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HOT-4-TEACHER
06-25-2012, 09:44 AM
My wife and I purchased our first boat (2007 X2) in early May this year. We have really started dialing in the ballast setup and speed to get a pretty decent wake for surfing.

Currently, we own the 4'10" Ronix One Skimmer (2012). So far, only the peeps that are 160lbs or less are able to free ride. Those of us that are heavier....225lbs, 200lbs, 180lbs etc....are close to free riding but end up holding onto the rope to least try some tricks.

Now we are looking for a second surf board....one that us heavier folks can free ride with. I have read though quite a few posts on this forum looking for some good board recommendations.

What are you all using and what would you recommend?

Should I look at another skimmer or a regular wakesurf board?

Lastly....anything a beginner and advanced rider would like (That should be easy to find :) )?

I appreciate your feedback...always like hearing what you all have to say.

Thanks

ttu
06-25-2012, 09:53 AM
congrats on your boat purchase. love my x2.

you can't go wrong with a inland surfer blue lake. great and fast board. sometimes you might find on ebay.

scott023
06-25-2012, 10:09 AM
Congrats on the boat purchase. Check out the Walker Project. Great boards for all rider levels, easily customized. Cost a bit more than the others, but you get what you pay for IMO.

http://www.thewalkerproject.com/

HOT-4-TEACHER
06-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Thanks to both of you. Looks like I am going to give the Blue Lake a shot.

Specter
06-26-2012, 09:44 AM
I love my Liquid Force Custom. I'm a newb so my advice isn't worth much but should only set you back $400-500.

http://www.liquidforce.com/wakesurfers-custom.html

ttu
06-26-2012, 09:51 AM
i think you will enjoy the blue lake. post your review of the board after you get a chance to ride it. i really want to buy is swallow v2 board. maybe soon.:rolleyes:

mattb
06-26-2012, 06:37 PM
I've been looking into the ronix cortez 5'4" for the same reasons. No one had the big one in stock locally last weekend so I didn't get around to trying it out.

TheWoons
06-26-2012, 11:18 PM
The Blue Lake is good and the Sweet Spot Pro is also an easy board to ride and very buoyant. I've go the hook up for Inlands if you want one. I've hooked up several people here on the forums.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/RWoon/Lake/frametastic.jpg

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-02-2012, 10:58 PM
Thank you again for all of your feedback. We purchased the Blue Lake and got it out on the water this weekend. Many of us are now free riding and some other first timers are popping right up. Love the board!

ttu
07-02-2012, 11:26 PM
Thank you again for all of your feedback. We purchased the Blue Lake and got it out on the water this weekend. Many of us are now free riding and some other first timers are popping right up. Love the board!

great to hear! i knew you would like that board. i just ordered a is swallow from woons and can't wait for it to come in. was hoping it would be here for the 4th but i will have to wait till next weekend to ride it.

davidstan
07-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Bought a blue lake back in May and it is awesome. Easy to get up for first timers and allows for easy free ride. Worth the money IMO. Hot, what is your dial in for your x2, speed etc?

MattsCraft
07-03-2012, 09:17 AM
Bought a blue lake back in May and it is awesome. Easy to get up for first timers and allows for easy free ride. Worth the money IMO. Hot, what is your dial in for your x2, speed etc?

David, I will chime in for the X2 for ya.

Speed is about 9.6 to 10.6 on the PP, we fill KGB, stock plus an overflow 425 in the rear locker on the surf side. If we have 4 or more peeps, add a 350 down the walkway. If we only have 2, we will use the 350 on the seats, surf side. Also, depending on peeps, will add about 25% on the center tab to lengthen the wave a bit. Adding one person in the bow, surf side also helps.

davidstan
07-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Thx Matt...that is our setup except 0% on the center tab. do you go a tad faster the heavier the surfer is or slower?

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-03-2012, 01:00 PM
I weigh 225 and 10 - 10.3mph was the sweet spot for me. Lighter riders do great at 10mph behind our X2.

BrooksfamX2
07-03-2012, 01:06 PM
With our '07 X2, factory ballast full and 2 adult males (~400lbs) on the surf side works pretty good. I am thinking of getting the wakemakers 455lb piggy back bag to add when we dont (and do??) have the extra passengers.

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-03-2012, 01:11 PM
Do you think it is possible to have a wake that is too tall and not long enough. Last weekend, we had 6 adults in the boat. The factory ballast (KGB and Port Side Tank) were full plus the Fly-High 455lb sac in the port locker was full.

We ran at 10mph with the Attitude plate at 50%-ish.

The wake was huge....but I wonder if we would benefit from more length than height.

Any thoughts? MattsCraft - You always seem to have the answers to building the best surf wake!

ttu
07-03-2012, 01:13 PM
more weight in the front will give the wake better length.

MattsCraft
07-03-2012, 01:45 PM
As far as riders, I have not made any adjustments for rider weight.

If your wave is tall but short, you need to add more weight to the center and front. Also, try bumping your speed up in .5MPH increments. My wave is pretty good with 0% to 25% tab, much past 50% I think will kill it. (My son the surf king, I use this to mess with him, tab slowly down to100% and the wave just goes away:D, for him, he prefers as much length as possible, vs. height, this gives him a good run into a 360 and allows for him to wash back on the turn and still stay in the pocket.) The water depth will also have some effect.

I would also suggest dialing it in without a surfer, you can see what is going on much better than when the board/rider is creating some wash etc.

Here is a video of his first 360 landed last year, you can see he takes a good run at to pull it off. Way beyond my ability...:rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrQYi-DFYHE

Hope this helps...

Nick911
07-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Looking for a new board as well. Currently have a cheap crappy Elephecs and it works okay however big guys are still having a hard time staying in the pocket (I'm only 165lbs).

Looking for something that will work for anyone including a 225lb+ guy or a younger kid. Is there such a board, or, do I just need to get two boards? At any rate, time to step up the board game.

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-14-2012, 11:46 AM
I love the Inland Surfer Blue Lake. I am 225lbs and can free ride on it....and I think my wake could still use some work.

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-14-2012, 11:47 AM
A lot of our first timers are getting up on the Blue lake without much trouble as well.