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Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-24-2009, 2:38 PM Reply   
Hey I am an avid wakeboard/wakeskate rider and want to get a new prop on my 06 X2. My boat currently holds about 600 lbs + factory ballast and is slo as of the hole. Looking to upgrade to save a few bucks on gas and not have to drop the hammer every fall. Anyways, post what you all think is a good replacement....
Old    corey king (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-24-2009, 3:42 PM Reply   
I'd run the OJ 14.25x14.5 XMP
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-25-2009, 10:10 AM Reply   
Any one else know some good props. What's a good brand??
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-25-2009, 10:41 AM Reply   
Call Eric at OJ, he'll take good care of you.

http://www.ojprops.com/
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-25-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
Thanks!! Seems like OJ has some great products. Are there any other props to compare to? I don't know anything about props lol
Old    Paul Weintz (paulw)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-25-2009, 3:40 PM Reply   
I have the OJ and the ACME and like the acme better. This is on an 06 Xstar with the mcx
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-26-2009, 4:05 AM Reply   
What motor?
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-26-2009, 6:36 PM Reply   
MCX motor. We run full ballast 650 + 500 lbs of sand. Usually 2-3 in the boat plus one rider. Small man made lake thats about a 2 mile stretch. No one skis or tubes. Rare pleasure cruises etc... Thanks for any of your input
Old    Brent (mcx2ryd)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-26-2009, 11:19 PM Reply   
Acme 1285
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-27-2009, 7:48 AM Reply   
Thanks everyone. I really like the Acmes. Do any of you on here have that prop? Is it really aggressive out of a dig?
Old    DeeCee (jaybee)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-27-2009, 2:37 PM Reply   
What are people with the fly high kit or anyone who adds a lot of weight running? It would be for a 08 x2.
Old     (auwakeboarder)      Join Date: Dec 2003       04-27-2009, 9:14 PM Reply   
I have a 2006 X-2 w/MCX and typically run with quite a few people in the boat often times with the Fly-High kit full. I contacted Eric @ OJ and he recommended the 14.75 x 15.5 XMP Edge. After about 15 hours with the new prop I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this upgrade! The boat pulls much harder out of the hole and through mid range. The boat only lost about 1mph top end. Contact Eric @ ejojprop@aol.com
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-04-2009, 8:42 AM Reply   
Thanks that is great info.
Old    Joe Kepley (rdeuce)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-04-2009, 9:26 AM Reply   
Anyone else running a XMP Edge? Sounds awesome but I'm a little skeptical because the dimensions are far from the Acme 1285 and a regular XMP. Any thoughts???
Old    Joshua (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       05-04-2009, 10:09 AM Reply   
I have an 06 X2 with the flyhigh set up - full rear lockers and the bow sac, plus an additional 500 sac in the bow walkway --- with the stock prop the thing could barely plane and was a slug through the turns.

Picking up the Acme 1285 prop was the smartest thing I ever did.. The rig is as tough as nails now and could tractor pull to the finish line. Gets on plane fast and has plenty of power. Only lost about 5mph on top speed.

I know it sounds crazy, but I gotta say that I think the wake is much much improved with the use of the new prop. I dont know if its the extra weight I can now add, or the fact that the boat just feels like it rides differently in the water, but the wake is hands down much better than with the stock setup.

100% happy with the Acme, have not had the chance to try the OJ.
Old    bryan romfo (bmromfo)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-04-2009, 12:02 PM Reply   
Josh- Have you played around with the weight much? I just got an 08 with the fly-high and rode for the first time this weekend. It was a decent wake, but felt like I needed a lot more weight to make it a great wake. Is the bow walkway the best spot to add weight? Also, what length do you ride at? I'm used to riding at 75ft behind an x-star. Had some problems with tantrums at 70ft behind the x2. I kept landing on top of the wake or just short. After really charging it I was able to land them, but not effortless like the x-star. Thanks in advance.
Old    Joshua (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       05-04-2009, 12:39 PM Reply   
Bryan - I have played with the wake a bunch.. more times then I'd like to count.

In order to get the wake on par with some of the other wake machines its best to do the full stock ballast, the extra sacs in the back, the extra sac under the bow seating, and a bow sac in the walkway - (like a 500lber) The walkway sac really helps to get the wake nice and crisp, and a little longer.

As far as line length, I usually ride around 70-72 on this setup, only because thats where the money spot is. Let me know how it works out. Might try speeding up 1-2 mphs if your having an issue with clearing the wake at that spot.

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