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Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-22-2015, 5:44 AM Reply   
So built a Ghetto gate this weekend with my brother from from cutting board stock from the local store ($40) and some misc stainless screws ($5) and some random hardware we had laying around the family cottage.

Did some guess work.. and the results are pretty amazing.. we had to slow down surfing from the 11.8-12.12mph to 9.8-10.4mph now.

Wake is larger, better lip and seems to have a longer pocket...





Weighting the boat evenly.. 750lb bags in rear locker, 440 on the floor and factor 500 belly tank filled..



And the wake.... Wow... who would have known...





Old     (racer808)      Join Date: Jan 2013       06-22-2015, 7:00 AM Reply   
Makes a huge difference! I love mine, I also found slower is better, oddly depth plays a huge, in 17' or 20 it likes 10 MPH, deeper it likes 10.3
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-22-2015, 10:41 AM Reply   
Yes water depth made a huge difference in the shape of the wake... seemed to like 20'+ and in the 15-20' depth is wasn't as defined and a little more washed out on the lip.
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-22-2015, 2:42 PM Reply   
deeper the better, always!
Old     (Greeko)      Join Date: May 2013       06-22-2015, 4:19 PM Reply   
Thats impressive! No lip though...
Old     (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-22-2015, 6:02 PM Reply   
40th Xstar has to be the best looking boat of all time.
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-23-2015, 5:30 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 View Post
40th Xstar has to be the best looking boat of all time.
There is a reason why I still have it since new....
Old     (WakeDirt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       06-23-2015, 10:01 AM Reply   
I think that's pretty sweet, an awesome design that has been very 1 dimensional now is opening up to a new market.
Old     (WakeDirt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       06-23-2015, 10:03 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greeko View Post
Thats impressive! No lip though...
I believe the "surfing a nice clean wake behind a xstar" and NOT listing said X star.... far out weighs a lip.

Last edited by WakeDirt; 06-23-2015 at 10:05 AM.
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-23-2015, 10:31 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by WakeDirt View Post
I believe the "surfing a nice clean wake behind a xstar" and NOT listing said X star.... far out weighs a lip.
DING DING...Winner....
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-23-2015, 10:36 AM Reply   
quite a difference it makes! you're going to have fun on that wave this summer. enjoy
Old     (wiscxstar)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-23-2015, 10:42 AM Reply   
Wow, that is an impressive wave!
Old     (lashburn1)      Join Date: Oct 2014       06-23-2015, 10:47 AM Reply   
thats not very Ghetto....there are some rusty Nailed 2x4 gates out there...

Nice Result!!
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-23-2015, 7:42 PM Reply   
Surfed a 2015 nautique 210 with NSS later on in the weekend...gotta admit the wave was larger on the x star. Not with 210 only had pro ballast so about 1800 total. We had 2500 or so
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       06-26-2015, 8:59 AM Reply   
Some more screen caps from some gopro footage... video soon.







Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       07-06-2015, 8:17 AM Reply   
Actually had two people surfing the wake this weekend... was a lot of fun... did some super crest surfing too (someone had a Malibu with surfgate)

Us Canuks had some fun this 4th of July



Good shot of the wake..who said an 08 xstar can't have a good sized surf wake



Old     (Maverick4)      Join Date: Jul 2015       07-21-2015, 6:22 PM Reply   
Would you happen to have any details/specs for your design? I like the idea of surfing without having to list the boat. I have an 04 X-Star. Identical hulls.
Old     (dvsone79)      Join Date: Dec 2012       07-24-2015, 1:38 PM Reply   
That wake looks really good. What is the approximate angle of the gate?

Last edited by dvsone79; 07-24-2015 at 1:40 PM. Reason: Question
Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       07-25-2015, 12:19 PM Reply   
I'm on Gen 7 with my X Star surf system.. been modifying the system for 4 years.. The XStar hull's are designed for creating huge waterboarding wakes.. the box transom doesn't work too good with surfing... I have 18inch electric tabs and run 2600 lbs of ballast... I am now fabricating the Supra Swell type tab to install and see how it works..
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Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       07-25-2015, 12:40 PM Reply   
I also modified that huge X Star swim platform to a surf style that doesn't drag in the water... The FAE exhaust mod is a must for serious wakesurfers.
Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       05-07-2016, 6:34 AM Reply   
closer
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Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       05-07-2016, 9:58 AM Reply   
Getting close..
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Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       05-08-2016, 7:23 AM Reply   
Trimmed
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Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-08-2016, 8:11 PM Reply   
Does it make a difference on the wake shape?
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       06-10-2016, 11:41 AM Reply   
Curious about the double diversion. Have heard plenty ask about but no one has stepped up. Sweet!!!
Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       07-28-2016, 7:48 PM Reply   
The full 30 degree gate deflection actually created turbulence and a water hole that the ride side lip curled into.. This reduced the vert and push of the wake..


https://youtu.be/ex60kx8_9Mc

Last edited by Pad1Tai; 07-28-2016 at 7:51 PM.
Old     (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       07-28-2016, 7:51 PM Reply   
I reconfigured the gate tab to deflect out 3 degrees and stow a full 15 degrees farther in and it works perfect.. I also run 3100 lbs of ballast..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FToyCrCPVDQ
Old     (Rugger)      Join Date: May 2016       08-07-2016, 10:05 PM Reply   
Any update on this? Curious about the results of the combined systems.

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