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viking
07-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Anybody see this yet?
http://www.surfgatewave.com/


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matt75
07-14-2012, 12:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nurApvuie-E&feature=plcp

jmvotto
07-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Yes pretty frickin cool technlogy

motosno963
07-14-2012, 02:14 PM
thats a crazy swell

sandm
07-14-2012, 03:29 PM
intrigued. will be interesting to see how it works out in the real world once people start buying boats with it installed..

lsvboombox
07-14-2012, 04:30 PM
It appears to be a trim tab mounted sideways. Pretty ingenious that improves the wave that much

jmvotto
07-15-2012, 08:24 AM
Any pics of the tabs anywhere. ?

motosno963
07-15-2012, 08:38 AM
joe i say we buy the tab and mount it on your boat and try it..or we could do it to mine..either or haha

lsvboombox
07-15-2012, 09:44 AM
Any pics of the tabs anywhere. ?

You can navigate around on the first link and see a picture of the tabs

mmandley
07-15-2012, 01:32 PM
Thats pretty slick but im still unsure of how weighting the entire boat down both sides and then haveing a side ways tab is going to list the boat over to make a surf wave with out forcing the boat to want to turn in circles.

Once AWS gets one in stock i will request a ride and see if for myself. Its a sweet idea but idk.

I love the average time to switch activities is 40 minutes, and the average time to switch sides is 26 minutes LOL.

Im well below that average with 10-12 minute fill and drain times for switching sides.

bergermaister
07-15-2012, 03:23 PM
Sign me up for that!

NCSUmoomba
07-15-2012, 05:38 PM
I am curious about the hydrodynamics of that. How does that work? Which way does the tab sit on the "surfing" side, in or out?

Boonejeepin
07-15-2012, 05:55 PM
I would guess that the gate extends out on the surf side creating drag on that side and since it is mounted to the stern the stern would drop and the bow would rise? Don't forget that the Malibus have the wedge to pull the back end down as well.

Very interesting idea. I like it If it works as advertised.

lsvboombox
07-15-2012, 07:47 PM
IF you follow the original link and click to the right once or twice you can see the picture of the system. Its looks like a pretty simple setup. Looking at my lsv i would need to do some glass work in order the geta flat place to mount a trim tab vertically.

Canuckle Head
07-17-2012, 02:06 AM
Siiiiiiick!!!!!!!!

loudsubz
07-17-2012, 08:28 AM
they are supposed to be demoing one at our local marina this weekend, I might have to go check it out.

ga-lsv05
07-17-2012, 08:43 AM
Looks like a pretty simple upgrade to me.

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KSmith
07-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Looks like a pretty simple upgrade to me.

Awesome, a volunteer!! Keep us updated and post pics as you make progress on the project!!

moombadaze
07-17-2012, 02:44 PM
that is interesting. In looking at the pictures it looks like it could be retrofited with not to much effort to any hull unlike the wedge system

ga-lsv05
07-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Awesome, a volunteer!! Keep us updated and post pics as you make progress on the project!!

Absolutely! I'll install it on my boat you send required parts or funding to install said upgrade and i'll get it done. With pics of course. Hell, maybe a video

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KSmith
07-17-2012, 04:32 PM
Absolutely! I'll install it on my boat you send required parts or funding to install said upgrade and i'll get it done. With pics of course. Hell, maybe a video

I'm sorry, what lead you to believe I was a venture capitalist, well never mind that, if you want to drop your boat off here I'll install some trim tabs on it sideways and see what happens, but at the end the parts stay here.

ga-lsv05
07-17-2012, 05:04 PM
I was thinking of a way to mount a fixed position prototype to determine the size tab that would be needed to generate the desired results.

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KSmith
07-17-2012, 05:09 PM
I was thinking of a way to mount a fixed position prototype to determine the size tab that would be needed to generate the desired results.

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A fairly cheap starting point could be made with Nauticus Smart Tabs and some threaded rods & turnbuckles I would think

Mobius22
07-17-2012, 05:15 PM
Found this on Wakeworld

15430

ga-lsv05
07-17-2012, 05:39 PM
Found this on Wakeworld

15430

Lmao

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KINGCOBRA
09-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Check this page out, it has some pretty good pics, links and some DIY video and discussion. www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1774872

89PROSTAR
09-11-2012, 11:27 AM
I surfed behind one last week....The wake was very very nice. The best part was the boat not listing. We had buddy with us who surfs goofy, flip of a switch and 4 seconds later he was ready to ride. The price tag was around 109k...ouch. I love my Moomba, listing and all.

ga-lsv05
09-11-2012, 11:32 AM
Absolutely you're not ready to surf until the rub rail is touching the water

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

soschic4eva
09-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Switchblade is coming out with the Razorblade kit just like the surf gate...

http://switchbladewake.com/coming-soon

And the Switchblade is dropping price by more than 25%

ga-lsv05
09-15-2012, 08:33 AM
Wow and its on an i/o wonder how it would do on a wakeboard boat

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

soschic4eva
09-15-2012, 08:39 AM
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=538293

Looks like Malibu just stole their idea... Everyone wants to make the Ultimate Surf Boat

mmandley
09-15-2012, 12:32 PM
Switchblade is coming out with the Razorblade kit just like the surf gate...

http://switchbladewake.com/coming-soon

And the Switchblade is dropping price by more than 25%

I really hope im missing the point here, this looks like advertisement to add a Switchblade to an I/O and then Surf behind it? Thats about one of the dumbest ideas to come out. Not to mention im pretty sure Surfing behind an I/O is illegal in most if not all 48 states.

ga-lsv05
09-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Also one mounted on a v drive with a switchblade. Looks like fancy trim tabs

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

wolfeman131
09-15-2012, 03:28 PM
The razor blade is for I/O's and wakeboarding. The switchblade is for inboards and more geared for surfing, but also wakeboarding.

ga-lsv05
09-15-2012, 04:01 PM
The razor blade is for I/O's and wakeboarding. The switchblade is for inboards and more geared for surfing, but also wakeboarding.

Look at the v drive with switchblade and razor blade in the top pic.

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

lsvboombox
09-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Looks like the razorblade is a trim tab system but nothing like the surfgate. Surfgate is tabs that move left to right . Razorblade goes up and down