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Old 04-14-2014, 05:13 PM
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Why was the x-15 made only for a few years?
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:42 PM
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My opinion is it didn't sell as much as they thought. Top deck was great, the hull was not.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:33 PM
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They made the x15 - for 7 model years - 06-12... Like any model year, they change and well go end of life...
The X2 as you know started in 06 as well, and my thought will not be around next year because of the NXT…. At least those are the rumors.
Even the X1/205v Hull - went end of life... which is probably their bestselling hull.
My opinion, they change things up…. They’ve been successful at doing what they’re doing as it gets us talking and gets us to buy new boats.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:16 AM
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Heard this from pretty reliable source. They dumped the 15 because MC needed to hit the surf market running. They were lacking Powers that be sat down and put some numbers together and the 15 had the least volume . Why it worked that way......... Lots of different reasons but in my opinion at the price points MC boats were at anyone looking at a 15 coulda easily upped to a Star. The pickle was all the rage. It was the boat. Back then surfing was an afterthought so the one dimensional aspect of the star didn't matter. Now people want do everything boats. Almost anyone going X2 wanted a garage friendly, tow package and 15 couldn't be that. 21ft boats are still very popular. So viola X10. The 30 also went through hull update but needed something else to keep competing with other mfg's........again more surf related . So viola new X30. The X45 was decent and sold because of the pickle fork so the 30 was the right choice as well in that size range.

To this day I still can't believe the 15 didn't sell more. If you stacked it against any competitors 21 ft models for those years it was twice the boat.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:21 AM
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Yeah - makes sense.... I remember riding the 2004 Xstar back in 04 / and was blown away at the overall size. No one at that time had anything in comparison. People had ballast in their boats, but wasn't where it is today.... Between the 04 star and really the 06 X2 - it definitely started the pickle fork boom.... where everyone wanted it.

Regardless - gets us all talking, thinking about our boats in this crap weather....
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:33 AM
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I also can't believe the 15 didn't sell much better. I think it is mostly because it was caught in the shadow of the new X2 when it was released in '06, and stayed in it throughout it's life.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:59 AM
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I also can't believe the 15 didn't sell much better. I think it is mostly because it was caught in the shadow of the new X2 when it was released in '06, and stayed in it throughout it's life.

Yeah I believe this the case also. The whole pickle fork thing just killed it. Add to that in '10 the x-25 came out which absolutely put it in it's grave. Not to mention nobody was really selling many boats 08-09.

It's a good boat I wakeboard behind one regularly and it throws a nice easily rideable wake. We run stock plus another 1500 or so lbs in it. I think it's capable of more than that but that's all my buddy has in it right now.


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