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Tony711 02-13-2013 10:25 AM

2013 Tige Z1
 
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Hey guys,

I posted this on TigeOwners as well and got some mixed opinions. I finalize the deal on my Z1 order tomorrow and this is the color scheme we went with. What do you guys think? I think it looks great on the computer screen but kind of nervous as to how it will turn out in person. Do you think resale on this color combo will be hard a few years down the road?

Anyways, here it is!

tyler97217 02-13-2013 10:34 AM

Looks great..... If re-sale is a big concern maybe do the tower in black?
Sharp boat. Have you gotten to demo the VX yet? Curious to hear some reviews of the Z1 with the VX

bcrider 02-13-2013 10:35 AM

I think the color combo looks awesome!

simplej 02-13-2013 10:39 AM

resale should be fine, but i am partial to blue. its kind of a timeless boat color that doesnt fade as much as red and yellow etc

jeff_mn 02-13-2013 10:47 AM

Looks great. I think it looks better with a black tower myself - but that's personal opinion. Tige's always look better in person than they do on the boat builder. Congrats - you will LOVE that boat. I'm jealous.

Bamabonners 02-13-2013 10:49 AM

i am on the fence abou the blue. i really liked the vapor blue that malibu offered, but my wife said she would get tired of it quickly. It looks so good with the black. sharp looking boat.

wakereviews 02-13-2013 11:11 AM

I think it's a great color combo (partial to blue and colored towers too though)

simplej 02-13-2013 11:15 AM

i think if youre concerned about resale add a little white to tone things down and make it cooler to to the touch on the deck. but dont loose sight of the custom order. this boat is YOURS so keep it YOURS

jonblarc7 02-13-2013 11:29 AM

LOVE IT I would buy it!!!!

h20king 02-13-2013 11:41 AM

Tige has a pearl white that is over the top ill post pics when i get home from work

bcrider 02-13-2013 11:44 AM

I say stay with the blue tower. I think that's what makes the boat look good to me anyway.

Houstonshark 02-13-2013 3:40 PM

This boat is at my local Tige dealer and was also at the boat show. I know it's not the same but I think it's the same blue you are looking at. It's really sharp with the black.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...3A13FA61FA.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...185E95812F.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...18639DAA84.jpg

Tony711 02-13-2013 3:47 PM

That Z1 is sharp! I really like the color of that blue. The blue is called Electric Blue and I believe it is the same as that one pictured.

As for the demo, I have not demo'd the vx yet, but am extremely excited to see what this Z1 can do. My only surfing experience is behind a 2012 SAN 210, so I think I am in for a treat!

Thanks for all the responses, I feel better about the color choice now. After looking at the same combos over and over again, they all start to grow on you and make the decision so hard.

simplej 02-13-2013 3:54 PM

Tony I will pm you pics of my boat later so you can see what we did

ilikebeaverandboats 02-13-2013 5:23 PM

AWESOME lookin Z1 !!

Tony711 02-13-2013 5:29 PM

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Originally Posted by simplej (Post 1806591)
Tony I will pm you pics of my boat later so you can see what we did

Sounds good!

h20king 02-13-2013 6:33 PM

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Here is a pic of the Z1 from the show sorry no picks of the one in the background. I love a black boat but they are a pain to keep clean. The white is spectacular and is the same metallic white that you see on Cadillacs. It was by far my favorite boat at the show just super clean

Tony711 02-13-2013 6:46 PM

Harold, that white does look amazing. I really do like that, but at the same time if I am custom ordering, I almost feel bad just going plain white.

h20king 02-13-2013 7:20 PM

It is not quite plain there are millions of little sparkles everywhere. I understand where you are coming from with the custom order I have just never been the biggest fan of blue on a boat. If you toned it down with a black tower I think it would look better.

Houstonshark 02-13-2013 7:21 PM

I love my all white RZR. I considered doing all pearl white but just didn't want to spend the money. I've never seen one in person but I bet it's sweet. Kinda wish now I had done it.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...C00031copy.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...C00043copy.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...Day20122-1.jpg

Tony711 02-13-2013 7:24 PM

How can you opt for the pearl white vs. plain white? On the website it doesn't anything but white.

Houstonshark 02-13-2013 8:24 PM

It doesn't show it on the boat builder but you can opt for pearl on any of the colors.

Tony711 02-13-2013 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Houstonshark (Post 1806622)
It doesn't show it on the boat builder but you can opt for pearl on any of the colors.

I was not aware of this. I wonder how the Electric Blue would look in pearl. Do you know how much more it is?

downfortheride 02-13-2013 11:37 PM

TJ ~ What percent are your windows tinted at? I have a all white boat and looking to darken the glass like yours. I really like it, good work.

cwb4me 02-14-2013 4:00 AM

Tige will send you gel coat samples.The Electric blue and Pacific Blue look similar on the website.I would make sure you could see them side by side before you order.The boat T. J. posted at his dealer looks to be Pacific Blue/Black and Graphite.If you go to T.O. i have pictures of my last two Tige's . The 2007 was Navy Blue/Stone and Graphite with a White deck.The 2011 is Pacific Blue/White and Black accents.One thing i will caution you on is Black looks very good when clean but will show water spots bad and requires constant detailing.

chattwake 02-14-2013 5:01 AM

What white Z1 is sick!

