Hey Bob, I remember you. Thanks for the words on the boat. I'm going to the new X-star. I figure I've got about 5 years of good riding left before my knees are just too old, so why not do it on the premier wakeboat. Truth be told, the x-45 has a great wake, and I doubt its going to be night and day with the new xstar, so if I'm being honest with myself, I partially just want a new boat.