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Old 08-06-2012, 01:37 PM
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Cool Tristar 190 vs PS 205 slalom wake comparison

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New member to this forum. My dream is to buy a PS190, but the wife is insistent that the boat must absolutely have a walk-thru open bow. I don't want to throw $25k at PS197 from the early 2000's. Everything I read on the tristar 190 says the slalom wake is "almost as good as" the PS190 slalom wake. Everything I read on the PS205 wake says it is "almost as goos as" the PS190 wake. Which one has the better slalom wake? The TS190 or the PS205?
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:08 PM
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Hi Everybody,
New member to this forum. My dream is to buy a PS190, but the wife is insistent that the boat must absolutely have a walk-thru open bow. I don't want to throw $25k at PS197 from the early 2000's. Everything I read on the tristar 190 says the slalom wake is "almost as good as" the PS190 slalom wake. Everything I read on the PS205 wake says it is "almost as goos as" the PS190 wake. Which one has the better slalom wake? The TS190 or the PS205?
Skied them both - PS205 hands down.

If i were in the market though, I'd go with the 197 for the better 22 off wake
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:48 PM
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92-95 PS 205 for best open bow ski wake.

Last year had someone come by in a 2004 190 and complimented our 205's ski wake. I skied behind that 190 and must say, not a huge difference. I'm no pro skier though.....
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:57 PM
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Prostar 195 or Sportstar Open bow might be a good option as well. Both based on the 95-97 PS 190.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:09 PM
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I have a 205 and love it. That being said, I finally skied behind a friends PS190 last week and now I'm not sure I can love my 205 any more. I know that wasn't really your question, but there was quite a bit of difference between the two. So if you haven't skied a TS190 yet I would make sure and ski one before you start looking real hard for one, you my decide it isn't as good as you were hoping.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:36 PM
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Tristar is very tight. Small interior as it is 19' including the platform. But you will also pay a lot less than a 205. And tristar wake isn't that bad.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:33 AM
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Hi Everybody,
Thanks much for the input. I'm not getting many good reviews on the TS190 where slalom is concerned. Thanks for the tip on the sportstar walk thru open bow, I didn't even realize that existed as an option
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:24 AM
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I have a TS 190, and have skied behind my friend's PS 205. The 205 is a better boat all the way around. (Maybe that's why the TriStar was replaced by the PS 205!) If you're a competitive skier getting into shortline skiing then the choice is simple. My biggest beef with my TriStar is that it's not very roomy. Having said that, I don't need a lot of room, and if you only have 3-4 people on board it's a great boat, has a pretty decent wake.
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