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Old 03-06-2015, 11:31 AM
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PS 190 87-90 vs 91-94 vs 01-07 slalom wake

I currently own an 89, going to look at a 94 and an 01 this weekend. Looking for feedback on the wake differences as well as any other pros/cons with the boats.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:39 AM
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91-94 - you will love that wake on the MC's.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:43 AM
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skied on a '88 many times and had a '02 (with the hook) ... the '02 was much better .... however its no where near the smoothness of the 91-94 which is why i went looking for one last winter

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Old 03-06-2015, 11:48 AM
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91-94 without a doubt is the Jeezus wake of all time. Skied almost every year MC out there. My, well not mine anymore, 93 is even better than my 08.

Uhm, and why did I sell my 93 after all
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I read the history thread on here and it makes you feel like the 01 wake got back to being really good.
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I read the history thread on here and it makes you feel like the 01 wake got back to being really good.
I owned (and miss it all the time!) an '01. Prettiest wake ever. Good Luck!
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:45 PM
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Huge differences in the boats, and wakes, in my opinion. To over simplify, the earlier the year, the lighter the boat and easier it is for the skier to pull the boat. Spray from the boat went from a lot, to less, to even less. 22' bump was small on 87-90, to smaller on 91-94, then actually a little more significant on the 2002-2013s. That being said, driving an 87-90 is like driving a go kart, where driving the 197 is like driving a Caddy. Early boats impacted greatly by subtle weight distribution in the boat, and later boats not as much (but still impacted).

Note that the years you have listed of 2001-2007 are different boats. 2001 was first year of the hull change to the 197 model, and the "hook" in the rear of the hull was not yet added to the mold. As a result, the rudder has a "T" bar on it, which helps lift the rear of the boat, and drop the bow. Also makes it a challenge to turn the boat at times. The hook was added to the hull by 2002, and with it a "normal" rudder.

Given the 20 year span your looking at, one would expect meaningful changes in performance, which you will find.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:18 PM
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Closed bow 01?
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:17 PM
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01 is a closed bow PS 190, I copied this from the history thread on this forum...
The 2001-2009 MasterCraft ProStar 190 was about 198 long, 91 wide, weighted about 2,600 lbs (two inches longer, six inches wider and about the same with as the fifth generation hull).
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:30 PM
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If there is a better wake (flat for slalom) than the 93 era hull, it would have to be concave under water. The 93 is also a better wake than the 87 era hull in overall comparison, but the 87 era is a pretty good wake, in that it is a bit more narrow on the table (side to side) so crossing it is quicker with slalom. The 87 has a better trick wake. For jumping, it is negligible for wake on these era hulls. 01-07 is somewhat a comparable wake but not as smooth for slalom. Not a trick wake for me, and jump is negligible for comparison. I think they all are worthy three-event boats however I tend to lean toward the last two later models.
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