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ChrisK
04-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Hey guys, footing is one of the many water sports I enjoy, and I was wondering if anyone else on here does it? Post up some photos, videos, etc of your talents or lack-thereof!

I've also got some questions... when I first had my Sunsport, I had a 13x13 on it and I could get right around 40 mph top end. I did some deep-water starts back then and got it to work, but I would have preferred faster speeds, because it dipped down to around 37 when I would drop my feet in the water. Since then, I've switched to the new Acme #543 prop which is 13x11.5. I switched to this so that I could push a loaded down boat for wakeboarding and wakesurfing more efficiently. This was also a result of hitting a log with my 13x13, trading it in for a spare 13x12 and then buying the 13x11.5. So now my current prop and spare prop both aren't capable of providing me with the speed I need to make it happen. SO, any ideas on how I could get back to the speed I need. I've searched for 13x14 props but I don't think they exist. If I were to get my hands on a 13x13 again, are there any other ways I could squeeze more speed out of the boat?

kaneboats
04-03-2012, 03:07 PM
Put some classified posts on the ski sites and boating sites stating exactly what you are looking for. Lots of folks have a dusty one in the garage after propping down to push the heavier wakeboarding load. You only need to find one. Good luck!

ChrisK
04-03-2012, 03:19 PM
Yeah, I almost picked up a 13x13 through the Malibu forum classifieds for $60 shipped but at the last second the guy mentioned he made an error and it was a 1 1/8" shaft, not 1". So the search continues...

dusty2221
04-03-2012, 03:27 PM
I love footing. My dad taught me back when I was in middle school, and the suit I wear is his from when he started back in his 20's. I usually only get about 1 session per season, Ash hates pulling that fast. My happy spot is around 33 or so. About the only pic I could come up with. The session was about a mile long pull, and was a blast, back in 2010 behind the 20ssv. Suit is a bit small...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/IMG_3093.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/IMG_3095-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/IMG_3096.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/IMG_3099.jpg

ChrisK
04-03-2012, 03:40 PM
Dusty, I'm impressed with 33 mph, how much do you weigh?

dusty2221
04-03-2012, 03:44 PM
170 or so. My dad has a hard time with the 33 also, he always wants to run around 38 or so. Maybe 34ish is where I like to be. Hmmm, when you do it once per year it's hard to remember!

kaneboats
04-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Dang, I'd have to be going about 70.

ChrisK
04-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Yeah, I like to be at about 40 when my feet are in the water, so probably 42 before I set the feet down. And I weigh between 200-210, depending on the meal I've had beforehand : )

Hoopskier
04-03-2012, 04:50 PM
I don't barefoot long line to much anymore, just to hard on the body should I crash. I will foot on the boom just about whenever. Speed wise, WOT. This pic is about 2 yrs old now, but I know I could do it again if I really wanted to.

13752

iwaterskihard
04-03-2012, 05:55 PM
This is my 14 year old. SHe just started last summer. Can't wait for this summer as she really enjoys this stuff! :)

http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k612/iwaterskihard/IMG_0122-1.jpg

http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k612/iwaterskihard/IMG_0124.jpg

http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k612/iwaterskihard/IMG_0123.jpg

I have a video of her somewhere too?

ChrisK
04-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Cool stuff, unfortunately the side window frame of my sunsport prevents the use of a boom...

DOCDRS
04-03-2012, 06:08 PM
42+ front, 37 back




http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/6896964564_707164be95_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/6896964564/)
1foot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/6896964564/) by docdrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/44449644@N07/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/6896966970_5648ccbb6f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/6896966970/)
ski 010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/6896966970/) by docdrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/44449644@N07/), on Flickr

dusty2221
04-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Whats the deal with all this boom stuff! Let's get some long line deep water starts going on in here!!!

DOCDRS
04-03-2012, 06:21 PM
ok long line one foot toe hold

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7043100003_fa8307686d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/7043100003/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/7043100003/) by docdrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/44449644@N07/), on Flickr

wake to wakes

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7043106021_dcc0c0bd85_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/7043106021/)Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44449644@N07/7043106021/) by docdrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/44449644@N07/), on Flickr

dusty2221
04-03-2012, 06:30 PM
perfect!!!

ChrisK
04-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Haha, ask and you shall receive, good stuff DOCDRS. Are those pics taken behind your 21v?

WaterBullDawg1980
04-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Ok Doc, Now your just showing off. :lol:

DOCDRS
04-03-2012, 07:50 PM
Haha, ask and you shall receive, good stuff DOCDRS. Are those pics taken behind your 21v?

