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dusty2221
02-08-2012, 11:08 AM
You guys catch this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iddEea8qczU

KSmith
02-08-2012, 11:12 AM
I like it but it is my understanding you can't use a Z5 with it. When (notice not if) I get a Supra it will have a Z5.

kaneboats
02-08-2012, 11:22 AM
A little on the fancy side for me but I still kind of like it. They had to fast forward through the bimini setup because it's a little bit of jacking around but not too bad. Looks super easy to fold up and down.

KSmith
02-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Dang it, the more I look the more I like it... Hmm... lived this long without a Z5... I wonder...

KG's Supra24
02-08-2012, 11:36 AM
Dang it, the more I look the more I like it... Hmm... lived this long without a Z5... I wonder...

Don't wonder ... Z5

dusty2221
02-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Agreed. z5 is a must. I'm sure the z5 is coming for it, it looks very similar to Nauti's tower, and it is available for them.

As far as the new tower is concerned, I'd go Progressive over the S without even thinking twice.

wolfeman131
02-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Yeah, I posted some pics in the Atlanta Boat Show thread about this. I talked with Ray from Z5 at the boat show and you won't see a Z5 on this anytime soon. He was floored when he walked into the show and saw the tower b/c he had no idea it was coming. If you get your hands on a 2012 Supra brochure, you won't find this tower pictured or even listed as an option b/c is it that new to the lineup. It's a hefty option: a saw a post of WW that stated $4,500, but I thought we were telling people at the show $5,500. That price does include all as seen with the Bimini & speakers. It's only sold that way, so another reason why I don't think you will see ther Z5 on it this year.

Jet
02-08-2012, 12:06 PM
That tower looks super easy to drop, but thats the #1 reason I dont like the Naughty.

wolfeman131
02-08-2012, 12:10 PM
What's the #1 reason?

The price or you don't like dropping your "naughty?"

KSmith
02-08-2012, 12:10 PM
Okay then... Progressive & Z5. Done & Done.

Jet
02-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Not diggin the tower shape. The Z5 is by far the best set-up.

sandm
02-08-2012, 05:37 PM
too much like centurion or nautique..

ugly imo...

bergermaister
02-08-2012, 06:22 PM
I'll pretend I like it if one of you Supra guys wants to get it and let me have your old Progressive Style tower.

NCSUmoomba
02-08-2012, 06:52 PM
I saw this at the Raleigh boat show, and I think it is the same tower as the Nautique, although I am not sure who actually made it. I am not sure if any of the wakeboat companies make their own towers in house. If this is so, I am confused about the Z5 issue. There is a Z5 rack made for the Nautiques with this tower, I wonder why it wouldn't be available for this one. Maybe it is a width issue? Although surely, if this is the same tower as on a Nautique, I doubt they make a special width one just for Supra. These towers are super easy to fold, though, like the V2 (Illusion) ones. Since I frequent a lake with a low bridge, easy fold tower is high on my list.

NCSUmoomba
02-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Supra 22v & Nautique SS at the boat show. It looks like the "S-bend" is the same as the "FCT3".

wolfeman131
02-08-2012, 07:19 PM
I don't know all the background and who makes what, but I think Roswell is making the Supra tower & Samson the Natique tower. But, Roswell could be buying from Samson and simply branding it with their name.

Malibu has taken tower mfg in-house. That is how SC got the design patent for the V2.

But, as I said earlier, I talked with the owner of Z5 (his name is Ray) and you will not see a Z5 on that tower supplied by them "anytime soon." Those were his words. Folks may do their own mods, but Ray is a very smart, very driven guy and I'm sure his team is working on solutions already.

trebor-75
02-08-2012, 07:28 PM
With or without a Z5 its just way to much like the Natique tower... both of them are just alright imo. I wouldn't even have to think about it. The Progressive style is still my favorite hands down out of all the towers out there

bzubke1
02-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Both are roswell towers.

moombadaze
02-08-2012, 08:07 PM
I like the S tower, but the progresive is just money on the Supra's and Berg's Mobius V.

no big deal that it looks like the nauty tower. to me most look very similar anyway. Theres just so many ways to elevate the tow point and add shade, hang speakers on a boat.

viking
02-08-2012, 10:45 PM
didn't like the progressive at first but it is a great looking tower especially on a black or darker boat. That S-tower is flat stupid looking. Way too much Centurion and looks like its way too far back on the boat. I'm sure it needs to be there or folded down will hit the windshield but I put a big "FAIL" on looks.

That being said, I"m sure it functions great for folding up and down.

New Guy
02-09-2012, 10:56 AM
Progressive all the way, not saying I could ever afford either but I know I would not be getting the s-bend tower. I really want to see an all white Supra 21v with a white progressive tower I think that would look amazing.

dusty2221
02-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Close as I can get. This is from the Supra forum. Beauty

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/whitey.jpg

KSmith
02-09-2012, 11:09 AM
There was a Supra 21V, Blue & Black, With the Progressive Tower & Z5 on the lot when I bought my boat. The wife and I sat in in it, loved it, coveted it, and then noticed it was 25K more than my boat... needless to say the wife promptly vetoed my slack jawed wide eyed attempt to talk her into the Supra... dagnabbit...

So a Blue & Black 21V with Progressive Tower and Z5 is my dream boat.

Edit: 242 is my real dream boat but only a dream no chance in he** I'll ever be able to get the 242...

chawk610
02-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Yea... the "S" Bend top looks like it would catch wind like a "moother fooker" I like the progressive way more.

New Guy
02-09-2012, 12:47 PM
Dusty that is a sweet looking setup! Someday right.

viking
02-09-2012, 11:15 PM
Close as I can get. This is from the Supra forum. Beauty

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/whitey.jpg

talk about eye candy!

rdlangston13
02-10-2012, 03:04 AM
Still diggin the progressive tower for supra. S bend is alright but the look of the progressive is unmatched. I would love to have a black and red 21V with the progressive. Bad part is when I am able to afford one they will have something totally diff out

kaneboats
02-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Bad part is when I am able to afford one they will have something totally diff out

That's how I feel about the V2 Tower. I'm kind a a minimalist about some things and have always thought it was the coolest tower out there.

schuylski
02-12-2012, 05:37 PM
the black and white soooo sweet. i love the progressive tower.

skiyaker
02-12-2012, 06:32 PM
either of those towers would be a better choice for the outback DD than the V2... maybe it will trickle down in a year or two