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Old 06-16-2014, 04:12 PM
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2003 MC X-star

Just bought a 2003 MC X-star, or so it was stated. It is not the pickle fork, so I believe it is the early 2003 x-star. I did a bunch of research on this boat before I bought it, and I believed this to be the same haul as the 205v. Am I correct in thinking that? Secondly, I believed this to be a cross over boat, lower speeds wake board, over 28mph a not bad slalom boat. Am I at all correct with that thought?

We skied this weekend, or tried to ski I should say. The wake was extremely hard, and with a large trough. To hard to ski, safely. Did I just by the wrong boat? Any suggestions

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:14 PM
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That is a 2003 X-2. The early ones had X series decals on the side. It is the 205v hull. The 2003 X-star is pickle fork. They didn't make all that many X-stars that year.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:22 PM
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Ok, that's what I was starting to believe. Reviews for the X2, state "At speeds above 26 mph, the stepped hull gets up and out of the way, leaving behind a trail of bubbles that's delightful to edge a slalom ski through.".... not the case, hard as hell. Afraid to hurt someone

Any thoughts, am I doing something wrong?
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:35 PM
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I don't slalom, but from what I've read, faster is better and adding some weight to the nose will help soften the wake. Mine always seems to have a decent lip, even above 30mph. I always have quite a bit of extra weight in batteries and speakers, so that may be a contributing factor.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:42 PM
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2003 MC X2 - ski boat?

I just bought a 2003 MC X2, the seller claimed it to be a x-star. But is not the pickle fork, so I think it's a X2....
Regardless, I believe this to be a 205v hull, am I correct?

Also, am I completely wrong to believe that I should be able to ski behind this boat, is it not a cross over hull?

I read a lot of reviews about the 2003 x-star & x2, all referring me back to 205v hull, saying that is not bad to ski behind. Wakeboarding Mag. states "At speeds above 26 mph, the stepped hull gets up and out of the way, leaving behind a trail of bubbles that's delightful to edge a slalom ski through."

First ski was yesterday behind it, I was extremely disappointed. I am very afraid to get hurt. The table is extremely hard, and the trough is large. 36mph @ 15 off. I played with rope length and found the best wake to be at 75', (best wake = not 100% deadly)

Am I doing something wrong?

Possible a boat for sale...

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:43 PM
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Make sure your speed is correct with a GPS or something. You might need your speedo calibrated. I also do not ski but what length rope do you use for skiing?
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:51 PM
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I had to GPS speedo, but good idea to check. I tried all lenghts down to 30 off, the best I found was 75' full rope... that's a lot of rope. Still nothing very ski-able
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:51 PM
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I have the same boat - ^^^^ - going to be a good lip until upper 20's (mine I think is around 28 that is starts to flatten out) possibly faster depending on how many are in the boat. It is a renown wakeboard boat, even without a lot of ballast is very rampy.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:57 PM
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EDIT- NVM, I saw your other post with more responses.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:03 PM
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So that is def the 205 hull. Silly question but are you running any ballast? I have also some people have added the wake plate to smooth it out a bit more so maybe thats an option.

At empty my slalom wake isn't terrible. Its not great compared to my neighbors malibu (direct drive vs v drive) however its pretty good.
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