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Old 06-20-2017, 04:14 PM
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PS205 wake tune for slalom

I need help making my wake better.

I have a 97 PS205 with tower, 2 batteries, and stereo with sub. It's a bit of a fatty. The batteries are under the observer seat, and the 10" sub is at the drivers feet. I keep the back seat out, and ski the slalom course with just my wife (125lbs) driving. I run 15 off 34.2mph just fine, but when I cut to 22 off I get launched into outer space every time I cross the wake. I've run it a few times, but I'm by no means good at it. I'm sure that it has as much to do with my skiing as the wake, but is there anything short of buying a new boat that will improve the wake at 22 off? I have thought about just moving up to 28 off and trying that to get past the bad bump. Ideas???
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:42 PM
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I ski behind 3 different MC's. A 2016 Prostar, a 2009 197, and my 93 205, and 22 off is the roughest length behind all them all. Don't get me wrong my 205 is the roughest of all three and the Prostar is probably the best. I just turned my ankle this past weekend going out the front after wake crossing at 22 off so I hear you. I have a custom mainline with a 25 off loop which is slightly better but not by much. Either learn to ski it or skip it. Sorry....best advice i have.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:13 PM
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I ski behind 3 different MC's. A 2016 Prostar, a 2009 197, and my 93 205, and 22 off is the roughest length behind all them all. Don't get me wrong my 205 is the roughest of all three and the Prostar is probably the best. I just turned my ankle this past weekend going out the front after wake crossing at 22 off so I hear you. I have a custom mainline with a 25 off loop which is slightly better but not by much. Either learn to ski it or skip it. Sorry....best advice i have.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:14 PM
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Awesome, thanks. �� I may try pulling the tower off, sub woofer and extra battery out and lightening up the boat while it's on private water, and then put it all back when we go to Lake Powell.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:21 PM
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when I cut to 22 off I get launched into outer space every time I cross the wake. I've run it a few times, but I'm by no means good at it. I'm sure that it has as much to do with my skiing as the wake, but is there anything short of buying a new boat that will improve the wake at 22 off?
Nothing you can do about it. No question the -22 wake sucks on the 205, and worse on the latter year models. I will say however, it does let you know whether or not you're on edge or not. If you ski -22 on edge behind that boat, it is very doable.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:02 PM
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So I took the tower and sub out of the boat. It did clean up the bump at 22 off some, but it is still there. I also had to re-calibrate my stargazer for the reduced weight. My buddy that skis into -32 says that he doesn't mind the -22 on my boat, and has run about 30 passes behind it. I like it enough that I think I'll keep it off and put it back on each time we go to Powell.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:15 PM
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Try -28. Way different than -22 but fun and once you get the hang of it, it works well.
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