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asimpsonnz
11-01-2007, 07:15 PM
Hi all,
Just researching what are the differences in hull between say a 96 Prostar 190 and the Prostar 205?
Says the 205 was modelled off the 190 but why is the 205 so much better for wakeboarding ?
Surely the 190 also has a good wake when weighted ?

BrianM
11-01-2007, 07:25 PM
The later 96+ 205 was the basis of the original X Star. The earlier 205s 92-95 were much better skiers with a wake that was much closer to that of the 190.
NSXBill did a great job of outlining the Prostar 205 here http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=11020&d=1150771294

east tx skier
11-01-2007, 07:54 PM
The hull of the 92-95 205 was similar, but not identical to the 91-94 190. It was stretched. The ski wakes were similar, but not the same. The 96--2000 205s were less similar to the 95--97 190 on which they were based as far as ski wakes go. In each case, the 205 was roughly 100 lbs heavier than its 190 counterpart.

As for wake boarding, from what I understand, it's not just about size. So no matter how much weight you have, it might not exactly result in a good wake board wake. All that said, I have no idea how the wake board wakes of the 190s compare to the 205 counterpart for that era.

88 PS190
11-01-2007, 08:06 PM
190's are the older hull... so if anything is similar they based it off the 190 hull.

east tx skier
11-01-2007, 08:25 PM
190's are the older hull... so if anything is similar they based it off the 190 hull.

92--95 205 is loosely based on a stretched 91--94 190. 96--2000 205 is more loosely based on the 95--97 190.

cbryan70
11-01-2007, 10:11 PM
i have a 78 skier which doenst put off a bad wake with about 10 people in it? :-) Still will be a small wake, was going behind a CC and had so much ballast and people in it the trasome was about 6 inches under water....wouldnt recommend it

C36
11-02-2007, 03:22 PM
Hi all,
Just researching what are the differences in hull between say a 96 Prostar 190 and the Prostar 205?
Says the 205 was modelled off the 190 but why is the 205 so much better for wakeboarding ?
Surely the 190 also has a good wake when weighted ?

If you go to the following two threads there is some information on the two hulls you are comparing. Within each there are links to reviews undertaken by waterski magazine - these reviews might provide you with the detailed information you are looking for. Hope this is helpful.

1995-97 PS 190 (and her sisters) (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=14622)

1996-2000 PS 205 (and her sisters) (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=15198)