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Old 10-11-2015, 11:47 PM
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wake looks good... wouldn't ever strap two ramps to the side of my boat though lol
Thanks. Yeah, I get it. I wasn't excited about the velcro either. But my excitement about the wake outweighs it for now. I can't really justify spending the $ for a go surf assist.

Honestly, I can't believe I care this much about surfing, period. But as my two boys and my nephews get older, the more things besides tubing I can get them to participate in, the better. Surfing is at least better than tubing, since it requires at least a small amount of skill (balance, timing, etc... as opposed to just sitting on a tube) and since a kiddo can go with an adult which gets them excited about it.

Hopefully in another 5 years or so they'll get into wakeboarding and I can ditch the wake ramp.

For anyone on the fence about the Ronix Eight.3, it works.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:52 PM
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Given some though to trying this but using large suction cups on the bottom and possibly using straps to keep it in position. Using weatherstripping between the bottom and the hull to keep water out as well. One ramp not enough?
I don't think one ramp would be enough angle to get a good wake. It is roughly 17 degrees. Everyone seems to conclude that 30 degrees is the best so I tried to get as close to that as I could. It worked out well since it gave me a perfect surface for the Velcro since these ramps have no bottom surface.

Suction cups is a great idea! If you try that let me know how it goes.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:12 AM
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wake looks good... wouldn't ever strap two ramps to the side of my boat though lol
never, even to my '88 supra. that looks so ridiculous, but if it surfs well to each his own!
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:26 AM
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Lifes short and I have no shame, i'll give it a go.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:31 AM
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Lifes short and I have no shame, i'll give it a go.
I agree, and if the suction cup idea works it may be reversible which will save space compared to may 2 fakegates.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:37 AM
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Awesome to see someone tried this. I might have to do it, but want to try a suction cup, or cups, of some kind.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:12 PM
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I bet you could put a foam core in it to so it would float if it fell off.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:15 PM
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Just placed an order for two and 4x22lb suction cups. Will most likely put a tether on the back and clip to the rear lift to make sure it's not lost. Total investment so far is 66bux.
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:55 PM
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Kudos to you sir. That wave looks really nice and few will GAF about image conscience worries once surfing behind it.

Feels like towboat pricing has spiked partly due to surf devices. Score another one for the good guys.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:50 PM
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how does the boat turn with this on?

My Fake-Gate felt like it stressed the steering and almost impossible to turn at idle the opposite direction of the gate
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