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Hanso24V
06-24-2020, 09:25 PM
I realize it's a wakeboard boat but do like to slalom once in awhile. I am assuming 35-36 mph, wakeplate down, and minimum weight will help but any tips on rope length or other tips for a good set up? TIA

michael hunter
06-25-2020, 07:46 AM
Anything you do with that boat will be survival sking . Your best bet is to get a comp or a friend with a comp.

Hanso24V
06-25-2020, 11:24 AM
Yeah, my FIL has a Centurion Elite that would be much better. My wife loved the boat and I loved the big block power so we got what we got. Maybe I will just go back to barefooting. Its plenty fast for that and the wake doesn't matter.

MJHKnox
06-25-2020, 01:33 PM
What does 32-35mph look like behind your 24SSV?

Mischief IV
06-25-2020, 07:28 PM
Anything you do with that boat will be survival sking . Your best bet is to get a comp or a friend with a comp.

The reason I got a Comp. :) Will never attempt to ski behind my 242.

Jetlink
06-25-2020, 09:16 PM
The reason I got a Comp. :) Will never attempt to ski behind my 242.

Will never attempt? Shaun Murray slalomed behind his G-Whiz...

If all you are looking to do is swerve back and forth free skiing without attempting any course runs I don’t see why you can’t do it. It might not be enjoyable but so what.

Mischief IV
06-25-2020, 10:02 PM
Will never attempt? Shaun Murray slalomed behind his G-Whiz...

If all you are looking to do is swerve back and forth free skiing without attempting any course runs I donít see why you canít do it. It might not be enjoyable but so what.

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Hanso24V
06-26-2020, 11:13 PM
I'm giving it a try tomorrow and will report back. Looking to be able to throw a wall of water without getting killed crossing the wake to do it again on the other side. I know it's not a course boat, just trying to get a manageable wake.

Jetlink
07-01-2020, 10:32 AM
From the wake out to the turn and back to the wake you might be alright. I would go full length on the rope because you will probably have to decrease your angle of cut as you approach the wake to cross, then accelerate again once on the other side of the wake. Rinse, lather, repeat.

Hanso24V
08-25-2020, 10:15 PM
Finally found my go to set up behind the 24 SSV. 65' rope at 34-35 mph with wake plate at 25-35% and light load in the boat. There is a wake but at that length and speed you hit one side and skip over the other. Allows you to cut as hard as you dare without getting beat up crossing the wake. Really fun making great slalom runs again as a gray haired "former athlete"��

MJHKnox
08-26-2020, 01:18 PM
Finally found my go to set up behind the 24 SSV. 65' rope at 34-35 mph with wake plate at 25-35% and light load in the boat. There is a wake but at that length and speed you hit one side and skip over the other. Allows you to cut as hard as you dare without getting beat up crossing the wake. Really fun making great slalom runs again as a gray haired "former athlete"��

My wakeboard falls hurt at 22 mph. 34-35 mph would leave me pretty sore the next day.

Hanso24V
08-26-2020, 02:00 PM
I usually slide out of a hard cut on the slalom so the falls only hurt my ego. It's the 42mph barefoot falls that remind me just how old I am.