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Old 08-18-2011, 11:06 PM
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2011 X-Star wakesurfing; X25 video

Hi guys,

I purchase my first boat this summer and I said to myself go big or go home... so I went with a X-star 2008... and so far what a summer!

The guy that use to have my boat bought a 2011 and is feature in this video (the show is in french by the way)...enjoy:

http://quebec.wake2wake.ca/quebec/h20/episode-6

Part A:
- youngster wakeboarkding behind a x25
- 6min wakesurfing behing a 2011 x-star... for the one that say x-star dont have great wake for surf, watch this.

Part B:
- wakeskating
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:47 AM
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Wow, that X-star is slammed for surfing! I wonder how much weight is being used and where.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:00 AM
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Wow, that X-star is slammed for surfing! I wonder how much weight is being used and where.
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I would really appreciate it (as I think others would too) if you could find anything out as far as how much ballast and its distribution, as well as if they're using any surf tabs, etc.!

Granted I haven't slammed our star too, too much, but our surf wave doesn't even compare to the one in the video.

Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:53 AM
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Best mix I have for surfing on my x-star is as follows....

750 in port locker, 750 on cockpit floor (rear), all factory ballast full. 5-6 people in the boat or a sac under the port side seat

speed is key to have a longer wake... we set it for 12.2mph.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:58 AM
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Look at the sacs in the x-star on the video... I'm gonna try this weekend.

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:05 PM
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Then looking at this snap shot... they have A LOT of weight in this xstar. I'd be scared to put this much in the boat

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:09 PM
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How in the heck is any of this legal? First nobody in the boat is sitting, people are riding on the sundeck, and that boat has got to be overweighted. You like to surf? Go to Hawaii. Quit eroding my front yard with your over ballasted wakeboard boats.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:01 PM
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How in the heck is any of this legal? First nobody in the boat is sitting, people are riding on the sundeck, and that boat has got to be overweighted. You like to surf? Go to Hawaii. Quit eroding my front yard with your over ballasted wakeboard boats.
Using that logic, I suppose we should ban all boats greater than 30 feet in length. There are plenty of boats on my lake that are not wakeboard/surf boats that produce wakes that are equal to, or larger than, the wakes thrown by wakesport boats. Those type of boats have been on our lakes for decades, I don't see anyone complaining about them...
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I love it when a 65 marquis goes by on plane on the trent-severn waterway... nothing like a 4' high wake that swallows small boats for breakfest!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:14 PM
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How in the heck is any of this legal? First nobody in the boat is sitting, people are riding on the sundeck, and that boat has got to be overweighted. You like to surf? Go to Hawaii. Quit eroding my front yard with your over ballasted wakeboard boats.
Really, these surf wakes are any bigger than the 30' + cruisers on the river running off plane or barges??? The boat is overloaded, remind me not to buy a boat from these guys loading them down with 3000lbs+ ballast... The wake behind that Xstar while tall is total junk and short. My son who is probably one of the best surf board riders I have seen will tell you, a tall wave is good, but it is all about the length (pun??)

It is not about seeing how much weight you can add to the rear, just like a good wakeboard wake, the proper balance for the boat with a good long curl wave is the idea. I have had 10 people in my X2 and the rub rail touching the water and the wave is not really any better than how we normally load the boat and 4 to 6 people. Again, getting the proper balance for the hull is the key.
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