Originally Posted by bkblaida
I will add that we own a 97 PS 205 and I am the slalom junkie of the family. The wake behind our boat is a firm bump but nothing to shy away from. The benefits of the later 205's is the overall ability of the boat. It has a great entry to mid level wake for wakeboarding, add some corner weight and you can learn to wake surf and with glass like water we have barefooted. Overall it is a boat that can do it all very well but is not a "best in class" at any activity. Since we are not, nor will be challenging the best in any activity we will enjoy this boat for years to come.
Please don't "miss" how profound this statement is. I have a 98 PS 190 - not a 205 I know, but it allows my family, friends and I to try anything. We too will never approach "best in class", but have been very happy to be able to do anything. Outside of maintenance, the boat hasn't cost me a dime in 5 years. These are the two reasons I bought a MC and it's served me well.