Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > Watersports > Wakesurfing

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2011, 05:34 PM
MattsCraft's Avatar
MattsCraft MattsCraft is offline
MC Devotee
Join Date: May 2008
Boat: 2013 X25 - 6.2 Ilmor Baby
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,826
Now you have me re-thinking this, for surfing I don't think what you explained would work because the pocket is just to darn short... However... What might work is to create a double wake, like you would get off of an X80 twin screw.

Load both boats Port or Starboard for that matter, which could give you a nice surf wave on each side, the rider could cross sides or even 2 surfers. You could even be offset in distance a bit. The offset might work better, because of the wash created by boat 1. Hmmm, just might have to try this one, probably will have to wait till next year though. This would be a lot tougher for the second boat because he would have the beams distance away to judge.

Originally Posted by wakescene View Post
I'm going to ignore all of the ridiculous comments in this thread and get right on topic.

We have tried something similar to this with wakeboarding. They only way we could make it work was to stagger the boats to create a constant Double-Up wake. It did work, but was inconsistent due to wind, PP speeds etc. But on the occasion we got the wakes to line up, it was stellar and hitting a D-Up wall like that running at normal wakeboard speeds was unreal.

I am thinking that this is how you need to run to get the wakesurf wakes to line up. Ours was staggered about 100ft in front of the boat with the rider and off to the side about 30ft (this should be the side the rider is on). The speeds have to be identical to get it consistent, but it could work for a short time. The front boat dies not need to have a weighted side, only to be creating a decent wake at slow speed.

Honestly to get this to work you need two good drivers that KNOW HOW TO READ WAKES, and how to drive them at angles so that you get the convergence.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 07:10 PM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: Passively looking for a CSX 265
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 15,071
Originally Posted by wakescene View Post
I'm going to ignore all of the ridiculous comments in this thread and get right on topic.
Too late, you post.

"Heavy" beer is for wine drinkers that are too embarrassed to drink wine in front of their buddies. "Light" beer is a drinkin' man's beer!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 06:07 PM
JulioX2's Avatar
JulioX2 JulioX2 is offline
TT Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2010
Boat: X-2
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 206
Found this video of 2 X-80's. Looks like if it's done "right" you can surf it without the rope.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 08:28 PM
tex's Avatar
tex tex is offline
MC Platinum
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 2002 Prostar 197 w/tower
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 8,288
Originally Posted by Sodar View Post
We have done it up at Naci a few times. Even more fun is riding a stand-up jet ski between the 2 boats and jumping the wake. It's almost as fun as surfing a real wave.
We used to do that in our shows in San Diego and Germany. You could fly! Only time I actually liked riding a smoker!
2002 Blue Prostar 197, 0 Flex Tower, Perfect Pass, and The Preditor-ADHD Skier

I'm pursuing my lifelong quest for the perfect, the absolutely driest martini to be found in this or any other world. And I think I may have hit upon the perfect formula :
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 PM.