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Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By kgrove
From a performance standpoint (stability,...

From a performance standpoint (stability, strength), the 4 pt tower is at least as good as the 2 pt tower. The 4 pt tower is a pain in the a$$ to lower if you frequently need to drop the tower for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By kgrove
Even when opening both gas caps, mine still...

Even when opening both gas caps, mine still sometimes burped gas at the end but nowhere near as frequently. The only way to guarantee it didn't happen was to stop filling just a little bit before I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 977
Posted By kgrove
Agree NADA not a great source, but there isn't a...

Agree NADA not a great source, but there isn't a great source of actual sales data that I'm aware of to tell you real values. What I usually do to estimate value is scan onlyinboards and boatttrader,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By kgrove
For me, I'd be fine just swimming around to the...

For me, I'd be fine just swimming around to the back of the boat and using the swim step. The kids, however, love diving off the front of the boat and climbing back up the ladder. If they had to go...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By kgrove
Word of warning about front ladders... develop...

Word of warning about front ladders... develop some kind of reminder to tell you it is out.

My kids have a habit of putting the ladder out and not telling me, then they don't stow it when they are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,894
Posted By kgrove
I'll let others make suggestions on what the...

I'll let others make suggestions on what the repair actually entails, but in terms of whether to repair and sell or sell as is, I'd recommend selling as is. The only repairs I would leave alone are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By kgrove
IMO the Assault and Boost are for different...

IMO the Assault and Boost are for different purposes. The Assault with the neoprene legs will be more difficult to get on and less comfortable, but because it is tight down low won't catch as much...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,064
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,064
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,012
Views: 863,247
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
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, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,573
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, 03:42 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 8,947
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,111
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. ...
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