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    Hey Folks (total noobie here, so please be gentle) -

    I'm curious if any X-14 DD owners out there have figured out the best setup for surfing behind their boats. I'd also be interested in board suggestions that would work well for the wave that it the x14 throws.

    We picked this boat for it's amazing slalom wake and it's certainly delivered. I know it has the potential for some very nice wakeboarding and possibly surfing, I just need to learn the tricks to unlock it...Thanks!

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    JohnE needs to pay attention here.. IE Bump...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by squigs View Post
      Hey Folks (total noobie here, so please be gentle) -

      I'm curious if any X-14 DD owners out there have figured out the best setup for surfing behind their boats. I'd also be interested in board suggestions that would work well for the wave that it the x14 throws.

      We picked this boat for it's amazing slalom wake and it's certainly delivered. I know it has the potential for some very nice wakeboarding and possibly surfing, I just need to learn the tricks to unlock it...Thanks!
      This isn't 'The DS'!
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      • #4
        I brought home a demo last summer and surfed it for a weekend. We were just using the factory ballast plus about 3 or 4 people in the back. Surfer was a Hyperlite Broadcast 4'9". Granted we are all experienced surfers, but with no additional ballast, we were able to drop the rope and go. Depending on what level you are at, a 5'6" Hyperlite Broadcast may be big enough to surf the stock ballast. Otherwise, look into some of more advance surfers, like Phase Five and Inland Surfer.

        Hope this helps!

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        • #5
          I know our guys were adding an additional fat sac alongside the engine for surfing, you can do it without the extra weight but its all the better with it.

          Plus 3 or 4 of NoSkeez's girls weigh more than a couple of fat sacs!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by corey View Post
            Plus 3 or 4 of NoSkeez's girls weigh more than a couple of fat sacs!
            That's only cause they are bringing along their balloon animal supplies!

            Even then, they've got NOTHIN' on those Minnesota girls!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Monte View Post
              JohnE needs to pay attention here.. IE Bump...
              Originally posted by No Skeez View Post
              I brought home a demo last summer and surfed it for a weekend. We were just using the factory ballast plus about 3 or 4 people in the back. Surfer was a Hyperlite Broadcast 4'9". Granted we are all experienced surfers, but with no additional ballast, we were able to drop the rope and go. Depending on what level you are at, a 5'6" Hyperlite Broadcast may be big enough to surf the stock ballast. Otherwise, look into some of more advance surfers, like Phase Five and Inland Surfer.

              Hope this helps!

              Monte, thanks for the thread bump. No Skeez, thanks for the input. That's exactly what I needed to know. The boys taught me to surf last week at csm and I'm looking forward to trying it on the X14.
              '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

              Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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              • #8
                Well get to it boy .......... we want Pics of you surfing that boat soon!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KnoxX2 View Post
                  Well get to it boy .......... we want Pics of you surfing that boat soon!

                  Need to buy a board, first. Any suggestions? What was I on behind your boat? I have no idea what model or length to buy. I'm not cracked about dropping $400 right now, but you got me hooked. I saw some for under $300 in the Overton's catalog. I'll probably call Mike to see what he sells. I imagine he has surf boards...
                  '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

                  Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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                  • #10
                    i have not realy had much luck surfing on my X14 ... tried an extra fat sack but just needed a couple more people in the back

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JohnE View Post
                      Need to buy a board, first. Any suggestions? What was I on behind your boat? I have no idea what model or length to buy. I'm not cracked about dropping $400 right now, but you got me hooked. I saw some for under $300 in the Overton's catalog. I'll probably call Mike to see what he sells. I imagine he has surf boards...
                      Go intermediate with the length. Definately no 4'6" to start off with.. The 5'6" would probably be a good one to start off with. Knox's board is a CWB razr 5'6" IIRC.. Mine is the Hyperlite landlock. 5'11" it is a little to long to work out most tricks.. Although it is a great beginner board I wish I had bought a little shorter...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2RLAKE View Post
                        i have not realy had much luck surfing on my X14 ... tried an extra fat sack but just needed a couple more people in the back
                        Attention MYMC..... Get the paperwork out.. JohnE needs a Black and silver metalflake X2 about mmmmmm lets say Jan-Feb 2010 That is about the time he will have forgotten all about the ride to and from Bahstan/Charlotte

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Monte View Post
                          Go intermediate with the length. Definately no 4'6" to start off with.. The 5'6" would probably be a good one to start off with. Knox's board is a CWB razr 5'6" IIRC.. Mine is the Hyperlite landlock. 5'11" it is a little to long to work out most tricks.. Although it is a great beginner board I wish I had bought a little shorter...
                          Thanks for the advice. I gotta get one for next weekend....

                          Originally posted by Monte View Post
                          Attention MYMC..... Get the paperwork out.. JohnE needs a Black and silver metalflake X2 about mmmmmm lets say Jan-Feb 2010 That is about the time he will have forgotten all about the ride to and from Bahstan/Charlotte
                          No Kidding!!!!! The reason I have had to drive to CSM is really to run the boat and make sure everything is OK....And if it weren't I'd be there so MC of Charlotte could take care of it.

                          I WAS planning on flying in next year...
                          '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

                          Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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                          • #14
                            If you need a surfboard check out a couple of your friendly MasterCraft dealers. I know www.waterskis.com and www.redlinewatersports.com would be more than happy to help make sure you get the right board and a great deal.
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                            • #15
                              chicago mastercraft has some boards as well contact eric to if you like
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                              Originally Posted by Hoosier Bob
                              She always misses me and when I turn her on it is hard to turn her off! She is MC and she completes me! She is the first ride that wants it as much as I do!

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