How to weight my 09 22V Launch
We purchased a 2009 22V Launch earlier this year and have been having a blast surfing. Our surf wave is pretty decent by simply filling the port side rear ballast. However, after looking at many of these post I believe I could do even more to create a bigger/better wave. At this point, I'm really not looking to add any additional ballast bags. We are currently surfing between 9.8 or 10.4. mph. Here is an image showing the surf wave. This was a beginner hence the tight rope. If you guys can give me some tips it would be much appreciated.
My buddy got a 09 this spring --- Your sitting on a GOLD MINE when it comes to surfing!!! His makes a Monster wave.... He replaced the stock sac in back with a jumbo 1,100...
He fills that and the front sac up and runs 11.4 on PP with wake plate down a hair to lengthen the pocket...
Copy that and BYE-BYE rope
I also noticed that your beginer was standing Goofy on the board -- most of the time goofy stance is easier to learn/ride on the opposite side because you can keep your balence easier if you have your toeside edge into the wake. ( you probably already knew that but just in case)
Last edited by Redstripe; 07-12-2011 at 01:45 PM.
1,100 lbs sac is def a big helper. Extra weight is really the key to making a great surf wave.
Without buying a pump (to fill your other sac on top of the one you have) or buying larger sacks, you will need to use the wakeplate to create your wave. Further to the left will make the wave taller, further to the right will make the wave longer. Move all your people to the surfside as well.
As a driver, you can also influence the wave. Keep the boat tilted (not turning) to the surf side. It's kind of hard to describe but when you feel it you will know what i mean. Keep the boat listed to surf side, once again not turning. I can turn right and keep my boat listed to the left.
2006 Supra 24SSV
Thanks for the tips guys! I'm seriously considering replacing the stock rear sac with the 1,100 lbs jumbo. Also, when you mention the front sac do you mean the sac in the middle locker area? One other question. Would you recommend putting any weight on the non-surf side?
You guys are awesome! I appreciate the tips.
The setup I run every weekend is ...
Non surfside: approx 200-300
Do you have the playpen bow or walk-thru bow?
2006 Supra 24SSV