RR, I don't think a longer pole would fit in the same location without protruding above the now "stowed" height. With that said, I am also looking to increase the height of my ski pylon. I would even be willing to have the pylon remain "always up" or "never in the stowed location". I also considered exploring a longer pylon that would fit over the top of the current pylon and then be removed when not in use. Would love to have a wakeboard tower installed, but they are cost prohibitive. Hopefully you get some useful information from others in response to your post. Good luck!