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Old    JoshuaG (joshuag)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-11-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
I am curious on how much weight (factory ballast) , how much additional weight (people or fatsacs), and how fast do you surf?

Here is my setup which is pretty week for now. I am eventually getting more ballast.
2006 MC X15
Stock ballast (650lbs i think)
Usually about 7-10 people
10.5-10.7mph
Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-11-2007, 9:46 AM Reply   
2007 MC X-45
Usually run about 3,000 in ballast, 600lbs in lead.
4-8 people usually
11.5-12.5 MPH
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-11-2007, 9:52 AM Reply   
2005 Calabria Pro-V
700 Stock Ballast
2x280 - Lockers 1x540 bow/walkway
9.3 MPH
Old    Micheal Howard (michealhoward)      Join Date: May 2007       07-11-2007, 9:54 AM Reply   
2006 Centurion Elite V
1600 to 1800 in ballast
3-6 people
12.5 MPH
Old    Brian (cyclonesurfer)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-11-2007, 2:06 PM Reply   
2005 Centurion Cyclone c4 250 stock 540 in locker 440 on side seat and 440 in the walkway and about 5 people 9.5 mph
Old    Barrett (rwb)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-11-2007, 2:17 PM Reply   
'06 X1, 400# in engine compartment, stock ski locker sac, 250# sac on floor (rider side), 200# integrated bow sac, 260# lead on bow floor (custom made), and a 250# sac on the bow floor, plus people. About 9 mph or so.
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       07-11-2007, 2:22 PM Reply   
06 VLX, front, mid, and side tank full, with 600lbs vdrive sac =1600lbs, wedge down, and about 10 peeps. 11.5 to 12 mph.
Old    KG (iagainsti)      Join Date: Apr 2004       07-11-2007, 2:39 PM Reply   
Ryan- What side are you surfing on ? I tried your same listed setup on our 06 VLX with only 4 peeps in boat and couldnt get a wave to form with the wedge down on drivers side. Once wedge was back up got a decent wave but not great.
Old    Terry (norcalrider39)      Join Date: May 2007       07-11-2007, 3:48 PM Reply   
'02 Xstar/2/1, 750 rear locker, 580 on surf side seat, 400 surf side in bow, stock center ballast and 400 in pop bags on surfside, 11-12 mph.
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-11-2007, 4:17 PM Reply   
04 Bu LSV
250 stock in back locker(rider side)
8-11 people on rider side and wedge down = roughly 3000# all on one side
13.5 mph according to pp but i think its more like 9.5-10.5

I tried filling the middle and front tanks when it was just 4 people plust the driver and the wave was too small to surf, but maybe i'll try again when there is more people in the boat to off set the forward weight.
Old    Clubmyke (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-11-2007, 10:04 PM Reply   
05 cc 211
1600 - 1750 lbs in factory ballast(250 lbs), pop bags (600 lbs), and fly high fat sacs (750-900 lbs)...
3-4 peeps
2750 rpm (roughly 11-11.5 mpg)
hydrogate 2 1/4
Old    JoshuaG (joshuag)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-11-2007, 10:20 PM Reply   
WoW! It looks like i am riding a little slow. I was told that if you go a little fast it lengthens your pocket but makes your wake smaller. Have you all heard that? I am trying to figure out how much weight everyone is putting in there boat to get a good wake. My wake is pretty decent but the pocket is pretty close to the boat. I would like to be a few more feet back.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-11-2007, 10:21 PM Reply   
06 VLX port or starboard, mid, front full(1000lbs). 600lbs in port locker. 600 on port side bench. just got 2 550lb pro-x series sacs. Cant wait to see the wake now. 10-11.5

(Message edited by tyboarder03 on July 11, 2007)
Old    Darryl Van Alstine (darryl)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-12-2007, 7:33 PM Reply   
2006 MC X2
1400 lbs extra ballast in addition to factory ballast
3-4 people
10.7-11.00 MPH
Old    Gary (gary_in_ia)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-12-2007, 8:11 PM Reply   
Josh,
Generally:
Faster = smaller wake
Slower = bigger wake, smaller pocket
More weight allows you to go faster with a big wake and a deep pocket.
Old    Ed Davies (rosensurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-12-2007, 10:32 PM Reply   
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Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-13-2007, 9:03 AM Reply   
04 Centurion Lightning
400 to 2,800 pounds
3 to 8 peeps
8.5 to 14.5 mph
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-13-2007, 9:25 AM Reply   
xlv
1500lbs ballast
4-8 people
wakeplate 1/2 to all the way up depending on how much weight
9.5-11 depending on who is riding
Old    Nickbot (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-13-2007, 9:31 AM Reply   
entrust,
how do you have the weight arranged?? my friend has the same boat and we want to try to surf it.
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       07-13-2007, 11:56 AM Reply   
bu ride xti
power wedge down
500 pounds
at least 4 people
8-10 mph
Old    DUCKDIVER (duckdiver)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-13-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
06 Avalanche
2000lbs ballast
10.5 mph
Old    Johnny Wadd (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-13-2007, 9:06 PM Reply   
05 B52 Team w/ 2100# stock ballast
500# sac in rear port locker
240# sac under port side seat
240# sac in bow
anywhere form 3-8 peeps in the boat.
Board More/Work Less!
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Old    Johnny Wadd (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-13-2007, 9:06 PM Reply   
oops 11.7 MPH.
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Old    steve gaulden (purgatory71)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-13-2007, 11:38 PM Reply   
00 - SAN
500 - starboard side (ridin goofy)
300-350 locker
120 - Bow
2-4 peeps
10.7-12 MPH
Still dialing it in
Old    C. R. (crushing76)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-14-2007, 10:29 AM Reply   
07 supra 21v
400 rear port locker
900 port side seats
750 port side bow
2-5 people.
11-12 mph

