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Old 05-26-2016, 12:19 AM
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We love our 09 x15. Its not a competition ski wake but it will be much better than your i/o wake. You'll want one with the Attitude Plate. Its a center trim tab that helps flatten the wake.

We ski, wakeboard, and surf. Its very versitile and very roomy for the size.

Where are you located? Somebody with an x15 near you might be willing to give you a pull.


+1 on the X15. If your in the TRI state area, I will give a pull.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:20 AM
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Awesome replies, thanks everyone. +1 on more pics from DatDude. Sounds like the x14 would be ideal, that comes with factory triple ballasts right? From a comfort/seating perspective I really want the x15, but I've had multiple dealers (and now some on this post) tell me I won't like the slalom wake. Let me put it this way...I assume anything will be better than the '95 I/O I have now, however I do plan to slalom a lot more - like almost every weekend for the next two summers. Agree need to test drive unfortunately no x15's close by. There is an x14 tho..what do you all think about resale on DD boats these days? Finally, if I had all the money in the world would an x10 2013 or later be nirvana? Waiting another season for a newer x10 or Nautique Sport 200 is something that's crossed my mind, but man hate to wait!

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Old 05-26-2016, 01:56 PM
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For now I really want to advance my slalom skills, as I am a beginner headed into intermediate.
Like several others have said, if you are interested in slalom the DD is the way to go. The 214/X14 is remarkably better than even the 214v/X14v at anything under 36mph. The wakeboard hulls are even worse if you even think about hitting the course at 30mph.

FWIW, I have my 214 up for sale right now. It has less than 170hrs on the Ilmor 5.7/PS combo and I ordered it about as light as possible by getting a New Dimensions tower and soft ballast bags instead of the permanent hard tanks. It's easy to ADD weight to a boat, not the other way around.

As far as seating arrangement goes, the 214/X14 is as good as a DD gets too. The lounge seat behind the driver is the best seat in the house when towing a wakeboarder (or tube) and makes it a pretty social layout when parked.

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:01 AM
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Here are a couple pics off our x15 at 30mph with the Attitude Plate at 80%. I think our speedo reads 1 or 2 mph fast.




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Old 06-01-2016, 08:51 AM
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Awesome replies, thanks everyone. +1 on more pics from DatDude. Sounds like the x14 would be ideal, that comes with factory triple ballasts right? From a comfort/seating perspective I really want the x15, but I've had multiple dealers (and now some on this post) tell me I won't like the slalom wake. Let me put it this way...I assume anything will be better than the '95 I/O I have now, however I do plan to slalom a lot more - like almost every weekend for the next two summers. Agree need to test drive unfortunately no x15's close by. There is an x14 tho..what do you all think about resale on DD boats these days? Finally, if I had all the money in the world would an x10 2013 or later be nirvana? Waiting another season for a newer x10 or Nautique Sport 200 is something that's crossed my mind, but man hate to wait!
I think the X14 is the way to go. Even if you had all the money in the world. I've had 3, X-14's. I sold the second one in '12. I missed having it and wanted to replace it. I strongly considered an X10 but just knew it wasn't what I wanted at that point. So I held off and came across my current X-14 last year. As far as resale, in my opinion and experience the X14 DD will hold its value well in the current market. I sold my nearly loaded '09 for $47K in 2012. I bought my current '08 loaded X-14 with brand new 2015 Tandem trailer for $44K. So a well optioned '08-'09 X14 is still bringing in over $40K. However there is such a limited market that it may not be a quick sell. My boat sat for sale for 4-5 months. My current boat first went up for sale a year before I bought it. I bought it when they finally put it on consignment with TXMC and I was able to find out a lot more about it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:48 AM
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At the risk of getting banned or at least chastised, I'll give you an honest answer. If you were looking for something made before about 2005, a MasterCraft X-10, X-2, or a Maristar 210 would be a great choice for you. These boats ski very well. I ski 15 off 34 mph through the course with mine.
Our 2003 X-10 has been a great cross-over boat. I installed an attitude adjustment plate which improved the slalom wake and the factory ballast system produces a great wakeboard wake (nephew easily pulls off flips). With additional ballast, you can surf behind it as well.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:43 PM
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UPDATE: Based on all the feedback here I took a serious look at the X14DD and pulled the trigger last week. So far love it. Very roomy for a DD. Impressive pics of the X15 wake above, better than what I thought it would be. After skiing this weekend, I will say the X14 wake was flatter (and soft) at 28mph. Now to see if it will surf! Waiting for this to come out to see if it will help: http://www.missionboatgear.com/colle...wakesurf-panel
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:49 PM
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By the way, if anyone has some good recommendations on maintenance (what do I use to clean the vinyl & gelcoat, what about quick wipe-downs after a weekend?, what's the best teak platform treatment?) I'd appreciate. Also, any advice on lift guides? I have carpeted full length guides today, but was told those could strip the decals. Wonder if guide posts are better? Finally, if anyone knows where I can find a low cost bow stop please advise.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:55 PM
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By the way, if anyone has some good recommendations on maintenance (what do I use to clean the vinyl & gelcoat, what about quick wipe-downs after a weekend?, what's the best teak platform treatment?) I'd appreciate. Also, any advice on lift guides? I have carpeted full length guides today, but was told those could strip the decals. Wonder if guide posts are better? Finally, if anyone knows where I can find a low cost bow stop please advise.
it will not be a great surf boat ... just not the right hull ... you can but its a lot of weight ... I do miss mine

use some 303 on the vinyl each time ... i wipe my down each day and some maguires quick shine as well

what is the question on lift guides?

cant wait to see the pictures
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:02 PM
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I have a friend that has a 2014 23lsv. He's had some engine problems in sensors that alarm the control panel to stop the boat. Turns out it was a 400 fix but he's had to do it twice in two years. His vinyl is also already tearing on the seat they come in and out of. BU has a sexy boat but not the best manufacturing processes (on his anyway).
It is a distant #3, perhaps #4, to MC and CC WRT construction. Their construction process for their interiors is 'fair' to 'poor'. How they continue to remain in the conversation with MC and CC is puzzling to me.
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