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Old 07-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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So I take it no wakesurfing in a Maristar 230 without ballast? Kids asking to try it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:06 PM
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We have an 06 X2 and are looking into ballast...and where to put it. Was thinking of this:

http://www.slsports.com/ballast-bags-launch-pad.html

in the floor in front of the back seat. We fill all three tanks and still want more.

Comments...advice?

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:49 AM
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We own an 07 X-30. This year at Lake Powell we had the luxury of having 6-8 adults in the boat for surfing. They make the best "fat sacs" since they have legs and are mobile. I simply filled the rear ballast tank on the side we were surfing, and had our adults congregate in that corner. I brought a pump and sacks, but did not need to fill them with the adults on board. We had a blast simply using the factory ballast on the one side. Having the wake plate down did clean up the wave. 11-12 mph.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:27 AM
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I find that people plus ballast works great. If I have a few adults plus the setup I described earlier, all the better for wake size, length (and no rope). I had only adults, standard ballast and a 750 in the back corner last year, and surfed. My setup this year is much better to the point I'm working on tricks rather than concentrating on the sweet spot. I see a lot of Mastercrafts out on the lake and not much free surfing at all. So you can have fun with a rope just like you can skiing or wakeboarding but the real thrill is finding the perfect ballast setup and free surfing with no strings attached!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:53 PM
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So I take it no wakesurfing in a Maristar 230 without ballast? Kids asking to try it.
Here is my daughter behind our Maristar 230 no ballast just me and 3 kids, full tank of fuel.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:28 PM
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Behind my X-30 with ballast riding a Hyperlite Swell trick board
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:04 PM
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A picture from last weekend surfing behind the X-30 on a Inland Surfer Black Pearl Yellow. Ballast plus two adults and four small kids in the boat.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:53 PM
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:17 AM
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My beautiful wife gets her share of the surf time behind the X-30
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:21 AM
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