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Old 07-27-2011, 08:33 AM
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I think this tower was introduced to boost sales of the power tower.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnE View Post
I think this tower was introduced to boost sales of the power tower.
By the looks of it, they should accomplish that objective...
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:46 AM
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Sure glad I bought my X14V in 2011 ... this thing is U-G-L-Y

How could MC approve this thing. Even my 11 and 12 year old could see this thing is ugly. Compare it to the Nautique and Malibu and you conclude MC is definately behind in tower design.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:36 AM
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So ... SOunds like no one likes this tower?


wait for it......

Ric loves it
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:30 PM
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We just ordered a new 2012 X14. We got caught in limbo between the 2011 and the 2012 models and thought we were getting the 4 point ZFT2 tower. We got told it was 2012 and there were new graphics, dash and tower. When we saw the pictures of the tower above we nearly choked.! They have since added black inserts to the tower to try and make the thing look right, we couldn't get our head around it so forked out the extra for the ZFT5 which to me looks spectacular in the flesh. (Should I say Aluminium) To me the new tower looks wrong in so many ways and the structure looks on the small side, not concerned about strength only appearance, so the Power Tower it was. The Power Tower was also attractive because you can lower to halfway and get the bimini down over your head on the real hot days (When your not boarding).
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:55 PM
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Mastercraft has a Marketing Genius. Bet they sell 4x as many Power Towers
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Maristar210 View Post
So ... SOunds like no one likes this tower?
wait for it......
Ric loves it
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:26 PM
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Ok guys I got to see one of these new towers on a 2012 X25 this last weekend and I have to say do not judge it till you see it in person.
From all the pics that were being posted I so hated the look, but in person it really works on a

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Maristar210 View Post
So ... SOunds like no one likes this tower?


wait for it......

Ric loves it
i know i may be in the minority, but i like it. at least from an aesthetics standpoint. really, i do.

i used to be on the fence until i saw a parks edition up close and personal. clean and menacing were my first thoughts. i had more trouble with the chrome mastercraft logo next to the window on the gunnel (like they use for the trailers) than i did the tower.

i can't speak from experience for engineering, functionality or practicality, but the thing has grown on me. i'd add that i don't think it looks quite rite on the entire lineup, but the x-star and x-25 i've seen it on (both black) were ridiculous and i'd be proud to own both. (neither which i could afford atm)
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:28 PM
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I cannot believe that the 4 point is not an option anymore. Definitely a favorite. That being said the new tower has been said to be one of the toughest and sturdy towers around. It is extremely easy to fold down as well. Although the 4 point was always a favorite the new tower has grown on me and I do like the looks of it. And thank god for the option to upgrade the board racks. I couldn't handle the bungees to hold my boards. It just looks tacky. You really can't go wrong with either of these towers.
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