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Old 08-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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Best skiing v-drive with OEM ballast?

What would you all pick as the best slalom skiing open bow v-drive with OEM ballast with at least as much room as my current '94 PS205?
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:32 AM
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Same hull, just get the V-drive version.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:32 AM
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I can't tell you that but I can tell you it won't be my 07 X2. Great wake board and surf boat. Not so much on the slalom aspect.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:33 AM
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Did some of the 205V boats come with OEM ballast?
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:03 PM
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The early x-stars, 1st gen X2 and X1 come with ballast in the back lockers. Most with a KGB middle ballast. It's super easy to change to the 750lb sac's and is a great upgrade. At 32mph and up the bump is hard but on big on those v-drives. I have a 2006 x1 and it slaloms great for a non-DD. My dealer who has skied them all like it best of all the v-drives for skiing.(disclaimer that he thinks the X14v may be as good to a little better but is in a different price class)
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:54 PM
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Id say x14 or x14v
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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So kind of a two fold question. It's pretty close between the x1/205v/XStar and the X14v.

Here's what you have to decide.

Do you want a ski boat that wakeboards ok (X14v) or do you want a wakeboat that skis( x1/205v/XStar )


Both are capable of running a course easily at speeds.

If you are looking to just free ski I would put the X15 and X2 in the same category with each other MANDATORY ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT PLATE
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:07 PM
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my 2004 X10 was a pretty decent all around boat.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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Ski boat that wakeboards ok is what I am going for. I do realize this is a compromise all around. And, as a father, husband and not unlimited $, I am pretty used to compromise ;-)
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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I wouldn't put the x15 in there. Not really ski able. 205v also wakeboards better than the 15 with less weight
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