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Old 06-17-2017, 09:58 PM
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Do Wakesurf Shapers really work?

I've seen some posts about wakesurf shapers that people are using instead of using more ballast. I have a 07 X45 and I am thinking of more ballast to get a bigger wave for surfing or should I just get a wakesurf shaper and if so what would be a good wakesurf shaper and cost?
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:10 PM
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I made one for my 02 Xstar and it was night and day better with the suck gate. On my X45 I never tried without, went straight to using a suck gate.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:52 AM
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I made one for my 02 Xstar and it was night and day better with the suck gate. On my X45 I never tried without, went straight to using a suck gate.
What he said
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:14 AM
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Do a wakeshaper AND more ballast.





Ps. Wakeshapers work well.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:59 AM
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Yes they are awesome on a well weighted 45.
Here's my X45 at with 3400# & a BobV5 shaper......the best for a 45.
Ridiculous amount of push and really large sweet spot on the face.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:15 AM
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Thanks Jon, How much for the BobV5 shaper and how do I order one? I have also done a little research and found that Nauti Curl is another popular wave shaper. Any comments on this product?
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:28 AM
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Welcome

Ill Dan chime in on the BobV5 as i believe he was in production for another batch.

In case he doesnt see this thread, PM him at "bet_on_black"
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:38 AM
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Thanks Jon, PM sent
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:48 AM
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The problem with a 45 and wakeshaper is that not all of them work on a 45 due to hull shape. If the suction cups are too large you won't get it too stick (at least not where you want it). Anything that delays wake convergence will work (I am using GSA right now) but will require some tweaking to get it right.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:32 PM
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The problem with a 45 and wakeshaper is that not all of them work on a 45 due to hull shape. If the suction cups are too large you won't get it too stick (at least not where you want it). Anything that delays wake convergence will work (I am using GSA right now) but will require some tweaking to get it right.
I have an X-55 and am having the same problem with the shaper I bought, with the hull on the 55 there is not a wide enough area to stick it.
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