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Old 07-20-2011, 01:05 PM
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Mastercraft and Wakesurfing

As an avid Wakesurfer and fan of Mastercraft boats, I am finding it more difficult to justify my next purchase in favor of Mastercraft. Tige and Centurion have absolutely fantastic wakes for surfing, as well as many boat features that cater to surfers. I know that the X25, X35 and X45 produce "decent" wakes for surfing, but nothing like the clean, vertical and retentive wakes produced by Tige and Centurion (particularly that new RZ2, wow). I wish MC would produce a boat that catered more to the surf market. Any ideas if MC is working on anything in this regard?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:08 PM
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X25 surf wake just "Decent"?? I would have to strongly disagree with that. The 25 puts out an awesome surf wake.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:19 PM
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as a lifelong mc boater. i have been looking at others also. i think as much as i surf and with the wake that a malibu wakesetter throws if i ever trade again(and that is a big maybe with boat costs these days) that maybe the boat!!

my x30 is so finicky. getting the wake right is becoming a chore
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:31 PM
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Remember those great wakes on other models are not out of the box. They are highly custom with sacs and what not. But, there's no doubt that new models are doing a better job at making surf wakes. I'd still put my X30 up against other models. It took a ton of work to get to this point but I believe I've got a really great surf wake.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:18 PM
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As an avid Wakesurfer and fan of Mastercraft boats, I am finding it more difficult to justify my next purchase in favor of Mastercraft. Tige and Centurion have absolutely fantastic wakes for surfing, as well as many boat features that cater to surfers. I know that the X25, X35 and X45 produce "decent" wakes for surfing, but nothing like the clean, vertical and retentive wakes produced by Tige and Centurion (particularly that new RZ2, wow). I wish MC would produce a boat that catered more to the surf market. Any ideas if MC is working on anything in this regard?
I just finished testing the Malibu, Tige, Centurion and ended up with the Mastercraft X-25 on order. The surf Wake with only factory Ballast and 3 people in the boat was as good as the other boats. The Tige did have the best wake but also had 2500 lbs of ballast in it. The boat did not come close to ride or build quality of the X-25 and put half that weight in the x25 it will be as good or better.

Wake quality with no ballast on the x-25 was better than either boat with ballast and it cleaned up as slow as 16 mph ...
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:59 PM
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With a little work the 45 throws a lot of clean and vertical.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:09 PM
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Try this one.

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Old 07-21-2011, 12:19 AM
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X25 surf wake just "Decent"?? I would have to strongly disagree with that. The 25 puts out an awesome surf wake.
When I say "decent", it's all relative...I guess I am comparing the videos of surf wakes of the X25 and the RZ2. There are tons of videos on the internet of RZ2's producing truly amazing surf wakes, while the videos that I have found of the X25 surf wakes are what I would consider "decent". If you have some video of the X25 producing a great surf wake, I would love to see it, because frankly I prefer MC over other brands, and would like to stay with an MC for my next boat. But I will have a hard time justifying that, unless I can find an MC with a surf wake that compares to boats like the RZ2 and the Enzo. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:28 AM
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I don't surf much, but isn't this considered an excellent surf wake? Not mine, but courtesy of another member of this site.

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:41 AM
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IMO... Your asking a company, that in all their history was to eliminate wake, to now make a great big wake. MC and SN are probably lagging behind the others you mention because the others could never get to where MC and SN are now with boats that put out no wake. The others just had a lot less work to do...

So, go surf the other boats and stay off my lake...
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