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Old 05-16-2021, 09:22 PM
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Swell Wakesurf Slim H3X Plus - My Review

I received my new Swell Wakesurf Creator Slim H3X Plus Wake Shaper a couple weeks ago; it came in a few days from order and was packaged well. This weekend I finally got to try it out. The water was 61 degrees so my old fat butt did not get wet, but I did try the new toy and snapped a few pics shown below:

All pics are taken under the same conditions behind my 2011 X25 with STOCK BALLAST ONLY:

-Little to no wind

-Boat at 10.6 MPH

Angle set to furthest front rotated “down” position to be almost perpendicular to the
water’s surface at speed, mounted on the starboard side to surf port. I was only able to get it mounted above the lowest channel directly on the X25 Stickers. I think could have mounted it lower if I got in the water.

Over all I was very happy with the performance, I have used other shapers in the past and I feel this one is well built, and provided the best wave all while being light and more compact than others I have used.

Most important: It never came off during the tests and it does float (I tried this first)

Needless to say, I recommend this shaper. Unfortunately the height of the wave did not show up well in the pics.

Wake picks:

First pic is 10.6 MPH, stock ballast, nothing attached

Second pic: Swell Wake attached, pivoted down, not extended, rear ballast only filled

Third pics: Swell Wake attached, pivoted down, extended wave face, rear ballast only filled (best wave)

Forth pic: Swell Wake attached, pivoted down, extended wave face, with all ballast filled including KGB
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:38 AM
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How'd the strainer work out for you?
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:58 AM
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Great testing and write up!
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:34 PM
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I was able to install it lower (where it belongs) this weekend. It made a difference.

Wake pic shown was taken with it on the boat as shown and with 600 pound bags on top of stock ballast (thanks David for loaning them to me). I will be on the look out for a set of sacs in the 600 pound range...Anyone got anything???
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:44 PM
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Do you have plug and play ballast?


X Star 710 bags from wakemakers fit perfectly in the rear compartments.
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I'll be running mine this weekend at the MasterBash, thanks for the writeup!
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:00 PM
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How'd the strainer work out for you?
Sorry I missed this! The new strainer works great!
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:01 PM
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Do you have plug and play ballast?


X Star 710 bags from wakemakers fit perfectly in the rear compartments.
Yes I do have Plug N Play. The XStar bags (720ís) are an option at 40X22x22. The 650ís are a tad smaller at 40x20x20.
I am not sure how much I will use them, I actually hoping the stock wake is decent. But if someone has something for sale??????
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We spent the weekend at the lake and logged some surfing time with the new shaper, it seems to work best mounted as far back as possible. I was able to go rope less (very close to the boat) without any additional ballast; however I have decided to go ahead and add some weight to improve the push and to then be able to fill the KGB to add to the pocket length.
I tried to order the 540 bags from Wakemakers today, but unfortunately they are out of stock. I went ahead and ordered 710's, this should help the wake quite a bit.

More to come......
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Old 07-27-2021, 03:20 PM
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Are you using the stock wave shapers as well? I have a 2010 X25 and last year I upgrade the stock wave shaper to the Gen 2 system, which was a big improvement! And a lot cheaper than buying a new boat. But I still have problems getting a good wave on the Starboard side (I am goofy foot), Port side is a really good wave. I have extra ballast in the rear, and last year I added ballast under the front seats as well from Wavemakers. All helps, but still not quite good enough on the right side for me. Am hoping I can buy a wake shaper to add that will improve the wave on that side
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