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Old    Taylor M (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-21-2011, 8:24 AM Reply   
I need a pull in knoxvile anytime on Friday behind a x-star in the knoxvile area. Will pay for gas!
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-21-2011, 8:45 AM Reply   
Why so picky?
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-21-2011, 9:46 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Why so picky?
My thoughts exactly.
I'd be lucky to find a boat on my lake that even has a tower on it...
Old    Joel Treiger (spf2275)      Join Date: Mar 2011       08-21-2011, 9:53 AM Reply   
Just a guess but odds are that he's gonna compete and the competition is using an X-star.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-21-2011, 10:23 AM Reply   
then he should be a little better connected....
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-21-2011, 10:28 AM Reply   
She*

And even then she's asking a lot. I wish I could practice on the exact boat I wanted for every competition.
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-21-2011, 11:55 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
She*

And even then she's asking a lot. I wish I could practice on the exact boat I wanted for every competition.
Well don't just wish, ask! If I had a x-star in knoxville I would hook her up no problem. IME Everyone who competes regularly has this situation come up semi often and are usually happy to help each other out.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-21-2011, 2:20 PM Reply   
Cool man, I like your attitude!

However, I can't imagine it would be terribly helpful. There are just so many variables with contest boats, especially at low-level amateur events. The ballast setups and the underwater features of the contest site can change the wake so much. In my experience, the wakes I ride on at contests are rarely perfectly dialed.

I rode behind the same X15 at two consecutive INT tour stops and the wake was completely different each time. My strategy is to ask other riders what speed they're riding at and how they feel about the wake and adjust accordingly. I also like to watch the wake from shore and see what it looks like at different speeds.

After the first hit of my run, I can usually tell if I've guessed right or not, and I can signal for a correction from the driver or change the tricks I'm doing to better suit the wake.

Last edited by TheHebrewHammer; 08-21-2011 at 2:23 PM.
Old    Peter T (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-21-2011, 3:54 PM Reply   
She'll be competing in the pro tour in Knoxville. She's 13 and she rips!
Old    Taylor M (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-21-2011, 5:35 PM Reply   
Peter- Thanks for all the info you gave my dad this weekend!!!

I can ride behind a Supra that day however, I thought MAYBE someone in the area would be out and had an Xstar because it's been a few weeks since I rode behind one.
Old    readyaimfire            08-22-2011, 2:13 AM Reply   
Its funny how people have to make this all about them. If you could help her out, cool. If not, no need to reply making assumptions about her situation.
Old    Taylor M (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-22-2011, 6:48 AM Reply   
Sorry its actually Friday 8/26 I typed this on my phone and just now seen it.
Old    Brad Riddick (riddick)      Join Date: Jan 2010       08-22-2011, 1:13 PM Reply   
Hi Taylor. I'm the president of the University of Tennessee wakeboard team, and we have MasterCraft as a sponsor and an x-star at volunteer landing marina (next to the event location). I'm sure we can get together and give you a pull. Contact me at jriddick@utk.edu.
Old    Taylor M (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-22-2011, 5:01 PM Reply   
Brad email sent Thanks so much
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-22-2011, 5:11 PM Reply   
Good luck Taylor!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-22-2011, 5:11 PM Reply   
T,

You know I would hook you up if I could, but I just don't know anyone in that area!

Best of luck, Taylor & Congrats on yet another World Championship!! It was great to see you last weekend!

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