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Old 08-12-2019, 09:00 PM
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X23 surf setup for beginners

Anyone have any good recommendations for a surf setup for the X23 for beginners struggling to get up?

I could care less if the wave is wimpy and they can't drop the rope. I'm just trying to minimize the huge down slope on the back side of the wave that sucks beginners in if they don't get to the outside fast enough.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:31 PM
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Put it on mellow. If say they are surfing port side, if possible get them on port side or turn steering wheel hard to the left on the start help them start out in the flat . A thin wakeboard, one that is not so buoyant, say a (skim Board with fins helps also)
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:36 PM
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Try mellow and tap on the ballast part of the mode settings and manually override from 100% fill on port and starboard and try 60% ish
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:39 PM
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For beginners I set up custom left and right profiles with no ballast but still using the surf tabs. Makes for a clean wave on the surf side that is not so steep and intimidating to new riders. Also hook your tow rope to the side of the tower arch they are surfing on. Helps get them out in front of the wave when it begins to form much better having the rope on the center tow point.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:38 AM
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Increasing the tabs will mellow the wave, also speed up too. I believe my mellow settings are 60, 20, 0. Full ballast at 11.0

Another option is leave settings alone and just don’t fill the ballast.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:06 AM
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You need to fill the ballast to create the wave. Put the settings to Mellow.

In order to drop the rope, the wave needs to create the push to keep the board in the pocket.

As mentioned above, speed up so and that will make the wave smaller.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:28 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far.

I have tried 0 ballast w/ factory tab settings. It was pretty bad.

I have tried full ballast w/ more tabs and speed. It doesn't solve the startup problem that there is a huge down slope if you end up on the wrong side of the wave.

Putting the rope on the outside of the tower helps but I was hoping for better.

I intend to play with some moderate ballast and tabs together and was wondering whether anyone had done the same and found a favorite.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:12 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far.

I have tried 0 ballast w/ factory tab settings. It was pretty bad.

I have tried full ballast w/ more tabs and speed. It doesn't solve the startup problem that there is a huge down slope if you end up on the wrong side of the wave.

Putting the rope on the outside of the tower helps but I was hoping for better.

I intend to play with some moderate ballast and tabs together and was wondering whether anyone had done the same and found a favorite.
You need to have the ballast 100% to create the wave an and push, adjust the tabs and the speed to change the wave size.

Sounds like you need to use the factory mellow setting.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:11 PM
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We struggled with people getting over the wash too. I tried to keep the speed low until they could get out of the wash and into the pocket, then increased to full speed.

We also had the rope on the surf side and would also turn to that side to help them out


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:26 PM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far.

I have tried 0 ballast w/ factory tab settings. It was pretty bad.

I have tried full ballast w/ more tabs and speed. It doesn't solve the startup problem that there is a huge down slope if you end up on the wrong side of the wave.

Putting the rope on the outside of the tower helps but I was hoping for better.

I intend to play with some moderate ballast and tabs together and was wondering whether anyone had done the same and found a favorite.
Oh, your talking about starting. I tell everyone as soon as you get up go to the left as quick as you can the long you wait the higher the wave gets.
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