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Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       07-24-2005, 6:27 PM Reply   
Just got back from 2300 miles of vacation, have to give a huge shout to Big Ed!! Thank you so much for the pulls last Sunday, had a freaking awesome time. Your boat drives great, and the wake is second to none!! Man you are so close to nailing that 3, I could taste it. Love the new pad, you are living my dream. Thanks again, Big Ed!!!!

Doctor Octogon - very pleased to meet you, had a great time hanging with you in the boat, and watching you ride, great spins, bs 180s, and roll to reverts!!

Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-24-2005, 9:40 PM Reply   
WOW......I got shoutouts from Doc Oc and now legendary Jeff Frew,What did I ever do to deserve this???Either way,I'll take it!
Jeff,I swear you must be one of the nicest most caring guys I met.Also GREAT for our sport.Pleasure to have you on board.
Old    02xrider            07-24-2005, 10:13 PM Reply   
Alright Big Ed, I have to know what the setup is for the legendary wake I keep reading about. I have an 02 xstar/x2 and am always looking for improvements. Thanks!!

Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-25-2005, 11:18 AM Reply   
Ed's wake definitely has the most steezo I've ever seen. I'd actually venture to say it's in a catagory of its own. I've got the same boat, but have yet to re produce his wake.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-25-2005, 12:26 PM Reply   
Yep, agreed. I think I went bigger on Big Shizzles wake. Big enough to put me on the injured list!
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-25-2005, 2:02 PM Reply   
can't say that I have ever thought twice befor hitting a wake. But I did behind behind Ed's for a second, Now I'm wanting more of that legend.

Hint..Hint, J and Evan

What up Ed
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-25-2005, 2:15 PM Reply   
Allen, Big Ed just got me 400 more pounds of lead. I'll have a Big Ed Wake(TM) in no time!
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-25-2005, 4:00 PM Reply   
I like the (TM).
Hey ED you should film an infomirshal (Didn't know how to spell it). You know go somthin like ... for only 4 low monthy payments you too could have the amazing Big Ed(TM) wake....
(What ever, I'm an idiot)
Talk to you guys later i'm going to go beat my head on the wall.
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-25-2005, 4:22 PM Reply   
yeah, I'd like to know what the setup of the ballast is of the X-2!! Post up Big Ed!!!
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-25-2005, 11:42 PM Reply   
Man....Thanks for all the kind words guys,it really makes me feel good that you guys enjoy it and can actually take advantage of the wake..*COUGH* Evan *COUGH* J-Rod,get healthy quick.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-25-2005, 11:56 PM Reply   
As far as my set changes all the time but the general Idea is 1,400lbs-1,600lbs over stock ballast and 3 people.As you get more people you can lose some weight.Approx.1000lbs the bow,200lbs in storage next to the engine,100lbs in cockpit to balance the wake.ALL WEIGHT IN LEAD,POP-PRODUCTION BAGS.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-25-2005, 11:59 PM Reply   
Ohh guys...Lets ride soon!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-26-2005, 8:00 AM Reply   
I'm getting there. I'll have about 1200 over stock.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-26-2005, 8:20 AM Reply   
Man I gotta hook up with you guys and check it out, being that we all live in the same area. I have a big MAYBE as far as going out today. If all goes as planned, we will be out at Orwoods about 1. I have the wife and baby, so I didn't wanna invite myself on someone elses ride. If I do get out, I'll be the loser in the bright yellow Session.

Hey ed, how bout a lead hook up for me?
Old    Andrew (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-26-2005, 9:35 AM Reply   
Big Ed...I assume that you keep all your over stock lead ballast in your boat permanently. That being said, are you able to trailer your boat with that much extra ballast in it or do you dry dock it? Didn't know if it was possible to put a boat off and on a trailer with that much extra weight in the boat...but maybe its alright to do if you have a double-axle trailer. Just curious...thanks!
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 9:46 AM Reply   
I live 4 miles from the ramp so I don't worry about it too much.The only differents is I got to put the trailer deeper in the water.Ohh if I didn't have a double axle trailer,I probably wouldn't do it since I'm to the weight limit now.
Old    Andrew (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-26-2005, 9:49 AM Reply   
ok...gotcha. Are you running some kind of lead shot in canvas bags or something like this? I don't know much about lead, I'm still in the old school fat sac stage (which totally sucks by the way...but I have to trailer 20+ miles to the ramp and I only have a single axle trailer).
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 9:56 AM Reply   
Jeff ~ How much are you looking for?
I'm sure things can be arranged.I need my peeps from SoCal to visit and hopefully bring some,tho a small delivery charge may apply,since I'm not the one bringing it and is 400 miles away.They are super dope b\c they form to the shape of the place you are putting them in and are 40lbs each.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 9:59 AM Reply   
Andrew ~ They are like STEEL SHOT and are pretty compact.1st they are sealed in a plastic bag and then that plastic bag full of weight is put in this other VERY STRONG and DURABLE bag with handles.
Old    Andrew (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-26-2005, 10:14 AM Reply   
Thanks for the education Shizzle...sounds like you guys got this thing figured out. When you see tournaments, are they running lead in the boat as over stock ballast as well (i.e X-games, Gravity Games, Etc)?
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-26-2005, 12:52 PM Reply   
They sound similar to the sand bags they have at Larson's in stockton, except the sands are 65lbs. At 40 Lbs, I might need like 20, so it may be unpractical. I was gonna put around 1000lbs of sand sacks (the ones at Larson), some under my yet to be installed ballast, and some loose in the storage compartments so I can move them around.

Still getting things together in the new boat, have 4 pumps, v drive sacks, and a custom ski locker sack, and another on the deck between the walk through. Loaded it up with about 1400Lbs of fat sack last weekend at Shasta and the wake was huge (2000 to 2500 should throw a monster). Ihad some problems plaining, so I'm gonna have to do same moving around with the weight.

I'm gonna buy 2 or 3 of the sands at larson today, and take them to my canvas guy and see if he can reproduce them, with some added features.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-26-2005, 1:00 PM Reply   
jeff, the bottom line is that 40 pounds of steel or lead still takes up less room than 40 pounds of sand. More bags, yes, but smaller bags.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 1:07 PM Reply   
1000lbs = 25 bags

I can completly hide 800lbs under the seats in the bow,with sand it wouldn't be enough room.
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-26-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
what is the stock weight in the X-2? Just curious.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 1:51 PM Reply   
I'd like to find out myself but they claim 750lbs-950lbs.

Maybe a truck scale?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-26-2005, 3:45 PM Reply   
and I will say that the times I had the pleasure of being behind Big Shizzle's boat, it had no problems getting on plane.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-26-2005, 6:53 PM Reply   
Thanks Thane.... and with the stock prop.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-26-2005, 9:39 PM Reply   
It's because of that MCX motor baby!
Old    Kevin aka Chino (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       07-31-2005, 7:45 PM Reply   
Yo Ed. Great to hear you and the boat are having a blast up north. We all miss you down here
in so cal. Especially miss that wake-Big Ed style!!!
Hopefully I can make it up there soon. I can even bring some lead (POP-PRODUCTS) up for some of the nor cal peeps if anyone is intersted as mentioned
earlier in this thread.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-31-2005, 10:47 PM Reply   
yeah it's been awsome,living so close to the water is what ED needed.It sure would be cool for you guys to visit.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-31-2005, 10:48 PM Reply   
got plenty of room


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