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Old 05-10-2015, 01:40 AM
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Exclamation X30 surf wave help!

Hey my family purchased a 14 x30 last year with the surf package and gen 2 system, but we haven't gotten the wave dialed in yet. I had a decent set up going last season and could surf with ease, but the computer got reset some how when it got winterized. I was on my friends wakesetter with surfgage a few days ago and the wave was really solid. I know that I can get a better wave than that and gen 2 is better than surfgate so I would love to hear some of the set ups you guys have or any tips.

we came out of an x9 so Surfing and waves are kind of new, but with this nice of a boat I didn't expect getting the wave dialed in and getting more people free riding would be this hard.

Thank you guys in advance for the help.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:49 AM
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We put 160 hrs on our X30 last summer. i know my set up below does not deal only with the screen set up but I hope it helps. We had a massive wave with a lot of push.

Here was our set up:

-Fill all factory Gen2 hard ballast tanks
-Fill both 750lb fat sacs in the rear lockers
-250lbs of steel shot (lead) in the bow (125lbs per side)
-100lbs of steel shot (lead) in the port side coffin to counter the drivers weight
-50lbs of steel shot (lead) in each rear locker under the 750lb fat sacs
-Speed between 11.1 and 11.5 mph depending on # of people in the boat and wind direction
-100% Gen2 tab deployment on opposite side
-0-15% Attitude adjustment plate depending on # of people on the boat and what type of board we are using, for starboard side only

I hope this helps
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:24 AM
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Thank you!

Thank you for the input, I'll have to try and give that a shot.

does anyone suggest listing it? And do the tabs do anything if it's listed?
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:37 AM
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Thank you for the input, I'll have to try and give that a shot.

does anyone suggest listing it? And do the tabs do anything if it's listed?
Ryan Woon did a couple of great threads on the X30 and surfing. Look at this one:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...t=woons&page=3

He comments midway about listing rather than using Gen 2.

If you list it you won't use the side tabs. You may want to use the center tab depending on how the wave looks.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:00 PM
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Thank you for the input, I'll have to try and give that a shot.

does anyone suggest listing it? And do the tabs do anything if it's listed?
I tried both. Listing without tabs and filling all ballast and using tabs. With the weigh set up I had in our X30 I found filling all ballasts and using Gen2 produced a better surf wake consistently.
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