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    rideplate ??

    I have Jim's new R&D skegged plate and we plan to go out sunday. The winds are going to be around 20 to 30. The last time I took it out in rough water it wouldn't stay hooked up. I need to know how much should I shim the plate down and should I do anything with the trim tabs.
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    Dont you have the package?

    Give me or Fercho a call.

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    Put on the stock rideplate for that kind of weather.

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    Yeah he's got the package, but the problem is he's scared of the wind. Plus the XPL will be out riding next to it and he's going to need as much maneuvaribility that he can get. Since its warm enough now, let the splashing begin and I have a feeling Mikey is going to lose, hahahahaha.
    All joking aside, Mark what you talking about fool? He's got the JimmyRide on his ski, are you trying to say that the stock plate will out perform the JR plate (by the way, going to trademark that name, hahahaha) in the rough? Just curious as I have a JR plate as well.
    Jim1300, that should be the new name of your ride plates, JR PLATE.
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    The stock rideplate doesn't attempt to raise the nose, at all. You are planted with the stock plate. It is by far the slowest on glass, and will plow badly. Once things get over a couple of feet, it keeps the nose down LEVEL, and the ski moving forward. Same with the 3deg nozzle. It slows you down on flat, but in the rough water, the ski continues to move forward. Both are slower out of the hole in smooth water as well, since you drag a but-ton of ski with you up to plane. However, in the rough, both items help you out of the hole, once again, by keeping that nose flat.

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    i like to trim the nose up in rough water,and go kinda slow.

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    Mike, figure the ride plate out for me; I get mine later this week, but don't think I'm going to have a chance to install it before I drive to Charleston. See ya there.

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    Smitty you going to be here tomorrow, we're riding out at Bushy Park.
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    It,s a shame there isn't a simple way to adjust the angle of the ride plate with some kind of electric/hydrolic or even a cable style trim while on the fly. Trim the back end down for rough conditions then trim it back up as conditions smoothed out. You could even trim it down for holeshots then back up as speed increased, giving you the best of both worlds. kinda crazy thought .

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    Shooter, not going to be there for another week... then it's gonna be another week till I can ride, probably. Looking forward to meeting they gang and riding.

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