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

Boat LED’s Light Up The Night!

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Boat envy. It’s a real thing!

Not only can you possess one of the best wakeboard towers on the market from Big Air Waketowers, but now you can steal the show at night too!

Big Air Waketowers now offers Underwater Boat LED lights that will light up your night!
Offering you an affordable underwater boat light with 3 color choices to choose from; Blue, Green, or White.

  • 6 Super Bright LED’s per assembly
  • 180 Lumens
  • 100,000 hour life
  • Does not produce heat like most other underwater lights allowing you to mount above or below the water line
  • Stainless Steel Hardware Included
  • Mounting Spacer with wire passage provided
  • Dimensions: 3.5″ x 1.5″

These lights can be used on the hull or in the interior. They’re also suggested for transoms, trim-tabs, and T-tops!

big-air-underwater-led-cuda-tower

 

Add our Speaker Light Bar Combo with LED speaker upgrade option to get the look shown here!

Pylons to Towers

For all those curious how this industry developed here is a short description.  Ski pylons had been on tournament inboard boats for decades.  In the ’90s pylon extenders for tournament boats came on to the market to enable boarders and skiers to get more air for tricks.  However at that time only tournament boats had this option, standard run-about or inboard/outboard boats had no option.

Universal Slip-on Pylon

Slip-on Pylon for Inboard Ski Boat

 

 

Then a couple companies realized that it wasn’t only tournament boat owners who desired bigger air when boarding.  Thus in the mid ’90s came the introduction of universal pylons that allowed users to put extended pylons in their I/O boats.  Big Air Pylons was incorporated in 1996 and began production of pylons in a single car garage in Duncan, OK.

Universal Pylon

Universal Pylon

One of the issues of a pylon is that it is in the center walk way of your boat and it was not easy to store boards or hang speakers on.

In the late ’90s the industry began to make the shift to wakeboard towers which allowed users to hang biminis, board racks, speakers and other accessories.   Once again the tournament boats had towers that were pre-fabricated and had to be shipped by freight truck.  In 1999 Big Air developed its UPS ship friendly tower that would fit virtually any boat.  The tower was made using stainless steel tubing to offer extreme strength and corrosion protection for harsh environments.

Today the market has gravitated towards towers nearly completely.  We see new designs and accessories continue to be created to work with and on towers.H20 Tower

Who knows what the future holds for towers…but it looks to be an exciting future.