I have about 20 more pictures but it's just me, and not too exciting. We will probably do it again in two weeks lots of my buddies are psyched to do it. I want to get 4 or 5 boards/riders, I think we can get at least 3 riders in the pocket at the same time, chaseboat in tow. I also want to try a few different starts to see if we gan get in there without the rope. There are a few babes that want to make it happen so the next pictures should be a little more interesting.
Not sure how the Malibu was weighted I will ask my friend. They were surfing along and we just drove up and glommed on the side moving around until the wake started to form. It takes a much longer rope since you ride about 15' behind the boats. My Nautique was weighted with stock ballast on the drivers side, they were surfing regular so I would guess they were weighted on passengers side.
I don't think the weighting is critical it was really easy to ride, the surfable pocket was huge. At one point I got way back in the whitewash then moved slightly to the side and it shot me forward about 10' really moving fast. I think this could be done with almost any boat.
Here is how we set it up:
The boat on the right is the navigator with perfect pass set at 13+mph, that driver watches for obstacles for both boats, it pulls the rider up. The boat on the left just tracks the other boat. It takes 100% of the driver's attention to keep speed and distance with the other boat.
I believe that this is illegal while the rider has the rope in hand, because the second boat is too close to a boat with a skier? Once the rope gets tossed it's a grey area? Luckily we didn't see any sherriffs.