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Old 02-25-2017, 08:44 PM
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Xt20 vs xt21

Has anyone skied behind either of these boats yet and care to comment? Is the wake any smaller for slalom on either boat? Looking for a small crossover that I can slalom recreationally and also use with kids for novice wakeboarding & surfing and tubing.

Really like the MC brand but are these wakes decent enough for slalom or dare I ask this forum if I need to consider the Malibu 20 VTX?

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Old 02-26-2017, 08:39 AM
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I haven't personally skied these, and doubt there are many who have given their release dates. Have heard the XT20 skis phenomenally. Some arguing best vdrive they've ever experienced on a course.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:21 PM
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Here's a video of travis moye skiing the course from the Mastercraft XT Series Instagram that showcases the wake behind the XT20 really well. Obviously he's a slalom king so I'd be weary of planning on running the course with it but this will at least let you see the wake
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:49 PM
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Has anyone skied behind either of these boats yet and care to comment? Is the wake any smaller for slalom on either boat? Looking for a small crossover that I can slalom recreationally and also use with kids for novice wakeboarding & surfing and tubing.

Really like the MC brand but are these wakes decent enough for slalom or dare I ask this forum if I need to consider the Malibu 20 VTX?

Thx!

Bumping this, I have the same question. Can anyone who's skied it comment?
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:38 PM
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We've been out on both, but only my wife slalomed (recreationally) behind them. She picked up slalom 1-2 seasons ago, so take that into account.

From the boat visually, I say XT20 is considerably flatter, but my wife says the wake is more firm.

We set the center tab on the XT21 at about 50% to get the wake smaller without pushing the nose down too far. Still bigger, but softer.

I thought the XT20 had a fun wakeboard wake too. Seemed to be a little lip at the top.

Anyway...very limited time on /behind both, so it's best to go test them both if you have the option.

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:37 PM
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I have been working with the slalom wake on my XT20 over the past couple weeks. I did not test ski the boat before I ordered so I wasn't sure what to expect. Add to that the fact that I haven't skied for over 10 years, so basically starting fresh. My first run I was very impressed with how easy it pulled me out of the water, popped up immediately. Once up I was surprised to see a fairly large center roostertail bump at 20 off at 28 mph. It certainly had my full attention as I crossed the wake. I have been able to clean it up a bit with 20-25% center tab and 15 off at 28 mph. The wake does seem to flatten out more at 32 mph but that's a little fast for my ski and skill level right now.

As an aside I have been working to teach my son to ski and starting with two skis. At anything less than 25-28 the boat basically has big wakeboarding waves, even with no ballast. Pretty tough to get a beginner to cross those waves to get out to clean water.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:49 PM
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X10 skiis nicely at 32+ mph with 50% center tab. Largely same for X30 with slightly wider wake and more rooster tail. Cannot comment on XT20 ski wake but it has to be slightly better, no? IME, the v-drive rooster tail starts impeding crossing at 28 off and beyond, 15 - 22 off is good to go.

None are like a DD, but the above wakes force you to commit to the stack on the wake crossing so you got that going for you.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:42 AM
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AVPdx, where you at in the PNW? I'm on LPO if you're nearby.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:51 AM
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AVPdx, where you at in the PNW? I'm on LPO if you're nearby.
I'm in Portland.

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