View Full Version : Pictures Of Slalom Ski or Surfing Wakes Behind Crossover Boat

11-03-2006, 02:03 AM
Does anyone have pictures of the wakes when someone is either slalom skiing (ideally cutting hard across the wake in a slalom course) or surfing behind their crossover boat? It could be the Nautique SV211, the Tige 20v, the Malibu Sunscape LSV or new Wakesetter VTX with the Diamond Cut hull, the MC X2, or any other "crossover" boat.

For the surfing shots, it would be helpful to know what type of wedge/ballast set-up you had (as well as # of people in the boat) to create the wake.


11-03-2006, 08:20 AM
uh, you aren't going to find any of those pictures here other than possibly the x2. This is a MC owned site.

11-03-2006, 05:39 PM
I think a great crossover boat is the X7

11-03-2006, 06:55 PM

Have you seen the 2006 issue of Waterski Magizine's Boat Buyers Guide (I think it was January) - that issue had photos (without skiers/boarders) and wake profiles as well.

I have attached an overlay I created from each of their wake profiles for three of the MasterCraft "crossover" models (X7, X9, X1) - see below. These profiles are looking at the boat wake from the side (with the back of the boat on the left and the end of the tow line on the right). The top comparison of the three boats is at waterski speed and the bottom at wakeboard speed. You can see that the X7 has the flatest waterski wake, followed by X9 - they did not post a waterski wake for the X1. :( For wakeboarding, Both the X1 and the X9 have great wakes - the difference is the X1 peaks closer to the boat than the X9. The wake on the X7 is not as large, but still has a very solid lip from what I understand.

Some of their info is on-line. Here is a link to some of the MasterCraft models - once at the page click on "Wake Detail" on the left side to see the wake for that model - then click on "Boat Models" at the top of the page to switch to a different model. All boats listed will do both well (i.e. "crossovers") - but they are listed in decending order from those that are great ski to those that are great wakeboarding to my understanding.

MasterCraft Boat Models (http://www.waterskimag.com/boat_inspector/index.html?manufacture=6&boat=5)

MasterCraft X7

MasterCraft X9

MasterCraft X1

MasterCraft X2

If you hunt around you might even find a picture or two of the others as well. ;)

Hope this is helpful.


11-03-2006, 11:57 PM
I just don't see how the x1 could be considered a cross-over boat, and obviously waterski magazine aslo doesn't think so either.

11-04-2006, 12:16 AM
36 MPH with one person in boat. 06 Maristar/X2

east tx skier
11-04-2006, 01:13 AM
There's a good thread on the PN forum on this with pics from multiple brands including MC. Like they said earlier, since MC owns this forum, we're limited in the pictures we can post.

11-15-2006, 01:30 AM
Thanks East Tx Skier. What is the PN forum?


11-15-2006, 01:31 AM
Thanks East Tx Skier. What is the PN forum?


sssshhh...planet nautique....sssshhh

11-15-2006, 03:28 AM
Ahhh....Thanks ErKoehler. I've actually started a few threads over there that have some great pictures.



I was hoping to get some comparable shots of MC boat wakes on this forum, but no problem if that's not going to happen.

Thanks everyone!

11-15-2006, 12:43 PM
Donnie, really you need a MC X-45 for surfing, X-Star for wakeboarding and prostar 190/197 for skiing :D

These are from the X1: Ski picture is not ideal, but it's the only one I could find, 22' off, 32 MPH. Surf pic is with the port and belly ballast full and only the driver in the boat, so it's basically the smallest you'll see. Wakeboard pic is with stock ballast and 4 peeps in the boat.

I know you already said it somewhere, but driving and skiing these boats will help you more than any picture!!