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Old 09-19-2015, 12:01 AM
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2004 x10 wakesurf?

Looking at buying a 2004 x10 wakeboard addition boat.... can this boat produce a great wave for surfing. Is there a way to have the ballast systems plugged in professionally to make a great wave. Any help is much appreciated...
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:32 AM
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We had a MariStar VRS210 (same boat) and surfed it. If I recall, I had 450# in the locker (starboard for us) and 250# in the front. Usually only had three people, so the observer went in the back corner. It surfed fairly well - would have been better I suspect with more weight and certainly with a wake-shaping device. My son was able to throw the rope most times we went.
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:50 AM
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2004 x10 wakesurf?

Excuse the terrible surfing, but this is the same hull with only a 550# in the surf side locker, a 350# manually filled bag on the back corner seat, a 120# wife driving, and a 170# buddy in the bow.
Will be upgrading to 750# in surf side lockers (that boat will easily hold 1100#) this winter and adding an under-seat bow sac. The more weight in the bow, the more push and longer/cleaner wave. It's easily surfable with minimal weight.

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Old 09-19-2015, 12:52 AM
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None of the earlier than mid-2000 Mastercrafts surf well due to their mostly flat bottom design, with the possible exception of the X-80. The first good Mastercraft surf boat is the X45. Of the older boats, the X10 and the X30 were the best due to the slight V (X-Star, 205V, etc were all completely flat), but still not going to surf as well as the newer semi-V boats or other brands with semi V/deep V hulls. If you're looking at a pure wakesurfing boat, try to find an X45.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:49 AM
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i think the above statement is correct, however, i don't think you'll be able to find an X45 at a comparable price. if you do, it will likely have the MCX, which is a fine motor, but not really a surf motor in the big X45.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:16 PM
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I had a 2001 Maristar 210, same hull as 2004 X10 set up with 750 bags in each rear locker, 300 ski locker and integrated bow sac approx 500 lbs. It had a decent surf wave. My family surfs goofy, and it was pretty good, but the regular (port side) wave was much cleaner due to prop rotation.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:06 PM
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Looking on YouTube about how to surf I'm thinking of getting a bigger board because that will help with a smaller wake. I have the same hull and looking at the boat with about 1500 lbs of people it looks Surfable.

Any input from experienced people? Surfboard will probably be a Christmas present so I won't know till spring how it works.

Eta: I'm 205 lbs.

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Old 09-20-2015, 09:37 AM
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I have an 04 X-10. 750's in the rear lockers, kgb in ski locker, and integrated bow sack under seats. I also have a long, narrow sack under port side seats, I think 250# maybe. With the port rear filled, side sack filled, kgb filled, and bow about halfway I can easily surf with only a driver in the boat. (I'm 6'5", 260#) Obviously with more people it gets better. Its not a large wave but its very easy to surf. Just call wakemakers and they'll set you up with the ballast you need.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:46 AM
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CWB Ride is a good novice to intermediate board and very reasonably priced. I've seen package deals the include a rope as well... Go with last years' model and save...


I would also strongly recommend using the winter to build a wake shaper. It cleans up the opposite side wake significantly. Here are some pictures to give you an idea.

Remember, the simpler the better :-)

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