I like the OP's colors, except for the blue tower. Too much IMO.

illini88 02-14-2013 5:26 AM

Is that grey or white in the striping on the original picture? If it's grey, I've seen some Tige's with grey (metal flake, I believe) that look really good. In that small pic, the blue tower is a little over the top for me. That being said, I typically like the colored towers on the water.

simplej 02-14-2013 5:36 AM

Agree with above. We have a blue tower and similar scheme and the tower honestly makes the scheme

Houstonshark 02-14-2013 6:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Tony711 (Post 1806631)
I was not aware of this. I wonder how the Electric Blue would look in pearl. Do you know how much more it is?

I don't remember how much it is but I do remember that the pearl option is priced per panel. So basically, every panel that you can change the color on can be done as pearl. The pricing is different based on the size of the panel.

Houstonshark 02-14-2013 6:35 AM

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Originally Posted by downfortheride (Post 1806633)
TJ ~ What percent are your windows tinted at? I have a all white boat and looking to darken the glass like yours. I really like it, good work.

They are 35% and I think they are perfect. My wife wasn't happy when I told her that I tinted it until we took the boat out for the day. It makes a big difference but since we always wear sunglasses it is still easy to see out of, even when it's overcast.

Houstonshark 02-14-2013 6:45 AM

More pics of that Z1.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...6FAB5FFEDE.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...6FABEA01C7.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...6FAC2F9D9F.jpg

tyler97217 02-14-2013 7:03 AM

That pearl white on that Z1 really was beautiful. You really have to see the boat up close to appreciate what the pearl effect does to it. I am not a white boat kind of guy and seeing this boat in person really has me considering a Tige..... It really was sweet. I am curious how that black would look in a pearl...

Tony711 02-14-2013 11:01 AM

TJ, do you have the name of that dealer where that Z1 is located? I would like to contact them and ask what blue that is. My Tige dealer told me that they hardly ever order boats with the pacific blue because it is older and the electric blue looks much better.

In regards to the tower, I also think the picture looks over the top, but in person I think it will look much better. The striping on the graphic is grey.

Houstonshark 02-14-2013 11:54 AM

It's at Texas Tige Marine. 936.447.8443
http://www.texastige.com/

They don't show it on their website yet.

Also, the silver graphic on the Z1 actually is reflective, if I remember after seeing it in the sun, almost like chrome but not that shiny.

slax303 02-14-2013 12:12 PM

Tony,
It's hard to tell but in the boat show picture, the RZ2 to the left of the white Z1 is Pacific Blue. It has a vinyl wrap on it, but the tower and hull are pacific blue. I'll try and see if I can find a picture of it without the wrap for a little better comparison

slax303 02-14-2013 12:17 PM

Here is an outside shot and an inside shot. I think the inside shot shows the actual color a little bit better. The pacific blue is definitely a little bit darker
http://rivercity.smugmug.com/TigePho...DSC00750-L.jpg
http://rivercity.smugmug.com/TigePho...IMG_0245-L.jpg

Tony711 02-14-2013 12:46 PM

Wow that is a big difference from inside to outside. I think the pacific blue might be a little too dark to accent the black. I think it might blend a little too much where as the electric blue will really pop.

cwb4me 02-14-2013 1:28 PM

If you go to Tige Owners i can direct you to several threads where i took pictures of the colors you want to compare inside and outside.The one that has Electric blue pearl metallic is in the General discussion thread on page 83.The thread is titled Robert and Shirley's visit to the Tige Factory.There is also the blue/black combo you want to compare.

Tony711 02-14-2013 2:13 PM

Robert, just looked over at that thread. Definitely helps, thank you!

BLP 02-14-2013 7:13 PM

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Originally Posted by tyler97217 (Post 1806670)
That pearl white on that Z1 really was beautiful. You really have to see the boat up close to appreciate what the pearl effect does to it. I am not a white boat kind of guy and seeing this boat in person really has me considering a Tige..... It really was sweet. I am curious how that black would look in a pearl...

I just unwrapped an all pearl metallic black Z3, I will post some pics as soon as I get the boat into some natural sunlight. The black looks amazing as well, very similiar to the Tuxedo Black from Ford. This Z3 has Pearl Metallic Black tower with everything other than the interior gel pearled. Custom Sea-Dek interior as well.

BLP 02-14-2013 7:30 PM

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Here are a few pics of the Pearl Black, this is right out of the wrapper so its a little dirty.

BLP 02-14-2013 7:42 PM

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A few more pics.

