My platform was repaired by previous owner, they had the wrong angle, i made the wooden shim. now it is slightly above stock. Now it never digs into the wake. I am also using 7 ft ocean surf board I bought second hand. We can surf no ballast or if we want to use our 5'6'' liquid force board we will fill up the three trash cans. Fixing the platform angle fixed everything. I noticed your mudbug name, you must be Shreveport area, we are in Ruston, we usually goto Claibourne.