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Old 05-21-2018, 09:23 AM
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08 x2 want to know others ballast setup for surfing

I have a 08 x2 and still have stock ballast, wake is good for wakeboarding when we tried surfing it was just wash more or less kinda wanna know what others have added in bags and or lead to make the surf wake good for this boat
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:51 AM
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I have an 07 X2, not sure if it is the same hull or not, if it is then you will likely want some kind of surf gate. I tried a couple and settled on the bobv5 which has a huge thread on here somewhere. The smaller suction cups work well with the multi tiered hull.

I fill all three tanks and put on the gate, for the boat I have we are happy with the results.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:04 AM
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I have wakemasters add on tanks both sides plus bow. With a few people we were able to list with good results. Suckgate and even weight worked better. Definitely get more ballast though.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for the info i have 2 500# bags im gonna add and see what happens
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:35 PM
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On our 2010, I ran it like this last year:

Stock tanks full
600# bag in the port locker (full)
Starboard tab (Gen 1) at about 20% to slightly tip the boat toward port side (more tab seems to make the overall wake worse)
Sometimes a little center tab to keep the bow down and lengthen the wave (does not make a significant difference either way)
Move people to tweak (usually one or two others onboard)

This setup allows my son to surf no-rope for as long as he wants to play behind the boat. Water depth is critical for us as well. On our relatively shallow lakes, if I can keep the boat in the 15'-25' depth, everything is great. If I am forced into the shallow spots (5'-10') the wave goes away.

Going to try more weight in the starboard locker this year and see how things change.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:28 AM
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man thanks for your input , i knew water depth played a key role as well as proper weight
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:33 PM
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I have an 07 X2, not sure if it is the same hull or not, if it is then you will likely want some kind of surf gate. I tried a couple and settled on the bobv5 which has a huge thread on here somewhere. The smaller suction cups work well with the multi tiered hull.

I fill all three tanks and put on the gate, for the boat I have we are happy with the results.
How small in diameter are your suction cups? I am looking for some between 3 - 3.5 inch range.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:30 AM
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they are small, I don't know offhand the dimensions but search for Bobv5 , lots of discussion about them and dimensions of cups
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:43 PM
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No hard tanks, 750 bag in each side rear compartments, no to little nose weight with a Wakeshaper at 10.6 MPH.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:49 PM
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