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tommydbouy
06-18-2012, 11:36 PM
I'm thinking of buying a used X 15 but I'd really like to Wakeboard and Slalom off one first. I live in the Cleveland OH area. I'm willing to travel a couple hours if needed. My email is tdemps@gmail.com. I've got gas money.

tkemperdc
07-13-2012, 10:56 AM
HA, well Fargo, ND is pry out of your way.... I love my 15.

tommydbouy
07-17-2012, 11:19 PM
HA, well Fargo, ND is pry out of your way.... I love my 15.

Thanks, but Fargo's a little out of the way. Boat House Marine is going to give me a demo ride this week.

I'm trying to get the best of everything. Big Wakeboard Wake, small Slalom Wake, yet still able to handle somewhat rough water. I currently have a 22' deep V Checkmate that has not a great wakeboard wake and a very bad slalom wake. It does however handle waves well.

How do you use yours?

Limpkin
08-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Come to Madison, WI and ride mine (2010 X-15) if you want it is also for sale :)

Double D
08-02-2012, 09:21 AM
Thanks, but Fargo's a little out of the way. Boat House Marine is going to give me a demo ride this week.

I'm trying to get the best of everything. Big Wakeboard Wake, small Slalom Wake, yet still able to handle somewhat rough water. I currently have a 22' deep V Checkmate that has not a great wakeboard wake and a very bad slalom wake. It does however handle waves well.

How do you use yours?

How did the BHM test drive go? Thoughts on the X-15?

c_craig
08-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Thanks, but Fargo's a little out of the way. Boat House Marine is going to give me a demo ride this week.

I'm trying to get the best of everything. Big Wakeboard Wake, small Slalom Wake, yet still able to handle somewhat rough water. I currently have a 22' deep V Checkmate that has not a great wakeboard wake and a very bad slalom wake. It does however handle waves well.

How do you use yours?

Tommy - We always find ourselves saying "this is the best boat, this is the best boat". Very close friends have a new X25, but I continue to be impressed by our 15. My son does pretty advanced wakeboarding, and three of us slalom recreationally. It's not a bad slalom wake for a relatively large boat. We don't surf a lot, but it sets up a very nice wave with the right speed and ballast. We use 4x400 lb bags on top of the factory ballast for wakeboarding and occassional surfing.

We are in Cleveland, but out of town until next week. Could meet up with you later in the month if you still need a ride.

Craig

Thrall
08-02-2012, 07:33 PM
If you don't get to ride behind one before buying, trust me, it will be heaven compared to a Checkmate!
Rough water ride is the best of the "smaller" MC V drive that still have some semblance of a slalom wake.

tommydbouy
08-03-2012, 01:02 AM
How did the BHM test drive go? Thoughts on the X-15?

It went really well. Chris at BHM is first class. He took us out on a 2012.

The wakeboard wake was great, big, and rampy. So much easier to get air off of compared to my Checkmate. The perfect pass makes a huge difference as well. For wakeboarding, my Checkmate is always either getting on plane and speeding up or coming off plane slowing down and making the wake too washy. The wake on the X15 was still strong at slower speeds.

The slalom wake was nice and flat. It took a couple runs to get the attitude plate and rope length dialed in. Once we were dialed in it really felt easier cutting through the wake. My wife and I both felt like there was a little less strain on our bodies compared to skiing off our IO checkmate. Maybe its the angle of the rope connecting to the ski pilon vs the eye on our Checkmate? I also bumped my speed up a mph or 2 and felt comfortable.

We didn't have a wake surf board to try but he showed us what the wake looks like at surf speed. Looked very big. I've only wake surfed twice off of an 03 X1 with 2 fat sacks. The X15 was way bigger.

I wish i could buy one of Chris's new X 15's but I need to save some cash and find a good used one.

tommydbouy
08-03-2012, 01:11 AM
Tommy - We always find ourselves saying "this is the best boat, this is the best boat". Very close friends have a new X25, but I continue to be impressed by our 15. My son does pretty advanced wakeboarding, and three of us slalom recreationally. It's not a bad slalom wake for a relatively large boat. We don't surf a lot, but it sets up a very nice wave with the right speed and ballast. We use 4x400 lb bags on top of the factory ballast for wakeboarding and occassional surfing.

We are in Cleveland, but out of town until next week. Could meet up with you later in the month if you still need a ride.

Craig

Craig,

Thanks for the offer but I think we've decided to buy an X 15 once we find the right one.

Where do you do most of your boating? We go up to Sandusky bay alot, occasionally the Sandusky River, and occasionally West Branch. Have you ever gone on the Huron River (OH)? I've heard you can get some nice smooth water but I don't know how well the depths are marked.

c_craig
08-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Craig,

Thanks for the offer but I think we've decided to buy an X 15 once we find the right one.

Where do you do most of your boating? We go up to Sandusky bay alot, occasionally the Sandusky River, and occasionally West Branch. Have you ever gone on the Huron River (OH)? I've heard you can get some nice smooth water but I don't know how well the depths are marked.

Mostly Westbranch. We spend quite a bit of time in northern michigan with the boat, so usually early and late summer on WB.

tkemperdc
08-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Thanks, but Fargo's a little out of the way. Boat House Marine is going to give me a demo ride this week.

I'm trying to get the best of everything. Big Wakeboard Wake, small Slalom Wake, yet still able to handle somewhat rough water. I currently have a 22' deep V Checkmate that has not a great wakeboard wake and a very bad slalom wake. It does however handle waves well.

How do you use yours?

Tommy,

I have primarily been wakeboarding. I do ski, and have friends on the boat that do. I see you have been out on one. I did add the extra bags to the stock ballast in the back and WOW! I also have one for the tunnel if we want up to 750.

We do surf and love it with some extra ballast, even more. Stock is more than adequate. I will say with the 5.7 motor and the extra ballast I did swap out the stock prop to allow for better use the of the hp/torque of the motor, 2" less pitch but inch bigger diameter.

I love my boat, but may upgrade just to get newer, but I have ZERO complaint about my X15. I dont have the wake plate but that would help skiing to flatten out the wake that is there, for skiing, but its not bad at all.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Tom

Ryan
06-06-2013, 04:56 PM
Of those who ski their X15s, do any of you have a comparative perspective vs a slalom boat (PS 190, 197, 205 etc)?

tommydbouy
06-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Of those who ski their X15s, do any of you have a comparative perspective vs a slalom boat (PS 190, 197, 205 etc)?

Sorry I don't have the comparison but I wanted to let you know the Attitude Plate (center trim tab) helps flatten the wake out a bunch. We've found 85% down is best for us with a couple people on the boat and running 34 mph.

Maybe someone in the Cincy area with an X15 with an Attitude Plate can give you a pull? Cincy Mastercraft?