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#41 MidnightMax

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:41 PM

We just tried several different weight and speed configurations before finding the best balance.
With his boat we found that any non surf side weight really messed things up. In the end, surf side and bow weight with a speed between 10 and 10.5 was ideal. Not the longest wave but VERY surf able.
Like Mbalsiger said, he is probably close to his max weight with 1600+ in the corner. He could possibly add a bit more and counter it with bow weight but I don't think he needs to.
Driving the boat felt weird to me as I have gotten used to a level boat. I don't miss that :)
Sorry Olds, I had my go pros but forgot to set em up
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#42 mbalsiger

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:19 AM

A video... NOT!!!

I fully expected the comments and was up all night waiting to hear the stream of "pics or it didn't happen" so I am going to get a Go Pro today! :D


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#43 The Donfather

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:32 AM

If midnight was there, I am sure it happened.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:36 AM

If midnight was there, I am sure it happened.

oh it happened….at first we start out with 1600 lbs in the rear and no bow weight, I said to Midnight "are you sure" he says I just want to see what it looks like, I am 6'4" and I had to stand on my tip toes to see over the bow, we quickly remedied that issue….


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