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Old 09-17-2015, 10:38 AM
Gavin Gavin is offline
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Could/ did you give up free skiing?

We're boat shopping. Originally I was looking for an X9 because we do some skiing, some wake boarding and some socializing. We just joined the local ski club and they have a course w/ a PS190. Since we can ski the course w/ an awesome boat we're thinking we should get an X-star or X2 for better wake boarding and more guests. I'm just not sure if I could give up free skiing. I can't believe I'm entertaining the idea of an x-star but they are awesome boats and we'd love it for everything not skiing.

Is the X-star too much boat for teaching beginners various disciplines?
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:42 AM
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I don't think you'd have to give up free skiing, just because you have an X-star.....will it be as good as a PS190, no, but if all you're doing is having fun what does it matter what the ski wake looks like. I've skied the last 13 years behind a Sea Ray 270 Sundeck.....it might take me a little while to get out of the water, and have a tall wake, but when you're just out having fun it doesn't really make a difference in my mind. I can almost guarantee that the boat I ski behind has a bigger wake than an xstar.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:02 AM
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I would try it.
I would think after skiing a handful of times behind the 190 on good water, you would pass on skiing an x star on open water. Open water makes you turn slow.
You will turn into a ski snob. That's not bad, just a guess....
I hope to be in the same situation someday....
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:08 AM
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Go the X15 or X10 route. You get pretty good ski wake (better than an Xstar), good wakeboard and surf wakes and plenty of beam/room to socialize.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:13 AM
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Big wakes are great for skiing - learn to go wake-to-wake on a slalom ski!! :-)
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:15 AM
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I'm pretty sure I could give up open-water skiing for a private course AND an XStar!!!
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:23 AM
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I have pulled some people before behind my star and while trying to cut corners on a course would not go well, to just go out and ski is no problem at all. in fact my brother has started jumping the wake on his ski. Having access to a ski boat for the course opens the door to get a great wakeboard board
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:52 AM
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I'm pretty sure I could give up open-water skiing for a private course AND an XStar!!!
DITTO!! I'll bring drinks and sandwiches.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:01 PM
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DITTO!! I'll bring drinks and sandwiches.
Same here
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:07 PM
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I really don't free ski at all, and don't feel like I am missing anything. Our lake is really little, just enough room for a course. So could I give up free skiing, yep....
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