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Old 07-28-2014, 05:02 PM
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Please don't bring any negative vibe to such a positive thread. Why do people insist on destroying any kind of creativity? This just hurts our sport. Can't we all just get along?
Don't think its negative but more of the truth. Recall wakemakers posting on here awhile back that they weren't producing such products b/c it was a losing battle. Its a great idea man and it works but to honest man it is making money on someone else's legwork. Not saying its right or wrong but its the world we live in. With that said want to share a bit on the different thicknesses of the backing plates in the hdpe version? I know the 23/32 was a bit think to squeeze in on my x2 with a teak platform so curious if your hdpe version accounts for that. See what seems to be 2 different thicknesses
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:50 PM
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2 minute install on my xstar.. I wouldn't even think about riding with it on at wakeboard speed. It would still disturb the wake, plus have a lot more force on the boat.

Not saying it wouldn't work to leave it. However I'll just take mine on and off ..
Thanks!! I will do that once I fab up mine
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:55 PM
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Don't think its negative but more of the truth. Recall wakemakers posting on here awhile back that they weren't producing such products b/c it was a losing battle. Its a great idea man and it works but to honest man it is making money on someone else's legwork. Not saying its right or wrong but its the world we live in. With that said want to share a bit on the different thicknesses of the backing plates in the hdpe version? I know the 23/32 was a bit think to squeeze in on my x2 with a teak platform so curious if your hdpe version accounts for that. See what seems to be 2 different thicknesses
I agree but will take it one step further. Here in the USA we pride ourselves on competition and our free market. One of the best inventions were spin offs of other inventions or improvments on those. If I was SS I would feel confident that my lawyers could argue that the creative aspect on my own end was more than enough of a difference than anything else on the market. The idea of a device to make a boats wake more surfable is not new by any means.

However, large companies will tactfully litigate against smaller companies even if they think they might not win. 1. They can afford it, 2. They hope you will get scared and quit 3. They hope you can not afford to litigate.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:56 PM
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Agree with the patent issues as this is basically a Malibu item. You could make them for your own personal use, but once you start making money, it becomes an issue. I'm not saying you are alone in doing something like this, but I would suggest you keep yourself safe, especially this being a tow boat forum that I am sure the competition does read.

Just my 2 cents, but you have more than enough information on this thread for people to understand what it is and how it works. I suggest that anyone wanting to do business do so via private message and do some homework for who you are "giving" these to.
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:57 PM
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I just wish this device would work for the guys who don't have removable swim platforms
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:47 PM
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If you ever get a pattern for a 205 style hull, let me know!
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:23 PM
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I just wish this device would work for the guys who don't have removable swim platforms
Well I was going to say it will.. But your platform is built into the hull correct? So yea I think your stuck with drilling holes in the glass and putting it on a pin
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:59 PM
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Has anyone made one up for an X14? I would be happy to make a donation (this way no one is selling these).
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:52 PM
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Made and installed one on my X14DD yesterday. Much deeper pocket with same weight. Significant improvement. 500 between motor and rear seat. ~200 above port rear seat. 350 between motor and port side. Ski locker, port and starboard internals, V-bag under front seats all full. See pics. 3/4 in treated plywood and treated 2x4. Will play with the angle and weight this weekend to get the best wake. Just ordered 3/4 starboard for the finished product.
First pic is of the gate. Second without the gate. Third is with the gate. Will post final drawings.

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:26 PM
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Please don't bring any negative vibe to such a positive thread. Why do people insist on destroying any kind of creativity? This just hurts our sport. Can't we all just get along?
Not being a negative nancy.. just curious if you thought this through....

NSS is nothing like Surfgate, and Malibu went out for them.


thanks mizzme, ill be sure to spellcheck when I'm drunk-foruming. lol
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