Originally Posted by mccobmd
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)
Right on. That's why I moved to my 05 X2 last year. Killer boarding wake, decent surfing, and better than average skiing. We do all three. I have 750 lb sacs in both rear lockers, center KGB, and IBS that fills off the KGB. Some weight in the bow actually helps the ski wake. Next spring I will be adding a wakeplate to help smooth out the slalom wake even more. It will never have the wake of a PS 190 or 197 but it makes up for that lack in other areas.
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, OJ TZ-X5 prop, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KBS, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate, custom wake shaper
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190