Originally Posted by Kyle
I think Troy should go ski a '91-'94 and then go ski a '95-'98. Maybe then he will understand that the 95-98 are not as good. The only thing good about them is their engine and transmission.
They have the wacky rudder with the crazy wing on it that was a desperate way of fixing the wake that didn't work.
The newer ones also drive like a school bus while the 91-94 drive like a finely tuned sports car.
The wake is hard and tall on the 95-98 too.
I think youre confusing the 95-97 with the 98-01. It was the 98+ hull that had all the fixes for the wake and handling. (Winged/slotted rudder, extra tracking fin, "blocks" glued into the chines, etc).
Im not a tremendous slalom skier, but always found the 95-97 wake to be excellent. Barely a tick worse than the 91-94 wake, and had much improved spray. Ive only barefooted behind the 98-00 hull, so I wont comment there. I would say that the 91-94 hull handles better than the others though.