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Old 05-22-2013, 06:14 PM
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Cool 2013 X30 or 2013 X25

I cannot decide between the two boats. I currently have an 2008 X2 whcih include the pickle fork front end. I am a huge fan of the look so I struggle with the 30 for this reason. Here are some highlights I have found, feel free to add to them to help the decision. I am 70% Surfing / 20% air chair / 10% wakeboard and other. Spend alot of time lounging on water with friends and now kids. Also want a boat that handles better on rough water than my X2. I plan on ordering an 2014 but am comparing the 2013's as the 2014 are unknown on changes.

X25
-pro-pickle fork front end
-pro- surf seating
-pro wide seating and seat position is low(deep interior)
-cons - storage(shallow)
-cons - handling
-pro - length
-5.7l borderline for power
-cons-surf wake stock ballast
-Surf TABS
X30
-con-no pickle fork front end
-pro-reverse seat
-pro-storage
-pro-surf wake
-pro-handling
-5.7l bearable
-con-length
-con-shallow interior
-pro seating room
-Surf TABS????
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:46 PM
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Why not the x-35? Its the same boat plus a pickle fork....right? If so that one less con.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:09 PM
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went from a 08 X2 w/6.0 to 13 X25 w/6.2 night and day from X2... length, width, deeper V... very pleased so far. hopefully get behind the boat this weekend now that it is broke in.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:05 PM
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the 30 if 70%surf 10% board
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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I think there are a couple threads that deal with this very question. I had the debate as well and went with the X25 though it could have gone either way.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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the 30 if 70%surf 10% board
Agreed.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:25 PM
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the "surf seats" you mention for the X25 may be illegal to use when underway.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:18 AM
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Obviously you'll want to test them both yourself, but the general consensus is that the X-25 has an outstanding wakeboard wake and a nearly outstanding surf wake while the X-30 has and outstanding surf wake and a nearly outstanding surf wake. Since you say you mostly surf, I'd say the X-30 is the boat for you if the wake is your only criteria. I think most would agree both boats are good enough at both wakeboarding and surfing that you'd be happy with either one and could safely choose based on which one offers a better interior layout, storage, etc. that fits how you use the boat.

As for your other points... The X-25 is fine with the 5.7 engine. Is it better with the 6.0 or 6.2? Sure, but it functions well with the 5.7. I recently got the X-25 with the 5.7 and was a little worried, but have been pleasantly surprised. The only time I wish I had a bigger engine is when I'm pulling the kids tube as the deep v hull does bleed off more speed than I was used to in turns, so the 5.7 has to work a little harder to accelerate the X-25 out of turns.

Pickle fork vs traditional: Overrated difference. You'll get used to and love either one once you're having fun with the boat.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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You don't need surf tabs on the 30.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:52 AM
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storage in the bow may be shallow in the 25, but everywhere else its SSUUUPPPEERRR deep
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