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Old 08-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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13 X30 v Nautique G23

Test drove both today...Both very different rides and TOTALLY different wakes. X30 was significantly cheaper... Any opinions? I'd really like to hear what you guys know or have heard. This will be my first boat and focus will be on surfing as much as boarding.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:58 PM
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If you have the budget to go after a G23 you should test drive a comparable MC and then decide.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:01 PM
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If you have the budget to go after a G23 you should test drive a comparable MC and then decide.
What's the comp? XStar?
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:24 PM
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What's the comp? XStar?

Or X46.... Although, that will be cheaper than a G23 as well.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:06 PM
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Xstar would be more comparable to G23 but would like to hear your thoughts on each boat.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:39 PM
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Xstar would be more comparable to G23 but would like to hear your thoughts on each boat.
Ill run thru all the diffs after getting everyone's opinions...I wanna hear what people think before influencing it with mine.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:31 PM
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In my opinion unless you are a hardcore wake boarder why spend the cash on a G23, x-30 has a fantastic surf wake as well as being a great all around boat. I'm sure the G23 does not have a ski wake. Save the cash and you can use the x30 for other activities as well.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:51 PM
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Yeah, I would say if you are a hardcore boarder and have the cash flow then compare a x46 or xstar to the g23. Other wise compare the new sn 210 or similar to the x30 for a more all around boat.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:09 PM
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Yeah, I would say if you are a hardcore boarder and have the cash flow then compare a x46 or xstar to the g23. Other wise compare the new sn 210 or similar to the x30 for a more all around boat.
I was thinking maybe the 230 was a good comp to the X30,but they didn't have one to drive. Both boats I drove and played with we're demos with less than 20hrs, with meaningful diff in prices. G was better optioned, but most were came standard...230 is prob $20k less than the G
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:10 AM
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Here's an entertaining thread on your topic

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=797401

I also demoed both boats and had a very slight tussle with the decision.
Admittedly we surf 90% of the time so wakeboard wake was not of paramount importance. Also I did not get to weight the G23 on the demo the way I wanted and there was no NSS on the boat. (I could care less about NSS because I don't want to haul double the weight and we have no goofy riders).
Anyway, I think with proper weighting the G23 would have had a comparable surf wave to the properly weighted X30, and the G23 is a beautiful boat and I actually somewhat preferred its finish out and styling. However, it was no where close to 27k worth of better!

You can read through the above thread on wakeworld and see some more of my thoughts on the two.

In the end the X30 had a better surf wave and costs 27k less for comparably equipped boats in my market here in Texas.

As far as the 230. I haven't been behind one, but they aren't exactly know as great surfers, but who knows about a 2014. I would demo it for sure.

Here's X30 surf shot:




Here is the G23 I demoed:


Here is its stock ballast wave. Looks nice and clean, but with stock ballast had a really short pocket. I suspect pocket length would correct just dandy with proper weight:
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