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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2004 10:43 pm    Post subject: taps Reply with quote

were buying a new tige 22v this winter at the boat show and i was just wondering if i could get a little info from the tige riders who know about the whole taps thing..do you still need some sort of balast or what?? thanks mucho
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work on picking up a Tige! The 22V already throws a big wake without adding ballast or weight.
The TAPS system does not make the wake bigger. It allows you to shape the wake depending on different variables such as skiing or wakeboarding, number of people in the boat, any ballast or weight that you have, speed you are riding at.....in other words you can fine tune it.

Very few Tiges leave the factory with the optional ballast system. With the 22V you should have plenty of size without adding any weight unless you really want the wake to be huge. If a ballast sytem is something that you really want or need, check out tigeowners.com and get the number for Rival Ballast systems...........they do a nice job.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2004 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea first off you will like the 22V alot. Its already such a heavy boat the wake is nice without ballast. To answer your question, the Taps is like a trim tab that will shape the wake. Couldn't really have said it better than Tige22iTyper his answer was as accurate as it gets.
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2004 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea thanks alot..im really stoked on tige they have some sweet boats...now its all aobut waiting til winter! lol
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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2004 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya man.. for skiing at like 30mph it makes a difference.. you can see the size of the wake decrease with the taps... and for wakebaording its awesome.. the boat is already heavy enough that you dont need ballast unless you are goin HUGE
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PostPosted: Jul 17, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what its worth, with 4-6 decent size guys and a 540lb sack in the front, the wake is about to my lower thigh. Its not only the size that makes the wake sweet- its the shape. My 22v has a REALLY curly wake that throws you up like a kicker. As far as width, is pretty wide like the 03 and later Xstar- but a lot curlier.
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another very happy 22V owner. We are just starting to add weight and the taps provides great control over the wake.
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