View Full Version : Ok hit me with it 06-08 X15 or X2

03-06-2014, 12:51 PM
whats more popular the 15 or the X2 any huge differences ?

03-06-2014, 01:02 PM
I would have to say the 15 is going to be a tad more popular and sought after. Mine sold way over market value with way more hours than any other comparable 15 last spring than any other 15 I saw. The space advantage alone would sell me over the x2. let me dig up the thread I had about x2 vs x15

here is said thread


03-06-2014, 01:13 PM
just a guess, but i bet mc sold 2 to 1 x2's over the x15. a lot of that had to do with the pickle fork bow.

03-06-2014, 01:52 PM
I'd day they sold more X2. That being said, IMO the 15 is a superior boat.

03-06-2014, 01:58 PM
The main reason my family went with the 15 over a star or x2 was (well who am I kidding, the CFO mother) said no to the pickle fork,. I do like the traditional bow, but honestly I like both.

03-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Pickle fork has some appeal for sure.
Apples to apples the 15 is better, appearance pref aside, due to better surfing and more room.
X2 gets the nod for appearance, price and length fits in more garages.
I own a X2 and would gladly hand over my boat and $5k for the same X15 now that I have a big enough shop to store it.
When I bought the 2 though, I wanted a 15 but it wouldn't fit in the garage.
The popularity of the X2 has kept the prices inflated a bit I think, but at MC's $10000 a foot difference in wakeboat pricing, the 2 is pretty attractive to a lot of people since it basically gets the same job done as the bigger boats and has so much interior room.

03-06-2014, 04:03 PM
I'll say that the X15 is the best. Well that's just because I bought one in September:D

Seriously, I looked at both an X2 and an X15 in my hunt. I never water tested an X2, so I can't really speak about the performance differences. But for all the other aspects, I give advantage to the X15. The X2 does have the pickle fork, which I thought was really cool and still do, but as time passed the pickle fork really didn't become a big factor to me. The X15 just has a ton more room over the X2. You have a 14 person capacity and you could smuggle about 8 more kids under the passenger dash when you open up that seat at the radio. That space is a cavern.

The used X2s that I looked at just seemed to be overpriced.

03-06-2014, 05:34 PM
I seldom see an X15, but I see a lot of X2's on my lake.

03-06-2014, 06:41 PM
I like the x2. It always gets compliments for comfort and roominess for it's actual size. Its a nice overall package but not awesome at any one thing other than being just awesome :)

Decent enough wake for typical family.. Decent Surf.. Better than average rough water ride for an inboard.. impressive room for the size of the craft.. AND it fits in my garage :) Has the pickle xstar look factor.. Is usually a bit more attainable price wise. It's the prefect package for many users which is why I think it has above average appeal. What's not to love? Yep there are things I wish it did better (tracking fins) but taking an overall look at it its a lot more win than lose.

03-07-2014, 03:03 AM
X-15 is huge inside compared to an X-2. We were looking at X-2s in '07 and then found the X-15 for the same price. It was a no-brainer. Loved that boat.

03-07-2014, 09:42 AM
I'd take an X15 over an X2. The X15 was the most overlooked boat in the lineup IMO, as it was released in the shadow of the new X2 back in '06.

03-07-2014, 09:58 AM
I like the X-15 for the room it provides but after having an X-2 I would the X-2 over the X-15. The X-2 will do everything well(not great). When we first got our X-2 we could not believe the room it had for a 20 ft garage friendly boat. With wake surfing now becoming popular I do feel the X-15 would be a good choice on the simple fact that boat length will effect the surf wave. I was able to get a good surf wave with my X-2 however it was just not long enough. You get a little more length out of the X-15 wave. JohnE is right it was over shadowed by the X-2(IE named the baby X-Star).

What it comes down to is what will fit your family's overall needs. Remember time on the water enjoying yourself and making memories is whats most important.

03-07-2014, 11:00 AM
(IE named the baby X-Star).

the x2 and xstar have absolutely nothing in common except for looks though. their wake performance is VASTLY different.

03-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Wakeboard wake will be better on a 15, but I couldn't ever get a good wave out of my 15.

03-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Thanks for the thoughts going to take a look at a 2008 X Star tomorrow morning while waiting for a x15 to come up

03-07-2014, 07:29 PM
I'm a little biased but I prefer a 15. Granted I did buy one after lake testing both models. With enough weight I've been able to make great wakes and waves. It is however, a rotten ski boat. (I learned to ski behind 190's.) the extra 20" creates a lot of extra room inside the boat. I find a group of 8 in the 15 a little crowded and I'm sure 6 on the x2 would be a load.

03-07-2014, 08:23 PM
I'd like to ski an x15 some day. I've heard it isn't all that bad.

03-07-2014, 08:57 PM
John, if you're in Knoxville sometime, hit me up and we will make it happen.

03-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Send me an email as we have two X-Stars, a 2012 X-2 and a 2008 X-15. I have personably been on all of them.

03-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Just a note.. I have an X-2 and before owned a 04 Malibu Vlx. I absolutely love everything about the X2, except the handling (barge like), and the wake is a great shape, but very mellow (a nice word for small). This year with extra ballast hopefully it's bigger.

I really like the size of the boat, it's small, but huge, the layout, the pickle fork, interior. All great.

03-10-2014, 02:55 PM
gsxrjtt - PM Sent

03-10-2014, 03:34 PM
John, if you're in Knoxville sometime, hit me up and we will make it happen.

Will do, thanks Jeremy.