A Hitch with Pitch
This hitch is for those times when your off-road vehicle is pointing up while the trailer is down, as well as swung to one side and listing over to another. For this you need a hitch with three axes of movement, and the best we’ve found is the Lock N’ Roll. It will never pop off as ball hitches can do, plus the link is absolutely positive and in plain view so you know when it’s on correctly. Its tight fit also means that there’s none of that loose jerky action of conventional hitches. It has a full range of pitch, yaw and roll, allowing fantastic maneuverability. There is a downside. Its strength and versatility come at the price of extra weight. It’s more than four times heavier than the typical trailer coupler and a little too beefy than what was needed for our lightweight rig. Contact Great Lakes Forge Co., 800-399-5182, locknroll.com.
Sea-Doo Wake 155
I specifically picked Sea-Doo’s Wake 155 ($11,299, sea-doo.com) for this job. It has a removable board rack, a retractable pylon, spotter grips and rope stowage, and the drive can be trimmed to shape the wake. I love ski mode: Set the top speed you want to reach and then choose one of five “ramps” to get to the target speed.