Indy Liquid Wakeboard Tower Review
In 2023, the Indy Liquid is a great budget rear-facing wakeboard tower. It sits right in the middle of the pack price and performance wise. The Indy liquid, is a step-up from the Origin but a bit lower material quality than the Big Air. It also costs the most out of the three picks.
The Indy Liquid tower fits vessels 17 To 25 feet (5.18 – 7.62 m) in length. With a 70 to 102 inches (1.77 – 2.59 m) wide beam. This specific tower is a rear-facing model that is black power coated. Power coating not only prevents corrosion, but delivers minimalist looks too.
I like that its strong enough for the cost, shaking/noise is minimal, and it folds for storage. Install seems easy, consider it as a DIY project that will take around 4/5 hours.
Popular Wakeboard Tower For 10 Years
Indy has been selling Liquid since 2010. It’s designed to close the gap between Universal fit and OEM towers. For materials, the frame is 6063 seamless aluminum. The pipes are 2.25 inches (5.71 cm) in diameter and 3 mm thick, plus CNC 6061 solid aluminum for the fittings.
These materials are pretty strong and reduce rusting, but will need regular maintenance. On top, is a solid welded double bar top section for rock solid strength when towing your friends and family.
Unlike other brands that skimp on the hardware, Indy uses the best bolts and washers available. Supplying boaters with 316 grade stainless steel M12 bolts and washers. This high-quality hardware is the most corrosion-proof hardware for marine environments.
“Cleanest” Looking Wake Tower On The Market
On first look this universal wake tower is by far the closest to an OEM tower. This is because it’s the only tower that has hidden connections, so no exposed bolts.
Another bonus is the patented rotating deck mounts. With these there’s no need for exact alignment like all other brands to allow for folding. The mounts will rotate under pressure to let the tower to pivot and lower flat, almost anywhere you install it. For ease of installation you can mount on the top or side of your boat.
Having hidden fittings and sleek hull mounts creates a near factory tower appearance. An added bonus is that the height from tow point to mount position is about 55 inches (1.4 meters). This is more than enough to help riders pop off the wake to create big aerial tricks.
Downsides Of The Indy Liquid Wake Tower?
As a mid-range budget wakeboard tower, the Indy Liquid ticks off a lot of boxes. Yet there is one issue, top mounting can create an interference issue when folding the tower. Indy designed the tower to lower via the front legs toward the stern. If you top-mount the front legs too far in the bow section, they may rest on the frame of the windshield when folded down. No one wants a damaged windshield. A solution for this could be to mount as close as possible to the outside edge of the boat or side mount.
Also, to fold the frame you need to use tools when removing the rear vertical legs. I’d prefer a quick release knob for convenience, but I suppose Indy did this to ensure stiffness during use.
Pick the Indy Liquid tower if you want an excellent low-cost rear facing tower. Yet it’s the most expensive in this review article. It has the strength and height to deliver great wakeboarding. You just have to be aware the if you need to top mount it, it might interfere with your windshield.