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Old 08-24-2017, 11:57 AM
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Help critiquing my wake

I've got an 07 X-15 and have just started getting into surfing but am a little confused about my wake. With full ballast on the surf side and a Delta Wake Shaper going at about 13.8 I get what I think is an OK wake but it's short. Any slower and it seems to disappear completely but I feel like this is too fast.

I tried weighing down both sides but I just got a tall extremely short wake with lots of white caps on too. Weighing down on side with 2 people in the front seemed to lengthen it out slightly but it was still not great (I think) and really close.

Here are a few pics with no ballast, the wake shaper and one adult on the surf side to help with the rope.

Just after starting....



About 20 seconds in



A minute or two later



It seems to bounce from what I think is a good wake in pic one to a washed out crappy walk in the others then back again...I also have a video that really shows it well but I am not yet sure how to post it here. Thanks for all the help!!!!


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Old 08-24-2017, 12:45 PM
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I am having same issue with my 04 xstar sweet spot is close to the back of the boat I knew it would take some time to get it right. I have been told to go faster to extend the wake but not if 13.8 is a little fast. I am going about 10.5 to 11.2
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:54 PM
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You need more center locker or bow weight.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:24 PM
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I agree and add that more overall weight is needed to size up the wave, and more proportional weighting up front to lengthen the wave.

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Old 08-24-2017, 08:53 PM
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OK, let's see if this video works......

Just for the heck of it, before I read your posts, I tried to see what the wake would be like with absolutely no weight anywhere and no wake shaper....going at about 12 mph. The only weight would be one adult helping with the rope sitting on the surf side.

https://youtu.be/Aj451SYcIZ8


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Old 08-24-2017, 11:01 PM
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You are going to need to add piggyback bags to your stock hard tanks both front and rear. I run KBG and IBS bag completely full. I have 900s in the back on top of my hard tanks. I run rear starboard empty and port side as full as it will go. I run 10.7 mph and I have good wave. The wakeshapers make my wave longer, but shorten its height and increase the white caps.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:49 AM
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I'm curious to ask when was the last time you calibrated your speed indicator to a hand held GPS?

I too have an 2007 X15 but we surf on the goofy side (right) and we run 1100ish on the right rear and about 1/3 of an 1100 lb bag on the left rear side. If I have more than 3 people in the boat I won't fill the KGB but if I don't then I fill it up. I also do not have a trim plate so I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing for a surf setup.

All this was a setup using the BoB V5 *** gate but it broke, the blade snapped. So the pictures and video if I can post a video are using the before mentioned.

I now have the NautiCurl but have yet to try it out because I work to F'ing much....
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:52 AM
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This is just the drive and the before mentioned setup
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:24 AM
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OK, let's see if this video works......

Just for the heck of it, before I read your posts, I tried to see what the wake would be like with absolutely no weight anywhere and no wake shaper....going at about 12 mph. The only weight would be one adult helping with the rope sitting on the surf side.

https://youtu.be/Aj451SYcIZ8


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Old 08-25-2017, 12:07 PM
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Sorry, lets try this....

https://youtu.be/Aj451SYcIZ8

How do you just imbed the video so it shows here instead of the link

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