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  • X-30 Gen 2 surf and wakeboard setup

    Okay this is probably a duplicate thread, I know. I tried searching and PMing a few members and got some good info but I would like some other opinions too. I would like to know the following...

    1)Gen 2 surf setup for both sides.

    2)listed setup for regular (port) wave

    3)wakeboard setup for 20 mph intermediate rider


    THANKS and just punch me in the head if this topic has been covered ad nauseam.

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    DocPhil, congrats on the new X30. I am only going to be able to answer questions 1 & 2 as we did not wakeboard enough to add any value there.

    We put 160hrs on our 2014 with Gen2 last year and we enjoyed every second of it. You will have a great year on that boat. We took many of the guys from the local MC dealer on ours last year and they thought it was dialed in.

    Here is how we set ours up for surfing both sides:

    -Fill all factory Gen2 hard ballast tanks
    -Fill both 750lb fat sacs in the rear lockers
    -250lbs of steel shot (lead) in the bow (125lbs per side)
    -100lbs of steel shot (lead) in the port side coffin to counter the drivers weight
    -50lbs of steel shot (lead) in each rear locker under the 750lb fat sacs
    -Speed between 11.1 and 11.5 mph depending on # of people in the boat and wind direction
    -100% Gen2 tab deployment on opposite side
    -0-15% Attitude adjustment plate depending on # of people on the boat and what type of board we are using, for starboard side only

    We tried listing the boat by filling only one side and other ways to list but at the end of the day filling all ballast and pnp bags (along with lead bags) was really the best wave we could produce and move from side to side easy.

    The port wave was unreal with the set up above and starboard was very good.
    However, if you are really picky about the Starboard side wave emptying about 50% of the port side 750lb rear locker bag will help clean the port side wave up.

    I know others have suggested that bow weight is not critical but I am going to tell you that based on my 160 hours in our short summer bow weight is very important in cleaning the wave up and making the pocked significantly longer and better.

    I hope this helps. Please report back to us and let us know how it is going. I can send you a few pics of the wave we have if you like, just PM me.

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    • #3
      Colbray. Can you please advise your timer settings for the 750's in the back? Fill and empty.

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      • #4
        are you able to adjust the PnP timers on the new software without any tools or do you have to have the dealer adjust them?

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        • #5
          You can adjust on the screen in the software. Sorry if I am wrong but from my memory I believe I set it as follows:

          I set rear fill times at 11:15 for 750 bags. That is with 5 to 10 seconds of steady overflow out the side. Drain time is set at 9:55. I wish I could just go look but I traded it in at the dealer. I will see if I can get the service guys to go look for me

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          • #6
            thank you!

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            • #7
              Thanks

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              • #8
                wake setup

                Doc,

                I don't usually ride at 20 mph, but we were messing with inverts this week and rode my 2014 x-30 at 19 and 20 mph and surprisingly the wake stayed very clean even with some ballast full.

                I would suggest @ 20mph to fill rear tanks to 40% and the front to 100% (gen 2 setup) and ride a rope length of 55-60 feet. Rear tanks can be filled more or less depending on people in the boat. Make sure to evenly distribute the weight side-to-side to clean up the wake on both sides.

                I have lead and 800 lbs bags in mine, so thats not the exact setup I was riding, but should be close.
                The question is not whether life exists after death, but whether you were alive before death - Osho

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Colbray View Post
                  DocPhil, congrats on the new X30. I am only going to be able to answer questions 1 & 2 as we did not wakeboard enough to add any value there.

                  We put 160hrs on our 2014 with Gen2 last year and we enjoyed every second of it. You will have a great year on that boat. We took many of the guys from the local MC dealer on ours last year and they thought it was dialed in.

                  Here is how we set ours up for surfing both sides:

                  -Fill all factory Gen2 hard ballast tanks
                  -Fill both 750lb fat sacs in the rear lockers
                  -250lbs of steel shot (lead) in the bow (125lbs per side)
                  -100lbs of steel shot (lead) in the port side coffin to counter the drivers weight
                  -50lbs of steel shot (lead) in each rear locker under the 750lb fat sacs
                  -Speed between 11.1 and 11.5 mph depending on # of people in the boat and wind direction
                  -100% Gen2 tab deployment on opposite side
                  -0-15% Attitude adjustment plate depending on # of people on the boat and what type of board we are using, for starboard side only

                  We tried listing the boat by filling only one side and other ways to list but at the end of the day filling all ballast and pnp bags (along with lead bags) was really the best wave we could produce and move from side to side easy.

                  The port wave was unreal with the set up above and starboard was very good.
                  However, if you are really picky about the Starboard side wave emptying about 50% of the port side 750lb rear locker bag will help clean the port side wave up.

                  I know others have suggested that bow weight is not critical but I am going to tell you that based on my 160 hours in our short summer bow weight is very important in cleaning the wave up and making the pocked significantly longer and better.

                  I hope this helps. Please report back to us and let us know how it is going. I can send you a few pics of the wave we have if you like, just PM me.
                  ok, so not sure if this will make it to you or not. We are still trying to perfect our wave with our 2015 x30. My kids are now three years older and much better surfers and looking for a bigger/better wake. First question is "how can I tell how big the factory fat sacks are that I have?" I bought the boat new and they came with the boat. My hunch is that they are not 750lbs on each side. My hunch is they are about 350. Are they marked anywhere? What is the max size you can fit in the locker? Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    X-30 Gen 2 surf and wakeboard setup

                    We have 1100 lb sacs that can fill to 95% level, plus 400 lbs lead in various spots including bow, under observers seat and a bit in each rear corner. Surf steep @ 11.1MPH seems like sweet spot between size and length.



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