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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,585
Posted By kgrove
I see where you interpreted my comment, but what...

I see where you interpreted my comment, but what I meant was if the X-23 isn't materially better at wakeboarding than my X-25, I would never WANT to sell my X-25 and pay a huge premium to upgrade. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,585
Posted By kgrove
Really? Others finding this as well? If true,...

Really? Others finding this as well?

If true, there is absolutely zero chance I ever get rid of my X25 until I get too old and beat up to wakeboard (which is always just one bad crash away, I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kgrove
I've used Uship twice and a friend used them...

I've used Uship twice and a friend used them another time, all three instances were flawless. That doesn't mean there aren't bad stories... I'm sure there must be.

If you use Uship, you'll see...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By kgrove
True, but at a cost. Higher resolutions and...

True, but at a cost. Higher resolutions and frame rates increase the amount of storage space required, lengthen download times, and also slow down your computer in the editing process. There's a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By kgrove
Ditto. On top of not wanting to search the lake...

Ditto. On top of not wanting to search the lake for a floating camera, the floaty attaches to the rear door with an adhesive that is not foolproof. I've had the floaty ripped off the camera case a...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 02-23-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By kgrove
What size board is it? If it's a somewhat...

What size board is it? If it's a somewhat standard short board, it will probably be ok. Ocean boards have to be longer than wake surf boards to allow you to paddle fast enough to catch the wave,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-23-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,824
Views: 819,161
Posted By kgrove
I don't think having that many steps with no hand...

I don't think having that many steps with no hand railing is to building code.
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 02-23-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By kgrove
The advantage of those is primarily that at cable...

The advantage of those is primarily that at cable parks, you can walk in a boot instead of barefoot. If you're behind a boat, I'm not sure there is an advantage. I suppose if you had two people...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 02-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By kgrove
The evo.com outlet is my favorite. They just had...

The evo.com outlet is my favorite. They just had a 15% off discount - not sure if it's still going on.

The small handle you've seen is probably for wrap tricks. You wrap the handle around your back...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 02-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By kgrove
No specific brand recommendation, but a couple...

No specific brand recommendation, but a couple features I'd recommend:
- coated ropes don't kink as much and are more comfortable on the hands when retrieving the handle after a crash.
- pay...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By kgrove
Great advice. Higher end coolers like Yeti are...

Great advice.

Higher end coolers like Yeti are awesome for multi-day stuff, but they aren't worth the extra cost and weight when the primary thermal penetration is due to frequent opening of the...
Forum: Wakesurfing 02-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By kgrove
This is meant for surfboards (the real kind), but...

This is meant for surfboards (the real kind), but the concepts are the same.

http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfboard-design/

Quick and dirty answers to a couple of your questions:

Rocker =...
Forum: Wakesurfing 02-18-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By kgrove
Agree. Two other problems with boards like the...

Agree.

Two other problems with boards like the Soulcraft:
1) the fiberglass and resin over foam construction is not durable. They are very susceptible to dings and need to be treated more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By kgrove
Hadn't thought about the pull string... the...

Hadn't thought about the pull string... the problem with the way I was thinking is you couldn't adjust the tension or length unless you could hover over the boat somehow.

I'm assuming the cam...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By kgrove
Seems like you could accomplish the same thing...

Seems like you could accomplish the same thing with a quick release buckle to wrap a nylon strap around the tower.
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,410
Posted By kgrove
Most of the answers tackled this from a safety or...

Most of the answers tackled this from a safety or legal perspective, so I'll not hit that point again. There are performance reasons why you'll want to adjust your ballast based on passengers.

The...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-03-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,569
Posted By kgrove
Everyone is over-reacting about the pass. Let's...

Everyone is over-reacting about the pass. Let's say I gave you two choices to score a touchdown and win the Super Bowl: You can have -
A) Two Lynch handoffs
or
B) Two Lynch handoffs and a Wilson...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,208
Posted By kgrove
Their website says $500 standard, but they've...

Their website says $500 standard, but they've been offering a $100 offseason discount expiring today. I would imagine they would extend the discount by a few days if you get in touch with them. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,286
Posted By kgrove
You better send that boat back! It's clearly...

You better send that boat back! It's clearly being built for Australia, not Scandinavia.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By kgrove
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By kgrove
I haven't tried that, but I would think most...

I haven't tried that, but I would think most young kids would struggle with the balance required to raise from their belly to standing. I think most adults would struggle with that if they don't...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By kgrove
The problem I found with my kids (especially when...

The problem I found with my kids (especially when they were younger) was most surf style boards had too much flotation and made getting up difficult, but skim style boards had such tiny fins they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By kgrove
I've been on another boat that had dark blue. Bad...

I've been on another boat that had dark blue. Bad idea anyplace that gets really hot as you can't touch the surface if it's been sitting in the sun. This may not be a problem for those that don't...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By kgrove
Not sure I get it... These are a full system from...

Not sure I get it... These are a full system from switches and actuators all the way to the tabs themselves? Is there an option to have them attached in place of existing surf tabs and use the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,585
Posted By kgrove
For sake of argument, lets say MC has sold 3000...

For sake of argument, lets say MC has sold 3000 boats each year (Wikipedia's claim for 2006) for each of the 5 production years the X-25 has been around, or 15,000 total units across all models. If...
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