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#1 allzway

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 02:40 PM

Looking for tips for setting up our F22 for wakeboarding.  We mostly surf and just occasionally board, but one of my daughters friends prefers to mostly wakeboard and I haven't found the perfect setup for her.

 

For me.. no weight and 19-20mph is more than enough for me at my old age.

 

For her.. she only wants to go about 18.  We added weight on one side, both sides, moved trim plate, shortened rope and while it had a decent pop at 18mph the lip gets frothy.

 

I would like to here your setups and speeds.

 

 



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 02:44 PM

If you want to run that slow you need to put weight up front and empty out the back end..


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

That or do what I do and drag everyone that likes slow speed at 20 and not tell them...
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#4 allzway

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:47 AM

I didn't try no rear weight and adding up front, but will try it.

 

She is only 14 years old and really pretty good just not ready for faster speeds yet.



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:16 AM

What Greeko said

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:22 AM

Or just completely empty at 18 it has a great wake at that speed. The Deep v will still put nice size wake completely empty, maybe even slightly larger at 18 than it is for u at 19/20 empty but not much.ull prob want make sure boat is pretty even weighted left to right at 18 so both sides of the wake are clean.
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Posted 09 June 2015 - 07:37 AM

18 is gonna be tuff without putting some weight up front I'm afraid. Prob can't go longer than 60' rope either to stay in clean area.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:41 AM

Thanks everyone.. we will try some weight up front next time she is out with us.



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:35 AM

I would also get as much extraneous weight out of the boat as you possibly can, and would try getting her wakeboarding at the end of the day when the gas tank is not as full.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:14 PM

To add to everything above... Also make sure to keep her on a shorter rope length.  Try 55' or 60'

 

Seems a lot of people try to start off with full lengths of rope and only make things more difficult for themselves to learn.

 

 

 

 

That said, I've found full ballast + additional 400lbs, riding at 22.5MPH on 75' line to be a pretty good setup once advanced into big air/tricks.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 08:35 PM

are you doing this cable just for you and mates or are people goin to be able to orginise to have a ride there??

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:42 AM

I'll second the shorter rope.  At that speed, it is going to be very difficult to have a clean wake (nearly impossible to have it clean on both sides) at 75'.  Plus the wake will be very wide anyway.  At 55' or so, you'll probably have a more manageable width and pretty clean wake faces/lips.  On my boat, I need to be sure I have zero center tab deployment for all wakeboarding, regardless of speed, or the wake gets really messy.






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