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Old 06-12-2008, 03:03 AM
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X-30 wakesurfing

Best set up for an X-30 for wakesurfing? Possible to get a good wave with just the stock ballast or necessary to get a sac or two? Any particular tricks and speeds for the cleanest wave?
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:50 AM
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We have a X15 and with the stock ballast tanks filled the wave is very good at 14-15 MPH. Try it without before you add a sac. I also get all the passengers in the boat sitting on one side, the same side that you surf on.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:10 PM
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Best set up for an X-30 for wakesurfing? Possible to get a good wave with just the stock ballast or necessary to get a sac or two? Any particular tricks and speeds for the cleanest wave?

What year X-30?
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:46 PM
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It's a 2006 X-30. I did find a couple of old, smallish fat sacs in my garage but I haven't experimented with those yet. If I can get away with just stock ballast that would be easier, but I'll do what it takes.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:29 PM
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We can get a surfable wake with stock ballast and all the human ballast in the same corner. Not as big as others but gets a curl you can stay in at about 9.4 - 9.8mph . Was looking at a sack today thinking it would make it even better but decided for the PIA factor it is good enough.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:20 AM
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I was playing around with it today and couldn't quite get it right. I had the factory ballast filled with about 350 lbs of human ballast. We played with speeds anywhere between 8-9 and as high as maybe 12-13. I never felt it was right - never got a really clean or steep face to generate much board speed. It was very difficult to stay in the sweet spot - had to keep the rope in my hand for the occasional (ok, frequent) aid and the wake always had a kind of white water look to it - no lip or curl. Any advice anyone has on how they've set up their x-30 will help save me a bunch of time and fuel trying different things.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:23 AM
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More weight! On the side you're surfing, you want to get the rub rail as close to the water as possible!
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:42 PM
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I was playing around with it today and couldn't quite get it right. I had the factory ballast filled with about 350 lbs of human ballast. We played with speeds anywhere between 8-9 and as high as maybe 12-13. I never felt it was right - never got a really clean or steep face to generate much board speed. It was very difficult to stay in the sweet spot - had to keep the rope in my hand for the occasional (ok, frequent) aid and the wake always had a kind of white water look to it - no lip or curl. Any advice anyone has on how they've set up their x-30 will help save me a bunch of time and fuel trying different things.
We have an '03 X30. With factory ballast (all 3 tanks full), all of the humans on the surf side, going 10.5-11mph we have a great wake. We turn a little to the side the rider is on. Even my widebody friends go ropeless.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:25 PM
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Sand2 has it right...MORE WEIGHT!! We surf with my 06 X-2 with about 2500lbs of Water ballast and 2-3 people and the wake is great. The ratio you want is 3:2:1 starting in the back. So 900lbs / 600lbs / 300lbs. All on one side. You want to put some weight op front, as that is where you get a long wave from. A little bit of LH steering and you should be on you way.

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Old 06-24-2008, 12:40 AM
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Is it possible to "over-list" the boat (put too much of the ballast on one side)? We're not talking about weights that could ever be considered a safety hazard, so really I'm talking about over doing it to the point the wake isn't as surfable.

I'm a goofy foot, but as boat owner, it's my prerogative which side the ballast ends up on even if I'm the only one that benefits. If the free loaders on board with me don't like it, they can buy their own damn boat (unless whatever boat they buy throws a better wake than mine, in which case they need to be considerate of the other riders who may happen to be goofy foot).
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