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Marion Butler

2007 Air Warrior Elite -Wake surf question

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As the title says, I have a 2007 Air Warrior Elite and when we wake surf we can never get the wake to push us along enough to drop the rope.  Any ideas as to what we can or need to do? Go to a larger ballast bag, a shorter wakesurf board?  any suggestions are appreciated.  thanks

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Troy. R    186

What is your current ballast setup?

seems to me that you need more ballast.

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jtryon    21

put as big of a bag as you can in the rear compartment that you're surfing on, and it should surf great with nothing else.

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The current system is the one that came with the boat.  2 in the rear and one somewhere else,  I have no idea of the hull design.  

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Troy. R    186
21 hours ago, Marion Butler said:

The current system is the one that came with the boat.  2 in the rear and one somewhere else,  I have no idea of the hull design.  

The third ballast tank is the center tank. It is under the floor in the main cabin area. If you look forward from the v-drive access under the rear seat you'll see it.

You need WAY more ballast!
There are a million different ways to approach this. Everything from buying a few fat sacs and a Tsunami auxiliary pump to doing a full custom ballast.

My recommendation to get you surfing would be to buy the following:
750# sac for the surf side rear locker
https://www.wakemakers.com/collections/wakeboard-ballast-bags/products/fly-high-fat-sac

370# sac for under the port seat (for surfing regular side only)
https://www.wakemakers.com/collections/wakeboard-ballast-bags/products/fly-high-tube-sac

Tsunami portable pump for filling/draining sacs
https://www.wakemakers.com/collections/wakeboard-ballast-pumps/products/fly-high-fatsac-supa-tsunami-pump-juiced-edition

With this approach, you'll want to remove the factory hard tanks from the lockers to take full advantage of the 750# sac.

 

If you don't mind spending a little more $ and want a more permanent solution, there is a retrofit kit that Wakemakers has to hook up your factory ballast pumps to the fat sacs after removing the hard tank. Of course, this is a little more expensive, but also takes advantage of the factory pumps. I would still recommend buying/using a Tsunami pump to reduce fill/drain times. The factor system is very slow. I would also still recommend getting the 370# sac for under the port seat.
https://www.wakemakers.com/collections/factory-wakeboard-ballast-upgrades/products/centurion-cyclone-05-tankbuster-rear-upgrade

 

Whichever way you go, you'll want at minimum the surf side locker full and the center tank full in order to be able to surf.

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