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bottlefedsi

BEST SET UP FOR A22 WAKESURF

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bottlefedsi

Hello everyone, I am new to the wake world and just purchased a 2016 A22 with surfgate and plug and play bags throughout the boat. My question is this, should all hard tanks and soft bags be full for the best wake for surfing? We only typically have between 2-4 people actually on the boat while surfing. Conventional wisdom says to fill everything, while the wake is tall it doesnt seem to be to long. Any help would be appreciated.

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Technicallyabu

More weight the better but distributed about 60/40 to 50/50 rear and front respectively. Speed between 10.8 and 11.4.

Ive only had limited success with floating wedge on my 2013 but thats the old hull.

900s rear, 950 arrow in the nose plus a bag or human ballast.

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nohlan4

Bow weight makes a big difference for lengthening the pocket. What size bags do you have front and rear?

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UpperleftWake

Stock MLS (3 Hard Tanks) all full, Wedge DOWN, 800# Ronix in each locker (Plug N' Play), and #750 Straight Line Horseshoe underneath bow seating (Plug N' Play). All this weight is under the seats, no exposed sacs. Great wave.

23369047142_42a1559822_z.jpg2015 Axis Wake Research A22. Surf Wake. by Mason Obray, on Flickr

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carguy79ta

I have an A22 2015

Stock hard full

750 rears full

950 horseshoe (about 700) full

Wedge down

11.6 mph

I may put a sack in the walkway next year

Have gone ropeless at 225 lbs am a beginner

Regular side

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wedge88

I have limited photos on this PC but this one shows the left side pretty well. The goofy (right) side is better with more lip. This setup was 4 adults, 750 rear pnp, stock ballast and front 750 pnp all full with wedge down and we surf at 11.2-11.4mph.

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carguy79ta

How heavy was the rider and was he able to go ropeless. Your wave looks good.

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wedge88

This was a buddy. About 200lbs and yes he could ride it ropeless. This was the first day of a week long vacation and his first ride behind the boat so he was seeing how far back the pocket went. I have a lot more photos but they are on another PC at home. You can see on the rope that we added a 10' section to the standard wakesurf rope. This was mainly for newer riders on board to get further back while learning but it also allows for easier rider pickups without pulling the rope in each time.

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Ridebutter

I agree with all the above. Fill up everything including PNP, use the wedge. The 2015- hull is much better for surfin than the previous hull.

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bottlefedsi

Wow, thanks for all the info. I think the rear tanks are 900 and the bow is 750 but I will check to be sure. We have been surfing at 10.2 to 10.4, sounds like we need to kick the speed up to 11.2 and maybe that will lengthin the wake?

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UpperleftWake

Wow, thanks for all the info. I think the rear tanks are 900 and the bow is 750 but I will check to be sure. We have been surfing at 10.2 to 10.4, sounds like we need to kick the speed up to 11.2 and maybe that will lengthin the wake?

Bingo, it will length and firm it up. The picture in my post, the speed was 11.0 - 11.4.

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carguy79ta

Also download a GPS app and calibrate your speedo. From the factory, mine was about 1 mph off, which is a lot at 11mph

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nohlan4

Wow, thanks for all the info. I think the rear tanks are 900 and the bow is 750 but I will check to be sure. We have been surfing at 10.2 to 10.4, sounds like we need to kick the speed up to 11.2 and maybe that will lengthin the wake?

That should be good ratio for now weight. Definitely speed up and your wave will lengthen. You have the base down just need to play with it alittle.

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bottlefedsi

Perfect, I thought that the speed seemed alittle slow but the dealer had recommended that. How do you calibrate the speed? Can I do that or does the dealer?

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nohlan4

Perfect, I thought that the speed seemed alittle slow but the dealer had recommended that. How do you calibrate the speed? Can I do that or does the dealer?

Should be able to calibrate from the gauge cluster buttons. It is more helpful if you have a handheld gps to verify.

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carguy79ta

Go into the display, button thru to calibrate mode or something. With a helper calling out your speed, from your gps app 11.2...11.4....etc, push the button to (+) increase, or (-) decrease...something like that. Can't remember, but very easy. That way when someone recommends 11.2 mph or whatever, you are going 11.2mph

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bottlefedsi

Ahh I see, I will try that this weekend. Also, does anyone know how to turn off the auto volume control on the new kicker radios? I have gone through every menu and cant seem to find it. Thanks

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Kelicia
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Hello everyone, I am new to the wake world and am looking to purchase a boat. I am having a hard time getting an idea of how much wake surf boats cost, and came across a 2014 wake ski Malibu axis for $50k. Is this a good deal? How much do these run? Any help would be appreciated. 😊

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