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Old 02-27-2012, 08:13 PM
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205 Surfing Setup

So how well are you guys able to surf with a prostar 205? What setups are you using? Anyone able to pull it off with out adding ballast? Any setup or surf pics?

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:30 PM
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I've surfed without the rope behind an '84 S&S Prostar on a Hyperlite Broadcast board, so yeah anything's possible. Not the best or most fun, but definitely possible.

From what I've seen on here, most put a ballast on the side you're riding on and then one in the locker or bow area. Best bet it to just play around with placement and weight until you get something that works for you.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:15 AM
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I assume your talking about a DD PS 205. I have a 2000, and we can surf behind it very well. No, I don't see how you would be able to ride, sans the rope, without adding ballast. I put a 500 LB bag in the trunk, a 350 LB bag on the port wall, a 200 LB bag in the ski locker in in the walk-through, and any passengers sit on the port side of the trunk. I set the PerfectPass at 10.5 and I can ride infinitely.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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We surf our 205 regularly and it works well as long as you have enough human ballast and position your crew correctly. It does require some experimentation and the sweet spot is fairly small but it can be done. The other thing that really helps is having Perfect Pass so that you can maintain the proper speed which is usually 8-10 MPH.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the help. I was mainly looking to see what the '92 to '95 and '96 to '97 guys were able to do. I think that the '98 and up were a bit larger and probably easier to surf?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
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I have a '94 and can echo just about everything that has been said so far about surfability. That being said, I have two 400 lb bags that I use. I put one on the floor next to the engine on the side I'm surfing on and then one on the back seat to that same side. I'm using a Ronix Cortez 5'4" board.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:28 AM
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I have a 1998 Prostar 205 DD with 900 pounds across the back and 550 Pounds beside the motor and 550 Pounds up front and it works great. I run a broadcast board through the rope in and ride.
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