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Old 01-11-2015, 08:13 AM
azzanash azzanash is offline
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X2 Attitude Adjustment Plate

I Hi all...
Got a new 2013 x2.. Has surf tabs. Besides boarding we will be using it a lot to have family beach days... At the end of the day the gear will end up being up front... People heavy in the back.. Today I filled the center balast to compensate but think the adjustment plate would work better.
So attitude adjustment plate... Worth the retrofit???? Living in Hong Kong so open seas with passing ships so would be good to lower the bow.

Questions...
How effective?
How much?
Is it worth it??

Cheers guys!!

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Old 01-11-2015, 11:01 AM
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The auto launch feature it gets you is well worth it if you weight the boat heavily. I also use it to drop the bow on rough days.

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Old 01-13-2015, 02:39 PM
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Thanks bcd,
I've been quoted $2,300 for the installation... Think this is well spent money? Does it make much of a difference when cruising in seas.. The auto launch etc or am I better off leaving it off for this price?
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:31 PM
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If you surf at all, the attitude plate is worth the investment - IMO. Firstly it cleans up the wake and secondly you can fine tune the wake without having to move people or ballast to the front.

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:36 PM
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Thanks ap, wow that's quite a difference!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:32 AM
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It doesn't have to cost $2300. We put one on our 07 right after we bought it for $1000. We don't have a gauge but it doesn't take very long to get used to it and you can kind of know how far it is deployed. As far as auto launch goes, we also manually do that. Put the plate all the way down before you accelerate and once on plane, put it back up.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:33 PM
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I added one to my '08 x2last summer. I heavily weight the boat for boarding and it definitely helps to plane out (wish it had the auto-launch feature back then), I also use it to flatten the wake for slalom. I would purchase for these two reasons only.

I don't really surf, only spent a little time playing with it on the surf wave but I didn't notice much difference, but per above sounds like other people have.

It does help bring the nose down when cruising, but I personally wouldn't spend the money just for that.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:52 PM
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I added one to my '08 x2last summer. I heavily weight the boat for boarding and it definitely helps to plane out (wish it had the auto-launch feature back then), I also use it to flatten the wake for slalom. I would purchase for these two reasons only.

I don't really surf, only spent a little time playing with it on the surf wave but I didn't notice much difference, but per above sounds like other people have.

It does help bring the nose down when cruising, but I personally wouldn't spend the money just for that.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the input guys!!! Gonna run without for now and see how it goes.. But being new we're going to keep it a good few years.. So if I'm going to add it if rather do it sooner than later.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:48 PM
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I really like it for cruising in rough water. I would do it.
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