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    New Swell Suction Gate on 2008 VLX (UNPAID)


    Billy Simkins
    • Year: Choose Below Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: VLX Device Type : Suction Cup Gate Style Surf Device Material: N/A Purchased System Control: Manual or Fixed (No Actuators) Cost: $250-$499 Installation Shop: DIY Platform Type: Fiberglass

    I did a review on the new SWELL gate and also tested different locations in this clip.  It puts up a nice wave, bigger is NOT always better.  They saw a video I did last year and told me they had a new style.   They sent it to me to review (non paid).  There are a lot of adjustments that I tested out.  Before you were stuck with one size gate size.  This allows fine tuning.  The gate also can be rotated.  I put it in the 1 position which felt about right. I tested different settings and go over why bigger isn't always better.  I hope this helps. 

    FORMULA FOR BALLAST:
    800 Bow
    300 Locker
    900 LR
    500 RR

    I know some people like using lead but be careful with lead.  Throw 1000lbs of lead into the water and watch how much faster it sinks than 1000 lbs of water.  

    Pros: It's not expensive, its adjustability
    Cons: Still have to manually put it on and it can come off. 

    Wedge down (Optional 3 clicks up)
    Suckgate down and back.

     

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    Great video quality, I like the time spent messing with angles and placement...very scientific. Want to know what that song is as well.

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    Hi, Has anyone experimented with a forward angle that would generate lift on the non surf side for example if the boat is moving -> an angle something like / to lift the non surf side and push the surf side harder into the water like a dynamic ballast effect ?

    I have fixed gates so cant try for myself but would be interested to know the effect

    Thanks

    Duane.

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    Sorry to go off topic , but wanted thank Billy for his video on the seat riser. Nice work and it made the job some much easier. Great work and keep the videos coming.

    Thanks again man

     

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