View Full Version : Boat Towing Speed

01-12-2012, 11:11 AM
Hey Guys

First post on your website. I recently purchases an 08 Master Craft Xstar just wondering whats a good spped to wakeboard at i releize everyone likes a diffrent speed. I used to have a 21ft fourwinns used to tow around 21. What do you guys reccomend for hitting good Air..

THanks again

01-12-2012, 11:17 AM
Depends how much weight you put in your boat, and your level of riding. It all varies.

I have an X1, 2400~ ballast, and we ride at 24.7mph

01-12-2012, 11:24 AM
holly smokes that seems fast i know on my friends X-15 last yr 22 just felt so slow so yah ill step it up and giver

01-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Rope length matters also... 70' here 75' sometimes...

01-12-2012, 03:21 PM
My ex signifigant other varied us from 16-29 depending on whether she wanted us to drown or die quickly

01-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Three things to consider. Weight(balast), Lenth of rope and speed. I will assume you can do wake to wake jumps. I have an 07 X-Star so this should get you close. I usualy am riding with just my family... Wife and two little girls, and full ballast (weight). We use different Lenth ropes, I prefer 75' off, the wife is 70 and my girls are at 60.. or 65??? Anyway the wife jumps wake to wake at 70'off at 21mph. I ride at 22mph and at 75ft off I have had four knee surgeries on the same knee, last one 4 months ago. So I really dont enjoy landing in the flats to much. Give it a try and congatulations on the boat!!!

01-12-2012, 04:45 PM
My ex signifigant other varied us from 16-29 depending on whether she wanted us to drown or die quickly

That is too funny!!! When my wife was learnig to pull/drive the boat I swear she just wanted to rip my arms off!! I dont understand how "pull the slack out before you go" can be missunderstood...

01-12-2012, 09:00 PM
I ride at 24.5mph on an 80ft line with my boat loaded up.

It really depends on your ability and weight configuration as well as boat.

On the Newer Pickle Xstar I ride at 75ft when loaded up but still at 24.5mph.

If you are riding factory ballast and are going wake to wake both toesdie and heelside a good place to start in 65-70ft at around 21-23mph

This is a great tutorial on how to figre out your own sweet spot

01-12-2012, 09:12 PM
Wake shape and line length and your abilities all determine the speed.
Make sure you have speed calibrated using gps though
I had some one pull me at 24mph indicated, wake was washed out as if boat was at 18mph so I had to ask driver to PP at 30mph. (was not my XStar)
believe it or not the dealer said the XStar would do 52mph just to influence the prospect on the purchase

01-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Thanks For Everything guys Cant wait to hit the water its Currently -47 with the Wind Chill Brrrr