These requirements hold true for most areas, but local regulations are intricate. In conclusion, be sure to check with your local government for marine safety regulations in your area and the Navigation Rules.

Want to see how simple it is to add our navigation light to your Big Air Tower?
Watch the video below!

Be The Star with the GoPro Mount!

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We’ve all been there.
You have been trying, and trying, and trying to land that new trick. Then, when you do, no one was recording…. DOH!
Now you don’t have to rely on anyone else! Just hook up your GoPro (or equivalent) camera to our GroPro Swivel Mount and it will follow your every move! The GoPro Mount will always ensure that you, or your riders, are the star of the show.

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Tow knob view

Installation of the Big Air GoPro Mount is really easy and quick.
Just replace one of the spools on the tow knob and you are good to go! The GoPro Mount will work on all 2014 or newer model Big Air wakeboard towers, but if you want to use on another manufacturers tower, just send us a photo or two of the tow knob section and we will be happy to let you know if it will accommodate.

Added bonuses:

  • Keeps your rope off your bimini top
  • Keeps the rope off of your racks. especially once your rider is down and your circling around to pick them up… if you’ve done this before, you know what we’re talking about!

Once you have the addition of the Big Air GoPro Mount to your wakeboard tower, you have no excuse not to get all those awesome trips, oops, we meant TRICKS on video! Can’t want to see them!

Why choose the Articulating Mirror?

big-air-articulating-wakeboard-tower-mirrorWindshield mount mirrors are so yesterday, am I right?
OK, no. We actually love windshield mount mirrors. However, when you have a wakeboard tower you have the ability to bring that mirror higher up and give you better views of your riders.

With so many styles to choose from, why should you choose the Big Air Articulating Mirror?

Let’s start with the most important part – the articulating arm! single-versus-articulating-wakeboard-tower-mirror-arms
This is key to getting you the perfect spot. Most aftermarket wakeboard tower mirrors use a single piece arm. This means that you mount it to the tower and there is no adjustability to it. Where you mount it is what you see.
When using an articulating arm, you have so many options for adjustment. Since we use a 2 piece arm, there are actually more points that you use for adjustment. We explain that in the video below.

The next feature of our articulating mirror that we like to showcase – the size! Reflection_Of_Light_On_Convex_Mirror
We use a tournament style, 7″ x 13″ convex mirror. That is a HUGE mirror! All that area to look at and additional field of vision, yes please!
Convex mirrors enable to you see larger areas, showcased in the image to the left.
You know the little notation on your cars rear view mirrors, objects in mirror are closer than they appear? That is because they are convex too. This allows you more visibility of your rider when they are cutting in and out of the wake. Not only do you have the ability to adjust the arm, but you find that absolute sweet spot by using the ball joint on the back of the mirror head.

Finally, easy installation!
With a large 2.5 inch clamp we can accommodate not only all Big Air towers, but other manufacturers as well. We provide liners to accommodate down to 2.25 inch and 2 inch tubing as well. Install your mirror higher or lower on the tower, the choice is yours. You can even mount on the top of the tower onto the Top Bar or H-Member. Installation is so simple, and we know you’ll love that!

Not sure how to choose the liner you might need? Check out our helpful video – Liner Selection

What are you waiting for? Get yours ordered and on its way to you today!

Premium Rotating Flag Holder

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Can you image the day when we had to actually use our arms to lift the flag each time the rider fell? Seems like it was just yesterday. Phew… I am so glad those days are behind us.

Oh, wait. Sorry. Are you still doing that? Let us help solve that problem.
Instead of manually holding the flag to let other boaters know you have a rider down in the water, stick the flag into the holder and your flag will fly high so that other boaters can see it. It keeps your arms from going tired and frees your hands to tend to other activities; like cheering on your rider or using the Big Air Wake Blaster to blast them with water. We prefer the Wake Blaster!

The premium, adjustable, one-size-fits-all flag holder from Big Air is designed to attach easily to your tower and fit perfectly. It is crafted from billet aluminum then brought to a bright, chrome-like polish. One of the best parts, no drilling required to install!

