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Old 02-14-2014, 04:47 AM
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Exclamation 2014 X30 with GEN2 or 2014 Nautique 230 with NSS ???

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I have to decide to follow through on my 2014 X30 with GEN2 surf tabs or buy a 2014 Nautique Super Air 230 with NSS.
Has anyone seen in person and better yet surfed behind both systems? I am primarily looking for the best surf wave that you can adjust to have it all, length, steep, lots of push.
Also does the ZFT4 tower rattle and shake like the older towers on say an 08 X14 direct drive?
I like the MC X30 for design, fit & finish, sexy style, and storage but what is behind the boat is extremely important for the family that wakesurfs, wakeboards, skis (a little), and has one "professional tuber" LOL...
I can't believe the 2014 nautique 230 doesn't have a ski pylon / pole, only a hook low on the transom...
Any insight that can help me make the right choice is appreciated.
Do not limit replies to only surf wave info, please include any other benefits of one over the other.
Thanks and I do realize this is a MC board so I expect a little bias.
Asking because boats don't demo well on our frozen lakes...
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:49 AM
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Would it be too late for opinions if you have a 2014 X30 on order?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:19 AM
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No... production spot, order to be place later today.

Not too late. Let me clarify, I have a production spot and must complete the order later today.
Just getting cold feet. I have heard so much good news about the NSS.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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A big thing you should think about is who the dealer is in your area for both brands. My Mastercraft dealer in Cincinnati is leap and bounds better than any other dealer I have dealt with. If they sold 20 year old pontoons with holes in them I would still be buying from them.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:37 AM
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@ 100+k I think I'd have to ride in them and behind them before I'd sign anything.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:40 AM
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@ 100+k I think I'd have to ride in them and behind them before I'd sign anything.
Tim's spot on here. No way I'd purchase either, without a lake test. Can't go off others opinions, as we all have biases. You need to test them both out, ride them both, and decide which is better suited for your family.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:41 AM
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For surfing, the X30 is the winner IMO. Gen2, or not. I was underwhelmed with my surfing experience behind a NSS equipped 230. Nice wave shape, and it was pretty big, but it lacks push, deep in the wave. I hear, that if you list the 230, you will get that push further back in the wave...... If that is the case, NSS is fairly pointless. You can use it to tune the wave, but heck, MC Gen1 could do that.


If money was no object, and you were willing to drop an extra 20-25k on a G series, I would have a different opinion.

What speed do your kids wakeboard at?? If they ride at less than 23mph, I would give another win to the X30.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:41 AM
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Tell your MC dealer you want the factory tour. Lakes aren't frozen down there, so you can test the boat out, and determine if the dealer is willing to go the extra mile for your business.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:43 AM
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Tell your MC dealer you want the factory tour. Lakes aren't frozen down there, so you can test the boat out, and determine if the dealer is willing to go the extra mile for your business.
Fair warning..... The water was 47 degrees 3 weeks ago!!! But they do have a X25, X30, and X46, ready to drop in the water for you..... All gen2 equipped.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:51 AM
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Fair warning..... The water was 47 degrees 3 weeks ago!!! But they do have a X25, X30, and X46, ready to drop in the water for you..... All gen2 equipped.
That's the water temp we drop in at. Take a wetsuit, you'll be fine.
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