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Gerd
01-08-2008, 12:01 AM
I see lots of stuff about wakeboarding, do any of you guy surf? I just bought an 07 X-15 and was hoping to get some idea of how to set the boat up as far as ballast goes. Any suggestions?:confused:

sand2snow22
01-08-2008, 01:02 AM
As much weight in the rear corner you are surfing on. Rub rail close to the water. Play with the speed. I hear the X-15 throws one of the best surf wakes in the MC line. Search and you'll find a lot of good info.

climbinggod
01-08-2008, 01:22 AM
Does anyone know if I can get a decent surf wake with my 92 Prostar 190??

I found this post and I quote "we have a 1993 MC prostar 190 and we can surf with only about 400 pounds in one corner of the boat with the rear seat taken out... we just threw about 10 old waterbed sacks in and they work great..lol"

sand2snow22
01-08-2008, 01:47 AM
You should be OK with 3 guys like the guy on the back of the green boat in this thread:) Also, check out the water going over the rub rail on the 4th picture:

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/518021.html?1199758060

coz
01-08-2008, 07:34 AM
You should be OK with 3 guys like the guy on the back of the green boat in this thread:) Also, check out the water going over the rub rail on the 4th picture:

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/518021.html?1199758060

Big boy in the back is a ballast system just by himself.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/518317.jpg
:D

tex
01-08-2008, 09:26 AM
Big boy in the back is a ballast system just by himself.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/518317.jpg
:D
Put a shirt on and mix in an occasional sit up!

Jerseydave
01-08-2008, 05:56 PM
That poor boat!

It's true, everything is bigger in Texas! :D

sand2snow22
01-08-2008, 06:02 PM
Put a shirt on and mix in an occasional sit up!

LOL, that's funny!!

TMCNo1
01-08-2008, 06:19 PM
"Dear BlurpBlurpCraft, why is there nothing in my owners manual about getting my boat of the lake bottom?"

KHall
01-15-2008, 11:49 PM
My 2000 PS195 threw a really nice solid cresting surf wake.

uawaterskier
01-16-2008, 01:02 AM
looks like I need to get a bunch of people on my boat and try that...MB...the worlds greatest wakesurfing boat

D3skier
01-16-2008, 08:22 AM
I just got a wake surf board and can't wait to try it out this year.... already have a 1200 lb sofa sac and a 750 lb side sac which should do the trick. Which side is going to give the cleanest wake on a MC?

coz
01-16-2008, 08:41 AM
Which side is going to give the cleanest wake on a MC?

The side you put all the weight on. Like the pic you need everyone on one side to pump up the wake so it's a preference to how you ride goofy or regular footer, frontside or backside.:D

yippikaiyay
01-16-2008, 08:43 AM
Big boy in the back is a ballast system just by himself.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/518317.jpg
:D
You see, photos like that scare me when I shop for a used boat...

D3skier
01-16-2008, 09:19 AM
from what I've heard one side will give a cleaner wake by the way the prop turns

etakk7
01-16-2008, 10:59 AM
from what I've heard one side will give a cleaner wake by the way the prop turns


On my 205V, only the port side surf wake is decent because of the prop rotation. even if I shift all the weight over to starboard, it just washes right out.

Lennyp04
01-16-2008, 04:53 PM
We have an 07 X-1. We had two people in the boat and one surfing with just 250 lbs on the port side. It throws a very nice wake for just 250 lbs. I also tried when I was driving standing up and driving the boat from the passagners seat and that made a difference (not recommended)

But if you want a really good wake. Load up all your crew on one side fill just that ballast on the same side and go in a gentle turn to the side with all the weight. Give it a shot!

uawaterskier
01-16-2008, 08:53 PM
You see, photos like that scare me when I shop for a used boat...
no joke, im glad that one is green and not gray

sand2snow22
01-17-2008, 12:04 PM
On my 205V, only the port side surf wake is decent because of the prop rotation. even if I shift all the weight over to starboard, it just washes right out.

On the port side we can go straight for a clean wake. (05 X2) To clean up the wave on the starboard side try driving a little slower and drive in a slight right hand turn. Here is a pic of the starboard side with two people in the boat, belly ballast and starboard ballast full:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC02641.jpg

D3skier
01-17-2008, 01:04 PM
On the port side we can go straight for a clean wake. (05 X2) To clean up the wave on the starboard side try driving a little slower and drive in a slight right hand turn. Here is a pic of the starboard side with two people in the boat, belly ballast and starboard ballast full:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC02641.jpg


that is one sweet pic.... hopefully I'll be able to come up with a few of these this nice this summer:D

76S&S
01-17-2008, 01:14 PM
Hey Sand2Snow22.........is that an IS Yellow Loogey?? If so, how do you like it?

