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Old 08-15-2013, 11:24 AM
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Thamax, how in the heck do you keep water out of the front of that star with that kinda nose weight??? Wow! I would love to ride behind a star weighted like that though! It seems to me it would make the lip way more predictable and less sensitive. What I notice with the star when it only has the factory+ pro ballast loaded is it has a lip that is on the edge of rolling over and if you pull to hard on your cut you can really screw it up. This is at 22.5 and 75'. Might be different for you guys running faster and longer.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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Water over the nose in a G3star is an occupational hazard. Part of the price you pay for the sleek lines. Takes a bit of experience and you can avoid most of it. But its not a big deal, it's only water.

As for the limited seating area, I agree that's a problem for those with large families or posses. But it has that large sun pad on the back which the newer boats have abandoned and I think that's a real loss. It also has massive rear lockers. Bottom line, does it have a lot of main cockpit seating, no. Does a 911 hold a lot of luggage? Pick your priorities.

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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Bjames, you ride at 20mph??? I'm old and not as light as i once was. Maybe my junior high weight of 120 pounds i could ride at that speed. My crew, we all ride 23-25 mph just to keep on plane hahahaha.

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Funny ... maybe you need a bigger board LOL!! We only do 20mph when we have junior wakeboarders with us. I typically ride 21.6-22. One of my buddies prefers 18.5mph and he is taller than me. However, I have slowed it down myself to about 18-19mph and never had any problems planing, thats not to say is a little too spongey
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:30 PM
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Since owning the star, we have only taken water over the bow twice (both with my wife driving ). This is with all ballast full including a 750lbs sac up front. The tip of the bow is only about 4 to 5 inches above the water, but the trick is to maintain speed when ever you come to a wave. If a roller comes towards you, give it some throttle. Personally, from comming fromthe X25 to the Star, I dodnt see any real difference in preventitive measures from keeping water from coming over the bow. Obviously from changing my driving habbits. I was swamping our first X25 a lot when surfing, but then my wife finally cuffed me on the back of the head and knocked some sense into me
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:17 PM
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It rides low 4-5 inches above the water speed up over waves and drive smooth don't jerk the throttle around and the bow will never take on water. Nose weight= super clean and sharp lip on the wave
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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Nick

The key to your x-25 wake is getting some extra bow weight. I typically run 540 in the walkway and another 100 lbs of lead maybe up there. Stock kgb ballast and 4 people in the boat kicks out a fun wake. Its easy and fast as well. By the time my wife backs the boat in the water, parks the truck and comes down to the dock we have everything filled and we are ready to go

If we are running with three people, two in the boat one riding, we'll put some ballast in the back to get a nice lip on the wake. If you have some folks in the boat there is really no need to fill the back ballast. The 540 in the bow is your key for both surfing and boarding.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:16 PM
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Thanks will try I do find stock set up very steep and lippy.
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