Why choose Big Air? 
We know there are other options out there for flag holders, but let us explain why we excel. It comes down to 3 main reasons:

  1. Quality“Look at it. Would ya just look at it!” would you look at that flag holder
    Seriously though, we pride ourselves on quality. You will definitely see that in all of our products and an added touch with our logo engraved into it.
  2. Infinite rotation – Other flag holder models use an “indexing” pattern or what is also known as alignment pins. These options give you lots of angle choices, but not infinite. We allow you full rotation to find whatever angle you need.
  3. Flags – Not only do we offer your standard rider down flags, but you can also choose from many other options. We offer large 3′ x 5′ flags in NFL, NCAA, USA, Canada, Mexico, even California and Texas. These options allow you to showcase your pride no matter where you are on the water.  If we don’t have what you are looking for, contact us and we can see if we can get it.

What are the added benefits to the Big Air Flag Holder? 

  • Display water sports flags (or any other flag) effectively for other boaters to see
  • You have the option to purchase your poles from us as well! We offer them in 2 different lengths; 46 inches or 72 inches. Get those babies high in the sky!
  • Free your hands to tend to other activities.
  • By using a thumbscrew to secure your pole, we can accommodate a 3/4″ up to 1 1/8″ pole sizing.
  • Designed to attach easily & fit perfectly on all OEM & aftermarket wakeboard towers.
  • Mounting locations are endless! If you want quick access for rider down flags you can mount towards the center or bottom of any leg. To show of any other flags, mount the flag holder on top of the tower. No matter where you decide, we can fit it.

Watch this video for a closeup look at the Big Air Wakeboard Tower Flag Holder

Want to join HUNDREDS of other customers who are already enjoying their Flag Holder?
Order yours today!

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Customer photos – Big Air Waketowers Flag Holder

Big Air Tower Visualizer!

big-air-waketowers-tower-visualizerWith the Big Air Tower Visualizer, you can see our wakeboard towers on your boat before you even purchase! Just upload a side image of your boat and get started!

One of the hardest parts about choosing a wakeboard tower for a boat, is not being sure what it would look like. I mean, yeah, a lot of boats have similar lines and looks, but if we don’t see it on OUR boat, it’s not the same. Have no fear, Big Air is here! Okay. More importantly the Tower Visualizer is here.

Yep, you read that correctly. See our towers on YOUR boat. The best thing about it, it’s so simple! No more trying to visualize it in your mind, you can actually see it!
Another benefit, you can check where you want to mount ahead of time ensuring that you have clear access to all 4 points!

Let’s begin.

Step 1 – Choose a photograph of your boat that is taken from the side. If you don’t have one already, now is the time to take one. Or, if you don’t even want to do that, Google search your boat and choose one close to yours.

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Step 2 – Go to our Big Air Tower Visualizer page. At this point, you will be greeted with a beautiful blank canvas, like the one to the right, to start your process.

Step 3 – Click “Upload Image” in the top right hand of the screen. You will be prompted to upload the image that you wish to work with.

Step 4 – Click on “Photos and Tools” and select “tools,” followed by choosing the ruler. The ruler will allow you to size your boat and tower accordingly. Now, click on the photo of your boat and size your boat to the appropriate length using the small double headed arrow in the bottom right hand corner of your image.

Step 5 – Once your boat is sized, click on “Photos and Tools” again, this time choosing towers and the tower you wish to see on your boat. You will size the tower, just like you did your boat, to the measurement provided on the tower photo. For instance, the Cuda tower will be sized with the mount gaps at 3.25 feet.

Step 6 – Play around! Move the tower any where on the boats hull line that you think you would like to mount. This will allow you to have an idea of what your boat will look like with a wakeboard tower before purchasing.

We also have a more in-depth instructional video below for those that prefer visuals instead. Just click the play button to begin.
We hope you find this tool as valuable as we do!

What tower is right for my boat?

big-air-waketowers-how-to-choose-the-right-tower-for-your-boatAhhh yes… likely the most common question we are asked here at Big Air.
“What tower is right for my boat?”
It’s a great question.  But before we can answer that question, a few more details are needed.big-air-wakeboard-towers-narrower-tower-choices

1. What is your boat width?
All of our tower models are made to try to accommodate all boat makes and models. However, some do have their limitations.

