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Old 06-30-2009, 11:01 AM
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...but it's been raining for the better part of the month here.
You got those weird wind directions lately too?Just got back from skiing and the wind was 180' from normal...
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:04 AM
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Jake, let me know when you are ready to demo and we'll throw a 214 in the water! I'm trying to get one out on Minnewashta as there is a course out there that I can get access to but we can hit up pretty much anywhere.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:09 AM
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You got those weird wind directions lately too?Just got back from skiing and the wind was 180' from normal...

Yeah we do. But in our case it vastly improves our course conditions. The course is not in the optimal location, but is in the only location it can be.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:15 AM
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Haven't had a chance to pick up any additional sacs. But with just standard ballast and 2 people in the back we one of my buddies was able to ride without the rope. I haven't been able to lose the rope, but I'm getting closer. I'll post some pics when I have time - maybe tonight. I'm trying to round up some of my fat friends to get out there, but it's been raining for the better part of the month here. I figure with 4 of them I can have better than a thousand pounds of temporary ballast to try things out.
See, that's why I like the 214/X14 -- versatility. You can surf and board behind it without losing course skiing capability. Plus, you have room on it for a party. Put a couple fishing rod holders and a fishfinder in it, and you have the ultimate pleasure boat.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:18 AM
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See, that's why I like the 214/X14 -- versatility. You can surf and board behind it without losing course skiing capability. Plus, you have room on it for a party. Put a couple fishing rod holders and a fishfinder in it, and you have the ultimate pleasure boat.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:24 AM
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How does the 214 compare to the 209?
209's only advantages is more storage, better ride, and a little better handling
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:00 PM
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Jake, let me know when you are ready to demo and we'll throw a 214 in the water! I'm trying to get one out on Minnewashta as there is a course out there that I can get access to but we can hit up pretty much anywhere.
Thanks Corey. BTW, you were right about my garage door, it's 105 wide...so should fit without modifying the guides. Am still interested in precise LOA measurement on the trailer. Current garage is 23 deep, but like I said we are moving and would like to know what my future garage requirements would be.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:21 PM
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Jake, I would think that if you are running 32 and beyond you would be much happier with a 197 .Also just because you are running 32 fairly often, I can't imagine that you are going out at 32. So I would think you still run your opening passes at 22and 28. You may also want to consider the other folks you ski with. If they ski longer slower speeds they may not like the way it the 214 skiis and maybe harder to get them to come out. Obvioulsy I don't know your specifc needs or how you plan to use your boat, but if your a 32off skier , i imagine your a hardcore skier.
I can't say much about the 214 as i have never skied or driven one, but the 197 is the preffered slalom tug in the MC line up. Or you could just wait till August and get the SN 200 like somone else posted
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:30 PM
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See, that's why I like the 214/X14 -- versatility. You can surf and board behind it without losing course skiing capability. Plus, you have room on it for a party. Put a couple fishing rod holders and a fishfinder in it, and you have the ultimate pleasure boat.
It is almost a perfect boat.

214= No Sunpad... very bad.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:55 PM
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Jake,

The 214 is 22'4" with the platform and hitch folded.
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