2016 Eight.3 Telescope CTN (1,100 lbs)

2016 Eight.3 Telescope CTN (1,100 lbs)


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Size 50"L x 22"-26"W x 24"H
Weight 1100 lbs.
Ports 1 Quick Fill fill, 1 fill/vent - 2 drain
Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer Eight.3 - view brand page
Manufacturer Part # 137260
Item # 90250


Eight.3 is the fastest portable ballast solution available, which means this is the fastest way to fill 1,100 pounds in your boat.


The Ronix Eight.3 Telescope CTN (1,100 lbs) V-Drive Sac is designed to fit in the rear compartment of any v-drive boat. This sac is also perfect for building a massive wakeboarding or wakesurfing wake behind a direct drive boat as it's size makes it the most versatile in the line. The width of the bag tapers from being the widest at the bottom to create a trapezoidal shape which Ronix coined, anti-roll technology. This means no more monitoring your bags. Just fill them and leave them. Ronix rethought and redesigned nearly every aspect of the wakeboard ballast bag. Constructed from a single layer of the same durable yet flexible material used to build white water rafts and Fly High Pro X series bags, the Ronix ballast bags offer unmatched strength and durability. All Ronix 8.3 ballast bags feature multiple sonic welded threaded ports built into the bags during construction.

How Eight.3 works

Using the new Ronix 3000 gph pump or Ronix 3700 gph pump is easy. Fill and drain your new Ronix Telescope bags in a fraction of the time that you are used to.

Filling: To fill simply connect the male fitting on the end of the hose to the quick fill port on the top of the bag. Don't worry about spilling any water as there is a built in check valve to eliminate spills even when the bag is over filled.


To drain the bag start by pulling the top cover away from the telescoping drain tube and pull it out of the bag. Once the tube is above the water line of the sac unzip the entry point and place the pump body into the bag. Zip the drain port around the hose to minimize the risk of water spilling out as the bag is drained.



By sourcing a new high strength vinyl material, Ronix now has the strongest ballast bag on the market. All seams and inserts are sonic welded to maintain the highest structural integrity. The telescoping drain port has a waterproof zipper similar to what is found on a dry suit.

Port Locations

There are three 1" Plug and Play ports on the new Eight.3 bags which will allow for system integration. One drain port on each end and one fill/vent port on the top of the bag. Riders looking to fill their bags three times faster will like the huge quick fill port on top right next to the telescoping drain hood.


Ronix has scrapped the traditional square or round shape for a new and improved trapezoid shape. This provides a base that stops the bag from wanting to roll when filling and draining. This feature alone will help boat owners that don't want to monitor their sacs more than they do their own children.

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  • 9/22/2016
    Ronix 1100
    Sigmond Jamison

    I'll start off with there is not a better line of ballast bags on the market.

    Great product in general. I've used almost all of the Ronix bags at some point and they're great... fill rate and durability outweigh the one small negative I have on them. Only real issue is you have to watch the pump connection closely. If the connection gets to much angle on it (usually when you start filling) the hose will pop off and you'll get quite a bit of water in your boat, but as long as you're paying attention it's not a big issue.

  • 5/21/2015
    Great bag
    Ronald Antalek

    Great bag that so easy to fill and empty Get the large one if you can make it fit.

  • 7/11/2014
    Ballast Bag

    Perfect size bag! Lightweight and durable.

  • 7/11/2014
    Ballast Bag
    Big Kahuna

    I recently just purchased this new bag. Using the Fly High last year and now having this bag. Takes time getting use too. The pump & hose is large! What I like is that it fills fast! What I don't like is that when draining it takes some effort. I usually cannot get all the water out so I lift the bag out of the boat to empty it. The fly high pump seem to really suck all the water out of the Fly High Bag with no issue but wait time. I have the 1100 lbs & 400 lbs bags. I run these bags in my '07 Tige 22ve. I may have to fork out the $2k for the flip of a bottom.

  • 6/17/2014
    Ronix 8.3 ballast

    Recently purchased the Ronix 8.3 1100 ballast bag, and 3700 gph pump for a surf set up. Works great and very fast. 2-3 minutes and you're ready to go!