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Old 05-12-2017, 01:13 AM
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Thumbs up Xstar rough water

Looking at buying a 08 Xstar and wanted to get some feedback on ride quality I have a 84 S&S and when it gets choppy or busy it will about beat your kidneys out so any feedback will be great thanks !!!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:33 AM
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Its gonna be night and day compared to your '84.


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Old 05-12-2017, 06:04 AM
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I agree, can't even begin to describe the difference. I'll put it this way, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:21 AM
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If you boat the same water as your 84 they're right.

Everyone has a different idea of what rough water is. 8" chop from the wind or 3' rollers?
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:28 AM
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It's not going to be as good as a x25 or x35 but the star takes rough water fairly decently, will definitely be an entirely different ball game than the 84
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:42 AM
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It's not going to be as good as a x25 or x35 but the star takes rough water fairly decently, will definitely be an entirely different ball game than the 84
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I've been very very happy with my x stars on rough water.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:59 AM
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Going from 86' to 197 08' is night and day. I'd assume that a star will handle chop even better.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:32 AM
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I will ride way better but the bow is low and can dip easy if you are not on the throttle.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:24 AM
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What do you call rough? When I had to go with 2-3' shop... I usually set cruise at 17mph.. bow high and go that way. I would not want to do 30mph and chatter the boat to death.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:29 AM
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The only boat on the market that is worse at rough water than the one you currently have would be a flat bottom bay boat. Running the xstar over the same water as you currently run your ski boat will be a big improvement.
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