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Old 06-10-2011, 05:42 PM
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X Star Ballast Setup

I have a 2009 X Star with factory ballasts. Looking for suggestions on additional bags to get my kids surfing?

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:38 PM
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I run this set up in my 09 X2
Full hard tanks all round.
Full front flyhigh
Full port Flyhigh
Stb Flyhigh bag under set where the esky lived, as full as she can go.
250kg bag along back seat ( port cnr )
250kg bag along port seat ( side )
250kg bag under flip up seat ( port )
250Kg bag along floor ( port side )
You wont need the 250kg bag on the floor if you have a few peeps in the boat or if just begining.
No Trim tab or surf tab deployed.
If dead keen_mod swim platform and bypass ballast timers...best surf mods ever.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:10 PM
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More the better.

We do the following to get a fair surf wake. Keep in mind that the X-star throws a short surf wake.

- Fill appropriate side built in ballast and KGB ballast. Leave other side empty of course.
- We have a 750lbs fly high sac in the rear locker, 200lb sac under the front seat, and 200 lbs on the main cockpit seat on that side.
- All passengers on the appropriate side.

If you want to determine how much weight you need (i.e. how big a surf wake do you find necessary) before investing in fat sacs, then do step one and invite passengers and see how many people, and therefore weight, does it take to get the size surf wake you need for your kids.

Sacs in the rear lockers and under the front seats will also greatly improve the shape and size of your wakeboarding wake.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:52 AM
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Thanks for the advise
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:33 AM
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My surf ballast setup is similar to vision's

KGB full
750 sac in port side rear locker
400 sac on port side seat

everyone sits on port side, try moving 1-2 people to the front for a longer pocket to ride in

11.2 mph - 11.8 mph (I'm still playing with speed for the best wave)

Turn the boat slightly to the left while driving for a better wave
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:32 PM
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So I'm going to bump an old thread, thought might be better than asking the same question that's been asked a million times.

I'm going to pick up my new to me 05 x star 2 weeks from today unless something catastrophic happens. I'm looking for input on port surf wave. Since I'll have one weekend to dial it in before my brothers bachelor party where we will all be at the lake and I don't want to have to mess with it all then.

Fat sacs I have in my possession:
2-750 fly high
2-240 fly high
1-550 fly high

From what I've read I defiantly need a 750 in port locker with port and KGB filled plus extra. My question is where should I place the other couple bags I have without buying more?

I'm thinking the other 750 in the walkway, and the 550 under the port seats. I don't really want to set any bags on the seats if I can get away with it.

Thanks guys. Can't wait to go pick it up
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:49 PM
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:50 PM
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Nice look'n XStar
just load up the port or starboard side what ever the preference is
it doesn't hurt to put weight up towards the bow to create a longer wave
keep in mind the more weight the higher the speed
if you have 1000lbs on the port side your speed will roughly be 11.5-12mph
BTW try keeping everyone in the boat and not on the sundeck for safety reasons
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:04 PM
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Nice look'n XStar
just load up the port or starboard side what ever the preference is
it doesn't hurt to put weight up towards the bow to create a longer wave
keep in mind the more weight the higher the speed
if you have 1000lbs on the port side your speed will roughly be 11.5-12mph
BTW try keeping everyone in the boat and not on the sundeck for safety reasons
Yea I plan to keep everyone in the boat and off the sundeck while we are moving. I don't want to deal with that potential problem.

Thanks for the tip on the speed, I've only wake surfed a couple times so I'm no expert and ok taking any tips I can get.

The board I have currently is a liquid force 4-10", biggest guy in the group is probably 220 so I don't think he will be able to go rope less but it should do for me at 185 right?

Does anyone have any pictures of their 2nd gen star listing while at rest with surf weight? Just trying to get an idea of how they sit. Surely the rub rail isn't going to be under like bud mans x1!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:25 PM
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We take that as a complement! Lol
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