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  1. #91
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    I haven't updated this in a while. We just keep getting happier and happier with the wave. Swap to GSA and don't look back!

    We have played and played with different settings and it is paying off. We actually are surfing now with numbers quite a bit different than what we started off with. We are working on dialing back The TAPS tab more which is really helping clean up the wave face. The surf tab is still pretty much at a 2 or 3. I'm trying to figure out why that is the case. It's keeping me at my roll angles of around 5 degrees. I really don't want to dump off side water to get more lean and then raise the surf tab up. I need to try it and see what happens though. We have sped the boat up to 11.8 now and we are all really happy with that. Maybe I'll get brave and try going as fast as Zack recommends one of these days.

    So the Reunion at Mead was really interesting. Half of our party ended up not being able to make it so we ran with just my small family of 5 and only water weight. We ran one kid in the bow, the driver and then my wife and one other kid in the rear corner. We ran the front ballast full and the rears set to 90%. The wave was probably the longest we have had it, but what really stood out to me was how hard it was. I could really push down hard on the board with my legs from the top of the wave to the bottom to generate speed. It felt like snowboarding and pumping on hard pack to generate speed. The wave just felt rock hard. I've been dying to get air now and feel like I'm right there, but it's not happening. As I watch this video (never mind my awesome dance moves at the beginning) it looks like I have enough speed and wave to just fly off the top, but I don't. Hopefully it's just my technique that needs improvement. Anyways, we are loving it.


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    First off, the wave and dance moves are looking pretty damn nice!!

    I’m doing the GSA swap. You, Cole, and D&P have me plenty sold!

    It was funny, we went out today, I basically borrowed my boat from the dealer to get a day in, since they’ve had it since Labor Day, and I have been needing some lake time. I took no lead, because I was only getting out for like 5 hours and it wasn’t worth the hassle.. I was the biggest human on the boat by probably close to 100#, although we had 14 on there, there were only 3 guys, maybe 1500-1800# in humans, with a boat full of chicks and kids. And we got a halfway decent wave surprisingly, luckily everyone that rode was goofy, so I think that was the biggest factor, as our goofy wave is twice our regular. I did slow down, though, but only to 11.6, at one point someone must have turned taps off, and it went back to the 10.8 default and I couldn’t figure out what had happened to the wave, as it was half wash, before I realized it was the speed, back to 11.6 and it cleaned right up.. I think it had more push than it normally does at 12, too. I think 12 is a longer wave, which is more fun if I want to work harder, but I think 11.6 might be the spot..


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    Our port side actuator failed on us a couple weeks ago in the middle of the day. Our goofy wave was shot. We switched over to the regular side just to goof around. I haven't had so much fun surfing in a long time. It was like learning to surf all over again. We all surfed both heel side to the wave, and switch. It was a blast. Anyways, that wave on the regular side of the boat was far more impressive than our goofy wave. I was really surprised. It was cleaner, longer, and much stronger. I really wish I could duplicate that on the goofy side.
    Anyways, we will continue running at faster speeds and will keep playing with weight and settings, as normal. The sad thing is that I'm afraid our season is over. Trying to get to Sand Hollow is two weeks though.....fingers crossed.

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    ^^^ What you should be concerned about is throwing the rope back in the boat. One fall over the wake and you’re seriously looking at getting caught in that rope. I’d be willing to bet you don’t use a safety release so all the more reason to throw it back in the boat.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy.

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    I wouldn’t worry about the rope on the other side. Hundreds of hours like that from many many people without a single problem. Might be the case on an older smaller wave but this bigger boats you really gotta try to get over there. Us Canadians call leaving the rope on the side the Canadian way.

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    We pull the rope in most of the time. At least I do when I’m in the boat. But to be honest it’s just to clean up video we may take as I hate seeing the role bounce around. I’ve never thought about being able to get caught up in it if we somehow got to the other side. I have tried a few times to intentionally do a transfer and have yet to get to the other side. My daughter actually got huge air one time in an attempt to do a 360 and belly flopped on top of the wave. She had no chance of getting to the other side. We used to just throw the rope into the boat, but doing that really messed up my daughters as they were learning. It was just easier for them to throw it across the wake and has become habit.
    Either way, if the rope gets pulled into the boat there becomes zero chance for a tangle up so it is good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsreid View Post
    I wouldn’t worry about the rope on the other side. Hundreds of hours like that from many many people without a single problem. Might be the case on an older smaller wave but this bigger boats you really gotta try to get over there. Us Canadians call leaving the rope on the side the Canadian way.
    I call it the lazy, irresponsible way. Seriously bro, how hard is it to throw it back in the boat? You’re argument is the same as people who surf behind outdrives. “It hasn’t happened to me yet so it never will.” The only reason you don’t hear about it is the fact that people rarely admit to being stupid. You know I respect you and I love my Canadian but c’mon man, throw that thing back in the boat.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNSTUCK View Post
    Either way, if the rope gets pulled into the boat there becomes zero chance for a tangle up so it is good advice.
    Exactamundo.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy.

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    Very nice wave. I made to mead for thr first time this year but not at the right time and didn’t have my boat. I was amazed at how low the water is.

    On the topic of the rope. I throw the rope in the boat every time. If I have a new surfer they drop and somone pulls it it.
    A few years ago I threw the rope and fell in the process (maybe too much lake beverage but it happens sometime). I had the rope coiled up in my forward hand. I hit the water and felt the rope first on the back of my neck. I quickly tucked my chin and put my hand over my chin and neck. The rope got real tight real fast around my neck and hand and after little bit of dragging it amazingly slid off. I got pulled by the head and had a very nasty rope burn. I was very shaken and felt lucky things didn’t turn out worse. I know it was a fluke and probably couldn’t happen again if I tried. The lesson I learned is that bad accidents can’t happen if you eliminate the potential for the worst that could happen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainkurk72 View Post
    Very nice wave. I made to mead for thr first time this year but not at the right time and didn’t have my boat. I was amazed at how low the water is.

    On the topic of the rope. I throw the rope in the boat every time. If I have a new surfer they drop and somone pulls it it.
    A few years ago I threw the rope and fell in the process (maybe too much lake beverage but it happens sometime). I had the rope coiled up in my forward hand. I hit the water and felt the rope first on the back of my neck. I quickly tucked my chin and put my hand over my chin and neck. The rope got real tight real fast around my neck and hand and after little bit of dragging it amazingly slid off. I got pulled by the head and had a very nasty rope burn. I was very shaken and felt lucky things didn’t turn out worse. I know it was a fluke and probably couldn’t happen again if I tried. The lesson I learned is that bad accidents can’t happen if you eliminate the potential for the worst that could happen.




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    It’s no joke. Ropes and water kill people. Your situation is why I use one of these, https://www.skyski.com/product-p/65-0800.htm I’ve never had to use it in an emergency but I know it’s there in case I ever do. Should it not release for whatever reason, I always have a line down from the manual release so that I or any of the crew can easily grab it and release the rope. People get caught in ropes all the time. So do kids.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy.

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