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Old 07-12-2010, 09:38 PM
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My 1999 X-Star (same as 205V) gets decent wake once you get up above 32 mph with only me and a half a tank. With a few more people or full tank you can really start to tell a difference.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:22 PM
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I am not an awesome skier but I am really dissappointed everytime I ski an "X" hull. I skied the X14V this week and the wake was OK but it drove like a tug compared to my 205. There is just no perfect boat ... life is full of comprimises
Well said sir, hull charecteristics for wakeboarding and slalom skiing are polar opposites. I am convinced of this:

1. Ski 2. Wakeboard 3. Surf best with a 205DD (X14 if you have the cash) but you won't ever have a great surf wake

1. Board 2. Surf 3. Ski 205V or newer X2 with wake plate but you won't ever have a great ski wake

1. Board 2. Surf 3) Don't care if I ever ski opens up just about every X boat in the lineup

I arrived a the second scenario and love my X1 more each trip out.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:22 PM
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The 209 is a beast of a boat for that hull design. Magred has a 209 and it holds a lot of people just out joyriding.

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And if your budget is the low 20's, that beautiful yellow 209 is being offered at around that very price at some place in Indianapolis. My loss could be your gain
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:25 PM
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And if your budget is the low 20's, that beautiful yellow 209 is being offered at around that very price at some place in Indianapolis. My loss could be your gain



Hows the vinyl look??
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Myself I'll live on the edge and surf without a helmet.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:48 PM
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Hows the vinyl look??
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:15 PM
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And if your budget is the low 20's, that beautiful yellow 209 is being offered at around that very price at some place in Indianapolis. My loss could be your gain
He's right Dave, a 209 / x-9 would be a good fit for your use and you could stay in the MasterCraft family. Question is, would that fit in your garage down south?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:43 PM
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Have skied behind a Maristar 97 200vrs and a 205V. The Maristar has a pretty flat bottom so the wake wasn't huge. I thought the 205V's wake was just as large but it was softer and probably slightly easier to ski through. IMO both are good enough for free skiing especially if driving at faster speeds (32-36 mph).

We tried using both on the slalom course. The Maristar had tracking issues althought it was a windy day which probably didn't help. The 205V was fine until I was able to start shortening the rope it became a little scary trying to handle the bump.

IMO, if you (or friends that will ski behind it) ski the course, don't do a Vdrive. Othewise go for it because Vdrives do have a lot of space.

As far as wakeboarding, pretty much any model can be weighted down. I've seen some pretty good wakeboarders do advanced tricks behind both Vdrives and closed bow inboards.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:18 PM
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Hows the vinyl look??
I think at that price you could afford to replace the vinyl
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:08 PM
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