Barefoot International

3879 N. Richards Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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414-964-3668

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Can anyone learn to barefoot?

THAT'S A BIG YES!! Anyone can learn to barefoot with the proper equipment and training. Mike Seipel has been teaching people of all ages and abilities to barefoot for over 30 years. In that time, he has created a very successful training program and developed equipment to increase your chances of success.


Do you offer barefoot training?

Yes. Mike Seipel is regarded as one of the top trainers in the world and (depending on his schedule) is willing to travel to give lessons. He has also created an instructional DVD which guides you through the fundamentals of barefooting. Feel free to call with questions concerning lessons or the video.


What size Wetsuit should I purchase?

We build our wetsuits in such a way that form perfectly to your body. The suit will feel tight at first but after 10-12 uses, it will have stretched and formed to your body. Check below for a general fitting guide.


How should I setup my boom?

Your boom should be angled slightly forward to get the skier out of the side spray from the boat. If there will be several different people using the boom, its level should be adjusted to chest high of an average height person. From this point it will be easier to adjust up for taller skiers, and down for smaller users such as kids by shifting the weight distribution (people or ballast) in the boat.


Will this Tower Boom fit my tower?

Our Tower Boom was designed to fit all tubular wakeboard towers. These towers all have a different O.D. (outer diameter) which determines the part number of the correct Tower Boom. The Illusion Tower found on some Malibu boats is the only tower that it cannot be installed on. If you are wondering which one is right for you, check out the Tower Boom on the products page for more details.


Can I install my boom so it hangs out the driver's side of the boat?

All of our booms can be installed out either side of your boat with the exception of Quad V-Drive booms and Quad Contour booms. Quad V-Drive and Quad Contour booms can only be made to go out one side of your boat (passenger or driver). NOTE: MOST PEOPLE PUT BOOMS ON THE PASSANGER SIDE OF THE BOAT SO THERE IS LESS CHANCE FOR SKIERS ON THE BOOM TO SPRAY THE DRIVER. IF YOU WANT TO ORDER QUAD V-DRIVE BOOM OR QUAD CONTOUR BOOM THAT HANGS OUT THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF YOUR BOAT, YOU MUST CALL US TO SPECIFY THIS AT TIME OF ORDER.


Do you sell refurbished or factory blemished products?

Yes. We have some items that are refurbished or have factory blemishes. A factory blemish is when a product has something wrong with it's appearance but performs like new. Our stock in all these items is constantly changing so we cannot guarantee availability. Please contact Mike Seipel to inquire about these products.


Do you repair drysuits, wetsuits and Iron Shorts?

To repair your Barefoot International drysuit, wetsuit or Iron Shorts, please contact our manufacturer, Oceantec at (561) 845-0030


How do I go about attaching my main line to your new Pro X Series Tower Extension?

Our new Pro X Series Tower Extension ships with a 10 ft. Spectra Fusion leader rope. You attach your main line to this so you have easy access to the attachment point at all times.


Does the Pro X Series Tower fold down?

It sure does. You can fold the tower quickly by pulling 6 of our quick release pins. You can even cover your boat prior to folding the tower. Once it's covered, fold the tower and park your rig in the garage.


So what is this Valmex stuff you talk about?

Valmex is a material that is used to make whitewater rafting boats. It's extremely durable which allows us to build our Fat Sacs™ without the outer shell. So what do you get out of this? Well, you get a sac that is pretty much bullet proof with easy to access fittings.


Why don't your Fat Sacs come with check valves like others on the market?

We build our Fat Sacs with our customers in mind. It doesn't matter what sacs you're running in what boat... check valve systems choke the flow of water into the sac. It's by design that our sacs, combined with our Tsunami Pump, are the fastest filling ballast bags on the market. Of course you can order our Pro X Series check valve system separately, they're really easy to install. You just have to be willing to wait longer to ride...


My Quick Connect cap is getting harder to put on and take off. What can I do?

If the cap (W739) becomes harder to install and remove, just rub a light coat of o-ring grease on the cap. This will also help keep the o-ring in good condition.


My Tsunami Pump just stopped working.

The first thing you should check is the fuse. It's located inside the tip of the cigarette lighter adapter. To remove it, you will either have to unscrew the tip from the adapter, or push the tip in and turn it to align it with the slots. Once aligned, you can pull it out to gain access to the fuse.


Why would I want your stainless steel tower or pylon?

