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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 PM
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X14 Wakesurfing

Need some advice. Bought a 2009 x14 and would like to try wakesurfing behind it. Any advice on the fill of the factory ballast and the extra sacs I will need.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:36 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:49 PM
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Thank you for the quick response.

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Old 05-08-2013, 05:03 PM
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Fill up the center tank and rear of the side you are surfing on, then add a fatsac seat base ontop of the seat behind the driver (goofy rider) or on the floor next to the motor box (regular foot). It surfs, the pocket is just close to the platform. Another thing to do is modify the platform or pin it up.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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Jason,
Thanks for the tip. How big of a fatsac on the seat should I add ?

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Old 05-08-2013, 07:16 PM
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When I had my X14 Mike Siepel from Barefoot International recommended a pair of 750's (that won't fill all the way) on each side rear. Port on floor next to motorbox, starboard on wrap around seat. And another 750 (that still won't fill all the way due to space constraint) in bow. My dealer/ friend at the time said that is "way too much for that boat". So it left me confused. Then life changes never allowed me to really spend the time to experiment.

Personally I'd start with a 400 on the side you surf as Jason suggested and go from there.
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When you want more than the 400, you have to buy bigger. If you get the 750 you don't have to fill it completely. Just my 2, others may disagree.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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Remember, weight in the rear makes the wave taller. Weight in the bow makes the wave longer (and hence makes for a larger "sweet spot"). Try loading up the rear with ballast, and tell your friends to take a seat in the bow. With a bunch of weight in the bow, be sure to turn away from the side you're surfing on when the rider falls, and power the bow up when you crash through the waves after you turn around to keep water from coming over the bow.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 AM
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When you want more than the 400, you have to buy bigger. If you get the 750 you don't have to fill it completely. Just my 2, others may disagree.
That was what I was trying to say in my post based no BI's recommendation
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:48 PM
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Thanks for all the tips. I found a 455lb sac I am going to start with and see what happens.

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