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  • Ballast settings for surfing/wakeboarding?

    I just purchased a 2010 X2 with 15 hours completely loaded for $55,000!
    I need to know what ballast/surftab/where people should sit settings I need.
    Some stuff to consider for settings, I have:
    The B.I.G. system
    Factory Ballast
    Surf Tabs
    and usually 5 or 6 people with me(100-180lbs)
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  • #2
    You purchased it or your Daddy purchased it?
    www.nwboatsports.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/NW-Bo...27792007306783

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    • #3
      Wrong boat to be wake surfing behind.
      -Tim

      Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sand2snow22 View Post
        You purchased it or your Daddy purchased it?
        Dude, chill out that's a little rude! That is of course unless you know this guy personally. I do realize that he took a dump on the other for sale Listing though. Just a little lead by example might be better.
        Last edited by AZX9; 03-17-2012, 10:06 PM.

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        • #5
          I've messed with a current generation ballast but just
          for wakeboarding.

          I'd imagine filling the surf side tank + another 700-1,100 lbs should be pretty decent. Use the tabs and the KGB to lengthen the pocket until you're happy with it.

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          • #6
            Sink the boat (about 3000 lbs total) so that the ski platform is about 1" under water and the PF X-2 throws a nice wake. Gets a bad rap as a surf boat, but there are some folks who manage a decent surf wake. Add weight to one side until you think it is going to roll over, then add a little more! Watch the rollers over the side and watch your gas cap. Make sure the latter does not go under water! Have fun.
            2008 X star, 2005 X2

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            • #7
              X 3

              http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...4&postcount=12
              Last edited by sand2snow22; 03-18-2012, 01:26 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AZX9 View Post
                Dude, chill out that's a little rude! That is of course unless you know this guy personally. I do realize that he took a dump on the other for sale Listing though. Just a little lead by example might be better.
                You are correct, but it's also rude to lie.
                Last edited by sand2snow22; 03-18-2012, 01:41 AM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sand2snow22 View Post
                  You purchased it or your Daddy purchased it?
                  So am I missing something here? I realize the guy crapped on the other thread but I really dont see the need to be so agressive. Besides, even if it is true that daddy bought it whats he big deal. While I work my butt off for my toys, I am not going to jump his crap for something so petty.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JLowder View Post
                    So am I missing something here? I realize the guy crapped on the other thread but I really dont see the need to be so agressive. Besides, even if it is true that daddy bought it whats he big deal. While I work my butt off for my toys, I am not going to jump his crap for something so petty.
                    Jeesh, forgive me. I didn't know I was being so cruel. Yes, I could have rephrased the ? better.

                    After post #3 in this thread:

                    http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=46185

                    It's a simple sarcastic question for him:

                    http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=46214
                    Last edited by sand2snow22; 03-18-2012, 03:42 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
                      Wrong boat to be wake surfing behind.
                      Really... Totally not true, we surfed even with stock, better with sacks and people. My set up '09, stock + 400# rears and a 350# center. X2 will perfom well with 40% front & 60% rear weight distribution. For surfing, load your surf side, no center tab. The X2 is so terrible, you can surf with 2 people...lol The last 2 pics are wakeboarding, not me but I have seen guys do the same stuff behind my boat as Stars loaded etc.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
                        Wrong boat to be wake surfing behind.
                        Someone wee wee in your Cheerios? Wow, anyway buy a x2 surf sac from wakemakers for surfside rear locker, 370 lb tube sac on seat, all stock ballast full with maybe 200 lb lead or fat brick in bow. Very surf able.
                        David
                        2008 X2 MCX
                        1999 Maristar 210 (sold)
                        1996 Bayliner 2050

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by davidstan View Post
                          Someone wee wee in your Cheerios? Wow, anyway buy a x2 surf sac from wakemakers for surfside rear locker, 370 lb tube sac on seat, all stock ballast full with maybe 200 lb lead or fat brick in bow. Very surf able.
                          No, I'm just giving some honest feedback.

                          Every X2 I've seen has a very small pocket. The best I've seen so far was pettee77's and he had it so grossly over weighted it was dangerous. Using lead as weight is a bad idea as well.

                          You can surf behind anything, just about. I'm just saying there are better choices if surfing is your goal.

                          Photos of waves are very deceptive. I've got photos that look like the surfer is 35 feet behind my boat when he's only 10.
                          -Tim

                          Making boomers great again!! Boomin'

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                          • #14
                            My boat does not need to be overloaded to surf, I am sure there are other boats that mak a bigger wave. (25,30,55) The origianl question was about an X2... this is the boat he has. My son, a fantastic surfer, surfed behind a 25 last summer and the boat was not set up correctly and said, Dad, please don't ever buy the 25, surf wave is total junk. I surfed a 25 also last summer, total stock and set up correctly and would say the wave is taller, but the pocket no better than my 2. Point is, setting up the boat is crucial regardless.

                            First pic - 4 people in the boat, Port Full, 400# port sac full, KGB full, 350# center full

                            Second pic - Same as above except no 350# center, wave/pocket is shorter

                            Third Pic - Same as 2, only 3 people in the boat

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                            • #15
                              My '06 X2 surfs well enough with factory ballast for my wife to ride sans rope (on the goofy side), but was not enough for my 250 lbs to stay in the pocket on the port side. For Christmas my awesome wife got us the X2 package piggy back setup from wakemakers. The set comes with a 455# bag for each locker and one u-shaped 750# bow bag that fits under the seats in the bow. I can't wait to get the boat out of the barn and get it on the water with all the new weight. We should splash her in a couple of weeks right after Easter. I will try to get some good pics and report back how the wave looks on each side.

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