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Old 12-01-2012, 11:29 PM
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I have an x30 and we have put in 1500 on top of the stock 1k and the wake is awesome. It's similar to a BU wake in that's its very clean at all speeds and rampy. I haven't rode an X25 but the people who talk about it say it has a lot of vertical kick.

When people say stock do they mean just 1k or stock 1k plus plug and play?

There are some pics and vids of my 30 wake but next summer I will have a 2013 x30!with the 6.0 and I plan to run an extra 1k for a total of 3500. I can't wait to see the wake!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 AM
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Watch MC Rewind a section filmed at Guantanamo Bay '08 the pros riding a CSX 220 with stock ballast, same hull as the X25.

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:03 PM
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I just got a short run today in a x25 with full factory ballast an 6 peeps in the boat. Wake had a nice width at 70ft back. Had a nice kick on it and decent transition. Reminded me a lot of a supra 21v wake just alittle smaller because the supra i ride behind runs about 2500 or so ballast. I would say if your running 4k ballast you will for sure be wanting to piggy back another 2k or so on the 25 to get the size your prob running now. I would really like to see how it's shape holds up with more weight and whether or not it washes at 22mph with more weight. Boat was very nice inside, seemed super solid.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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I think you're going to have a very hard time finding someone that runs 4k in a 25... mainly because i don't think the boat can handle that much ballast. I also don't think you'll find many riders who want that much ballast - the X25 has an awesome stock wake. I've heard reports of people who have ridden the 25 with more and they say its just scary big.

I'm surprised that as a rider who wants to put 4k in your boat you think wake shots from the boat could suffice as evidence looking for a new boat. Take almost any inboard on the market and put 4k in it and it'll probably look huge from the boat. how fast your running, how far back you can ride, how the lip feels, what the transition is like, all will effect how the ride behind the boat is.

taken from the mouth of an x25 owner who has owned both an xstar and a 25... the wake on the xstar is better with weight. if you really arent afraid of putting 4k in your boat... 04-11 xstar is for you
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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I've got an X-25 with a dealer-added PnP. 95% of the time we ride stock ballast. Occasionally, we'll load the PnP, which adds about 1000 lbs (maybe it's 1200, I forget). The wake then is scary big. A good friend of mine is a top amateur rider, and his eyes light up when we fill the PnP.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:44 PM
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LOL what eagle says it what everyone says, yet there are almost NO pictures or videos available online as oppossed to say an X-star, CC SAN/G, Bu or Axis. I think that was what the OP wants and was the problem they were having. Of course people posting on TT will say how amazing it is but for a potential buyer, actual pictures and videos are more valuable.

I haven't ridden one so I can't help with the pics. Maybe some owners here can post videos of it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:49 PM
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If I were going to buy an X25 and wanted to see how it was with 4000 lbs of added ballast, I'd want my dealer to take me out with that ballast to see for myself.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:31 AM
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LOL what eagle says it what everyone says, yet there are almost NO pictures or videos available online as oppossed to say an X-star, CC SAN/G, Bu or Axis. I think that was what the OP wants and was the problem they were having. Of course people posting on TT will say how amazing it is but for a potential buyer, actual pictures and videos are more valuable.
Obviously....

Have you been here when all the X25 owners said that it doesn't need extra ballast?? If it doesn't need it, and we don't load it up, its going to be hard to get pictures.

Besides, I did post a video of a loaded X25 pulling a pro tournement.

I can tell you this- If you can't do, what you want to do, behind a stock X25........ then you need to forget about adding ballast, and work on your technique. (Unless you are at a pro level)
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:36 AM
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Obviously....

Have you been here when all the X25 owners said that it doesn't need extra ballast?? If it doesn't need it, and we don't load it up, its going to be hard to get pictures.

Besides, I did post a video of a loaded X25 pulling a pro tournement.

I can tell you this- If you can't do, what you want to do, behind a stock X25........ then you need to forget about adding ballast, and work on your technique. (Unless you are a pro)
While I agree with all that you said, if he wants to buy an X25 but wants to see what it is like with 4K lbs in ballast then that's his prerogative. Heck he's going to drop close to a hundred grand, that isn't asking too much.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:42 AM
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While I agree with all that you said, if he wants to buy an X25 but wants to see what it is like with 4K lbs in ballast then that's his prerogative. Heck he's going to drop close to a hundred grand, that isn't asking too much.
Very true.

I am just pointing out that none of the X25 owners have pics of that, because there is no need to load that boat like that. Like you said before, the OP needs to just demo it.....
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