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Old 09-01-2008, 10:21 PM
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wakesurf ballast set up x9

Just wondering the ballast set ups for those who wakesurf behind an X9
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:05 PM
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i have a 209 but it is essentially a x9 now!!

i have 650 lbs under rear seat
700 lbs in the ski locker
155 lbs in a moveable fat brick

i got all my ballast from a buddy of mine who owns
www.maxwake.com

he can hook you up. we surf my boat really good now!!!

i love the fat brick since it is easily moveable from side to side depending on which side you ride!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:07 PM
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Custom rectangular sack in the front locker, ~519 lbs
sack under the rear seat, ~375 lbs
standard fat sack in the rear storage, less than 600 lbs because it doesn't fill all the way up
two Fat Buddies on the floor, on the surfer's side, ~250 lbs each
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:12 PM
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Custom rectangular sack in the front locker, ~519 lbs
sack under the rear seat, ~375 lbs
standard fat sack in the rear storage, less than 600 lbs because it doesn't fill all the way up
two Fat Buddies on the floor, on the surfer's side, ~250 lbs each
Phat friends, distributed as needed
never hurts!!!!!

i thought about a bag in the ski locker but was not sure how much the floor between there and the fuel tank could take, plus i need the storage!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:28 PM
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I surf off the stock ballast. That and my wife and 100 lb lab and we do just fine. It's all about technique.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:46 PM
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I have been using the stock ballast + a 440lb sack on the surf side and am having trouble letting go. Wiltok said it best, its probably my technique.
G.
P.S. Are you guys putting smaller sacks in the rear locker above the fuel tank?
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:53 PM
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Are you guys putting smaller sacks in the rear locker above the fuel tank?
not me. i do not want to mess anythig up with the fuel tank.

what kinda board u riding??

speed??

prop??
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:55 PM
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I surf off the stock ballast. That and my wife and 100 lb lab and we do just fine. It's all about technique.
yeah but how much do you weigh??

i am at 220. it also depends on what you want to do?? free surf or play around .
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:00 PM
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I have a 5'6" inland surfer limited editon, I am 170 lbs, stock prop, 10 mph
I am looking to surf without the rope
Thx G
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:13 PM
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we ride a cwb ride at 11.5

you may have to play with it to find the right speed and technique. it is all about very small adjustments nothing major.
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