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Old 05-25-2016, 02:00 PM
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Zero Off Setting for Little Kids?

What do you guys find works the best for little kits activities in zero off equipped boats?

In my old boat I used to use the speed based setting in wakeboard mode for pulling kids on our ski trainer or on their starter skis (12-15mph) and it always seemed to work nicely.

Last weekend I tried a "trick" profile with a 14mph Zero Off speed selection and the boat held the speed very closely, but it seemed like the engine was pulsing/correcting more than I remember in the past / was necessary. Given the choices of slalom, jump, and trick this seemed like the best option, but I'm all ears if anyone has suggestions.

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Old 05-25-2016, 02:06 PM
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I would feel way more comfortable controlling the throttle myself with a kid. They don't really care if speed fluctuates a little bit and I think it's better to be able to adjust speed to their comfort level and make easy adjustments as they go.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:22 PM
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I prefer pulling using my PPass with my kids because we find a speed and I tell them what it is and it ends all arguments of "Dad! You were going to fast/slow!!!" I upgraded to Stargazer last summer and it made a big difference in the surging and my kids love it. Plug in a number and off we go. If they want more or less speed I just step it down one mph at a time until they say it is ok.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:33 PM
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I prefer pulling using my PPass with my kids because we find a speed and I tell them what it is and it ends all arguments of "Dad! You were going to fast/slow!!!" I upgraded to Stargazer last summer and it made a big difference in the surging and my kids love it. Plug in a number and off we go. If they want more or less speed I just step it down one mph at a time until they say it is ok.
Makes sense... I guess my perspective of kids is from my 9 and 7 year old. They aren't good enough to care! I'm sure that day is coming soon though. Ok, sorry to derail the thread, hopefully someone can answer the OP's questions.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:45 PM
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Relevant conversation, no big deal. It is funny how we can get addicted to the technology a bit and it is kind of nice to program and forget and then you can focus your attention on watching for other boats, waves, the little one back there, etc, etc.

I'll play around with it a bit as we were in pretty rough water which was likely a contributor to it, but like many things, just getting used to the new boat after hours and hours in the old one over the course of 8 seasons.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:26 PM
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This is a great question. I don't see why we couldn't lock in any speed we want but am not that familiar yet. We plan on using ours for every activity including some surfing. I will send a note to Corey and see what he knows.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:33 PM
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Go slalom mode A1. It will make any changes at a low speed barely noticeable.


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Old 05-26-2016, 02:45 AM
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Outside of the 3 event sports, can someone just set any speed to hold? Say 11.5mph for surfing and 40mph footing
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:24 AM
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Yeah there is a speed setting in recreational mode


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hmmm-I read my manual like 10x and never seen a mention of recreational mode.
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