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Old    whitehead            08-03-2004, 1:26 PM Reply   
I am just learning how to ride. We are guessing at what works best. We are using a Malibu with a WEDGE. No ballast, but 4 people sitting behind driver. We have been going about 10.5mph is this too fast? Some of us are 180lbs to 200lbs. My longest rope free ride has been about 30sec. Help! Thanks!
Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-03-2004, 1:28 PM Reply   
mine is good between 9-10, 9.5mph is perfect on my boat, i find when you go faster though its harder to hold the sweet spot, and you have to cruise closer to the swim platform.

i've found that you have to go as slow as you can before the wake washes over, so once the wake shapes up to a nice surf wake slow it down till it washes away, then speed back up and you should find your speed.
Old    whitehead            08-03-2004, 7:53 PM Reply   
Thanks Phil. We will experiment more this weekend.
Anybody else?
Old    Josh Long (joshljoshl)      Join Date: Jul 2000       08-10-2004, 11:05 PM Reply   
We've always gone about 9.3 and it's been good, but last time we were out and I was riding a smaller board I needed to get up to 10.2 before the sweet spot was big enough. Since then I've enjoyed going around 10 on the usual board, as it helps me float better. I'm 200lb, while my friends who are lighter like to go a little slower. Basically, experiement and find what you like!
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-11-2004, 7:56 AM Reply   
9.5 on LSV

Fill your rear corner ballast to sink it futher
Old    freakytikki (freakytikki)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-12-2004, 10:57 AM Reply   
We are having same issue.04 x-star 400lbs in locker. @10.5 Wake is killer but we can maintain without rope.We are surfers,broadcast board.We havent tried with a real surf board.This is the most fun on my boat yet. Im not sure but mabey more weight???? Any help would be great...thanx
Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-12-2004, 12:21 PM Reply   
yeah, add more weight to one side of the boat, or use your spotters to move on that side/corner. also i think 10.5 might be too fast, we only went 8.7mph on my friends x-10. i find the fast the boat goes the harder it is to maintain speed w/ the boat.
Old    mark sher (lksamm)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-12-2004, 4:53 PM Reply   
I surf from time to time behind a friends 03' X-Star. He throws 2 pretty large sacs in the left side locker, fills the ballast full on the left side and half full on the right. The wake is pretty good. Can't remember how fast we were going, but go whatever speed causes the wake to clean up and the white water to fall to the right side.
Old    freakytikki (freakytikki)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-13-2004, 9:45 AM Reply   
I will experiment with the 1/2 ballast setup.I think we may need more sack.Right now the wake/wave is pretty huge.If i was on my long board...cowabunga! The drop is about 2.5-3ft.
Old    awiggy33            10-08-2004, 7:29 AM Reply   
8.9 for me...behind an alalanche
Old    Johnny Wadd (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-12-2004, 9:57 PM Reply   
I've found that 9.8 mph on my perfect pass gives me the best wake to surf. I have a B52 V3. I started out at 11 mph and dialed it down.
Board More, Work Less
John$
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-28-2004, 9:17 AM Reply   
I went wakesurfind with Troy Lindstrom and he has a SAN the wake was absolutly sick and he had it set at 9.8 mph
Old    natedawg            06-22-2005, 3:33 PM Reply   
9.8 behind an 05 X-2 with all tanks full and an extra 400 pound tank at the back left. The key is to put two or 3 passengers at the bow of the boat though, to give the wake volume.
Old    Derek George (wakesurfer54)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-22-2005, 3:38 PM Reply   
my friend go a vlx and we went bout 10 10.5 every boats differnt

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