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Old 01-04-2018, 01:00 PM
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Looking to replace Prostar 209 with NXT

Looking for your thoughts on replacing my 01 Prostar 209 with an 17 or 18 model NXT. Most likely going with the 22. Wife and kids are more into wakesurfing now and need a boat that provides this. Love the 209 and DD, but need to move to a vdrive and stick with MC. What are the pros and cons of going with the NXT? Thanks
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:42 AM
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Theres gonna be a lot of opinions on this. Pro- the wave, ride and space. Con- V drive accessibility for service. I had a 99 Supra DD, and then a 09 24 Supra V and am very happy with my NXT. The 18 tower is a big improvement but I’m ok with the functionality of the 17.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:39 AM
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I had a 88 pro star and a 84 stars & stripes. Last year we bought a 2017 NXT20 largely for the surf and more room for people. Both styles of boats have their place. Im primarily a skier and was skeptical about the change (everyone else surfs and wakeboards). To my surprise the NXT is a surprisingly good ski boat when all trimmed out (relatively speaking) the added room and confidence in taking it on little bigger water is a huge plus. I'm not a big tech guy and liked the simplicity of the old Pro Stars and being able to work on them myself. The biggest draw back to me is the difference in the way the the two boats handle. Pro Stars are amazingly agile and responsive and NXT's are sluggish at best (especially with the bags full) and of course the time it takes to go back and forth from a surf boat to a ski boat. That being said I'm adjusting and am overall pretty happy with the NXT. Maybe in the future we will ad another 80's Pro Star to help with my needs.
Before anyone gets to carried away with comments I must say (as you probably know) If you haven't driven or ski'd behind a S&S, Pro Star or TT boat you won't understand. In my opinion they are the most amazing boats on the water. Gary

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:46 AM
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Thanks, trying to decide if I should save some money and go with a used 16 model and even a new 17. Or just spend the extra and go with 18 model and get the new tower. I’m keeping my 81 S&S and having to sell the 01 209 to get the new boat, but completely agree with the simplicity part and ease of being able to work on them.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:24 PM
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Thanks, trying to decide if I should save some money and go with a used 16 model and even a new 17. Or just spend the extra and go with 18 model and get the new tower. Iím keeping my 81 S&S and having to sell the 01 209 to get the new boat, but completely agree with the simplicity part and ease of being able to work on them.
Glad to hear your keeping your S&S. I think the big difference in the 2018 NXT's is the tower. I've never messed with the tower in the 2018 but we put ours (2017) up and down everytime we use it (cause we keep it in the garage) and its not a big deal
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:44 PM
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Go with the 22 and don't look back. I crossed the V drive bridge from the 209 to the X2 then NXT20 and Now NXT22. I am VERY happy with my 22. If you need to lower the tower frequently, the '18 is a no brainier. If you can find a smoking deal on a '17 the tower is the only difference (which is a sweet on the 18). My only comment is that if you regularly have a small crew, and want an X series wave, plan on bigger sac than the factory bags. Out of the box it will have a much better wave than your 209, but as you progress your surf skills, you will want more weight. If your screen name of Tex has you in N Texas, Jimmy, Todd, Craig or Sasser will take great care of you. I bought my 209 and X2 from them.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:58 PM
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My '17 NXT 22 is for sale. I have plumbed in extra ballast for surfing.
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