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Old 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM
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Atkinson was right - the 25 wake is alot like the 205V, alot like it. If you've ever ridden a SAN 210 with about 4k in it its like the wake with stock ballast + PnP on a 25.
Which era San? And 4k is a lot of weight really for either era 210. Also the x-25 really only does well with stock weight, and is surprising big stock. Start adding over stock and your just asking for wash and curling if not driving 25 from what I have seen.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:57 PM
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it doesn't take much weight over stock? I pretty much just assumed if I wanted to weight the boat I'd add about 500 in the bow, then just plug and play a couple of 500's in the back engine compartments. Then fill the backs as I need them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:59 PM
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it doesn't take much weight over stock? I pretty much just assumed if I wanted to weight the boat I'd add about 500 in the bow, then just plug and play a couple of 500's in the back engine compartments. Then fill the backs as I need them.
That's a great idea. The boat I drove had full stock plus 6 people and probably could have used alittle more bow weight.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:07 PM
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A steep wake/Deep V always loves Bow weight in my experience.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:40 PM
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A steep wake/Deep V always loves Bow weight in my experience.
yup. which is why you have to go out with people who know how to set their boats up.

its a 2012 SAN 210, and yes 4k is a sh!tton of weight for that hull.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:25 PM
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I can't speak about X-25 vs. X-star, but can about 205-V X-2 vs X-25. I had a 2005 X-2 for 6 years and put 700 hrs on it. I loved that boat. It was nimble and great wakeboard wake. (Not much of a surf wake but I didn't mind). And it has a passable ski wake.

My dealer convinced me to try the X-25. I wasn't shopping for a new boat and I didn't really want something that big. But I absolutely loved the wake. As much as I liked the X-2's wake, the X-25 was awesome. And that was with only stock ballast for the X-25, versus stock + 500 lbs for the X-2.

I took my crew out on a demo of the X-25 and they all loved it too. So I traded in the X-2 for a 2011 X-25. This is my third season with it.

I love that boat. As much as I enjoyed the X-2, there hasn't been a single day I wished I had the X-2 instead of the X-25. My crew all feels the same way; we comments about that the other day in fact. Now that I'm used to the extra space of the X-25, we really appreciate it too and wouldn't want to go back to the smaller X-2.

The X-2 does handle better, no doubt. It was like a little sportscar. But I am totally fine with the handling of the X-25. And it handles rough water great, whereas the X-2 was awful in rough water. The water here on Lake Washington can get pretty rough and I wouldn't take the X-2 out then. It was strictly for flat water use. But the X-25 I can take out in almost any conditions.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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Thats whats so good about the X25 in rough water, its hull was designed for intercoastal waters (CSX-220).
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:26 AM
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Eagle thanks for the post.

I'm basically in the same situation you were in. I had 550 hours on my 2005 x-2 and this x-25 is the first boat i've ever bought without demoing the boat. Crazy I know.

Sounds like i made the right choice. Thanks
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