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25 LSV & slalom skiing


BK23

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I'm looking at getting a 2021 or newer 25 LSV.  We want to surf, wakeboard, tube and slalom ski.  Do people slalom with the wedge in "lift mode" or in the "stow mode".  We demo-ed a 2022 25 LSV.  The dealer put the wedge in lift mode to show me the smaller wake, but when we got up to slalom speed (about 33 mph), there was an error message that kept popping up.  My impression was lift mode was specifically for skiing, but then why the error message?  Thanks

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I slalomed behind a 2019 25 LSV, the wave is huge and firm even at 33 mph and no weight. Will it go fast enough for you to slalom behind it... yes. Can you slice through the wake with any force without sending yourself to the moon... no. That boat is 100% designed to make a large wake, even though it does appear to clean up at speed.

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2 hours ago, BK23 said:

I'm looking at getting a 2021 or newer 25 LSV.  We want to surf, wakeboard, tube and slalom ski.  Do people slalom with the wedge in "lift mode" or in the "stow mode".  We demo-ed a 2022 25 LSV.  The dealer put the wedge in lift mode to show me the smaller wake, but when we got up to slalom speed (about 33 mph), there was an error message that kept popping up.  My impression was lift mode was specifically for skiing, but then why the error message?  Thanks

I don't think the wedge is intended to be used over a certain speed, right?  And hence the error.

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Lift mode is to help get on plane for wakeboarding when ballasted.  It alarms above 26 MPH I think.  Some folks ignore it and use it to ski, but that isn’t its intent.  

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It's been a few years since I've slalom (due to shoulder injuries), but when I did I would always use lift mode at 33/34 mph to help soften the wake. I thought it was a pretty nice wake for a big surf boat - far better than you'd expect out of a 6k plus boat. As I recall you'd only have to dismiss the warning once per acceleration past 26. 

Not sure about the comment about not tracking straight over 30. Never been my experience. 

The alternative would be to stow the wedge, which effectively tucks it under the platform where it's not catching any water at speed. 

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