View Full Version : Setting up an xlv for wake surfing

04-15-2008, 01:03 AM
I am trying to set up my new XLV for surfing and dont get me wrong its a nice wake compared to my old outback. But just not what i dreamed it up to be. I am filling only the left side ballast and the wake plate all the way down and and getting just a small curl not much bigger than my outback with a couple fat sacs. on my XLV I have the gravity III ballast system and the more I look into it on the forums it sounds like the gravity III isnt enough wieght in the back to do the job I even had a few people on the left side of the boat. I just want that huge wake thats why I purchased this boat so if anybody thinks im heading in the wrong direction or knows somthing I dont please help me out thanks :roll:

04-15-2008, 09:14 AM
When you say wakeplate all the way down, you might want to try 75-100% up. Sometimes the wakeplate down/up gets confused.. up will give you more bow lift/more stern in the water/more push on wave.

What size sacs are in the XLV rear lockers? I have 06 LSV and replaced the factory sacs with 750 lb bags on each side. helps a ton.


04-16-2008, 02:48 AM
Cool thanks guys I will put my two 600 pounders in that corner I think to test it out. But I still want to just hit a button to fill it and drain it and not have sacs sitting out all over in my seating area just waiting for the stinking weather :x

04-16-2008, 02:51 AM
oh sorry the xlv has a 900 in the fron and two 400s in the rear but sound like i will need to do some double stacking lol

04-16-2008, 09:37 AM
I bet the Fly High 750s will easily replace those 400s and you won't have to dbl stak and have ballast at flip of switch

04-16-2008, 11:50 AM
Now all you need is a flagger/observer. :o

04-16-2008, 11:44 PM
WOW I had no idea!!! Big no no in Cali and Ariz for sure.

04-17-2008, 12:08 AM
Cool thanks salty I have two 600s in the garage I will throw those in next time im out and see what happends

05-03-2008, 12:37 AM
Hey nat,
put a couple of fat guys & you should have a big wake

05-06-2008, 01:53 PM
salty what lake are you on?

01-22-2009, 06:52 PM
salty, just watched your vid--impresive

01-22-2009, 11:56 PM
Yeah i think some of those west coast guys have to have some sort of flag. Not like us rednecks down here in the south where we are required to have beer! :D