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Perfect Pass Revisions.

Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller
Anyone know what the latest revision for Z-Box is?

I've got 8.0.00 in mine & wondering what has changed over the last 12 months.

Any coments & feedback?




  • GregHindGregHind Posts: 325 Solid Baller
    Hi phil. It's 8.0.2 now and there are changes with at least how long a setup you need for speed to settle correctly. Greg
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,952 Mega Baller
    @GregHind is the latest version better on short setups? I am thinking do adding Zbox but have been waiting a year for the bugs to shake out.
    Mark Shaffer
  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    I'm also running the latest revision 8.0.2. I think the software upgrade was around $50, but $30 was refunded after I returned the software upgrade chip.
    Ryan McGill - South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller

    I know your in the loop on this, should I grab a 8.0.2 upgrade now
    or is there likely to be another revision not far off.

    We usually ski till around Easter, so no point in holding off for a
    further upgrade that may be a couple of months off.

  • GregHindGregHind Posts: 325 Solid Baller
    Phil. This version has been around for a while now. I normally start to get a hold of new versions about Easter for testing. Normally because I'm after something and it is rolled in with everything else. The upgrade is cheap I'd do it. There seem to be a few subtle differences. I've driven boats with it but haven't done mine yet.

    They usually dont do a lot of development on the software while their lakes are frozen.
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    Just some FYI. This thread made me wonder again if it were possible to get the NO Timing Magnet option software without having to get Z-Box, so I e-mailed the question to PP last evening. Reply came today. As follows -
    Yes, you can get the upgrade for the NO MAG timing for $150 US. It does not require the Z-box upgrade.

    Thank You,
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
  • DWDW Posts: 2,010 Mega Baller
    @Ed: what level of software would this apply to, or how far back can one get the update for?
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    edited January 2013
    It's for Stargazer @DW, my bad for not including that in the previous post. It comes with the Z-Box software or it can be added as a stand alone upgrade to SG.
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
  • Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller

    "Frozen Lakes".....
    Didn't think of that one!

    Bailing out when the water gets down to 17ºC (62ºF) is about our form.
    Later winter it's down to about 11ºC (50ºF) & that's way out of the question.

    Looks like I'll punt an order off tomorrow.

  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 130 Baller
    Greg & Phil,
    Can we use the upgrade chip twice, I'll be interested in sharing the cost if that's possible. Makes more sense that paying to send the same thing over here twice.
  • Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller

    Generally the programmers sent out have a counter set to do one upgrade only.
    I think this is something PerfectPass can override if needed, sure @GregHind would know.

    I just sent them an order about 1/2 hour ago so not sure if it could be intercepted & changed,
    although it would have been sent at about 7:00pm their time.

    @Ryno mentioned he got a $30.00 Refund when he returned the chip, so looks like the total upgrade cost for him was $20.00.

    Seemed pretty cheap in the end for the additional R & D that's gone into the software.

    If they could do something I'd happily forward one on COD via AustPost, that's pretty cheap.


  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 739 Crazy Baller
    What are all the revisions in 8.0.2, exactly? the only real issues I;ve had with mine are in wakeboard mode (did I just say a bad word?) it goes from 20.3 mph to 25 mph in the turns. That would be an awesome fix, although adjusting cs/cr helped a bit. On the slalom side, if it could be programmed like ZO, where I could just push the throttle down the full, and have it not speed overrun that would be good. Also, I can't spin at the ends and get good times if its still engaged, always get hot gates, 1 and 2. If I drop, its all good.
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    I think 8.0.2 addresses that Mark but if you just back off the throttle in the turnarounds then reengage once straight that's a pretty easy fix too.
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
  • GregHindGregHind Posts: 325 Solid Baller
    The chip is usually limited to one update I think. But they can make it do more. I've had chips which can do 6 updates and others that will only do 1
  • travnewstravnews Posts: 187 Baller
    How do you tell what version ov the zbox you have?
  • Phil2360Phil2360 Posts: 367 Baller
    Menu & Up arrow together. Then System Info.

    He gets to it at around 3 minutes into the first video on their website.

  • travnewstravnews Posts: 187 Baller
    @Phil2360 Thank you
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