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Old 07-11-2006, 02:02 PM
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new X-9 setup hep a brutha out

New to the MC thing, new to surfing and all related activities.

Gonna try wakesurfing this weekend, bought the board (the big one) and want setuup tips.

Do I fill the front / keel ballast AND the rear one for starting out, right?

Tried that on a cruise the other day, went across my own wake and thought she was gonna sink. Lots of water over the bow. This normal ?

How fast should I go to start ? Boat is an 06 x-9 with the 310HP powerslot. Standard ballast installed.


rope length (no handle)
how much ballast and where
anything else that hasn't already been beaten to death in this forum.

Thanks, any tips appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:18 PM
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Welcome. This thread on weighting the X9 might help on the ballast question.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by east tx skier
Welcome. This thread on weighting the X9 might help on the ballast question.

thanks, looks like a lot of you guys are into custom setups- presumably I can get started without all that...

Still appreciate any input on exact rope length from the tower to the end, speed to begin at and anything else useful.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:33 PM
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We use a wakesurfing rope - 20' long off of the pylon not the tower.
We drive 10mph in a big circle, with all the weight on the side of the boat you are going to surf on- people and ballast.

We tried using a regular rope with a handle, was way too scary.

Good luck and post some pics of the new boat!
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:45 PM
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check out where the rub rail is on that boat ... if you can weight your boat to do that you are good to go!
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:11 AM
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For the X-9 I would use stock ballast Front and rear and get all the passengers on the side the surfer is on. The X-9 I ride behind throws a pretty good wake going straight, if the wake has a white lip on the top turn left or right to make it go away. Also we use a 20 foot foot rope and go between 8-9 depending on the rider
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