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I have a 2009 X Star with factory ballasts. Looking for suggestions on additional bags to get my kids surfing?
06-10-2011, 08:38 PM
I run this set up in my 09 X2
Full hard tanks all round.
Full front flyhigh
Full port Flyhigh
Stb Flyhigh bag under set where the esky lived, as full as she can go.
250kg bag along back seat ( port cnr )
250kg bag along port seat ( side )
250kg bag under flip up seat ( port )
250Kg bag along floor ( port side )
You wont need the 250kg bag on the floor if you have a few peeps in the boat or if just begining.
No Trim tab or surf tab deployed.
If dead keen_mod swim platform and bypass ballast timers...best surf mods ever.
06-10-2011, 09:10 PM
More the better.
We do the following to get a fair surf wake. Keep in mind that the X-star throws a short surf wake.
- Fill appropriate side built in ballast and KGB ballast. Leave other side empty of course.
- We have a 750lbs fly high sac in the rear locker, 200lb sac under the front seat, and 200 lbs on the main cockpit seat on that side.
- All passengers on the appropriate side.
If you want to determine how much weight you need (i.e. how big a surf wake do you find necessary) before investing in fat sacs, then do step one and invite passengers and see how many people, and therefore weight, does it take to get the size surf wake you need for your kids.
Sacs in the rear lockers and under the front seats will also greatly improve the shape and size of your wakeboarding wake.
Hope this helps.
06-11-2011, 11:33 AM
My surf ballast setup is similar to vision's
750 sac in port side rear locker
400 sac on port side seat
everyone sits on port side, try moving 1-2 people to the front for a longer pocket to ride in
11.2 mph - 11.8 mph (I'm still playing with speed for the best wave)
Turn the boat slightly to the left while driving for a better wave