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Old 01-22-2015, 12:21 AM
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Is it worth the $$ to add Gen2 to my '13 X30?

I am hoping that a few of you can give me some feedback on the surf wave behind the new X30 hull with the Gen2 vs Gen1 or no tabs at all. I currently have a 2013 X30 with no surf tabs. We enjoy the wave that it creates with full hard tanks and then a 750# in the rear locker on the side we are surfing. What will I gain by adding the Gen2? Anyone with real-world experience?

My Gen1 tabs on my X45 didn't seem to do much so I left them off when I ordered the X30.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:28 AM
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There is that new kit that was developed by the guy down in Texas.

Someone who is far more forum savvy then me will be by to post the link shortly. Looks like its 3500 for them to install it or just 3k for the kit.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:01 AM
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I have been following the developments down in Texas. Depending on the cost from MC I may be tempted.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:52 AM
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I have been following the developments down in Texas. Depending on the cost from MC I may be tempted.
I upgraded my X-30 from gen 1 to gen2
Mostly for the convenience
From no tabs to Gen2 would be a nice improvement
$5000 ++ from mc

$3500 from Texas dude seams ok, for and automated system.

$500 gets you the Wakeshaper...
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:16 AM
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I rode behind a x30 with gen2 and a little extra weight evenly distributed. I was blown away by it, but the only thing I had to compare to was my star. If you switch sides very frequently I would say gen2 would be worth it. Can switch sides in about 3-4 seconds while surfing.

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Old 01-22-2015, 07:37 AM
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You need to hit up Ryan Woon on here (Woons). He is the x-30 surf guru. You can see some of his threads over in the surf section of team talk. He has an x-30 with gen 2 now but in the past he had set up another x-30 without gen 2. Hope that helps!
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:00 AM
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Go Surf Assist (Texas system) will save you a couple grand, and it looks to be a great system.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:50 AM
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I upgraded my X-30 from gen 1 to gen2
Mostly for the convenience
From no tabs to Gen2 would be a nice improvement
$5000 ++ from mc

$3500 from Texas dude seams ok, for and automated system.

$500 gets you the Wakeshaper...
How long ago did you upgrade yours? I feel like the prices may have gone up some. Gen 2 for the 3rd Gen star is $13k or something I believe to retrofit.

Keep in mind, gen 2 does come with sacks.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:42 AM
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How long ago did you upgrade yours? I feel like the prices may have gone up some. Gen 2 for the 3rd Gen star is $13k or something I believe to retrofit.

Keep in mind, gen 2 does come with sacks.
BUD s Right...
$5000 is when ordering the Boat new.... it is MUCH higher as a RetroFit
My Upgrade was a Factory Comp for a Defective SS Trailer Paint Job
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:14 PM
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Just my two cents, but I have the X10 which is the 30's little buddy. I did not get surf tabs, but do have the pro package which has the AA plate. We had a 10 out the lake last year with the surf package including gen2 and surf waves were almost identical. Given I run a bit of additional weight above and beyond what the surf package includes. We only surf one side so that was another factor in me not getting gen2.

So to somewhat answer your question, the hull design in the 10&30 create the great surf wave but if you want to switch sides and tweak it up then Gen2 or some sort of tabs will be your answer.

For me saving 5k and moving a sac to the other side of the boat is money well saved.
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