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Pat502

DIY wakeshaper doesn’t want to bite

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Pat502

So I jumped on the bandwagon and made a wakeshaper.  I made one for a buddy’s 04 wakesetter for Christmas and fits his boat perfect as the hull on his is nice and flat close to the waterline.  I tried it on our 05 before making ours but it didn’t want to bite as the hull has a bit of a curve.  Is this only an issue withe the Amazon glass handling suction cups or will I have this issue if I purchase a Mission Delta or Swell type that’s out there?  

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hawaiianstyln
On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 7:52 PM, Pat502 said:

So I jumped on the bandwagon and made a wakeshaper.  I made one for a buddy’s 04 wakesetter for Christmas and fits his boat perfect as the hull on his is nice and flat close to the waterline.  I tried it on our 05 before making ours but it didn’t want to bite as the hull has a bit of a curve.  Is this only an issue withe the Amazon glass handling suction cups or will I have this issue if I purchase a Mission Delta or Swell type that’s out there?  

no it's not, I have that issue with the Ronix Blade on an 08 VLX.  So annoying and constantly falls off I just don't even surf anymore.  We wakeboard mostly anyways.

 

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:52 PM, Pat502 said:

So I jumped on the bandwagon and made a wakeshaper.  I made one for a buddy’s 04 wakesetter for Christmas and fits his boat perfect as the hull on his is nice and flat close to the waterline.  I tried it on our 05 before making ours but it didn’t want to bite as the hull has a bit of a curve.  Is this only an issue withe the Amazon glass handling suction cups or will I have this issue if I purchase a Mission Delta or Swell type that’s out there?  

I had the same problem on my 2011 vride (same hull as 05 to 08 vlx.)  You might check out the wakesurf edge pro.  It can be ordered with curvature rings for curved hulls for an extra  $10.  It works for me and has only come off a couple times all last year.  Both times it was someone else placing it on the hull. They have a new model out this year which is the 2.0.  I have the older version which I have linked below.  The new version may or may not require the rings?

https://www.miamiskinautiques.com/LiquidForce-Wakesurf-Edge-Pro-Shaper-p/LF-Edge-Shaper.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8hA-UVAJf9E-sQqHmrPmzQqeNBDuC4xhWZNFFOYccIk_tdklEN7rGUaAvbGEALw_wcB

Curvature rings

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/liquid-force--wakesurf-edge-curvature-rings--19059393?mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3076578733&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%20-%20Product%20Type-_-19059393&product_id=19059393&adpos=1o5&creative=108421553644&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8i_bH07kIil0mlF6X0pWUmoKRvTcWvswQqNgqWZeqOW_4wYVCVJMnMaAv6YEALw_wcB

 

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Pat502

Thank you for the responses.  I was a bit heart broken when it wouldn’t bit since we will mostly be surfing.  I will definitely look at the wakesurf edge.  👍

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MadMan

You could try to shape the material under the suction cups with a die grinder to better fit the hull.

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BaBaLoO

Take the wax off the area where you mount the suctions before you get another one. That might be it, never really had any issues with the Amazon glass suction cups. 

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boardjnky4

Delta has a V2 out now. They claim it will definitely stick to the side, where off-the-shelf suction cups won't.

They might even have a money back guarantee. I'd get in contact with them, I bet they'll help you out.

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