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Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-25-2009, 10:23 PM Reply   
So just curious.....For those running a ton (or 2....) of weight in their boats, how far back and what speed are you riding?
To recap - 3300 lbs in an 01 Xstar
Running about 24.5 at 75-80 ft
Old     (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-26-2009, 5:27 AM Reply   
= 3250
Old     (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-26-2009, 5:27 AM Reply   
at 24.6 mph 74ft
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-26-2009, 7:55 AM Reply   
We run back heavy in the X-star to make it steep. Here is is....kickin! Steeper than most Xstar wakes. In each v-drive compartment is a 500 pounder, 120 in lead, and the stock ballast. So about 800 on both sides of the engine. 80 feet, 24mph, I'm 5-9".


(Message edited by jarrod on July 26, 2009)
Old     (yooper)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-26-2009, 11:17 AM Reply   
I won't even go unless there is more than 6000 pounds of ballast. I ride at 200 feet and at 42 mph.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-26-2009, 12:29 PM Reply   
Supersport 210 - 2k ballast
23~ mph @ 75 ft

X-star - ~5k ballast
24~ @ 80 ft.
Old     (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-26-2009, 1:03 PM Reply   
Damn J-Rod, how does it feel when you case the wake??

Gotta get up there one of these times and finally roll behind the legendary Bonecrusher.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-26-2009, 1:12 PM Reply   
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-26-2009, 2:02 PM Reply   
jarrod, the guy taking that pic sure did a great job capturing you landing, LOL!!!!!

bbr, i'll awnser that question, IT HURTS!!!!!!!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-27-2009, 8:13 AM Reply   
I ride at 27.5-28 X-star Slammed with 4920lbs, on a 85ft rope. I tossed out 2 more feet of rope this week so I am 87ft but I think I am going to take it off and go back to 85 really no change in the wake.
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-27-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
23 mph @ 80'

3250 lbs
bu lsv
Old     (eyedvride)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-27-2009, 10:03 AM Reply   
Nick, isn't there a big difference in width there?, or does the supersport get too vert and that's where you find the vert with the x?
Old     (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       07-27-2009, 10:49 AM Reply   
Running 2750 lbs + Keg :-)
plus wedge

at 80' and 23.6mph

Boat is a 2006 Malibu VLX

(Message edited by 2006maliblue on July 27, 2009)
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-27-2009, 1:56 PM Reply   
Dear god that's fast andy.....that fast just to clean it up, or love the speed?
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-27-2009, 2:03 PM Reply   

Both With a faster boat speed, that much weight, and a long line you dont have to compermise body position to get the speed you need to blast off the wake. Take something like a HS BS 5 for example, you really need to stand tall at the wake for that trick, fast boat, long line, you can blast it and not have to worry to much about insane line tension and body position. That being said, I do have to slow down a bit if I ride behind BU or SAN.
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       07-28-2009, 4:42 AM Reply   
J-Rod that has to be far and away the biggest wake I've ever seen in a photograph, I can't imagine what it's like in person.


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