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Old 08-14-2011, 04:21 PM
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Crossover boat waterski and wakeboard?

What Mastercrafts make the best crossover boat for wakeboarding and waterskiing? We currently have an 89 ski nautique 2001 which makes a great wakeboard wake with a bit of weight but the waterski wake is still pretty sizeable at about 28-30. Most people who use our boat, myself, my bro, my girlfriend all wakeboard, my dad waterskis and can do the inner buoys at 28. I wouldn't mind doing a bit of slalom in the future but 90% wakeboarding.

We may upgrade our boat next year, our budget would be in the region of the cost of an 04/05 X2. I will be footing the bill. I've heard that the X2 from that period (the same hull as the X1 makes a decent crossover boat, I know the wakeboard wake will be good with ballast, how is the slalom wake at 28? Or 30? Does anyone have any experiences slaloming behind one at 28? Or any pictures of the wake at that speed? The boat will mainly be used wakeboarding but I'd like it to be an improvement on the slalom wake of our current old SN 2001.

Does anyone else have any suggestions for a boat in our price range that can do both, mastercraft or not?

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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I would look at the X-15 or the the X-14V. The 15 while an all around great performer will lean towards the wakeboarding side of things and the 14 a little more towards the ski side but still a great wakeboard wake. The X-15 is referred to by many as the best all around boat in terms of wakeboarding, surfing and slalom. Probably in that order as well in my opinion.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:44 PM
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I picked my 07 X1 in January and we love it. I had a 89 Supra Conbrio, it had a great slalom wake. I used to slalom a lot, but in the past couple years got more and more into wakeboarding and surfing. This summer with new boat I've mostly surfed, because I hurt my knee in the beginning of the year. I'm not sure about the slalom wake at 28-30, I ski at 34-35. We're going out this afternoon, I'll try to get a picture of the wake at 28. Not sure what the slalom wake is like on your SN 2001, but I would think it would be hard for any V-drive boat to beat it.

Coming from an older direct drive you'll love an X1. Lots of people on here talk about not having a lot of room, but I think the boat has plenty of room. I can store wakeboards and my Inland Surfer Squirt surfboard in the rear v-drive lockers along with a bunch of life vests. I guess if you have a family of 10 it would be cramped, but it works great for us. I like that it only weighs about 3000-3100 pounds, it's nice to drive and tow. Doesn't handle quite as racecar like as the old Supra, but it's still pretty good.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:12 PM
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I would look at the X-15 or the the X-14V. The 15 while an all around great performer will lean towards the wakeboarding side of things and the 14 a little more towards the ski side but still a great wakeboard wake. The X-15 is referred to by many as the best all around boat in terms of wakeboarding, surfing and slalom. Probably in that order as well in my opinion.
Let me know when you find an X-15 or X-14V at the price of a 04/05 X-2

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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I had heard the X15 was good, but being a newer boat it will be out of my price range. The boat will be 80% used for wakeboarding, how much better does the slalom wake get at 30? Maybe if my dad can get his speed up to 30, it would make it easier to get a wake improvement from a crossover boat. What speed are crossover boats designed to slalom at?

The wake on our SN 2001 is still quite a big step at 28. Much much bigger than all of the other direct drives I've been in. It's big enough that is I was to wakeboard at that speed I'm pretty sure I could get a few feet of air (not that I'd want to!)
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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X14. May be a little more than you want to spend at this point based on your budget.....but maybe you can source out some good late seasons deals.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:16 PM
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There's a beautiful X15 on my lake, but at 28-30 mph, it's a huge wake for slalom.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:29 PM
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Let me know when you find an X-15 or X-14V at the price of a 05/05 X-2
My bad. Missed the budget part of the post.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:19 PM
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The 04/05 X-2 is fantastic boat. I had an 05 X-2 for 5 years, replacing it this season with an X-5.

I got it to be a crossover boat - wakeboard, slalom, and surf. It's one of the best wakeboard boats of all time. The wake is narrow and just gets bigger and harder with weight. It skis very well for a V-Drive. And it surfs well, too.

The last years of the 205V-based X-2 remain in high demand as witnessed by the strong resale value of the 04/05 X-2's.

The X-1 is the same hull and will give you all the same fun with a little less bling.

It's really too bad that MC isn't making the hull anymore as it is a definite hall of fame boat. But I guess current preference is for a wider, more plush boat.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:42 PM
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I've got a 2008 X-1. I pulled a couple of kids at 26 mph this week. I would say the wake, at that speed, is actually better than the SN 2001. We actually had 9 people in the boat at the time, so it would only get better with fewer people, or faster speed.
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