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Forum: Wakesurfing 02-19-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By giantjoe
Now that's some info I can use. Thanks.

Now that's some info I can use. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,671
Posted By giantjoe
After attending the boat show on the weekend, I...

After attending the boat show on the weekend, I came away thinking about why each company offers 4-6 of the exact same boat? Enormous wake surf boats, why do you need more than 2 of them. Offer a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By giantjoe
We run with the locker bag full (500ish lbs in...

We run with the locker bag full (500ish lbs in the transom), and as many people fit along the gunwale as you can get. 3 or 4 average sized (less than 170lbs) people is best. I'm about 230 and I can...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By giantjoe
Nice boat, I wish mine had the 2001 tower... We...

Nice boat, I wish mine had the 2001 tower... We found this summer that it is the perfect boat for us. Skis great, big enough wakeboard wake and it surfs too. I can't believe how perfect it really is.
Forum: Towers 02-02-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By giantjoe
I have a 2000 X5 and have a similar (not exactly...

I have a 2000 X5 and have a similar (not exactly the same) tower. We bought Monster racks since there weren't any when we bought it. We installed the clips on the uprights rather than the...
Forum: General / Other 02-02-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By giantjoe
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By giantjoe
In Alberta we called it bumper shining. And yes,...

In Alberta we called it bumper shining. And yes, I've done it. Borrowed my dad's cowboy boots more than once.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By giantjoe
We bought our first boat during the winter last...

We bought our first boat during the winter last year. 2014 had us at the lake for 7 weeks! I learned how to get up on one, we figured out how to make the boat surf well, I managed to get my 5 year...
Forum: General / Other 12-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By giantjoe
Was your platform textured?

Was your platform textured?
Forum: General / Other 12-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By giantjoe
I'm pretty sure the texture isn't hand...

I'm pretty sure the texture isn't hand fabricated. It's like little squares with a taper on them. Perhaps like a V shaped tool repeatedly made lines in both the x and y axis. It is not smooth, it's...
Forum: General / Other 12-30-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By giantjoe
There is a small pad in the centre, but the...

There is a small pad in the centre, but the majority of the deck doesn't have it. Did you notice the texture of the fibreglass? Would Seadek adhere to that?
Forum: General / Other 12-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By giantjoe
Slippery Swim Platform

We bought our first boat last year and had a great summer on it. One thing that needs addressing is the slippery platform. It is just great for feet, but if you try to put a ski on and aren't paying...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By giantjoe
My conclusion from the post is that more fins...

My conclusion from the post is that more fins makes a faster (more push) board? Is this a true statement?
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-17-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By giantjoe
What I know about wakesurf boards...

Nothing... Absolutely nothing...

I want to understand the dynamics of them but all I can seem to come up with in searches is this board is fast, this board doesn't turn, blah blah blah. Being the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By giantjoe
Thanks for that. About 30% of the trees on our...

Thanks for that. About 30% of the trees on our block were severely damaged. Good thing I winterized the boat a week or so ago...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By giantjoe
We never encountered any issues with just...

We never encountered any issues with just dragging it behind us. Just make sure it's registered and have your documentation handy in case, but every time all that has been asked is if it's our boat....
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,858
Posted By giantjoe
197 or 209?

We got an X-5 (195) last winter and spent 7 weeks at the lake this summer. It truly is a crossover boat with skiing as the focus. The wife improved by 2mph in the course and we finally got our 5 year...
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-25-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,055
Posted By giantjoe
Wake Surfing Videos...let's see them!

Here's me on my huge 5'9" board. http://instagram.com/p/rlMbPGw189/
Behind a direct drive with 6 adults and 300# of ballast in the transom.
And here's my little girl finally doing something besides...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By giantjoe
Here's the update. She absolutely loves her ski....

Here's the update. She absolutely loves her ski. It was perfect for her. She also got some of those fancy Radar gloves with the dowel in them and was able to up her course speed by 2mph. It's a pity...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-25-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By giantjoe
I am 6'6" and about 230lbs, I picked up a 71"...

I am 6'6" and about 230lbs, I picked up a 71" Radar P6 to learn the course. I can drop to 28mph and not sink at all. For what's it's worth, my couple year old 69" HO Charger submarines at anything...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-25-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,266
Posted By giantjoe
Deep water starts. Conquered!

Deep water starts. Conquered!
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 442,215
Posted By giantjoe
Having a baby that wakes up at 6:30 every morning...

Having a baby that wakes up at 6:30 every morning has it's advantages...

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Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,729
Posted By giantjoe
How bigs your spray???

Here's one from a couple weeks ago. Since then I've retired my drop ski, slowed way down and I'm trying to do it right. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/9avapusa.jpg
Forum: General / Other 08-04-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By giantjoe
No, I've been too busy skiing to mess with it.

No, I've been too busy skiing to mess with it.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-29-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By giantjoe
I got everything in the mail today and did the...

I got everything in the mail today and did the install. Volume, power, skip forward/backward, pause/mute, source all work correctly. The best part is that it only cost $125 + $37. Yeah for a remote...
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