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Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-01-2008, 7:48 AM Reply   
I saw this on Chad's blog. I know these guys run a lot of weight, but it's crazy to see a picture of the setup! So that looks like 3 750's and that doesn't count the 1,250 stock and whatever they have in the bow and trunks.

So even if those 750's aren't full you are talking about well 3,000 pounds BEFORE the trunk and bow sacks. Wow.

Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-01-2008, 7:55 AM Reply   
Is he riding an LSV?
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-01-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's an LSV.
Old     (vlxray)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-01-2008, 8:02 AM Reply   
I thought that Chad had a VLX. The wake must be massive with all of that weight, kind of like Gerry Nunn's LSV. That thing looks like it would easily sink it sits so low in the water.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-01-2008, 8:02 AM Reply   
Well, even in an LSV, that's huge. He may prefer the wake with no wedge and substitutes with more water weight.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-01-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
The funny part is you KNOW there is a bunch of lead in there too. YOu can see what looks like a bag right behind the drivers seat.

I would imagine he is running the 8.1 with a 1235?
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-01-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
hahahahha....thats awesome
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-01-2008, 8:30 AM Reply   
and something in the bucket, centered up. too bad no wake pics..
Old     (jward10)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-01-2008, 8:31 AM Reply   
It would depend on the size of the boat. I have ridden behind the 21.5 and 23ft BU's several times and the 23 wake with the wedge down and ballast full is about like the 21 with no ballast and no wedge. the 23ft wake just doesn't have any vert on it unless you add alot of weight.
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-01-2008, 8:33 AM Reply   
Ehh... that's nothin. Rookies

Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       02-01-2008, 8:34 AM Reply   
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-01-2008, 9:10 AM Reply   
Doesn't look that bad to me. I guess it's all relative to the amount of weight you are used to running with.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-01-2008, 9:13 AM Reply   
is Chad wearing shorts over a wetsuit in that picture? hard to tell.

I think all the pro's run similar setups. I think I remember reading something about Andrew Adkisons set up, and it was similar to the above picture. (no, not Cliffs pic)
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-01-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
Yeah, I guess for pros it's not a big deal. We run 3K at times in my WSLSV and I don't think the wake is all that big with only a couple of people in the boat. I could definitely see it benefiting from another 1,000 pounds!
Old     (dan_k)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-01-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
keep the fuel tank topped up too haha
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-01-2008, 9:41 AM Reply   
The tower, windshield and dash layout are of a VLX. Either that, or Chad convinced Malibu to make him an LSV without the old layout. Maybe that's Kevin Henshaw's VLX, because it's also got a LF logo on the rearview mirror.
Old     (deltaridah)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-01-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
ya it sure does look like he has shorts over his full suit.
Old     (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-01-2008, 10:00 AM Reply   
That's definitely not Chad's boat with the Monster stickers all over it. Chad's sponsored by Rockstar. Probably Henshaw's boat and I'm pretty sure he has a VLX.
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2008, 10:10 AM Reply   
Got carbon foot print? Ha ha. Thats awesome, if I had the resources I would rock that for sure.
Old     (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-01-2008, 10:10 AM Reply   
and i am pretty sure that it should become law that shirts always be worn over wetsuits at all times while wakeboarding or skating!
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       02-01-2008, 11:23 AM Reply   
if you look closly you can see bare skin on the legs as hes squatting in the seat. sorry to dissapoint
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2008, 11:41 AM Reply   
or it could be the inside of his shorts
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-01-2008, 12:33 PM Reply   
Propper... That's how you're supposed to load a boat.
Old     (harris)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-01-2008, 12:55 PM Reply   
imagine what u could put in one of those new Epics (including the 4000 ballast and whatever u could fit in the boat) INSANE
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-01-2008, 1:32 PM Reply   
I was told Chad was using an 06 VLX with the Hammerhead motor, at least up until this year. Chad's boat is currently for sale.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-01-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
I always love it when someone posts that pic of the 2001. Thanks Cliff.
Old     (bouvs)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-01-2008, 2:29 PM Reply   
that is Henshaws Rig, has a liquid force logo in the mirror as well.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-01-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
So they load the "S" out of their boats and get their moves dialed in, so in comps do they load the boats down as much or do they use factory ballast?
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       02-01-2008, 2:52 PM Reply   
thought I sacked the shi** out of mine.
looks like i should throw 2 more big sacks next time im out, so that there is absolutely 0 floor left to be seen.
Thats the right way to do it.
Old     (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2008, 2:55 PM Reply   
they load it up but im not sure if its that much!
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-01-2008, 2:57 PM Reply   
is that a 2001 or one of those B-52's that used to have neoprene interior?
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-01-2008, 3:55 PM Reply   
I don't have a picture but last summer at Pateros Kilgus had the soo many sacs in his Malibu that the floor wasn't visible and they were double stacked in the back seat against the engine cover.Upload
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-01-2008, 4:55 PM Reply   
Now there's a wrap I like.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-01-2008, 5:26 PM Reply   
thats a great day of riding is what that is. i miss the days when i used to ride down in socal and it was rare to not have at least 3 grand in extra weight in the boat. big wakes make for big _____ tricks
Old     (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-01-2008, 5:29 PM Reply   
lf bling on rearview as well
Old     (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-01-2008, 7:50 PM Reply   
I went out and rode with Ruck and Watkins both were pushing out similar amounts Ruck was running about 5k in his. I was impressed with Watkins though in that new RZ4 he somehow got all the bags hidden
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-02-2008, 8:12 AM Reply   
yeah what happens when they go to an event then? and they run stock ballst at a pro tour or whatever? thats a huge different to what they'll be used too.
Old     (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-02-2008, 8:27 AM Reply   
Is that a little convex mirror pasted onto Chad's rear view mirror or is that just a reflection from the tower?
Old     (zburns)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-02-2008, 8:39 AM Reply   
It looks like a spot mirror similar to what you put on cars to get rid of blind spots
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-02-2008, 8:58 AM Reply   
The amount of ballast in that 2001 is unreal. I would love to have seen the wake. I would put up with stepping over all those ballast bags to get to watch Sharpe and Rusty from the boat.
Old     (bstphen24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-02-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
The thing on the mirror is a liquid force emblem. And if you have gone to see a pro tour stop, I think you would realize that these guys have no problem adjusting from the setup above to the setup used on the tour.
Old     (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       02-02-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
I would also venture to say that they don't run stock ballast. have you seen an X-Star with just stock ballast .
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-02-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
ive ridden pro tour stops. they weight the boats as much and best as possible. most of the weight is hidden so they can get photogs and others in there.


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