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Old 07-12-2017, 11:05 AM
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2018 X-Star Rumors Thread

I love reading all the speculation and rumors surrounding the next gen X-Star in other threads. I thought I would start a new thread to dream and guess what the new model will be like. I will start..

23 feet
50th gel scheme
Completely new hull design
More freeboard
4K in sun floor ballast
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:22 AM
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Super excited to see a 50th Anniversary scheme. But you're probably right with the freeboard/length stuff to compete with the G23.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:25 AM
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This should get interesting.

I'm hoping that it has the surf wave of the X23 and the wakeboard wake of the Gen2 X-Star loaded down. I think that would be a winner, especially if they have a lot of freeboard, subfloor ballast, and a lot of storage.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:38 AM
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:50 AM
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This should get interesting.

I'm hoping that it has the surf wave of the X23 and the wakeboard wake of the Gen2 X-Star loaded down. I think that would be a winner, especially if they have a lot of freeboard, subfloor ballast, and a lot of storage.
Personally I really hope it's a wakeboard-first, wakesurf-second priority for the Star. Seems like everything is surf-first now

Not that I could afford to buy a new 50th Anniversary Star anyway
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:53 AM
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I just hope it's not a 22ft boat with 2ft long pickle forks. Lol
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:57 AM
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I hope they take a new styling direction entirely. Needs to be a compelling reason to buy a Star over a G23, and for me they'd have to find a way to keep the nose down at wake speeds.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:22 PM
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This should get interesting.

I'm hoping that it has the surf wave of the X23 and the wakeboard wake of the Gen2 X-Star loaded down. I think that would be a winner, especially if they have a lot of freeboard, subfloor ballast, and a lot of storage.
Better be a lot better than the gen 3 (03-11) xstar. Some other modern boats like the the vlx has surpassed the xstar in wakeboard wake. Your standard is going to be the G23 or M235
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:28 PM
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I'm also not a fan of the 2' long pickle points that do nothing. For the star to be competive with the G23 it needs:

- A CLEAN wakeboard wake at all speeds that isn't sensitive and that's also gigantic
- X30 Caliber Surf Wave
- Ton of storage (currently the XT23 has the most)
- 3k or more of SUB floor ballast (no more silly bags)
- killer stereo with 2 subs and 6-8 inboat speakers
- some little touches we haven't seen yet, maybe cooled cup holders or something like that.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:33 PM
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I hope they go back OG with the drooped bow.. something about that low speed idle profile of an xstar in the water.


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