The patented Tigé ConvexV hull and TAPS2 technology are key to what makes Tigé inboards so dramatically different. While all other inboard hulls curve down with a "hook" toward the transom, the Tigé ConvexV hull curves up in a rocker shape like a wakeboard or slalom ski. This unique hull shape and TAPS2 technology is totally unique to Tigé, allowing us to deliver everything from exceptional ballast-free wakeboarding wakes to superior handling and fuel economy.
A decade after Tigé developed its patented TAPS2 system, many inboard manufacturers are attempting to follow Tige's lead, adding adjustable "wake plates" to their traditional fixed position hooked hulls. But there is not much substance to these look-alike "wake enhancement" devices. Why?
The dramatic effects of TAPS2 technology is more about the hull shape than the plate. The rocker shape of the patented Tigé ConvexV hull allows the boat to settle naturally when the TAPS2 plate is in the up position. All other inboards have a permanent hook in the hull that prevents the boat from settling naturally...with or without a wake plate.
At boarding speeds with TAPS2 adjusted up toward 8, the non-planing ConvexV hull settles naturally, creating massive water displacement and large wakeboarding wakes without bulky, unsafe ballast or drag hardware.