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Old 08-11-2004, 11:33 AM
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x10 or x9, help?

I have a 2003 x10 and would like to get a boat that performs better. I have been told that the x9 is a great boat. I have noticed many of you talking about the optional power slot. Is this a must? Any help or information would be appreciated. Have to make a decision on which boat to buy.

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Old 08-11-2004, 11:51 AM
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The X10 and X9 are really two completely different boats. The biggest difference is that you will lose the v-drive seating when switching to a direct-drive boat. When you say you are looking for 'better performance' what exactly do you mean?
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:07 PM
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Are you a wakeboarder or a skier, or both? Different boats are better for different activities. The same goes for the power slot it's going to give you a stronger hole shot and more consistent pull in a slalom course. I don't know if these advantages translate to wakeboarding if that's what you're into though.
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Old 08-11-2004, 02:21 PM
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What you are really losing going from an X-9 to an X-10 is the ability to actually ski behind it.
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:02 PM
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Quote:
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When you say you are looking for 'better performance' what exactly do you mean?
I want a boat that is fun to drive. My x10 doesn't turn well and if there us any extra power that I can get from the MCX then I want it - so that is why I am thinking of the power slot.

The boat will be used for wakeboarding mainly, but I want to be able to ski. I need a boat that is good for all sports.

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Old 08-11-2004, 07:07 PM
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What you are really losing going from an X-9 to an X-10 is the ability to actually ski behind it.
So are you saying the X9 is better for skiing and not so good for wakeboarding?
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Old 08-11-2004, 08:14 PM
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Which is better for skiing, the X-10 or a Maristar 230, or are they the same?
I'm thinking of buying a Maristar 230 for skiing, wakeboarding and even barefoot.
Is the wake too large for skiing? Is the boat too slow out of the hole for deepwater barefoot starts? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 08-11-2004, 08:50 PM
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njskier:
My dad has an X30 which is the same as a 230 and the wake is really big. They do some skiing but they don't really cut it up hard. I think you probably want a direct drive boat instead, but you will lose the open space with the engine in the middle. My X10 has a smaller wake, but again the skiing is probably the same. The 230 will be better than the x10 in rough water because of the weight. I don't think barefooting is possible unless you have a really big engine. Good Luck

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Old 08-11-2004, 10:42 PM
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I'm thinking your best crossover boat will be the X9. It is AWSA approved for skiing, and, properly weighted, will probably throw a good wake for boarding. I'm no boarder, but it's the largest direct drive MC makes. You might also consider a 205V, but I'd bet on the X-9. Try to demo lots of boats before you trade up. But if you're not happy with the X-10, I think you'd like the X-9, although you're going to lose some room with the direct drive.
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:54 AM
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If i could afford a brand new boat, it'd be an X9, no doubt. Actually I'd get a 209 rigged out to be an X9 b/c i don't like the X graphics OR I'd get an X9 and strip all the graphics off.
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