Tests have proven that our stainless steel pylons and towers are stronger than aluminum pylons and towers. Stainless steel is also more resistant to surface scratches.


Your Pro X Series Tower has adjustable crossbars... what is the purpose of making them adjustable?

Our adjustable crossbar design allows you to adjust the width of the tower so it will fit any boat. By 3 guys with their bare hands adjusting the rear overhead crossbar inward as tight as they possibly can get it after installation, the Pro X Series Tower becomes extremely rigid making it the strongest tower on the market.


How does the integrated board rack work on your Pro X Series Tower?

One feature of the adjustable crossbars is that they can also hold your equipment. The crossbars have 4 board pads to stow anything from a single slalom ski to a fatty wake surf board. All you have to do is get good bungees to secure down the front and back of the skis and boards in the crossbars.


What is your Rope Guide and how does it work?

The Rope guide is a product that attaches to our towers and pylons with delron swivels. It helps keep the rope off board racks and people in the boat. Once you use this thing, you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it. NOTE: THIS PRODUCT WORKS ON ALL OUR TOWERS AND PYLONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE X-POLE.


Do you sell refurbished or factory blemished products?

Yes. We have some items that are refurbished or have factory blemishes. A factory blemish is when a product has something wrong with it's appearance but performs like new. Our stock in all these items is constantly changing so we cannot guarantee availability. Please contact Mike Seipel to inquire about these products.

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Adult Wetsuit Size Chart

 
Chest
Waist
Hips
Height
Weight
XS
32" - 36"
25" - 29"
32" - 36"
5'4" - 5'7"
115 - 135 lbs.
S
34" - 38"
27" - 32"
34" - 38"
5'6" - 5'9"
135 - 155 lbs.
M
36" - 40"
29" - 34"
36" - 40"
5'8" - 5'11"
155 - 180 lbs.
L
38" - 43"
31" - 37"
38" - 43"
5'10" - 6'1"
175 - 205 lbs.
XL
40" - 46"
33" - 39"
40" - 46"
6'0" - 6'3"
200 - 230 lbs.
XXL
42" - 49"
35" - 41"
42" - 49"
6'2" - 6'5"
220 - 250 lbs.
XXXL
44" - 53"
37" - 49"
44" - 53"
6'3" - 6'7"
240 - 275 lbs.

*Wetsuits may be tight at first but will form to your body after 10-12 uses *Iron Shorts should be one size LARGER than your wetsuit size *Chest, Hips and Height are your primary guidelines for proper fit *All charts are appoximate sizes to be used as guidelines.

Junior Wetsuit Size Chart

 
Chest
Waist
Hips
Height
Weight
XS
32" - 36"
25" - 29"
32" - 36"
5'4" - 5'7"
115 - 135 lbs.
S
34" - 38"
27" - 32"
34" - 38"
5'6" - 5'9"
135 - 155 lbs.
M
36" - 40"
29" - 34"
36" - 40"
5'8" - 5'11"
155 - 180 lbs.
L
38" - 43"
31" - 37"
38" - 43"
5'10" - 6'1"
175 - 205 lbs.
XL
40" - 46"
33" - 39"
40" - 46"
6'0" - 6'3"
200 - 230 lbs.
XXL
42" - 49"
35" - 41"
42" - 49"
6'2" - 6'5"
220 - 250 lbs.
XXXL
44" - 53"
37" - 49"
44" - 53"
6'3" - 6'7"
240 - 275 lbs.

*Kids should wear one size LARGER than their pants size *All charts are appoximate sizes to be used as guidelines.

Pro X Series Tower

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V-Drive Boat Sac Layout for Wakesurfing

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Automatic Ballast System

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The Ultimate Setup

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Tsunami Pump Tips

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Mid Engine Direct Drive Boat Sac Layout for Wakesurfing

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The Boom

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Type of Boom

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Responsibility Code

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Wetsuit Size Charts

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Boom

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V-Drive Boom

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Gunnel Mount Boom

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Tower Boom

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Tower Boom 2

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Pro X Series Tower

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Pro X Series Tower Extension

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X-Pole

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Fly High Pylon

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Pro Ski Pylon

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Bass Boat Pylon

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Adjustable Pro Ski Pylon

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Pro Deck Master Pylon

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Ski Tow Hitch

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MasterCraft X-Star Additional Ballast

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Super Air Nautique Additional Ballast

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Fat Sacs and Tsunami Pump

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Wetsuit

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