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Old 06-12-2016, 07:56 PM
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Ronix eight.3 wake surf shaper.

I am mainly a skier. But for this years family vacation with 4 families my 197 will be the work horse. Most everyone likes to ski but we are on the water for a week and new stuff is always fun. We have all surfed before but behind big v drives. Has anyone tried the ronix eight.3 surf shaper on smaller direct drives?

https://www.wakemakers.com/eight3-wakesurf-shaper.html
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:11 PM
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This was my first attempt behind a '95 190. Had 400lb sacs each side of dog house and the Ronix wake shaper attached. I'd put an extra 400 on the rear seat next time and some human ballast up front. 8-10 MPH. Couldn't quite find the sweet spot but the wake was pretty clean and seemed ok - was a lack of technique from me that was the issue!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fdCZ1idTh4
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:46 PM
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Do we as TT members get a discount on the Ronix?
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:51 PM
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Do we as TT members get a discount on the Ronix?
Why would you think that?
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:55 PM
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If you go to their site, they offer discounts to various forums (here's the language):

Forum Discounts- Many boating specific online communities have negotiated a discount for their members. The discount is only available to contributing members who have five or more posts within a year. These special discounts are available by messaging the administrator or visiting the paid member deals page on those sites. We cannot apply these discounts retroactively once an order has been fulfilled and shipped.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:58 PM
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That wave looks good. You're a big dude it appears so that plays a role. Smaller folk will have a much easier times
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:02 PM
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This was my first attempt behind a '95 190. Had 400lb sacs each side of dog house and the Ronix wake shaper attached. I'd put an extra 400 on the rear seat next time and some human ballast up front. 8-10 MPH. Couldn't quite find the sweet spot but the wake was pretty clean and seemed ok - was a lack of technique from me that was the issue!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fdCZ1idTh4
Get your body weight over your front foot toes a little more. Think shoulder over knee over toes. Might help you get some push.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:48 PM
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I have a 2003 Prostar 197. 1400 pound fat sac seat in the back with a Ronix Wakesurf Shaper. Today was the first time we've used all the equipment together. Worked like a charm!
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:05 PM
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I have a 2003 Prostar 197. 1400 pound fat sac seat in the back with a Ronix Wakesurf Shaper. Today was the first time we've used all the equipment together. Worked like a charm!
This is awesome news for 197/X7 owners. Please post up some photos of your setup and waves. I'd like to see both port and starboard with sufer is possible. Thank you
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:27 PM
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Here's a few pictures... me surfing, a picture of our fat seat and a picture of the Ronix from my perspective as the surfer. Attaching the velcro wasn't straightforward, because my Prostar has multiple "jogs" in the hull. I ended up using both of the spacers and probably could've used another.

A couple weeks ago, I tried surfing with just the fat sac (no shaper) but it was too tough to stay on the wave. I was skeptical about spending $600 on the shaper, but I'm thrilled with how it works. No problems... could've surfed forever.

Here's a link to the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/JL9DR

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