Got to spend about an hour out on a 450 G23 demo and try out the NSS. water was still too cold and there were 20-30mph winds. up front, I am a surf snob coming from a 247. I have surfed behind Malibu's surfgate, so I am familiar with what its capable of and its limitations. I was very impressed with the NSS. Worked exactly as advertised, shows great potential, will be very interesting to see what the Nautiques do with 750s and 1100s in the trunks. you do have to countersteer some against the deployed side when you deploy it...nothing crazy or unreasonable. minimal bow rise, didn't even need the bolster. Not exactly sure what SURF VERT 0 vs SURF VERT 5 is...unless its the length of the deployed gate beneath the water. Surf Vert 0 yielded best results. The pic below is 11.6mph, both rear tanks full, front about 60% so about 2400lbs total ballast. gas tank was 1/8th, 3 men, otherwise empty unloaded boat. NCRS at 5, Surf Vert 0. it looked about the same on both sides. I think we are going to see best results with approx 60/40 weighting to your preferred side. You def can run it perfectly even and switch back an forth... but a slight cheat on weight to one side made a huge difference.