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Just curious if anyone has tried tubing behind a 2 up 60 hp? We have a 10 year old who has been begging to tube behind our Spark, but I have been hesitant because of the fact that there would need to be 2 people on the ski to have someone watching him. Not sure if that would be over doing it? Thinking maybe we should add a 3up to the mix for tubing? Thoughts?
 

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I haven't tried this myself but I have read in other threads that it is possible to tow a tube with the Spark. I have even heard of people pulling wakeboarders with the Spark. Especially if its kids on the tube, I think that you will be fine. Check the search bar for some other threads where people have talked about this.
 

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I have a 3 up .you shouldn't have any issues at all. I only go 30 mph. The only thing to be careful of... Watch your rope.. If it gets stuck in the prop your dead in the water.
 

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I have a 2 up 60 HP and I pulled a tube with multiple kids on it, no problem. Uses more gas though, so leave enough to get home.
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/390862256590


These came to mind. A couple of these spaced near the back of the ski would help keep the rope above water when stopped!
You get one with the $20 Orange Safety container!
 
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Just curious if anyone has tried tubing behind a 2 up 60 hp? We have a 10 year old who has been begging to tube behind our Spark, but I have been hesitant because of the fact that there would need to be 2 people on the ski to have someone watching him. Not sure if that would be over doing it? Thinking maybe we should add a 3up to the mix for tubing? Thoughts?
One of the big reasons the 3up exists is for tubing and the legal needs in many states to have a dedicated observer and driver. If you're legal with a 2 up and aren't happy with the performance you can always add a tune for 109hp as well. The 60hp will be capable of pulling a tube (I've seen them pull skiers), but make sure you're legal in your state with it.
 

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Has anyone got a video of people tubing behind their Spark. Might be nice to see a video to see just how well the Spark does when towing a tube.
 

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One of the big reasons the 3up exists is for tubing and the legal needs in many states to have a dedicated observer and driver. If you're legal with a 2 up and aren't happy with the performance you can always add a tune for 109hp as well. The 60hp will be capable of pulling a tube (I've seen them pull skiers), but make sure you're legal in your state with it.
JoeZ..... are you the same guy that makes exhaust systems for Lexus vehicles?
 

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Has anyone got a video of people tubing behind their Spark. Might be nice to see a video to see just how well the Spark does when towing a tube.


Found this- Looks like fun- the last 30 seconds?
 

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JoeZ..... are you the same guy that makes exhaust systems for Lexus vehicles?
Nope, tis not I.


My question is which one would be more fun, tubing behind a boat or a seadoo?
I personally like a jet boat because it won't lose as much momentum with changes in tension, and can still do the massive wide swing outs when they slide sideways. But you can still have a ton of fun with a ski as well! The boat just makes a more stable platform.
 

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I think legally you have to have a 3 seater to tow ( drive, person watching the person getting towed and the person getting towed ) If its a child and two very small people that will fit on the 2up and you're not over the weight limit I say go for it. Like was mentioned above, watch the rope carefully so it doesn't accidentally get sucked into the intake.
I have a 3up and def plan on doing a tube tow down the road :) You can always order a tube/robe combo from walmart and it it for some reason doesn't work out or he doesnt like it return it :p
 

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I think legally you have to have a 3 seater to tow ( drive, person watching the person getting towed and the person getting towed ) If its a child and two very small people that will fit on the 2up and you're not over the weight limit I say go for it.
It varies state by state if you need an observer. Also varying by state would be which is worse...not having the legal observer or violating the max occupancy restrictions! :D
 
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