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jbkriss
12-07-2011, 01:05 PM
I have a friend looking at used SS MCs. There are some X15s and X45s that fit the bill. I've only owned an xstar and have not ridden behind either the X15 or X45. How do the wakes on those two boats differ from an x-star? Thanks for the info!

scott023
12-07-2011, 01:11 PM
The 45, with extra ballast, has an amazing surf and wakeboard wake. The surf wake on a similarly weighted 15 will not compare to the 45s.

That being said, the 15 is an amazing all around boat. When we were buying we had to decide between these two models, and opted for the 45 for the space and wake.

mikey.145
12-07-2011, 01:47 PM
I have a SS X45 what I usually tell people its like an XStar wake but bigger, The surf wake is insane as well on the thing!

jbkriss
12-07-2011, 01:50 PM
I have a SS X45 what I usually tell people its like an XStar wake but bigger, The surf wake is insane as well on the thing!

How do you like the way it handles rough water?

12-07-2011, 02:57 PM
http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/Details.aspx?diid=4711309&bvdid=3121&type=AN&indid=1&sortCol=Length&sortDir=DESC&

NatesGr8
12-07-2011, 03:08 PM
http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/Details.aspx?diid=4711309&bvdid=3121&type=AN&indid=1&sortCol=Length&sortDir=DESC&
great way to contribute to the conversation Jim...

I have an 05 x45, i'd say the same thing...when weighted properly the wake and surf wakes are excellent, however for wakeboarding you'll need to ride slightly faster to create a good lip. I also love the way it eats up the chop, when approaching larger waves i find myself playing with the trim to get the nose up a bit, then set it back down after i'm through, trim tabs are a must! When heavily weighted, especially with people in the front you need to be careful at slow speeds as water likes to come over the bow, but i'm sure this is the same for all MC's.

scott023
12-07-2011, 03:14 PM
http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/Details.aspx?diid=4711309&bvdid=3121&type=AN&indid=1&sortCol=Length&sortDir=DESC&

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

scott023
12-07-2011, 03:15 PM
How do you like the way it handles rough water?

The 45 eats chop up. I have had ours in some pretty serious chop, and it has handled it with ease. Other boat owners that have been on board with us have commented on how they can hardly tell what kind of water we were in.

GT500 MC
12-07-2011, 04:41 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Funny. You really shouldn't have done that. Now that is the face I put with a name for Jim. First impressions are lasting.

mikey.145
12-08-2011, 11:44 AM
How do you like the way it handles rough water?

That's for sure another advantage of the size of the thing it plows through rough water and seems to do it even better with more weight/people on board.
Like the other guy said you just have to be a little cautious when you have 4 or so people up front when your really slow in rough water, not a big deal though just like any other wakeboard boat in that sense. It has 18 legal seats so you can bring the whole neighborhood and plenty of storage on board. My only complaint about mine is it takes forever clean after a day out but my girlfriend and I can do it by ourselves pretty quick.
Also when it comes to wakesurfing we can get either side of the wake to clean up very well.

12-08-2011, 12:15 PM
great way to contribute to the conversation Jim...

My opinion on wakes will not be that great...to find a USED Saltwater Series X15ss is a very tough find. He can view the link if he pleases to get all the specs as needed

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