Originally Posted by mccobmd
The early x-stars, 1st gen X2 and X1 come with ballast in the back lockers. Most with a KGB middle ballast. It's super easy to change to the 750lb sac's and is a great upgrade. At 32mph and up the bump is hard but on big on those v-drives. I have a 2006 x1 and it slaloms great for a non-DD. My dealer who has skied them all like it best of all the v-drives for skiing.(disclaimer that he thinks the X14v may be as good to a little better but is in a different price class)
Right on. That's why I moved to my 05 X2 last year. Killer boarding wake, decent surfing, and better than average skiing. We do all three. I have 750 lb sacs in both rear lockers, center KGB, and IBS that fills off the KGB. Some weight in the bow actually helps the ski wake. Next spring I will be adding a wakeplate to help smooth out the slalom wake even more. It will never have the wake of a PS 190 or 197 but it makes up for that lack in other areas.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake gate
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190