Nice write up. Thanks for taking time to put in all the info. Interesting about the boat being faster. The dry wieght of 09 star is 4250 while the X-25 is 4370 so they are basiclly about the same but many have said that the star requires more weight to get the big wake than the X-25 because the X-25 "plows" through the water more with it's deeper V hull, so maybe that's where the acceleration difference comes from. None of my wake boats have touched 45. Heck they have never gotten over 40, but I've only had 5.7's.
I gotta ask, did you get to ride? We hit Sylvan on Saturday and it was all time. Pure glass, and only a new G23 and I/O on the whole lake. I took a long set behind my friends Mojo and it was like we hadn't left the water for 8 months...
And you could have teased us with a couple wake pics too. Looking forward to hearing your review on the wake. Hopefully I will be able to post a review this week on my 30.
2013 X-30, 6.0L with 2500lbs of ballast and 500 lbs of lead.