Narrower boats like the older Nautique style, American Skier, Ski Sanger, Mastercraft, or similar style boats, generally mount narrowest in the front mounting area. If the front mounting area is narrower than 72 inches wide, we would recommend an Ice tower, Storm tower, Fusion tower, or a H2O tower. These tower models have the narrowest mount width capabilities, making fitment to these styles of boats easy.

If your front mount location is over 72 inches wide, all of our tower options will accommodate.

2. What is your budget?
We have a tower for every budget.  In these hard economic times, we know you want to ensure that you are getting a great product for the money you are spending. We are here to guarantee that! Our products go through many rigorous tests before even being brought to our line.

The best “bang for buck” are our combo packages! These are specifically set up to save you money. The more you buy, the more you save!

3. What’s your style?
Are you going for a traditional or OEM look? Maybe a more modern look?
Do you prefer the tower to mount by the windshield, or back to the stern of the boat and sweep towards the bow?
Do you have a metal preference? Remember, we manufacture both stainless steel and aluminum wakeboard towers. Not sure of the difference? Read our blog; stainless vs aluminum

The above questions are all great questions to ask yourself (and your family) that can help narrow down your choices.

4. How do you plan to use your tower?
Ahhh… this is a great question! Even better yet is our simple answer.
It doesn’t matter if you are skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, or wake surfing. Our towers can handle it all! We even love to see booms on the tower for those that barefoot! Yes, Big Air towers can handle that too!

5. What accessories do you intend to install on the tower?
This one can be a little trickier. Why? Well, because if you plan on mounting a lot of accessories, or heavy accessories, it is best to know which models are best for that. Standard accessory weight for most towers is about 50 pounds. We have known of several tower speakers to be on the heavier side and when you get 4 or more of those mounted on top, it can cause sway that we don’t want to see. 

6. Are your mounting your tower on the top or side of the gunnel?
All Big Air towers are universal in their mounting hardware. What does that mean? It means you can choose to mount on top or on the side of the boats gunnels without different mounting hardware being required. However, if you are limited in the size of your mounting location it could.

Our aluminum towers use a 3″ circular mount. Our stainless steel towers use a 2″ x 4″ rectangular mount. When mounting on the top of the gunnel, sometimes you may not have adequate room for the mounts. If the top of the gunnel isn’t sufficient in width than you may need to mount on the side. Good thing our mounts can do both, right?


So many of the answers that are given can still relate to all of the towers that we carry, but we want to be able to help narrow it down.

Our Universal towers are made to accommodate all boat models which means several towers may be a great fit for your boat. It really will come down to your personal preference.

 

How to Drill Through Fiberglass

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Drilling through fiberglass, scary, we know. There are so many thoughts that run through our minds before we even purchase the tower, let alone right before installation. Hopefully we can help ease your mind a little about making some holes in your fiberglass.

Measure twice, cut once
Many of us have heard this expression, and some of us on a regular basis. Truer words couldn’t be spoken in regards to tower installations. Before any drilling through your fiberglass hull has begun, be sure to measure, measure, measure. If you still aren’t sure, measure a couple more times. If not, this expression will quickly turn into measure once and cuss a lot.

Prepare the area
It is best to protect the area you are working on, we recommend painters tape. This will also give you something to write on without fear of writing on your boat. For instance, marking where you will be drilling. For some towers it could be 1, or 2 holes per mount. Older version towers could even be drilling 4 per mount. When preparing the area, be sure that there are no obstacles in the way and you have clear access internally.

Start your engines! Ok, drills don’t have engines but you get the point.
1.  Make a small indent in the surface of the fiberglass hull where you will be drilling the hole. Use a sharp scribe or ice pick. This will prevent the drill from wandering and damaging the surrounding surface.
2.  Drill a small pilot hole running the drill in reverse. Please refer to your installation instructions as to which size is best for your wakeboard tower.
3.  Drill the main hole, still running drill in reverse, in a high speed with medium pressure. Again referring to your instructions for final sizing. Let the drill bit do all the work.
4.  Lastly, dress up the hole. This can be done with a grinding ball/stone. This will reduce the sharp edge of the hole exterior to prevent cracks in your gel coat.

Need a little visual reassurance?
Check out this video we made to help!

If you have some tough areas to reach internally, we have another great video for you!
Interior Mounting Access Tutorial – Check it out!

Stainless Steel vs. Aluminum wake towers – Is one better?

