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Old 08-25-2008, 09:39 AM
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Age Fighter, ski an X1 or X2 a couple of run's and you'll love the X9, it's all about perspective.
I test drove an X-2 (winter, so I did not ski it)...and I had no interest in skiing behind it based on what I saw. It did not have the wake plate, however.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:58 AM
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Would like any more input on X-9 v X-14 v X-7 from anyone who knows from experience.
What would you care to know?? I've had experience w/ the X9 (mostly) and the X14.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:24 AM
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What would you care to know?? I've had experience w/ the X9 (mostly) and the X14.
How the slalom wakes compare at any speeds, line lengths you've experienced mainly. Seems like some are saying X 14 is much better. Do you agree? Can that be equalized at higher speeds...etc? Most interested in the 22 and 15 off lengths or so...
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:20 PM
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Do you have a Mastercraft dealer in your area? If yes, perhaps you can arrange an X14 test ski/drive to compare for yourself. It took me a couple of boat purchases, and a good dealer, to finally wise up to the fact that you really need to ski it before buying it. Since there is a lot of personal preference to wake shape, size, and use of the boat, this is truly the only way you're going to know what is right for you. If you then find that a different boat is necessary to satisfy your requirements you can start your search and wait for the right one to come along at the right price. You still have a great boat to enjoy until that time.

That said, if slalom is your thing, but you want a larger boat than the 197/X7, the X14 is about as good as it gets. IMHO, after owning both, the X14 has a noticeably smaller bump and is amazingly close to the 197 in wake characteristicts and size.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:33 PM
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Here is your solution! Get the x-14 and buy yourself an 84 stars and stripes for around 5k for the course. That boat had the flattest wake!
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:37 PM
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How the slalom wakes compare at any speeds, line lengths you've experienced mainly. Seems like some are saying X 14 is much better. Do you agree? Can that be equalized at higher speeds...etc? Most interested in the 22 and 15 off lengths or so...
The X9 slalom wake sucks, but its doable. But the wakeboard wake is MUCH better than the X14, as is the surf wake. No doubt X14 is a better slalom boat.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:08 PM
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The X9 slalom wake sucks, but its doable. But the wakeboard wake is MUCH better than the X14, as is the surf wake. No doubt X14 is a better slalom boat.
I agree with that wholeheartedly! You fill up the ballast on the X9 and even add a few big friends and it'll really launch you. My son noticed that when we traded in the X9 for the X14 but he's doing inverts behind the X14 and loves the lip on the wake. My take on the two:

X9 - Better wakeboard boat than slalom boat
X14 - Better slalom boat than wakeboard boat

It all comes down to the preference of the individual paying for the boat. In my case I'm the one paying and I slalom so we have the X14.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:17 PM
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The X9 slalom wake sucks, but its doable. But the wakeboard wake is MUCH better than the X14, as is the surf wake. No doubt X14 is a better slalom boat.
Great info all...I must admit, I have been impressed with how good the X-9's wakeboard wakes are while not so much on the slalom wakes. It is sold as a cross over, as is the X-14, and for marketing purposes, that is more or less accurate. I guess I"m where Ohio was a year ago...wanting a darn good cross-over with emphasis on the slalom...and owning one with the emphasis on wakeboard.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM
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If only they would make something right in between the 9 and 14. I'm still wanting a PS203/X3 to come into view.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:58 PM
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If only they would make something right in between the 9 and 14. I'm still wanting a PS203/X3 to come into view.
Gee, maybe they had it right with the 205DD............
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