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dunny    0

ok i got 06 lightning c4, we get a good wave behind her. seems to turn heads with people who dont ride or own centurions, quite nicely an get alot of questions an complements. but am looking for more as we all do.

 

right now im running a deflector fin on the port side, a 750lb sac in the port engine compartment(another n the starboard for the goofy wave, a 540lb sac on the rear seat, stock center ballast with a 900lb sac on the floor. an either two 300lb sacs or a 540lb sac up front,takes some time to set up but once filled is big tall long, hard wave at 13-14mph, taller at 12- 13 but shorter an softer. so any ideas floating round rounf to add to this set up ? looking to make the wave hard, tall, an long at 14.5mhp is the goal. thxs ! have photos of the wave just waiting on permision to to post them. some pics can be veiwed at getradrevelstoke.com

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BenHolloway    29

any reason you need to achieve the 14.5 mph?

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Bongo Fury    641

^^^X2^^^ 14.5 seems really fast....we ride at 11.2

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dunny    0

more speed = more pop of the wave = more fun,

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dunny    0

and yes te speedo is dailed in using a gps, an another boat

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duramat    464

Trying for the 40 footer??

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RhuntIII    557

Hey Dunny, I like the way you think. I could not find your pics on getrad, maybe a little direction. I would like to see pics on how you rigged out your boat for surfing.

 

Switchblade?

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Bongo Fury    641

Trying for the 40 footer??

 

LOL!!! Classic.

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BenHolloway    29

I think at some point you lose the ability to keep up with the wave as well, we run between 11.7 and 12.3 and can build plenty of speed by falling back and pumping in. you can still surf at upwards of 14 but the wave on our setup seems to loose alot height and the wave sorta straightens out. I know JamesZ runs at 14 or 14.5 and his wave looks stellar, he claims the switchblade is his secret but I think it also has to do with the ammount of ballast he runs. Try packing all the weight you can in the corner maybe not so much in the nose and take a run, I would think the speed alone would lengthen the wave and eliminate the need for bow weight, can you pull off a port locker full, filll under the port seat, 500 on the port seat, 500 on the back seat... for what you want lead might be your friend....

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dunny    0

no switch blade, looking into one just really pricey ! have tried with no bow weight the wave gets bigger but shorter in length so had to compromise to get the length with the weight in the bow, i have two extra 300lbs sacs i use on the port seat here an there but with all the bags there aint much room left to sit. usually have 6-7 people in the boat with the mentioned set up to off set the gas ! lead isnt an option got a freaking big climb up the dam to launch the boat !

as for the photos on the getrad website there are a couple on the stoke fm artical of scot an eve surfing the wave isnt the full load of ballasts of them but looks good.

 

an as for going for the 40ter, ill wait till winter an launch off a couple with my sled an noboard ;)

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Bigcatpt    395

Trying for the 40 footer??

Actually that was a 40+ footer I believe. LMAO

 

Man it is almost the end of summer (at least where I live) and we still haven't heard from that guy on his wave length.

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dunny    0

hey im up in the mtns, believe it or not the only boat on the lake 90 %, some says 40 footer i think vertical drops or airs. my fault sorry. length of the wave, 5 , 5' boards lengths give or take havent taken a measuring tape to it so best i can do

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dunny    0
so no new ideas floating round out there

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Bigcatpt    395

You are talking out of most guys league here when you are talking about tall, long, and hard waves at 14.5 mph.

 

You may as well be speaking a different language!

 

Can you post up some pics of your wave and then maybe we will all be asking you for advise on how to improve our surf waves.

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DrNate    426

We run 10.7-11.3. Any faster and you start to lose the wave. Only way I could keep up with 14.5 is if I had a 10 foot longboard and weighed 93 lbs. :)

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dunny    0

heading out tomorrow hopefully, will take photos of the wave an set up. have some with out a full ballast load from a day that i forgot the pumps but cant figure out how to post them on to this thread. any help on this would help. will post both.

 

an no you dont need a 10 ft long board to keep on the wave, just gotta get up on the rail an ride it hard, wont lie gets interesting an fast but most of all fun. 2 fins work best channel water fast, three kinda slow, one works. but the trick we use is to get the back foot an weight off the tail move stance forward , give it a try will suprise ya !

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DarksideR    1,678

You are talking out of most guys league here when you are talking about tall, long, and hard waves at 14.5 mph.

 

You may as well be speaking a different language!

 

Can you post up some pics of your wave and then maybe we will all be asking you for advise on how to improve our surf waves.

Yeah... it's kinda like UFO's. If you don't have the footage to back up the story, it didn't happen. :laughing:

Sounds like you're doing all the right things. Once you've maxed out your weight, the only other thing I can think of is the switchblade... nothing new.

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mancho    85

On our old elite, we have 2500lbs of ballast and run about 9.5 to 10. But we don't have the deep v hull.

 

Can't imagine running at 14 w all that weight

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Kevin Baugh    73

How do you know how fast you are going

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dunny    0

dailed the speedo in with a gps, new processor an display on the perfect pass. honestly was quite a surpirse when we did dail in the speedo, was off by 2.5mhp. so we did it three times, once at 10mph, then 20mph, then 40mph. it all match the gps an then we tested with a diferent gps to make sure. got some water ski fainatics on a nautic in town old timers who slice hard an kick up one hell of a spray, asked them to chase us an watch the speed, speeds matched.

 

i understand that "say no heelside" i fish, heard fish stories before. is 30 degrees out today sure well make it to the lake, ill charge up the vid. an well if your ever in the area with your boat come up to resivior sure youll be pleasently surprised, 140 km long, 200ft deep. an rarely another boat , an switch blade i think is the answer

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DarksideR    1,678

I still gotta take you up on your offer to try out your noboards! LOL. One day I'll make it to Revelstoke... been wanting to snowboard there for years!

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adambomb2000    35

Better have good legs there Dark...Revy is a monster! Over a mile vertical drop (most in North America) :respect: is a leg burner! Hit it at the right time and the pow can be nothing short of epic! Get there!

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