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surfacetension
09-23-2007, 08:40 AM
Just some thoughts and opinions Took the boat out and compared to my Supra this boat does not track as well I wonder why they did not put the 3 fins in the center, When a rider cuts hard I can feel it move the boat? also at slow speed this boat kind of wallows around?? anyone else notice this ?? I had an 01 Supra launch before this boat I wonder if it's the dif. is in the V drive set up vs the inboard ?

bigmac
09-23-2007, 08:50 AM
Sure. V-drives simply don't handle as well as a Direct drive.

Roonie's
09-23-2007, 08:59 AM
A friend took my X2 out to drive and ride behind this weekend. He has an 07 214 direct drive and he said my X2 felt more like a race car in handling as his was a little more sluggish? Also he said mine came out of the hole stronger. He has 3 blade prop and I have 4 blade. A few other differences but those were the ones related to handling.

SDAhockey21
09-23-2007, 09:24 AM
I feel like I am driving a tub when im behind the wheel of the X2, however I came froma a 190 so there is no comparision....

I have noticed and felt a rider behind my X2 but it has never been enough to pull me around. However behind the 190 it was a different story.

SDAhockey21
09-23-2007, 09:26 AM
I also have hydrolic steering.... So

But as far as the handling at higher speed +10mph the X2 Awesome

But at slow speed (-5mph) when you are trying to dock into a slip or onto trailer, its a lot less nible and looser than the 190 and takes some getting used to.

landscape
09-23-2007, 10:38 AM
I test drove the X-1 and X-2, in my opinion the X-1 handles and tracks much better than the X-2. It has a narrower beam about 5 " less I think. The X-1 is about as close to a direct drive's performance I have seen as far as handling goes.

sludema
09-23-2007, 11:29 AM
I drove several X2's and did not care for the cornering or out of the hole nose lift. It felt like too much of the hull was up out of the water. BIL has a 197 and I bought an X15. Prefer driving both of those compared w/the X2.

surfacetension
09-23-2007, 11:35 AM
My X2 has some bow lift and I may address that with a plate, slow speed handling is different than my Supras the only dif. at speed is when I have a rider you can feel them ? I have the 350 HP and out of the hole is fine , Just some little things that I noticed