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Old 08-09-2013, 11:33 PM
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Does the X Star produce a good wakeboard and surf wake?

Looking at a 2009 X Star with 2,500 lbs of ballast, my family wakeboards and skis and wants try wake surfing. Is the X Star a good choice for this?
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:58 PM
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For an occasional beginner surfer as long as you are regular footed it throws a surfable wave. Nothing special to get you pumped, but good enough to make a few slashes. If you are goofy footed tho it's nothing but a washed out mess on that side at surf speeds.

It skis fine for any recreational skier and it obviously wakeboards like the super boat it is. It is the benchmark in perfection on wakeboarding wakes.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:03 AM
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There is a reason this boat is no longer in the MC lineup
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:45 AM
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There is a reason this boat is no longer in the MC lineup
The Star is no longer in the MC lineup??? it was redesigned, not dropped.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:47 AM
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For an occasional beginner surfer as long as you are regular footed it throws a surfable wave. Nothing special to get you pumped, but good enough to make a few slashes. If you are goofy footed tho it's nothing but a washed out mess on that side at surf speeds.

It skis fine for any recreational skier and it obviously wakeboards like the super boat it is. It is the benchmark in perfection on wakeboarding wakes.
I agree with Swat. If you want to do a good amount of surfing, there are better options than an '09 Star. Surf wake is marginal, at best.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:42 PM
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There is a reason this boat is no longer in the MC lineup

The only reason this boat no longer exists is because after 8 yrs nothing changed except a facelift here and there with bling. The 21-22ft wakeboat days have gone and its now 23 and 24ft'rs. The Xstar was small in space for its size and just couldn't compete any longer boat wise. It's wake was still king, but other MFG were starting to pull ahead with space and competing wakes. MC needed to revamp it to get it selling again. There was no real reason to get people with older Stars to upgrade just with new gadgets. The needed a new boat to get things going. It also didn't help that all it did to perfection was wakeboard. More people these days want a do everything boat. The 3rd gen Star just was not that. It was the Mac Daddy of wakes and I still think the best looking wakeboat on the water, but was a one trick pony.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:24 AM
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I run 2000-2400 lbs in mine for wakeboarding, the wake is only 2nd to the new Star.
We just had Josh Palma out Friday for a clinic up here and he loves that wake!

For surfing I think the wake is better than most people say, you just have to stay closer to the platform and the wave is short. The X-25 is by far better for surfing, but nowhere near as good for wakeboarding.

Interior space is small compared to other 22's but we manage ok. (10 people of mine Friday)

Got some pics of that '09?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:43 AM
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Is the 25 really that far off for boarding?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:48 AM
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Looking at a 2009 X Star with 2,500 lbs of ballast, my family wakeboards and skis and wants try wake surfing. Is the X Star a good choice for this?
Since you mentioned surfing AND skiing then you may want to consider another hull.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:27 PM
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While the Xstar is not a great ski boat, I have pulled several rec slalom skiers and they actually like it ok. Need at least 30 mph, no ballast and only good for rec open water skiers. If you ski more aggressive you may want to look for an X2 or X10, X15. Better choice for all water sports. @JohnE, the X25 I rode only had 3 people and stock ballast. I'm sure with more weight the wake is much better (like with most boats)
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