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Old 04-13-2015, 01:53 AM
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How to improve a X-20 wake with extra ballast

Just got my X-20 last weekend. Very happy with the boat. First thing i noticed is that the bow seems to be very light if the boat is weighted with only stock ballast. While wakesurfing it´s difficult for the boat driver to look over the bow. Wake is good but not good enough for us. (We had a fully loaded VLX with wedge and surfgate last season).

So we tried to improve the balance of the boat with extra ballast.

In the front we started with 400lbs additional ballast. In the middle we added 2x 500lbs (left side in the large storage compartment and right side in the storage behind the drivers seat).
Rear storage is empty. Stock ballast all full.

This is a good point for us to start with. Surfwake is a bit meatier and a little bit longer than before. The boatdriver can sit down :-)

Wakeboard wake is a lot better with our new setup imo.

So my question to all X-20 owners: How to you optimize the balance of the boat. Or do you are happy with the stock setup?
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:54 AM
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:57 AM
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Forgot to say: We have the Ilmore MV8 6.0l engine.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:10 AM
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I always seem to have a lot of beginners out with me. Anyone know the slowest speed with no ballast for a clean wakeboard wake?
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:14 AM
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Beautiful Boat. I'm surprised that you are needing more weight for this boat. I just took delivery on my X23 and I don't feel as if I need to add any additional weight. The bow does ride alittle. I just use the flip up seat so I can see. Post some wake/wave pics.....
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:22 AM
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I think the X-23 is more balanced because of the length. And heavier in the front...

Your boat is very nice!
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:54 AM
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Reto, I haven't experimented with any extra weight in the nose of my X20 yet. I knew the nose was going to ride high for surfing and it rides low enough for plenty of visibility for wakeboarding. Would love to see some pics of your setup to see if it's worth putting lead in the nose.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:56 AM
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:05 AM
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:11 AM
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...only AFTER....I bought my X-30...did the dealer Mention to me that the 20 and 23 tend to ride Bow High Surfing..
...so much so, that there was supposedly side banter at dealer meetings about keeping people in the Bow during Demo's

I'm sure most people will adjust and its not that big of a deal..
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