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Old 02-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by willyt View Post
(IMO the x10 needed a pickle... Bow is so small in that boat)
That was my feeling when I checked out the X-10 at the show a couple of weeks ago. My wife and daughters love riding up front in the pickle fork-I've never ridden up front, but I have hung out there when the boat was anchored.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kyfooter View Post
"Revolutionized" is a nice way of putting it...35 years later:

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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any comments on how it effects visibility from the captain's chair? on our 02 x30, it is sometimes hard to see around the folks in the bow, i've thought on many occasions that having the wider pf bow would make it even harder to see when folks are riding in the bow.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:35 PM
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If you like to ski, there might be a difference in the two types...advantage p.n.

New style...advantage p.f.

More bow space when comparing boats of equal lengths...advantage p.f.

Wakeboard adv p.f.

Surf adv. p.n.

I think there is a lot to say about happy wife, happy life.

Frankly, if my dealer would have told me that the X35 or X25 p.f.'s were better for skiing and surfing than my X30 - I would have bought a p.f.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:48 PM
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The big thing for me was the way the PF bow seats both swing up with the back rest and the bottom cushion on both sides. For gear / board storage, this is key! Also the bow area to board from the dock with a wide spot is nice and the ladies like to use the bow ladder for a "bathroom" dip. Kids also like it for a "launch pad" for swimming around the boat and front to back....
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kyfooter View Post
"Revolutionized" is a nice way of putting it...35 years later:
Yeah, not exactly new. And I don't care for it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:17 PM
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I personally love the pickelfork... it gives you the same room as a boat about 3 feet longer. It took a while for it to grow on me, but man, if I had the choice I'd go pickelfork over the others. Still love the X15 though.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
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Pn V. Pf

We have a PN (X-15) and I spend a lot of time on Specters X-30. I will say that though the PF clearly has significantly more room, I don't think that space has ever been an issue for either of us. That said, I will second the guy who said you really can't go wrong either way. If money were no object I'd have a new star and that PF is, shall we say, unique.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:21 PM
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Got kids?

We have a2011 X2 and love the PF. It makes for a wider, but shorter bow area. Our family is short so that was a good thing. The main reason we love it is that 3-5 kiddos can all "be in front" equally. No more arguing who gets the front!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by russlars View Post
Happy wife=Happy life. Just sayin
Honestly, I wanted a X14V and wound up having to settle on a X2 specifically for the pickle fork. My wife loved it as soon as we got in it. I couldn't convince her otherwise!
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