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Old 06-03-2013, 07:12 PM
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I've never been behind one, but a Nautique 200V is supposed to be one of the best crossover boats.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:24 PM
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Crossover boats are usually not great at everything. They can do it all, but not very well if that makes sense.

That being said, my x-15 is for sale at Texas Mastercraft
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:55 PM
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Likely beating this topic to death. IMHO x14 favors the ski end of the spectrum and is a reasonable wakeboard boat. I ski and my wife wakeboards. We chose the v drive to keep a close eye on the kids. It is not a great surf boat, requiring a lot of extra ballast to achieve an ok wake (pain to set up).

It's the great "cross over compromise."

I regularly ski the nautique cross overs (air nautique) and the ski wake is harsh. Very hard. The boat is a good wakeboard boat and surfs well. Again IMHO favors wake and surfing.

My opinion is the x14 series is the very best cross over between ski and wake. If you are not an aggrieved slalom skier, then mabe then x15 is the best choice.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:46 AM
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I for one have appreciated all of you who think you're beating this topic to death as I'm struggling with the decision on what my next boat will be.

I'm going to look at a x2 and a 21 LSV today with the family... I REALLY like my PS 190 but climbing over gear and kids is taking away some of the fun on the water.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:17 AM
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Admittedly, I think the VTX is a strong contender in this segment too. As for whether I surf more or ski more, it would be more surf recently...but this is mostly because it's hard to ski on our lake later in the day. I realize that it's asking a lot to want a boat that creates a tiny ski wake and a huge surf wake, but for 60-90K there should be some additional focus on this option. Skiers are old, we know this, but I don't see how kids afford these boats anyway!

Thanks again for the feedback.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:19 AM
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Ryan - do me a favor and ski behind the LSV. I'd like to get your feedback. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:17 PM
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We'll see. This is just a climb around the boat at the dealer thing. The lsv is on consignment and I think it's about $8k too high. So far there is no budging on price. I don't want to waste their time or mine with that situation.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:00 PM
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I second the vtx.... Great all around boat
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Likely beating this topic to death. IMHO x14 favors the ski end of the spectrum and is a reasonable wakeboard boat. I ski and my wife wakeboards. We chose the v drive to keep a close eye on the kids. It is not a great surf boat, requiring a lot of extra ballast to achieve an ok wake (pain to set up).

It's the great "cross over compromise."

I regularly ski the nautique cross overs (air nautique) and the ski wake is harsh. Very hard. The boat is a good wakeboard boat and surfs well. Again IMHO favors wake and surfing.

My opinion is the x14 series is the very best cross over between ski and wake. If you are not an aggrieved slalom skier, then mabe then x15 is the best choice.
Which Air Nautique, and what is your set up? The 210 I get on set up properly with 3 in boat towing me is comparable to the 98 ps205 my brother had, with a lot more spray, but @34-15, not really a factor.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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Ryan - do me a favor and ski behind the LSV. I'd like to get your feedback. Thanks!
They aren't budging on price. I was floored at how much bigger the '08 LSV felt vs the '05 X2 sitting next to it. We felt like we could maybe take two adults with my family of six in a X2 and be somewhat comfortable. The LSV we felt like we could easily take another family of 6. It's got me thinking harder about keeping the X10 and X15 on my list but fear I'll lose a lot of skiability. There's always a trim tab right?
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