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Old 08-24-2012, 01:16 PM
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Surfing for the first time...

Ok so now I have this "new toy", 2012 X2 and I want to play!

I'm going to try surfing for the first time tomorrow. Got some buddies who are coming over and we are super stoked.

I've got the rope, and a CWB RAZR. I will be using the stock ballast.

Any tips, settings and or precautions you can offer up would be appreciated.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:50 PM
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If you really want to surf I'd suggest getting three Fat Sac's $150ea W707's (and a tsunami pump) and you can put them in the storage compartments or on the seats on the side you want to surf and fill them as much as you can wherever they are. Surfing an X2 with stock ballast won't give you a great surf wake unfortunately and it'll be short and shallow. You will want 2000lbs+ to really have fun surfing.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:52 PM
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woon, when you get a chance look at the surf thread about the 2012 x2 and let me know how to clean my wake up. i am running a lot of weight and just can't get it clean.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:04 PM
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@ TheWoons - I think that will def be an upgrade I will want to do for sure. For right now, I should be able to surf with stock ballast? I know it won't be the most perfect wake ever but... we will still have fun with it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:07 PM
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ttu, I'll check it out.

CBRENT- with stock ballast you might be able to surf it but it'll be a bit tough. I'd try and load the boat with as many people as you can and line them up mostly on the side you want to surf and put a few in the bow on the opposite side
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:10 PM
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@ TheWoons - you say it will be a bit tough. Are you saying it will be tough to stay in the sweet spot or even create one? Thanks.
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A bit of both. Most people go too slow and that creates a more mushy washy wake. Just get as weight as you can on the surf side and go 11-12mph
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:38 PM
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@ TheWoons - I think that will def be an upgrade I will want to do for sure. For right now, I should be able to surf with stock ballast? I know it won't be the most perfect wake ever but... we will still have fun with it.
You should be able to surf with stock ballast. We did on our 07 X2's for a long time. The pocket is short though, but very surfable. I just recently added a 455lb piggy back bag to the port (surf side) locker and it helps a lot. Add a few more adults and its not bad at all. We surf at about 10.6mph

tr6coug and I have the same set ups...........
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Cool man thanks for the advice.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:30 PM
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A beginner will have a tough time surfing stock ballast, even on our 25 with tabs I could not do it. Now that I'm more experienced I can but it's still a pain without at least an extra bag or two...
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