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Old 12-20-2012, 10:14 AM
TRBenj TRBenj is offline
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Originally Posted by Latin Flyer View Post
I'm not even talking wake quality, but you NEED to be able to do 45 mph with 5 people on the boat. No deviation of that.
Specially if this is a second boat.
If youre going to use the boat for a barefoot competition, sure- that would be a NEED. Thats also how I prefer my boats that I barefoot behind, as I like 43-44mph for one foot tricks and we sometimes foot with a large crew.

That being said, some of the best footers I know dont own boats that are that capable- and their progress isnt stunted in the least. They can do some amazing things behind boats that are only good for 41mph with a footer in tow. I would imagine they wouldnt turn down a few more mph (which they could add for a reasonable cost if they were so inclined)... but its not a NEED. It certainly wouldnt be a requirement for someone looking to get into the sport for the first time.
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