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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 10:14 AM Reply   
It seems like everybody is always asking for pics of wakes. I was going through the pics I took for a Global Warning (http://www.globalwarningthemovie.com) video shoot and thought this one of Dean Smith launching off the wake gave a pretty decent view of the fully loaded Malibu VLX wake. Enjoy.

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Old    Greg Bodor (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-13-2009, 10:19 AM Reply   
ya HUGE!

It's a nice wake... be nice to see the same view with an X-star too!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-13-2009, 10:24 AM Reply   
Spencer Smith should have several shots of Dean Smith and others hitting our 8.1 Xstar wake.

Where's the rest of the sequence? I'm calling Crow Mobe on that one.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-13-2009, 10:50 AM Reply   
Was that witht he wedge Dave? How much extra weight? That looks too "tippy" to not have used the wedge. Awesome picture and awesome wake!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-13-2009, 10:54 AM Reply   
J-Rod,

Judging by how much Dean is Tripping that edge I would have to agree. Crow Mobe.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 10:56 AM Reply   
That's with no Wedge and 5,500 lbs. of ballast. That was pretty much the max ballast we could get on board without waiting 20 minutes for the boat to plane. I rode behind it and it was crazy. Who needs proper form when you have a wake that big!! :-)
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-13-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
Is that the spray off the Chase boat in the background or is someone else riding at the same time?

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Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-13-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
You guys are wrong...by the extra trip I see I say Crow Mobe 5!
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-13-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
That is effing huge!
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-13-2009, 11:00 AM Reply   
5,500 lbs???! I hope Dean pitched in for gas. haha
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 11:02 AM Reply   
That's the spray from the back of the boat. It was converging big time right behind the boat. You could hardly see the rider if he wasn't in the air. I've never seen a wake boat wake quite like this. Stopping was quite the task because you had to accelerate to keep that wave from coming in the back and then quickly reverse to keep the front from going under. Here is the full pic...

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Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-13-2009, 11:03 AM Reply   
Looks good...

Spray in the background is probably from a previous hit...maybe inside/out.

rope length and speed?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 11:03 AM Reply   
Or maybe you were talking about the chase boat spray. As you can see, there was a chase boat.
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-13-2009, 11:07 AM Reply   
Second pic gives a better perspective than the first...

Damn...wake looks great now.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-13-2009, 11:17 AM Reply   
chase boat is what I talking about.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-13-2009, 11:18 AM Reply   
nutty. do you have any of the rider just riding alongside the wake?
I dont think I would even ride it with it being that big.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-13-2009, 11:22 AM Reply   

quote:

I dont think I would even ride it with it being that big.




hell, i'd be all over it!
Old    Carl Ladd (vlxwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2008       01-13-2009, 11:24 AM Reply   
Got any more pics you can share of the riders in air?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-13-2009, 11:33 AM Reply   
Mother of God....

That's the type of wake that you hit once to start getting used to it and fly about and roll the windows down with both arms and feet. Then it becomes a playground of fun.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 11:43 AM Reply   
Big Heavy hit the nail on the head for my first ride behind that monster. Although, I had two or three "rolling down the windows" wake jumps before I got used to it!

We'll have an entire photo gallery of JD, Kyle, Dean, Key Lime (Lyman) and the other Keith (Lidberg) up this week. Lots of good shots.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 11:49 AM Reply   
Here are a few more photo gallery "rejects" that might help you get a better feel for the wake...

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Old    Kyle (kylek306)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-13-2009, 11:56 AM Reply   
woah. i bet that thing was like a rock
Old    PAUL (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-13-2009, 12:06 PM Reply   
Do you remember what speed and rope length Dean was riding at?
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-13-2009, 12:09 PM Reply   
Best shots I've seen of edging THROUGH the wake. Oh and nice wake.
Old    Dave Broderick (nosebleed)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-13-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
Did you guys drive any double ups?? That wake is intimidating. I'd give it a go, it may kill me, but I'd do it.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-13-2009, 12:51 PM Reply   
sick wake.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 1:02 PM Reply   
I think his rope was 83 and they were going pretty fast, but I'll check with Dean to get you the straight facts.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 1:25 PM Reply   
From Dean...

