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  • Tech Tuesday #2: 2014 Straight Line & Liquid Force Ballast Bag Improvements

    Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we will choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, or hit us up on social media with the hashtag #WMTechTuesday.

    What did Straight Line do to fix the fitting issue some of the bags had last summer?

    Straight Line made vast improvements to their 2014 Ballast Bag Line. Based on customer feedback the bag fitting port threads have been reinforced with an internal composite ring providing additional strength and durability.

    With 2 drain on either end and 2 fill/vents on top both the Straight Line and Liquid Force BroStock ballast bags will easily integrate with our side to side ballast transfer system we call the X-Link System. An additional spring loaded Link port also makes it possible to fill and drain with a Straight Line Sumo or Super Sumo Pump for maximum efficiency.

    All 2014 Sumo bags are a compatible upgrade for the 2013-2014 Malibu Hi Flow Plug and Play Ballast System, 2013-2014 Axis Hi Flow Plug and Play Ballast System, 2014 MasterCraft Gen 2 Ballast System and the 2014 Supreme S21 Plug & Play Ballast System. All 1" NPT bag ports are compatible with almost any off the shelf threaded fitting as opposed to the 3/4" NPSM ports that comes standard in Fly High sacs and are proprietary.

    Another big addition to the Straight Line ballast program for 2014 is the Axis Wake Research specific bag line. These bags are designed to fit perfectly in your Axis boat from the rear locker all the way to the bow. The new integration bow bag is set to be released early this spring making it possible to fully integrate your boat with Straight Line Ballast.

    Axis Wake Liquid Force Edition Wake Boat

    Why are Straight Line and Liquid Force Ballast Bags a good value?

    -Easily integrates with WakeMAKERS X-Link System

    -Versatile sizing: Straight Line and Liquid Force Bags are designed to fit in most boat manufacturer's storage lockers.

    -Bigger 1" NPT ports: Compatible with almost any fitting system.

    -Additional drain port is standard

    Wade Motawi at Liquid Force  "We have test results of Sumo vs. Competitor. Our Sumo Skin has 37% higher tensile strength and 150% higher tear strength. Yeah we were shocked to see the results too. Turns out we have a much stronger fabric reinforcement layer."

    Liquid Force product designers met with Malibu product engineers to come up with the 600lb. bag that fits almost perfectly in the rear locker of Malibu and Axis boats. You don't have to spend the extra money on buying a bigger sac that you won't fully utilize. With Straight Line and Liquid Force it is all about getting a custom fit for your boat without the custom price tag.

    The Integrated Bow Bag and two different Ski Locker Bags are new for 2014, so you can finally load up your whole boat with Straight Line Ballast.

    Straight Line  and Liquid Force Ballast Bags and their Actual Weight

    Another bonus feature in the 2014 Straight Line Series is that you get more weight for your buck. We've been keeping our eyes on a WakeWorld post where a few guys measured the actual weight of Straight Line, Fly High, and Eight.3 bags versus the advertised weight... Lets just say that Straight Line and Liquid Force did well for themselves.

    Liquid Force BroStock 750 - Actual Weight: 800lbs.

    Straight Line Sumo 900 - Actual Weight: 1000lbs.

    Straight Line Sumo 300 - Actual Weight: 320lbs.

    Straight Line Flat Sac 800 - Actual Weight: 840lbs.

    Straight Line Sumo Bow Bag 650 - Actual Weight: 830lbs.

    Liquid Force BroStock 600 - Actual Weight: 660lbs.

    Straight Line Sumo Jr. V 450 - Actual Weight: 480lbs.

    Liquid Force BroStock Sumo 600 Ballast Bag

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  • PRICE DROP ALERT: Launch Pad Uber Pump NOW $49.95

    The Launch Pad Uber Pump is now the least expensive ballast pump but it is also still one of the fastest at 1,100 gallons per hour. Utilize Launch Pads air release and water tight LINK valve which is one of the best features in the water ballast bag industry. The end of the hose and the base of the pump are designed to fit the quick connect Link valves on each of the Launch Pad sacs. With 9 feet of flexible, transparent tubing and 12 feet of 12-volt power cord, you can fill and drain sacs anywhere in your boat. The Launch Pad Uber pump really is the uberest way to fill and drain your Launch Pad wakeboard ballast bags equipped with LINK fittings.
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  • New Launch Pad Sumo Wakeboard Ballast Pump Is Fast

    Launch Pad Sumo Pump:

    For the 2010 Season, Launch Pad has introduced the NEW Sumo Pump. This high speed ballast pump pairs up with Launch Pad's popular Sumo Ballast Bags using the Link Fitting System.  Launch Pad’s spring-loaded Link valve creates a clean, water-tight seal that automatically opens and closes when the Sumo pump is used for filling and draining, eliminating water shooting into the boat. The Sumo Ballast Pump is being touted as one of the most powerful ballast pumps on the market. With a fill rate of 100 pounds in 55 seconds your sacs will be full before you can finish applying your sunscreen.

    When you want a clean simple to use ballast bag and pump combo check out the Launch Pad Sumo line of products. Launch Pad has a Sumo Sac to fit every storage compartment in your boat. Contact us for any questions you may have about the new Sumo Pump or how to weight your boat for wakesurfing or wakeboarding.

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  • HOW TO: Fill Launch Pad Link Bags With Fly High's Tsunami Pump

    Now that we offer Launch Pad's line of wakeboard ballast products we've had a number of customers ask us how they can use their existing (or new) Fly High Pro X Series Tsunami Ballast Pump to fill Launch Pad LINK equipped bags.  The good news is that thanks to a number of new fittings Launch Pad has introduced, it's now possible, and fairly easy to use Fly High's Pump.

    To build the required adapter you will need to parts:

    Together, those two adapters make it possible to connect Fly High's Tsunami ballast pump to Launch Pad's Link equipped ballast bags.

  • Introducing Launch Pad Ballast Bags and Ballast Fittings


    We're proud to announce the availability of Straight Line Sumo Sac Ballast Bags and Ballast Fittings.  We have had a lot of customers requesting Straight Line's new ballast products, and with the addition of their LINK adapter fittings which make it possible to integrate sacs into almost any system, the versatile Launch Pad products are sure to be popular.

    Straight Line LINK x 3/4" Thread AdapterStraight Line LINK x 1.1" Hose Adapter

    Launch Pad's new line of adapters allows their LINK equipped ballast bags to be used in many new applications.  From integrated ballast systems, to factory add-ons, the 3/4" threaded adapter and 1.1" hose barb adapter allow for a multitude of different system configurations.

    Contact us if you have any questions about how to use Launch Pad's new ballast bags and ballast fittings in your boat.

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