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Best aftermarket wakesurf device


Best after market wakesurf device   

22 members have voted

  1. 1. What is the best aftermarket wakesurf device?

    • Mission Delta
    • Ronix Eight.3
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    • Roswell Deflector
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    • Wakesurf Edge
    • Swell
    • Suck Gate


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Must +2 on the best wakesurf device.. I have gosurfassist and it is awesome.. It does not fall off the boat ever... can perform transfers while riding... 

I have to ask how swell was on the list.. Swell is a Supra factory installed surf system.

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7 hours ago, PDav19 said:

Best aftermarket wakesurf device?

Depends on what's important to you.  Functional? Appearance? Price? Ease of use? 

They all seem to function about the same, nothing magic here.

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On 2/22/2017 at 11:56 AM, Nitrousbird said:

Why did you leave the best one off the list?

https://www.wakemakers.com/wavecontrol

As someone who has a copy of the Ronix, it works great but would must prefer Wave Control over it.  Automated > stuck to side of boat.  

the price of viable options have gone down dramatically in the last 3 years. You can now get a suction device that's quick and easy for cheap.

i love this system, but it's priced waaay out of the current market.

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50 minutes ago, braindamage said:

the price of viable options have gone down dramatically in the last 3 years. You can now get a suction device that's quick and easy for cheap.

i love this system, but it's priced waaay out of the current market.

You hit the nail on the head by referring to GSA as a SYSTEM.

Not an apples to apples comparison with the devices. So completely different audience in the current market.

Which is better would be determined by the requirements/expectations of the buyer.  Starting season three with my GSA with absolutely no regrets.

 

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1 hour ago, braindamage said:

the price of viable options have gone down dramatically in the last 3 years. You can now get a suction device that's quick and easy for cheap.

i love this system, but it's priced waaay out of the current market.

Think about this. To get a properly setup surf boat, you are looking at 25k minimum and likely spending a lot more. I wouldn't say that price is out of the market at all. 

Someone with a 40k boat wants a automates surf system but doesn't want to spend another 30k to get a little newer used boat with one - this makes it a very viable option. 

If I can't convince the wife on a boat upgrade for next year, the GSA (or something similar) will be getting installed.  

A block on the side of the boat adds nothing to resale.  An automated system does. 

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I think the GSA/ Wave Control is a great concept....... beyond that it offers a varying degree of success depending on which boat/ hull you apply it to. 

Ive seen and know of a few  installs, and been part of a few discussions about this matter in general. Even the boats that use GSA as a factory provided surf system struggle. 

Take a look at the MB forums ....and I happen to know a few of these guys that opted out of GSA for what they call "flappers" ...(read homemade Surfgate) because they plain work better on those hulls. The MB I was on last year, B52...23ft, it would hardly build a goofy wave...which is odd....was super finicky , AND had the option of tons of weight available to try and make it work. Guy that owns it has been super frustrated with it to say the least. 

I know another guy that installed the GSA on a 247 and had similar results. Very difficult to get it right , and when it was "right" it was nowhere near as good as a basic listed wave.  

One other dude I know put it on a 2012 Supra 21v  and it seems to not be as finicky and works "ok" . I haven't seen an application where it gets anywhere close to a stellar wave output as of yet. 

I really think @martinarcher's  automated controls and your own SG setup is a legit option for those looking for a fully automated system. 

 

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15 minutes ago, PDav19 said:

What makes the Mission the top pick? 

Marketing and the fact they where early in the game. Maybe because it's the most expensive suction device. 

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Bawshogg has it right. For a deep V the GSA works well. For a Malibu like flatter bottom the surf gates or suck gates are optimal. Martinarcher makes a great control system if you're up to installing your own gates.

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I just ordered the Nauticurl one, mainly for the low cost (200$) and it just looks well built and doesn't take up too much space. It is a one piece aluminum frame (comes with a leash, it obviously doesn't float), looks pretty sturdy and it seems like it will be easy to store under a seat. I should get it in the next couple days, but won't be able to use it until the lake thaws... in may :woot:

https://nauticurl.com/

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The only down side I see to the GSA/ Wave Control after one season is I have lost my leverage when trying to convince my wife we need a new boat. :( I really don't see much of a need either other than the fact I want a new boat.

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