"Hey dave! I was riding 85ft, but wouldn't know what speed... Fairly standard speed I guess???"
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-13-2009, 1:36 PM Reply   
looks like a damn good time behind that boat..
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-13-2009, 1:37 PM Reply   
my guess is somewhere between 25-27 mph with that much weight and that longa line.
Old    eric (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-13-2009, 2:02 PM Reply   
so what these pictures are really telling us meer mortals is that Dean can go that freakin' huge with his eyes closed!?!?! WTF?!?!?!
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-13-2009, 2:04 PM Reply   
when is that video supposed to release?
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-13-2009, 2:13 PM Reply   
hey dave how big of a pain was it to get your boat across the border?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 3:04 PM Reply   
It's no biggie. You just need to have your registration papers in order. The scary part is driving it around in Mexico. I don't wish that on anybody!

I believe they are shooting for a May release on Global Warning.
Old    Scott (wakeaddict9813)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-13-2009, 5:20 PM Reply   
Holy Crap! Those pictures just convinced me to buy a Malibu! WOW!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-13-2009, 5:22 PM Reply   
David ~~ How about to finish off the pics with the Malibu SLAMMED! Everybody thinks that wake is crazy, they need to see what the boat looked like! Post up!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 9:39 PM Reply   
Ask and you shall receive. I love these pics!

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Old    Zach Coppinger (zachcopp)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-13-2009, 10:03 PM Reply   
Were there not some pictures posted a while back of JD Webb riding behind this boat? That boat is awesome looking! Cant wait to see the pictures of Lyman and all the guys ripping behind it! Whats the weight distribution in the boat as far as ratio front middle and back? Ha I dont know if that is to specific of a question
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-13-2009, 10:25 PM Reply   
It's got the stock ballast of 1,250, which is two sacks on the side of the engine, one under the floor in the bow and one under the floor of the walk through. It's got 21 Pop Products bags (840) mostly in the middle and front. We added a sack on each side of the engine (550 each), a huge one down the walk-through (750), one in the bow (550) and one on the floor in front of the back seats (550).

Now that I add those up, it looks like it's closer to 5,000 lbs. Not sure how we came up with 5,500 when we were on the boat. Maybe we were counting bodies. Oh well, sorry about that.
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-13-2009, 10:29 PM Reply   
OMG!!!! that is sick Dave iv'e only seen a couple boats that slammed ever!
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-13-2009, 10:35 PM Reply   
damn. so bad ass.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-13-2009, 10:38 PM Reply   
dave, feel like taking your boat to elsi channel?
Old    J (pyrosmurf)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-13-2009, 10:45 PM Reply   
Haha, you can always rely on Dean to look like a gimp as he cuts in. His facial expressions never cease to amaze.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-14-2009, 12:03 AM Reply   
dave, you get my email?
Old    Kyle Marriott (kyle_m)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-14-2009, 6:00 AM Reply   
im hoping you repropped her for that weight dave
lol
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-14-2009, 6:11 AM Reply   
Kilgus was running that kind of weight + ten or so people in his VlX last year at Pateros. To see a wake of that size in person is a real eye opener. Bet Aki and Brian had fun with their front row seat.
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-14-2009, 6:31 AM Reply   
There needs to be a drooling emoticon just for this thread! Arrrgghhhh...
Old    Tuneman (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-14-2009, 6:41 AM Reply   
Now before you all go drooling too much, you've got to realize that Dean Smith is only two feet tall.

hee, heeSick wake.
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-14-2009, 8:21 AM Reply   
I never thought I would think a wake was too big. From the boat it looked too big for me. Never rode it so who knows but man it looked intimidating.
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-14-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
thats not a wake. its a half pipe disguised as water.
Old    Dave (knarbar)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-14-2009, 10:21 AM Reply   
In the second to last sequence of photos from Dave the very first picture looks hilarious. Look at deans eyes.He looks like he saw a ghost and closed his eyes as hard as poss. before he does a moby dick hahaha. Nice wake dave, the last picture where he's just standing next to the wake doesnt really do it justice though. It almost looks smaller because of the white wash

