4. Tow Sports Mirror
To give a safe and precise pull, the driver needs to see the action in tow constantly and quickly without turning around. That’s why all specialized inboard tow boats come with a driver’s mirror. If the boat does not have a mirror and the driver must turn about to look at the skier, the boat veers from a straight pull. A boat that tracks straight provides consistency, and this allows the skier to better focus on body position and technique.
When it comes to watching, think wider. New on the market is the wide-angle PTM Edge mirror that attaches to the windshield of almost any boat. This wide-angle view allows the driver to observe the skier or rider even as he or she pulls out far to the side. The mirror works really well for slalom skiing and wakeboarding. Of course, safety is part of it, because the driver will know immediately if the skier has fallen.