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Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-18-2005, 6:25 PM Reply   
Normally we just set the perfect pass to 17.8, the wake is clean but i feel like everybody else goes faster, is it because my boat simply can go that slow or am i doing something wrong look at this pic and tell me if you have any suggestions. Thanks, Colin

Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-18-2005, 6:29 PM Reply   
sorry for double post




Old    Salmon Tacos (salmon_tacos)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-18-2005, 6:40 PM Reply   
You can ride as slow or as fast as you like. Going as slow as possible without washing out the wake creates the largest wake. Extra speed makes edging more effortless. It's a trade-off. FWIW, I think your Perfect Pass might need to be calibrated. That wake looks like you're probably going faster than 17.8. If anyone you know has a hand-held GPS unit, you might want to take it out with you and check.
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-18-2005, 7:05 PM Reply   
I love it. Get a 50k boat for making good grades and don't know how fast to tow.

Sorry, had to do it. And before it comes out, yes I'm jealous and I would've done better in school with that incentive.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-18-2005, 7:51 PM Reply   
The minimum we tow anyone (even girls) is 21mph. Most ride at 22.5, I ride at 23 because I am a bit heavier and like to ride on a longer rope length. As you go quicker the wake get narrower & the wake gets harder. Go as fast as you can & still feel comfortable and ride on the longest rope you can easily go wake to wake on is my advise.
Love your boat by the way, beautiful!
Old    Bill Bierbower (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-18-2005, 8:05 PM Reply   
Borrow a hand held GPS and check your speed with that. I think they sent the perfect pass to the speedo at the factory so they may both be off.
Old    jmo52            01-18-2005, 11:01 PM Reply   
This is way off topic but just curious do you have freshwater cooling?
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-19-2005, 6:27 AM Reply   
Yeah I remember when he got the boat he mentioned it's got a closed cooling system.
Old    John Hovde (mastercraft7100)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-19-2005, 6:44 AM Reply   
Ride hard and fast 26 or 27
Old    Gerald (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-19-2005, 8:32 AM Reply   
My instructor taught me that it can be easier going a little faster, but then slow the boat down a bit and see if you can still do the trick at the lower speed. Its a little more challenging but will improve your form.
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-19-2005, 10:12 AM Reply   
18 mph is way too slow. you should try picking up the speed to 21 or so and maybe let out a little rope
Old    Hyrum Kirton (hyrific)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-19-2005, 7:38 PM Reply   
Hey buddy there is no way your accually going 17 mph and getting the wake unless your rope is like 4 feet long. You most certainly need to adjust your perf pass. Or speed up and lengthen your rope. Even just riding around should be hard at that speed.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-20-2005, 1:55 PM Reply   
Since we can't see any loops on the rope he might be riding at 60' or less, if there are a couple people in the bow and no weight in the tanks he could be riding very close to 18mph. Notice how early and how many following rollers are forming, it also trying to curl over in the 3rd pic, looks like 18mph to me.

Colin,
Fill up those tanks, load up the boat with bodies, run the speed up to 22 or more and go do some flying.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       01-20-2005, 2:42 PM Reply   
Once you get the PP dialed in try riding @ 60' and work on your fundamentals. Maybe it's just a bad picture angle but your form is way off. Take the time to learn the fundamentals , it makes everything else so much easier.
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-20-2005, 4:46 PM Reply   
The ballast are full in all the pics??
Old    Chris Monti (italianboy)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-24-2005, 10:37 AM Reply   
Starting with a 138 Parks?? That board is made with a specific riding style in mind hard and fast. And from the pic you look like you could weigh at most 130lb that board is riding you. I would try to ask daddy to get board with a little more give.
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-24-2005, 4:30 PM Reply   
yeah, ive recently discovered that buying the most expensive board is not always the best, im gonna sell this one, keep the bindings, and most likely get a premier my old obrien custom. Also my dads friend has one of greg necrassons old boards that hell be giving me, still deciding whether or not to ride it. How about some feedback or suggestions what type of board i should get?
Old    Alessandro Garabaghi (pimp131)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-25-2005, 6:10 AM Reply   
hey!! get out of my area!!! Ha just kidding, saw the pics, and im pretty sure ive seen you boat out in the bay before... We ride on the older Blue Mastercraft prostar 205 with a tower. Im sure we have been out there fighting over calm water before lol. What school do you go to? Im gonna take a random guess, gulliver?
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       01-25-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
Palmetto, do you have an aim sn?
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-25-2005, 1:07 PM Reply   
The prem is a nice board to learn on.

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