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Old    Evan R (stoked27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-26-2004, 5:11 PM Reply   
I don't have a wakesurfboard, I have a 6'0 short surfboard though, and I've been trying to ride with that. I can't stay up on the board. I'm riding behind a malibu wakesetter, with 3 ballasts and a wedge. I've been riding about 10-15 mph, with about a 15 foot rope. Am I doing anything wrong? I just can't keep the speed up when I throw the rope in the boat. Thanks a lot for anyones help.
Old    rocktonic13            06-26-2004, 6:42 PM Reply   
slow the boat down... im normaly around 9mph, but when we have TONS of weight in i ride at about 11mph max... try slowing it down, and also weigh down the side your surfing alot more, if not all the weight, on the side your surfing... that should help
Old    sbvfive            06-26-2004, 6:54 PM Reply   
Check out this link for a video. It may help for you to see it done instead of having someone describe it to you.

http://photos.wakeboarder.com/showphoto.php?photo=4419
Old    Evan R (stoked27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-26-2004, 7:54 PM Reply   
Thanks
Old    Evan R (stoked27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-26-2004, 7:58 PM Reply   
Is it easier to ride frontside or backside. I've been trying backside.
Old    Neil Fett (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-27-2004, 7:31 PM Reply   
On the wakesetter drain one side of the ballest,also have everyone in the boat sit on one side and add additional ballest if you can, go around 10.5 mph and try ridding on your toeside, here is a picture to give you a better idea of what im talking about.
Old    Neil Fett (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-27-2004, 7:34 PM Reply   
http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php?medid=9730

here is a video riding behind my VLX to give you an idea of what can be accomplished
Old    awiggy33            06-27-2004, 7:57 PM Reply   
ya man 10-15 is way too fast, dont weight the center either
Old    Neil Fett (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-28-2004, 9:16 AM Reply   
Well to make the wedge work properly(sp) its good to have at least a half full center MLS
Old    Evan R (stoked27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-28-2004, 4:23 PM Reply   
if I took a few 45lbs weights from my benchpress and put them in one side of the boat's storage, would that make a considerable difference to make an even bigger wake? I know I should still be able to get up fine behind what I've got now, but would that help enough to try?
Old    Barmac (scott)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-19-2015, 9:20 PM Reply   
I have a V230, I weigh about the same as you, I'm 6ft. I put a 1100 build fat sack in the back an now I can surf. I don't think a couple 45 plates is going to do much. Go to wakemakers and see what they have for you. The guys down there are very helpful and will tell you what you need.

Last edited by scott; 07-19-2015 at 9:23 PM.
Old    Brock D (Doomswell)      Join Date: Aug 2012       07-20-2015, 6:57 AM Reply   
How much do you weigh?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-20-2015, 3:42 PM Reply   
those 45s under your fat sack would make a difference.

make a new thread for your boat and how to weigh it for surfing. "weighting (your boat here) for surfing"

also, don't throw the rope until you get your weight setup right.
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-20-2015, 3:58 PM Reply   
it helped our wake on my 07 VLX, to add more weight midship or up front
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-21-2015, 2:46 PM Reply   
no idea on malibu's, but my sanger LOVES weight in the front
Old     (OneCent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2015, 2:54 PM Reply   
you wanna watch the wave and control with you heel is more difficult... so frontside is easier.
Old     (OneCent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-26-2015, 2:57 PM Reply   
I only can guess - the problem with you board ist: its hard to push it down with your heel. Slow acceleration and as soon as the boat starts, you push the edge of the board down with your heels.

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