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Old 03-14-2012, 02:01 AM
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X9 surfing ballast setup

I'm looking for some advise from X9/209 or even X7 owners who have mastered the surf wake ballast size, amount, placement, and configuration. I usually only have a few folks on board so body count doesnt come into play much on my boat.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:05 PM
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I'm looking for some advise from X9/209 or even X7 owners who have mastered the surf wake ballast size, amount, placement, and configuration. I usually only have a few folks on board so body count doesnt come into play much on my boat.
I sold an X9 to a guy two or three years ago and it was the surf ability that sealed the deal. We had a full tank of gas, a full bench ballast and one large guy on in the corner, and the hull dug down and put out a nice surf wake. I was shocked. I had never used the boat for surf before.

Just find some bigger friends!
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:01 PM
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All of my buddies are 220+. I encourage them to date ballast babes. My buddy has a 450+ friend. He puts that mamma jamma on the back tips and it plunges!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:31 AM
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I sold an X9 to a guy two or three years ago and it was the surf ability that sealed the deal. We had a full tank of gas, a full bench ballast and one large guy on in the corner, and the hull dug down and put out a nice surf wake. I was shocked. I had never used the boat for surf before.

Just find some bigger friends!
Did you have just the stock rear ballast or did you upsize? Thinking of doing the wakemaker fly hi pro X 750lb in the rear with another 750 on the side of the engine with the center ski locker filled. Should give me around 1800lbs total without a load of peeps.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:34 AM
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All of my buddies are 220+. I encourage them to date ballast babes. My buddy has a 450+ friend. He puts that mamma jamma on the back tips and it plunges!
Better keep him off of the platform!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:58 AM
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Did you have just the stock rear ballast or did you upsize? Thinking of doing the wakemaker fly hi pro X 750lb in the rear with another 750 on the side of the engine with the center ski locker filled. Should give me around 1800lbs total without a load of peeps.
Stock rear ballast.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:13 PM
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[quote][Better keep him off of the platform!/QUOTE]

I was gonna post a picture but sure it violates some sort of rule
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:25 PM
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Was it anything like this one? I'll bet you can surf behind this boat.

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:23 AM
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Anyone with surf experience on an X9?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:36 AM
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I use the stock 500lb bag and an additional 750lb bag on the side of the engine on my X-7.
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