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Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-27-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
Anyone have any heavily weighted VLX pics?
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-27-2007, 9:01 PM Reply   
will get some this week. Hopefully with around 2500lbs. You got the power wedge as well correct?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-27-2007, 9:03 PM Reply   
Nope got the manual, dealer talked me out of the power.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-27-2007, 9:08 PM Reply   
yeah we got the power but only use it for surfing id love to throw it in the mix to for when we go next but don't know where to set it being I dont usually board with it. Any ideas anyone?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-27-2007, 9:17 PM Reply   
Set it 3/4 to all the way down.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-27-2007, 9:22 PM Reply   
sounds like a start point to me I'll report back with pics
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-28-2007, 12:52 AM Reply   
movie 1 speed 22 line 65ft wieght 2200lbs no wedge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Z5uHeYNy8
movie 2 speed 24 line 80ft wieght 2200lbs no wedge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dSuRfpQ0fY
Old    Inigo Montoya (eyedvride)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-28-2007, 5:31 AM Reply   
ben, that looks really good, clean, nice lip without to much ramp and trough. How is the weight distributed in the boat? I'm running about 1800 in my 06 vride (obv different hull) and with out the wedge I have more ramp, with the pro wedge down I get more peak. I'd like to find a set up with out using the wedge that would be similar to your shape.
Old    walt            06-28-2007, 5:36 AM Reply   
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Old    billy foulds (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-28-2007, 7:00 AM Reply   
sorry a lil off subject but did anyone notice the 360 at the end? i think the guy lets go and and grabs the handle when he comes around again with the same hand... didnt even use his other hand for the handle pass...
Old    Inigo Montoya (eyedvride)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-28-2007, 8:10 AM Reply   
osmosis 3
Old    Jake M (twoten)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-28-2007, 8:51 AM Reply   
walt... that is one heavy boat you have there. Wow....
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-28-2007, 8:54 AM Reply   
Except it was an Osmosis 5. Tech riding right there.
Old    Spencer Welch (spencerwakeside)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-28-2007, 9:04 AM Reply   
I will take a picture on Saturday morning. I have had great results with our setup.

We run with the wedge up, full MLS, 400lb. surf sac in the bow, 370lb. tube sac in the walk way and a 750lb. fat sac in each locker. At 23mph with 80ft. of line the wake is perfect. It has a great transition and pops like a Pro Tour X-Star.
Old    Inigo Montoya (eyedvride)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-28-2007, 9:05 AM Reply   
Big Heavy, you sir are correct. That is all.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-28-2007, 11:40 AM Reply   
Spencer thanks I'm gonna have to try your set up. I'm really not a fan of the wedge for boarding. Looking forward to seeing some pics...
Old    walt            06-28-2007, 12:21 PM Reply   
Jake,

That is Blake Cannon's Bu.
Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-28-2007, 2:37 PM Reply   
How do these boats handle with all the weight in them?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-28-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
Greeeaaaat. That's a cool looking dog!
Old    walt            06-28-2007, 6:29 PM Reply   

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How do these boats handle with all the weight in them?




Like the Titanic.

Nice looking heeler. I've got two heelers you can have if you want them. J/K
Old    Scott Dearduff (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-29-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
We have about 2500lbs in ours with no one in it. We ride with 4-6 people most of the time and the boat handles fine.
Old    NW (nate138)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-29-2007, 9:52 PM Reply   
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Walt, when was that picture taken? I am going to mendo this weekend. First time since my knee surgery a year ago.
Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-30-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
Thanks for the compliments on my heeler, shes a good wakesurfer.
So, we have two votes for good handles and one for the titanic. Which is it?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-30-2007, 12:41 PM Reply   
It's handles good, that titanic comment must have been a joke.
Old    mike hillard (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-30-2007, 5:32 PM Reply   
Any boat with that much weight in it is going to handle like the titanic compared to stock ballast.
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-01-2007, 1:27 AM Reply   
ofcourse it will drive different,...throw 2500lbs in your car and lets see if you can take your favorite corner with the same speed you are used to.LOL.
A titanic comparison is to much except the vlx will take water just as easily if you don,t be carefull..it scoops in at the front and backside.
Old    Mark Fletcher (fletch_tx)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-01-2007, 9:42 AM Reply   
anyone know what the song is in the second video above?
Old    walt            07-01-2007, 4:18 PM Reply   
NW,
That shot was from last fall.

