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Old 09-21-2014, 09:09 PM
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Wake Gate - Wake Enhancement

Not the best we've had but ok. 2009 x-star with fake gate 2
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:09 PM
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That is the only picture I took, the gate is not covering the indent. I am pushing just above the eyelet and under the eyelet on the only small flat spot on the transom before the swim platform bracket. Looks like a winter project for me to start over.
My test didn't go so well either. It worked great for about 2 minutes then broke in half. Better the gate than the swim deck.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:52 AM
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First video is boat with ballast and 2 people in boat. Second video is ballast plus wake/gate and 2 people. Third video is me surfing with ballast, wake/gate, and 2 people in boat. We tried 2 more people in boat on port side and wake got taller and longer. Guess I need another ballast bag.

It's hard to tell in the video but we saw about about a 25% improvement in wake quality with the gate attached. Hard to make this hull into a surf boat but the little success we've had has been fun!

1990 Prostar 190
500lb sac on rear seat
2 people
9-10mph

http://youtu.be/N4fFNUG6pxk?list=UUC...HVwNRhb7sgI6sA
http://youtu.be/m8r16FisYgw?list=UUC...HVwNRhb7sgI6sA
http://youtu.be/lkTLPNAInvw?list=UUC...HVwNRhb7sgI6sA
Thank for giving me some hope.... After surfing for the first time a few weeks ago, I'm hooked. I need to figure out how to surf our 98' Sportstar until I can trade up.

Any info on your wakegate please share, I PM'd you my email. Wondering dimensions and angle to start out with. Thanks!
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:21 AM
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Should I assume this would not work with a Gen 2 setup?
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:41 AM
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Should I assume this would not work with a Gen 2 setup?
Why would you need it? Gen2 does the same thing.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:30 PM
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I finally had an opportunity to capture some decent wakesurf footage over the weekend using the Wake-Shaper. Video can be found here:

http://youtu.be/eU5S580M1bo

Please, no comments on my surfing ability as I am still learning. This is all about the wave! If anyone else has pictures or video using their Wake-Shaper, please share!
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:29 PM
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I would like to see a video of the wake shaper in action running in the water
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:51 AM
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Looks good.
What was the Ballast set up?
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:06 AM
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Front: 400lbs. stock
Port - Rear: 250lbs. stock + 455lbs. piggy back sack + 250 lbs lead weight = 955 lbs.
Starboard - Rear: 250lbs. stock + 455lbs. piggy back sack + 250 lbs lead weight = 955 lbs.
Total Weight: 2,310 lbs.

+4 people in the boat = +/-600 lbs

Surf Speed: Changed to 9.8 mph which seemed to give a bit more push. Moving the extra weight to the back also helped, and I didn't really notice a change in the pocket.
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