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Old 02-24-2017, 07:49 PM
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New prop or not???

I have a 2012 X2. When I bough it I was still barefooting so I have a prop that gives me a couple of extra MPH (don't remember which one)

Fast forward to 2017, more kids on board, more pain when i fall, a dog that moves around, and of course the discovery of wake surfing, and BOOM! That's the only thing we do.

So, is there really so much difference with a specific prop? Is it worth the change?

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Old 02-24-2017, 08:26 PM
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Most likely the answer is yes, but there is no way to correctly answer this question without knowing what you already have.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaun R View Post
Most likely the answer is yes, but there is no way to correctly answer this question without knowing what you already have.
^^^^^^^Pretty much this.

I'll add this.

Is surfing now your primary ? Propping Down can save you some money in the long run for surfing with regards to fuel consumption. Depending how you weight your boat you may see small performance upgrade out of the hole........ But if you still ski quite a bit, or keep the speed up above the 15-20mph mark , propping down will cause you to lose economy at those higher speeds.

In my experience prop choice matters most for skiing and footing , next for wakeboarding with extra ballast , and last for surfing. . You can pretty much get away with any prop for surfing to an extent if youre not loading up 4K in ballast. It's really gonna boil down to what you do the most to fit your boat right.

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Old 02-25-2017, 11:40 AM
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There is a huge difference.
Coming from a lower pitch top end speed prop, propping down to a low end greater pitch is like adding 50hp to your boat.
At the expense of top end speed and higher cruising rpms, in general.
Both acme and oj have great options.
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