wake is very tall, but pocket is still too short... i want to get my wake similar to the 247 thread!!! think i need a bigger boat though
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-14-2007, 2:31 PM Reply   
This thread would be better with pictures.

Here's one of Corey's wake at the Scioto Wakefest.
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Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-14-2007, 2:32 PM Reply   
Here's my Mighty Centurion

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Old    Raymond Tien (rtien)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-14-2007, 4:29 PM Reply   
enzo 216
600 rear locker
600 side seats
2 PAX
switchblade 2-4
10 mph
still trying to lengthen the pocket




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Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-14-2007, 5:23 PM Reply   
1986 CC Nautique 2001
-540lbs port plus 200lb passenger on the recliner sac
-300lbs stern plus 150lb passenger sitting on the seat in the back with their butt on the port side
-130lb passanger sitting port side observers seat
-225lb driver
Working on adding weight to the nose of the boat, gotta get the subwoofer in up there and another battery plus some lead.
11mph, slow left hand turn, working on stretching that pocket so i can surf without the rope for longer
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Old    Johnny Wadd (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2007, 5:30 PM Reply   
Here is my wake....
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Old    Chris H. (04gravitygames)      Join Date: Jan 2006       07-14-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
2004 Launch SSV Gravity Gmaes.
400#'s in rear locker
600#'s in center up to bow
300 in the bow
4 50# steel plates in the riders side

(Message edited by 04gravitygames on July 14, 2007)
Old    Ryan Haug (ryan27r)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-14-2007, 9:42 PM Reply   
2005 Launch 24SSV
750 lbs in the left rear locker
Half of the center filled about 600 LBS
450 on the seats on the left and every one distributed to clean it up.

And 10.3 to 10.7 mph.
Old    Spencer (speez)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-14-2007, 9:54 PM Reply   
02 xstar

factory starboard tank
factory center bag
4 people ~550 lbs along starboard side (2 front 1 driver 1 rear locker/seat)
9.5mph

i can stay with that wave no problem although 1-2 more people allowed us to pump up to 9.8 or 10mph and definitely increased the pocket length. surfing is basically our new favorite activity so we are looking into additional ballast options right now. at one point i had the two factory bags at 10.3 with 9 people in the boat and the wave was a bit bigger but honestly not any "better" than with 4-5 people and almost too steep.
Old    Kevin (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-14-2007, 11:20 PM Reply   
2007 Wakecraft
Full 1200 lbs. Ballast
500 lb sack on back seat
Driver and one other passenger both about 230.

But thats surfing two at the same time. When only one surfing we will have the other sit up front to lengthen it a bit.
10 MPH even. I'll get some pic's when by buddy emails them finally.

(Message edited by deltaboy on July 14, 2007)
Old    Bill, Calaman (calaman)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-15-2007, 9:56 AM Reply   
CR - with the 21 v, I'm assuming the wake plate is all the down, correct? I have the same boat and will be wake for the first time next week.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-15-2007, 10:10 AM Reply   
I only lower the wake plate on my boat if we slow down to about 9 mph or if there's too much weight in the aft.
Old    Bill, Calaman (calaman)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-15-2007, 11:13 AM Reply   
sorry, I meant the wakeplate position would be all the way up, at about 10mph while surfing.
Old    wakecraft (wakecraft)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-16-2007, 10:58 AM Reply   
Behind a Wakecraft
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Old    C. R. (crushing76)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-16-2007, 10:35 PM Reply   
bill, the wake plate will affect the height of the wake quite a bit. all the way up, it gets pretty tall. all the way down and it flattens out. generally, i ride at about 50%. unless im just trying to boost off the lip while holding the rope, then i put it all the way up and slam into it. good times. let me know what weight config you go with... i'm still tweaking mine too.

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Old    Bill, Calaman (calaman)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-17-2007, 6:39 AM Reply   
CR, thanks, I'll give it a try next week. I'll be at the delta for a week and plan to mess around with weight to see what works.

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