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motosno963
08-01-2012, 05:55 PM
soo i was on wakeprops.com looking for a new prop an i see OJ has a 5 blade prop. Whos going to be the one who tries it out?

http://www.wakeprops.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=tz-x5

Hoopskier
08-01-2012, 05:57 PM
Steep price tag. I thought there was a thread on Wakeworld regarding a 5 blade prop.

motosno963
08-01-2012, 06:03 PM
i dont know..i cant see that site at work so i couldnt tell ya haha

rdlangston13
08-01-2012, 11:39 PM
my buddy matt has one on his axis a20

motosno963
08-02-2012, 07:46 PM
how does he like it?

mmandley
08-02-2012, 08:07 PM
When i was looking for a new prop recently and talking to Wake Makers, pretty sure SPencer said the 5 blades wont fit the Moomba's due to clearence issues. COupld be mistaken but thats one of the reason i went with the 1617 because it has very simular performance numbers.

rdlangston13
08-03-2012, 10:23 AM
He likes it. We run 3000lbs of wake board ballast with 5-6 people and it gets on plane


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ULMboarder
08-03-2012, 01:39 PM
im seriously looking into one. I just went to a 14x14.25 on my 07 outback v. Im runnin about 3600 rpm to wakeboard. thats with 3200lbs of ballast. olus a ton of gear. Im gonna call them soon about gettin one since im a dealer for OJ. i meant to order one last time but i let him talk me out of it and into a 4 blade. I want to get the rpms down so im not using as much gas.

xBabyJesus
08-03-2012, 05:03 PM
I have one. I had the OJ "wakeboard prop" 14x14 or whatever before. I put the prop on the same time I upgraded to the 1100 bags and the power out of the hole seems the same, so it def. has the balls. Overall the wake seems cleaner and no more rooster tail.

I had major cavitation issues the first time I loaded up heavy. Like "did I hit something?" bad. I'm still not sure why, and it hasn't come back. I bought an ACME 1235 to try since I thought I was having some sort of major issue, but I haven't even put the 1235 on yet since the 5-blade seems fine now.

I kinda want to pick up a big ole high speed 3 blade for cruising on Lake Washington. 25mph gets frickin old after a while.

rdlangston13
08-04-2012, 03:26 PM
It get cavitation noise with my acme 1847 when the gIII is full. I have a messed up motor mount and that may be amplifying the problem. Going to get it fixed soon


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Boonejeepin
08-04-2012, 04:19 PM
I have one. I had the OJ "wakeboard prop" 14x14 or whatever before. I put the prop on the same time I upgraded to the 1100 bags and the power out of the hole seems the same, so it def. has the balls. Overall the wake seems cleaner and no more rooster tail.

I had major cavitation issues the first time I loaded up heavy. Like "did I hit something?" bad. I'm still not sure why, and it hasn't come back. I bought an ACME 1235 to try since I thought I was having some sort of major issue, but I haven't even put the 1235 on yet since the 5-blade seems fine now.

I kinda want to pick up a big ole high speed 3 blade for cruising on Lake Washington. 25mph gets frickin old after a while.

No rooster tail at all? The rooster tail seems to cause my wake to be dirty from time to time. Would love to see it go away.

xBabyJesus
08-06-2012, 01:29 AM
At boarding speed (20-23), there is no rooster tail hitting you in the face. It's a noticeable diff. At higher speeds >25mph there's kind of a water fountain effect but it never gets to full rooster tail status.

ULMboarder
08-06-2012, 01:25 PM
which 5 blade are you runnin? and is your rpm any lower with the 5 than with a 4?

xBabyJesus
08-06-2012, 02:06 PM
I'm running the OJ TZ-X5 ordered from wakeprops.com. RPMs are a little lower, 200-400rpms?

ULMboarder
08-06-2012, 06:36 PM
but like what diameter and pitch. and 400 rpms would be great. im wakeboarding at 3800 rpm right now. thats about 23 to 24 mph.

motosno963
08-06-2012, 08:00 PM
yeaa i run at about 2600 RPM..with my stock OJ 13x13 prop..cant wait to see what my ACME 543 will do

xBabyJesus
08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
There were no diameter and pitch options when I ordered it.

bzubke1
08-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Would you happen to have some pics of your wake/rooster tail with the 4 blade and the 5 blade?