As far as my Titanic remark goes it wasn't a joke. I think a slammed bu turns really slow in comparison to other slammed boats I've driven. That's just my opinion though.
Old    jason (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-03-2007, 8:02 AM Reply   
Walt, I agree with your titanic comment. Where I ride, I have to make a 180 degree turn in a narrow channel. When my VLX is heavily weighted, I have to really slow it down to safely negotiate that turn. The SAN's seem to make the turn alot easier.
Old    walt            07-03-2007, 11:37 AM Reply   
Some times I ride up a river that flows into our lake and I make the turn with ease in my weighted boat. When I've done it in a slammed Bu it barely makes it. They handle just fine for open water but feel like a much bigger boat in tight spots.
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       07-04-2007, 12:53 PM Reply   
This is my 2004 Wakesetter VLX with stock ballast, wedge, and a 300lb sac up front. It's not huge, but it's okay. Also, we have 4 people in the boat. This is about medium weight for us because we usually have about 8-9 people in the boat with all their gear. Sometimes we will add another 300lb sac in the middle with everyone. However, I don't have pics of that right now.

I would say these pics have about 1300lb + Wedge + 4 people, which like I said, is about mid level on the size it usually gets.

I have the Monsoon 340 horse and it runs fine with twice as much weight as these pics. The only thing I have problems with is cavitation on the turns when it's very heavily weighted. But I think that's normal. I just power thru it.


I'll take better pics this weekend.

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Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-04-2007, 2:20 PM Reply   
I will have some for you tomorrow. We are running the quad MLS setup, full power wedge, plus two 550lbs v drive sacks. So 2350lbs + wedge + 8 - 10 peeps = one massive wall of water. 2006 VLX
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-04-2007, 4:28 PM Reply   
I will add one. This is my 00 vlx with 450's in the trunks, 300lb lead in back seat, 350 in the locker, 500 in the bow. 3 guys and 2 girls in boat, rider is about 5'10", 75ft line at about 23.5 No wedge. When we have decent conditions I usually add another 500lb to the seating area. Sorry I don't have a wider pic. I think the 00-04 hulls are the same; don't quote me on it though.

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Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-04-2007, 5:55 PM Reply   
NICE Bro !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       07-04-2007, 7:05 PM Reply   
oh yah, sorry, we are at 80 feet @ 24.7 mph in my pics.

forgot about that.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-05-2007, 6:57 AM Reply   
Ryan looking forward to seeing that "wall of water"...
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-05-2007, 10:16 AM Reply   
Nu: No pics last night just vid, but I had 2 pro's who are competing in K town this weekend both say that it was the biggest wake they have been on. They were shocked we were getting out of the hole so fast.

Quad MLS filled with the 2 rear sacks, 4 peeps in the bow with 11 people total. It honestly looks like a wall when coming in, especially toeside.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-06-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
Here's some poor quality shots of the wake while loaded down as described above, asked the photog to get some nice shots of the wake, but........ buddy had a hard time keeping his thumb out of the pics:Upload
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Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-06-2007, 2:34 PM Reply   
I'll be in BC in two weeks got room for one more?
Old    looser (charman)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-06-2007, 2:37 PM Reply   
that is a freaking insane wake.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-06-2007, 2:42 PM Reply   
Big Heavy, yeah man! We keep the boat on the water right in front of our place. Usually ride after 5 on weekdays and in the mornings on weekends. Big lake so lots of places to find calm water. Send me a PM and I will give you my cell or 1-800 #.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-06-2007, 2:48 PM Reply   
Forgot the speed and length: 22mph and 77ft.
Old    MIKE V (madvlin)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-06-2007, 5:48 PM Reply   
I'm not sure the wake is big enough. gd damn that is huge!
Old    Spencer Welch (spencerwakeside)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-06-2007, 7:00 PM Reply   
This is a pic of us demoing the Wakekite today. We have wedge up, full MLS, 400lb. surf sac in the bow, 370lb. tube sac in the walk way and a 750lb. fat sac 3/4 filled in each locker. At 22.5mph with 75ft.

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Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-08-2007, 11:27 AM Reply   
That looks really small and flat for the weight and speed quoted, it would seem to compare to my pics?? what year of VLX and is there the quad mls system?

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