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Old 09-22-2017, 10:01 AM
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Wakesurfing behind a 1989 Tristar

Can anyone give me an idea if we have a wake shaper , a 550 lb fatsac on the back seat and another 550 lb bag on the surf side of the engine (maybe not filled quite all the way up) if that would be enough to through a decent enough wake to let go of the rope while surfing behind? Like I said we are beginners at surfing and are really just wanting a basic surf wake that we can let go of the rope behind.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:55 AM
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Can anyone give me an idea if we have a wake shaper , a 550 lb fatsac on the back seat and another 550 lb bag on the surf side of the engine (maybe not filled quite all the way up) if that would be enough to through a decent enough wake to let go of the rope while surfing behind? Like I said we are beginners at surfing and are really just wanting a basic surf wake that we can let go of the rope behind.
I did it behind the same boat. Had a wake shaper, 550 lbs sack and a couple of bigger guys in the boat. It wasn't ideal imo, but it was surfable ropeless.

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Old 09-27-2017, 04:41 PM
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What kind of wake shaper do you have?
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:56 PM
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Not exactly sure. It came with boat. It's just one of those with 2 suction cups and a paddle at probably about 80 degrees
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:57 PM
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Thanks wake up. Did you have 1 550 lb or 2 550 lb sacks?
And was it just straight across the back seat?

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Old 09-27-2017, 07:54 PM
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Thanks wake up. Did you have 1 550 lb or 2 550 lb sacks?
And was it just straight across the back seat?

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I had a 750 pumped to about 3/4 full. I had it in the corner on the floor. I used the bobv5 shaper. When the passenger walked to the back, the wake got better. So more the weight the better at the stern.

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Old 09-27-2017, 09:42 PM
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I had a 750 pumped to about 3/4 full. I had it in the corner on the floor. I used the bobv5 shaper. When the passenger walked to the back, the wake got better. So more the weight the better at the stern.

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Thanks wakeup. Do you have any tips for getting the suction cups to stick to the boat from the wakeshaper? Mine keeps wanting to pop off when we get going.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:11 PM
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Thanks wakeup. Do you have any tips for getting the suction cups to stick to the boat from the wakeshaper? Mine keeps wanting to pop off when we get going.

Thanks again.
Be sure to let the shaper set after putting on for at least 5 minutes before going. I put it on underwater, works every time.

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Old 09-27-2017, 10:45 PM
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Be sure to let the shaper set after putting on for at least 5 minutes before going. I put it on underwater, works every time.

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Gotcha! Do you put it on right about where is says tristar 190
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:51 PM
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Gotcha! Do you put it on right about where is says tristar 190
Can't remember. As far back as you can should work

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