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Old 08-22-2013, 05:47 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
Well put SG!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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I didn't mean for it to compete with the 14v and 205v.

It was a competition on the next level which for recreational open water slalom skiers is still better than any i/o wake. I think the x2 and x15 are pretty close in comparison in that aspect. Hands down tho the 205v wakeboard wake beats all of them.


Completely forgot about the x10. Good call. That fits right in between the x14/205v x15/x2 Gap
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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So Swatguy,
Are you saying that the x1/205v/XStar are better for slalom than the x2 and x15?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:25 PM
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Yes. The 205v skis noticeably better than the x2/x15 boats.

The x14 skis noticeably better than the 205v as well. I think both ski the same at slower ski speeds but when u hit the 30mph mark the 14v will pull ahead as it flattens out.

Seeing as how u have a 92 205 here is what I would say being not sure what your price range is.
The X14 will ski just a touch better than your 205. The 205v will have an ever so slight bigger bump purely do to the extra rear weight placement from the engine. Will you be able to notice the bit bigger bump??? For me I def can feel a difference at 33mph and 15-20 off. My neighbor/ ski partner up until last year had a 95 205 and we could tell. It didnt effect our skiing enough to make it terrible it was just noticeable enough that we chose to ski his boat a little more often. To be expected tho he had a d drive. He now owns a Nautique SV211 and his boat still beats mine. He domoed the X14v for the entire day so we got to mess around with it before he decided on the 211.


The 205v follows the classic lines of a deeper feeling ski boat with above average storage in the era of 90+ or minus beam wake n ski boats.

The x14 follows more of a traditional lower profile ski boat. The storage is just a bit less from my experience because the compartments are shallower than the 205v. Handling I would argue is a tie. The 14v drives empty with a skier better , but weighted up equally for boarding the 205v moves ahead.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I would like to stay below $30K so I am not sure the x14 will be a match, unless I can find a killer sweet fall deal. If we take the x14 out of the picture, what v-drive with oem ballast would you put next?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:37 PM
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I am about to put a 2006 x1 for sale with near 2400lbs of plumbed plug n play ballast. PM me if interested
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:01 PM
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:06 PM
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Zad, did you send the PM to the right person? I didn't get anything. I've done that before myself.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:17 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I would like to stay below $30K so I am not sure the x14 will be a match, unless I can find a killer sweet fall deal. If we take the x14 out of the picture, what v-drive with oem ballast would you put next?
I'm in the same situation but coming from a 93 PS190 and am aiming for a similar budget. This is my breakdown, in order of preference today (changes a bit) minus a few DDs I'd enjoy:

1. SV211
3. Bu 21LSV with wakesetter package
4. X10
5. Xstar/X2 (205v hull)
6. 23 LSV diamond
9. Bu VTX diamond, ideal wake but relatively high price
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:36 PM
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I'm in the same situation but coming from a 93 PS190 and am aiming for a similar budget. This is my breakdown, in order of preference today (changes a bit) minus a few DDs I'd enjoy:

1. SV211
3. Bu 21LSV with wakesetter package
4. X10
5. Xstar/X2 (205v hull)
6. 23 LSV diamond
9. Bu VTX diamond, ideal wake but relatively high price
Wait - I meant that the 211, 21LSV and X10 are horrible, no one should ever buy one, they handle bad, have a huge ski wake and a tiny wakeboard wake, are prone to falling off the trailer, attract sharks and smell funny. Please share this with everyone you know who's interested in one.
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