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Duane D
06-06-2011, 01:56 PM
It was only a matter of time! My wife actually surfed all the way across the lake sans rope for the first time Memorial Day Weekend. We have been working on finding the "sweet spot" since we bought this (our first) MC last fall. So annoying she found it and rode that long before I did! LOL :proud:

Tri4X2
06-06-2011, 02:08 PM
Great job!!!! Love to see the women enjoying the boat... and the surf. My wife got up for the first time this past weekend and now she's addicted!!

06x2
06-06-2011, 02:12 PM
What did you have the ballast at do you have the extra bags? ive been trying to find a good setup on my x2 Thanks

scott023
06-06-2011, 02:18 PM
It was only a matter of time! My wife actually surfed all the way across the lake sans rope for the first time Memorial Day Weekend. We have been working on finding the "sweet spot" since we bought this (our first) MC last fall. So annoying she found it and rode that long before I did! LOL :proud:

Got to love that smile. Great day for sure, congrats.

Duane D
06-06-2011, 02:19 PM
Not sure if we're doing it right, but all I do for ballast is fill all three factory tanks to make the boat heavy. Don't have any additional bags. Then I make everyone sit on the side the surfer is riding, making sure one or two people are in the front. On this trip, we had 4 adults and 4 kids aged 12, 9, 7, and 5 on the boat. Adults and 12 yr old in back on starboard side and three young 'uns up front on starboard side. Worked pretty good!

Tri4X2
06-06-2011, 02:19 PM
What did you have the ballast at do you have the extra bags? ive been trying to find a good setup on my x2 Thanks
with my wife just learning I use standard ballast.

1 - Port locker full

2 - KGB half to full

3 - cooler full of Ice and water on the Port side

4 - anyone in the boat on the port side

this tends to work well and you don't have to add a ton of weight. if you are wanting to add weight remember that the more you add the bigger it gets :) for a great hip high and above wave....

same as above but...

5 - an extra 400 lbs in the port locker

6 - 400lbs to 700lbs on the port seat

7 - either ballast up front on the port side.... or two people up there.

we play with the surf tabs and use them as the riders like... most of the time they are left up.

Tri4X2
06-06-2011, 02:23 PM
http://youtu.be/gFlrRNLJEJI
this is just standard with a few peeps in the boat...

http://youtu.be/Z5Z6ohUHUzA

this is the set up i was talking about above.

dbutz
06-06-2011, 02:40 PM
I run the factory ballast full. 400# bag in the star and port compartments. fly high L sac on the seat with the L on port side. 700# bag in the center starting at the drivers seat up to the front and another 500# bag in the front. This set up makes a huge wave. I do this with 4 people.

JulioX2
06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
http://youtu.be/gFlrRNLJEJI
this is just standard with a few peeps in the boat...

http://youtu.be/Z5Z6ohUHUzA

this is the set up i was talking about above.

How fast are you going on the second video? Looks like the water was way too choppy.

Tri4X2
06-06-2011, 04:26 PM
10mph.... should have been some where in the upper 8's to lower 9's. We had 3 foot rollers on the lake and major chop with 20mph winds. Not the best day to surf, but then again.....

mccobmd
06-07-2011, 12:35 AM
My advice would be get an inland surfer. I have a red woody and it allows you to surf through the rollers more than a skim board.

bturner2
06-07-2011, 09:05 AM
http://youtu.be/gFlrRNLJEJI
this is just standard with a few peeps in the boat...

http://youtu.be/Z5Z6ohUHUzA

this is the set up i was talking about above.

What song and artist is that in the first video..... Good stuff, nice riding.

Gabe63
06-07-2011, 09:50 AM
Do you have PP? That is one of the best surf investments I have made, get the GPS based one if you dont have it.

Love wakesurfing!

KnoxX2
06-07-2011, 10:17 AM
We have been surfing our X2 for a few years now and the best set up for the X2 is:

1. fill the factory tank on the side you surf and the KGB.

2. Get yourself a 750# sac for the locker and at a 200# sac for the walk way or in the front under the seats.

3. Make sure all your people are sitting on the side you are surfing (sounds like you got this covered)

4. Speed for the starboard side should be be some where between 10 - 12 MPH (play with your speed to see what will make you wave look the best. Remember slower speed taller wave with a smaller sweet spot. A little faster the wave will not be as steep with and longer sweet spot.

This setup will give you a nice tall wave with a long rideable sweet spot.

Congrats! Love surfing.

KnoxX2
06-07-2011, 10:21 AM
http://youtu.be/gFlrRNLJEJI
this is just standard with a few peeps in the boat...

http://youtu.be/Z5Z6ohUHUzA

this is the set up i was talking about above.

Whats your speed? Looks like you may be going a little fast! small changes make a big diffrence.

Duane D
06-07-2011, 10:33 AM
I have PP and usually set it at 9.5 and get the rider up and comfortable at that speed. I will then manually adjust the speed on the screen to speed up to between 10.5 and 11. I had 10 guys on the boat on the Monday before Memorial day for a work "meeting" (all 200 lbs) and the wave was HUGE. I wish I had the weight to make it like that all the time!

DooSPX
06-07-2011, 12:52 PM
I had 10 guys on the boat on the Monday before Memorial day for a work "meeting" (all 200 lbs) and the wave was HUGE. I wish I had the weight to make it like that all the time!

Isn't company "meetings" on the lake great? I pull that off sometimes and write it off.

DooSPX
06-07-2011, 01:43 PM
I still think I want to get a board like Inland Surfers Red Woody and load my 91 PS190 and see if I can surf it. Thanks to Knoxx2 and Dog who now have me hooked!

Tri4X2
06-08-2011, 12:08 AM
Wick-it the instigator. You can find him on soundcloud

Tri4X2
06-08-2011, 12:09 AM
Whats your speed? Looks like you may be going a little fast! small changes make a big diffrence.
We where totally going too fast

Tri4X2
06-08-2011, 12:12 AM
My advice would be get an inland surfer. I have a red woody and it allows you to surf through the rollers more than a skim board.
Would love to find a good used board. Right now I just can't justify it