Ha Ha , no way. That is an outback wake, not sure if I can slalom barefoot as it is tough cutting across it on a slalom ski at 34mph. But I'm game and will post the pics if i get any.

dusty2221
04-03-2012, 09:32 PM
I'll take that challenge as well behind the 24!

jmvotto
04-03-2012, 10:06 PM
Dusty, I'm impressed with 33 mph, how much do you weigh?

Yes and the wakeboard rope. I like to foot at 42 when I do it but no one likes to drive for me. I do long line off a knee board. I also wear a vest...

wolfeman131
04-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Betcha Mr. Webb will be glad to zip ya across the water.

jmvotto
04-03-2012, 10:13 PM
Betcha Mr. Webb will be glad to zip ya across the water.

Skip me across.... Lol

WaterBullDawg1980
04-03-2012, 10:40 PM
Where did Doc's pics go? Am I blind?

wolfeman131
04-03-2012, 10:45 PM
They're on page 2.

Didn't you ever get warned that "doing that" too much would make ya go blind?

jmvotto
04-03-2012, 10:51 PM
Where did Doc's pics go? Am I blind?

I can't see them either, from my iPad. Hmnn.

wolfeman131
04-03-2012, 10:57 PM
Strange. I can see them on my iPad, but when I checked again, they say "moderated post" and don't have a post # associated with them.

Doc, put those back up again. They are some great shots!

WaterBullDawg1980
04-03-2012, 10:58 PM
They're on page 2.

Didn't you ever get warned that "doing that" too much would make ya go blind?

I think you need to put down the Zima, walk away from the Gator fans and take a look for yourself. They are gone! Something is up. Not sure what, but something....I can smell it. Is Ed back?:eek:

jmvotto
04-03-2012, 11:07 PM
The post look to be in sequential order?...

wolfeman131
04-03-2012, 11:10 PM
Meh . . .

Zima is the drink of choice of Gator fans because it's fruity, like their coach. I'm killing a few Molsons tonight in honor of Doc. The pics are there, I promise you. I just don't know what this "moderated post" by them means.

WaterBullDawg1980
04-03-2012, 11:19 PM
Meh . . .

Zima is the drink of choice of Gator fans because it's fruity, like their coach. I'm killing a few Molsons tonight in honor of Doc. The pics are there, I promise you. I just don't know what this "moderated post" by them means.

LMBO! Thats a good one. He is a Georgia alumnus but due to his betrayal I will agree with this description of him.

You should have gotten some Moosehead. Love that beer!

Anyhow, I cannot see Doc's pics at all. Can't even see the post that they would be in. Weird.

**I'm viewing them on my laptop if that matters

jmvotto
04-03-2012, 11:21 PM
I will waterbulldawg1980, no pics even from the pc.. hmmn must be a secret code. "moderated"

docs pics should be after post 12 and i assume they are deep water starts...

wolfeman131
04-03-2012, 11:25 PM
Yes, the pics are so outstandingly awesome that only the Mods are able to see them. :)

I think Doc just messed something up when he posted them.

WaterBullDawg1980
04-03-2012, 11:28 PM
Yes, the pics are so outstandingly awesome that only the Mods are able to see them. :)

I think Doc just messed something up when he posted them.

PWI imo. It happens.

wolfeman131
04-04-2012, 12:00 AM
Alright, go back & check now. Think I got it fixed.

schuylski
04-04-2012, 02:31 AM
It's spring break time... time for me to come out of hiberntion. Great pics- ChrisK, good luck with the prop, I'm sure you can find one without too much issue. I've been back and forth, but not yet willing to go the 2 prop route and not willing to give up the top end for footing... other end will just have to deal.

I'm also glad to hear someone else has a vintage 1800's faded suit Dusty... I got the same deal from my dad. Rather tight, shoulders are thin... and starting to rip. Also a "sweet" faded red color, now pinkish, but it works great.


Me wrecking... not so good on long line...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z8Yw4SNTyho/T3vVmC2EeMI/AAAAAAAACSw/TKjAZQd-fNA/s720/DSC_0131.JPG

brother showing off
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O3Jpw7-ljQY/T3vVkqhL3uI/AAAAAAAACSg/l-5tBNSp0eo/s640/IMG_4020.jpg

whipping a turn- that's where the driving gets interesting on the river...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f23WUUnZ_D8/T3vVmhF0keI/AAAAAAAACS4/5rGr-_RPyYQ/s720/DSC_0218.JPG

start them young... get them footing when you only have to go about 10! and yes that is a swing off the swingset. Works perfect!
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wlQ_D5rSmSA/T3vVle_5iRI/AAAAAAAACSo/dfWaZklawYA/s512/DSC_0097.JPG