(Message edited by knarbar on January 14, 2009)

(Message edited by knarbar on January 14, 2009)
Old    Jake Sonnevelt (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-14-2009, 11:28 AM Reply   
Where can I sign up for a ride?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-14-2009, 12:16 PM Reply   
blabelmooch, you didn't hit that???
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-14-2009, 1:03 PM Reply   
Blabelmooch knows he's welcome to hit it at any time. He's just responsible for both filling and emptying all ballast!!
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-14-2009, 1:20 PM Reply   
SLUMPIN!
Old    akman            01-14-2009, 1:27 PM Reply   
Joe, He hits that every time he gets behind my rig!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-14-2009, 1:29 PM Reply   
hahahaha!
Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-14-2009, 1:49 PM Reply   
Posting during work hours Aki???
Old    Colby Frost (dhv142)      Join Date: Oct 2008       01-14-2009, 1:56 PM Reply   
dude, dean smith is ridiculous, especially on this wake, ive seen him ride at ronix demo day, and good god, he goes huge! id be stoked to see hime behind this slammed out malibu!
Old    Ronnie Romero (rorowake)      Join Date: Oct 2003       01-14-2009, 2:20 PM Reply   
I know I sure enjoyed riding that wake that week we were there!!!
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-14-2009, 2:22 PM Reply   
That wake isn't that big...



















Joking of course..
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-14-2009, 4:29 PM Reply   
Joe, I didn't want to use gas and disrupt their schedule and what not. What that translates too is I was a wuss!

Gramps, it used to be close, but someone is getting too scared to keep that 500 sack by the seat
Old    Chris M (chrism4668)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-14-2009, 5:14 PM Reply   
Hey dave when will the photo gallery be up on WW?
Old    akman            01-14-2009, 7:37 PM Reply   
Blabel, do you want me to get it like this again??

I ain't scaaarrreeedd
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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-14-2009, 8:42 PM Reply   
Wow, that VLX has a narly lip. Boosting.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-15-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
I recognize that huge wake and the crazies on the boat. Good times. Crazy wake Dave!
Old    Johnny Zappa (wakefish)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-15-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
Dave what year is that vlx?
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-15-2009, 10:11 AM Reply   
It's a 2008.
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-15-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
This is a wake...Upload
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-15-2009, 12:42 PM Reply   
Is it a shop, or is that Wee Man?
Old    Fabs (fabs128)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-15-2009, 12:52 PM Reply   
That is the new Malibu Wakesetter 742 LSV, right buguru!
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-15-2009, 1:04 PM Reply   
Very nice! Is there an 09 coming? It is interesting there was a bit of buzz about the redesign when it came out but I have not seen anything on here since.
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-15-2009, 2:08 PM Reply   
You hit it right on Fabs... It is pics of the new 742. Its called the SS-742.
Old    Fabs (fabs128)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-15-2009, 3:05 PM Reply   
I would like to see the specs on that bad boy. 4,000 gallon gas tank and 20,000lbs of ballast? I am guessing that the SS is Super Sport, buguru?

Matt- I have heard a lot about the 09' and seen pics but none of the wake or any people posting a review on the wake?
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-15-2009, 3:48 PM Reply   
Oh crap did I let the cat out of the bag on the new Malibu??

Kind of like the new M-craft's party barge...
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-16-2009, 10:15 AM Reply   
The wake is pretty good sized, but I'm willing to bet the wake I rode on Wednesday was just as big. Unfortunetly I don't have any pics though.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-16-2009, 12:21 PM Reply   
It looks like the wake we ride everyday. Is that abnormal?
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-16-2009, 1:59 PM Reply   
totally shopped. Oh if it were only true.
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-16-2009, 2:18 PM Reply   
Come on Ry~ thats the real deal there...
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-16-2009, 2:32 PM Reply   
Evan, it's only abnormal for people that don't have the luxury of riding a big ass wake.

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