Stainless steel versus aluminum wakeboard towers

Many customers are surprised by the fact that we offer both Stainless Steel and Aluminum wake towers here at Big Air.
The main question we get asked is, “is there a certain metal I should choose?”
Unfortunately, the answer to that isn’t so simple. There are many properties that we appreciate between both metals.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a strong metal. Due to that, we can use smaller tubing. Our stainless steel towers use 2 inch diameter tubing. The stronger metal also means a slightly tougher installation, except the Fusion tower which requires no drilling through the tower. Drilling through stainless steel requires you to use a low speed and steady pressure, or you’ll spend most of your installation time getting new drill bits. However, we provide helpful tips in our installation instructions, and even a couple bits. Once you understand the drilling process, the installation will go much smoother.big air waketowers fusion wakeboard tower - stainless steel - made in USA

Stainless steel is also very durable. For those in harsh elements such as salt-water, this is the metal to choose. While it can be polished up to a “chrome like” finish, we produce them with a brushed finish. This finish allows the tower to have a great sheen, but doesn’t require as much upkeep as the polished aluminum. Most of our stainless towers are also available to be powder coated for an additional fee.

Our current line-up of Stainless Steel towers are the following: H2O tower, the Fusion tower, and the Beast tower.

Aluminum

Aluminum has many advantages as well. The most popular feature of aluminum is the ease of drilling. With the softer metal you can drill right on through the tubing for your installation. Another popular feature would be the bright “chrome like” polished finish that we offer with the aluminum towers. The polished finish will create the bling that will get it noticed from across the water. You can also choose to have the aluminum towers in a gloss black powder coat finish, or the premium anodized finish.

Another added benefit with aluminum, for us as manufacturer’s, is design. We are able to add more “style” to our aluminum towers by using billet pieces. This brings one of a kind towers like the Storm, Torrent, and Wave towers to our line.

big air waketowers Cuda wakeboard tower - aluminum towerOur current line-up of Aluminum towers are the following: Ice tower, Storm tower, Predator tower, Torrent tower, Vapor tower, X tower, Haus tower, Wave tower, and Cuda tower.

The bottom line… no matter what tower you choose, if it’s installed correctly, you will have one solid ride.

Hydro Series vs. Razor Series Racks

Choosing the rack series to best fit your needs, just got a little easier.

Here at Big Air, we like to give our customers plenty of options, in case you haven’t noticed. Currently with twelve different wakeboard tower models, and several accessory options, making those choices can be difficult.

Let us help break it down.

Big Air Hydro Series Racks

The Big Air Hydro Series racks offer value to you, the customer, with no compromise in function and strength. Billet machined and polished, with protecting inserts to ensure safe storage of your valuable boards. Offering lots of adjustment options at a pocket friendly price.

The Big Air Hydro Series uses a four-bolt pattern to attach the plate to the clamp. This system easily allows for several different angles of pipe to be accommodated.
The four bolts are then covered with a Big Air Badge to keep it’s sleek design.


Big Air Razor Series Racks

The Big Air Razor Series racks are the pinnacle of rack design. We went back to the drawing board and challenged ourselves to come up racks that we would want on our boat with no compromises.

If you are looking for the finest in style, function, and construction then this is the rack for you.
By using one simple bolt we allow infinite rotational adjustment. There is not an angle of pipe that this rack will not accommodate. The single bolt also aids as a quick removal of the rack plate, if needed for tight fitting areas.

Certain Big Air wakeboard towers have built in integrations for the acceptance of the Razor Series Racks. You will see these on the Cuda tower, the Fusion tower, and as of 2017 the Wave tower.


The Hydro and the Razor Series racks all come in the following selections:

  • Wake – holds 2 wakeboards
  • Combo – holds 1 kneeboard & 1 wakeboard
  • Ski – holds 2 skis
  • Dual Surf – holds to wake surfs
  • Triple Knee – holds 2 wakeboards & 1 kneeboard
  • Triple Surf – holds 2 wakeboards & 1 wake surf

 

BOARDS Wake Rack Combo Rack Ski Rack Dual Surf Triple Knee Triple Surf Slot Dimensions
Wakeboard 2 1 2 2 1.25 inches
Kneeboard 1 1 4.43 inches
Ski 2 1.25 inches
Surf 2 1 2.4 inches