I got my boys one for Christmas.

FYI BoardersBestBuy has the IS Yellow Loogey on sale today for $239.......this is for informational purposes only.......I'm not affiliated with BBB in any way.

Roonie's
01-17-2008, 02:13 PM
We love to wakesurf too and we have a 07 X2. It is kind of lame with stock ballast but I will be upgrading it this spring. With stock you can do it with belly and port full. I am going with the fly high system that can plumb into existing lines for a total of around 1500 lbs of ballast or so. I recommend pop bags too for weight were you want it.

Here was my thread about surfing and some pics.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=18940

sand2snow22
01-17-2008, 03:01 PM
Hey Sand2Snow22.........is that an IS Yellow Loogey?? If so, how do you like it?

I got my boys one for Christmas.


I like it, it's a little squirrelly at times! How much do your boys weigh? Inland boards float really well, and they are fast down the line. It might take them a little while to dial it in, but they're kids, so the learning curve is much better!

I like the Blue Lake better b/c I'm 185 lbs and it's easier to stay in the pocket for me. But my Blue Lake doesn't have a kick pad like the yellow does. The yellow is sweet for spins and the kick pad is like your break pedal. I will hopefully be adding a kick pad to our Blue this winter. Have fun!

76S&S
01-18-2008, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the info. My boys (twins) weigh 143 and 76........if I hadn't seen them born I would never believe that they are twins.

Sounds like if I want to surf, I'll need a bigger board........6'2" and 205.

sand2snow22
01-18-2008, 12:30 PM
Sounds like if I want to surf, I'll need a bigger board........6'2" and 205.

You can do it. Your 2002 X-Star will throw a big enough wake for you to surf without the rope. It's just easier with a bigger board like the Blue Lake.

loc
01-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Yikes! I was sent this post and have to comment, the Green LSV pic is from our crew, just wanted to clarify that that is an LSV and not a VLX/VTX. That boat, although an LSV is on Malibu's diamond hull, not the wake hull. It takes that more to get that hull down to surf with.

yippikaiyay - I can understand your fear on the previous owner, although many "perfect" looking used boats have been abused and are just cleaned up for sale. That green surfing machine has been in the position since 03 is an amazingly well kept boat. The owner is in our crew and the maintenance records are safe to bet on.

These MFG's know how these boats are ran...Although I don't condone the hanging from the tower with the sling myself as this sport of wakesurfing does not need anymore scrutiny, although I do love the pic.

VOLFAN
01-29-2008, 07:00 PM
I have never tried wake surfing, but I am for sure going to be trying it this year. What is the speed range I should be looking at for surfing?

I have the 03' x series with the v-205 hull. What setup as far as ballast am I going to need to be trying?

thijs
05-21-2008, 12:08 PM
We are looking to start surfing our '94PS205. Anyone got an old board they'd sell me for a reasonable price. This way I know if our boat is cut out for it without dumping $500 on a new board.

KnoxX2
05-21-2008, 12:29 PM
I just got a new CWB Razor for $300

That board is nice ........

mccobmd
05-21-2008, 12:47 PM
I have an 06 X1, The dealer in OKC is an avid surfer. He gave 2 suggestions for a great wake on the X1/205 hull. He said that the size is fine at 9-10mph on the port side but the sweet spot is short. He suggests a tube sac (375lbs) in the ski locker and another in the port side bow about 250lbs. The rear weight increases the height of the wake but sometime's makes it harder to find/stay in the sweet spot. PS he has surfed behind everything MC makes and prefers X80 for size but that the X1/205 is his favorite for the easily trailerable boats.

thijs
05-21-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks mccobmd

wakeX2wake
05-21-2008, 12:51 PM
I have an 06 X1, The dealer in OKC is an avid surfer. He gave 2 suggestions for a great wake on the X1/205 hull. He said that the size is fine at 9-10mph on the port side but the sweet spot is short. He suggests a tube sac (375lbs) in the ski locker and another in the port side bow about 250lbs. The rear weight increases the height of the wake but sometime's makes it harder to find/stay in the sweet spot. PS he has surfed behind everything MC makes and prefers X80 for size but that the X1/205 is his favorite for the easily trailerable boats.

surprise surprise on the X80... that thing is a barge

coz
05-22-2008, 09:57 AM
the X1/205 is his favorite for the easily trailerable boats.

Mine too :D