Tony711 02-14-2013 8:38 PM

WOW! That is awesome. I would love to make the whole boat pearl, but I'm already at the VERY top of my budget considering the boat is going to be loaded with options.

Sugashane 02-14-2013 9:01 PM

What's the wake like on these Tige's? I have an Axis but love the looks of the Tige. I wakeboard most of the time and would like a good wake that doesn't wash too easy. Ridden behind a MB and a 230 as well and liked them both. The 230 was really nice of course. Any info or pics would be great.

simplej 02-15-2013 4:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Sugashane (Post 1806827)
What's the wake like on these Tige's? I have an Axis but love the looks of the Tige. I wakeboard most of the time and would like a good wake that doesn't wash too easy. Ridden behind a MB and a 230 as well and liked them both. The 230 was really nice of course. Any info or pics would be great.

Will update when I get on my comp.
The wake gets pretty meaty but figuring it out can be a long and washy process....

boardman74 02-15-2013 5:01 AM

Did that Black Z3 come from the factory with the sea dek on the floor??

simplej 02-15-2013 5:13 AM

I was wondering that too^^
Man these things are downright sexy if nothing else

BLP 02-15-2013 6:56 AM

Yes the Sea-Dek came from the factory, I asked specifically to be put in the boat. I'm going to make my own template with the Z1 and Z3, that way I will be able to order it myself and install it. I'd like it have it everywhere Tige is currently putting there's, such as the dash, rear walkway and rear seating at the transom. I love the way the G23 turned out with there faux teak so I figured I'd try it on one boat. I think it turned out pretty good so will do it again for sure.

whiteflashwatersports1 02-15-2013 9:26 AM

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This is electric blue - boat and tower and interior accent color - looks awesome in the sun

slax303 02-15-2013 9:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Sugashane (Post 1806827)
What's the wake like on these Tige's? I have an Axis but love the looks of the Tige. I wakeboard most of the time and would like a good wake that doesn't wash too easy. Ridden behind a MB and a 230 as well and liked them both. The 230 was really nice of course. Any info or pics would be great.

Here are some pics from last summer with Randall Harris riding behind a Z3....

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/attac...1&d=1344634234

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/attac...7&d=1344883343

cwb4me 02-15-2013 3:55 PM

Looks like Randall could do okay on the wake.But i wonder if it would be good enough for most Wakeworld posters?

JetRanger 02-15-2013 4:14 PM

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Originally Posted by slax303 (Post 1806890)
Here are some pics from last summer with Randall Harris riding behind a Z3....

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/attac...1&d=1344634234

http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/attac...7&d=1344883343

Doesn't really look that big. Maybe just a bad shot?

bryce2320 02-15-2013 4:21 PM

Tj's boat and this Z1 is one of the sickest color schemes IMO

Sugashane 02-15-2013 4:48 PM

I'm just saying that some boats are hard to dial in

simplej 02-15-2013 5:05 PM

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20 foot rzr 22mph stock ballast certainly no g23 but its more than enough for me. damn water on the lens...

Tony711 02-15-2013 5:32 PM

That is great wake for stock ballast. Looks really clean.

bryce2320 02-15-2013 5:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony711 (Post 1806969)
That is great wake for stock ballast. Looks really clean.

x2!!!

boardman74 02-15-2013 6:24 PM

Can't wait for spring to get the new RZR on the water and see how it does. Wake was really nice when we demo'd. That was with 9 people in the boat and the stock ballast, was huge to me coming from a 21 foot direct drive.

cwb4me 02-16-2013 4:01 AM

Most of the stock ballast wakes are fine.I like to compare wakes to the diving board.Do you need the high dive to do a double Flip?Or can you do a double flip standing on the end of the low 1 meter board?Technique is the answer.

Tony711 02-16-2013 10:38 AM

RB, after wakeboarding behind a 90s prostar 190 I am also excited to see the wakeboarding wake. It's going to feel huge no matter what!

boardman74 02-16-2013 10:58 AM

We had a Pro am skier, which would compare to an open bow Pro Star 190 and we ran with no weight because my wife has had knee surgery and couldn't be crawling over all the sacs. Trust me when we demo'd the RZR it was HUGE to me. A little intimidating the first time I cut in. But definately something I can get used too!!!! Night and day difference. I was super impressed with both wakeboard and wakesurf waves. But I am a novice and probably not to hard to impress. I think your going to love the Z1. I got to crawl around in one at the boat show and it feels way bigger than the RZR for only being another foot.

MattieK27 02-16-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cwb4me (Post 1807002)
Most of the stock ballast wakes are fine.I like to compare wakes to the diving board.Do you need the high dive to do a double Flip?Or can you do a double flip standing on the end of the low 1 meter board?Technique is the answer.

100% correct. A big wake is nice, but I'm a firm believer in technique improvement over ridiculous ballast setups.

ixfe 02-16-2013 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by cwb4me (Post 1806956)
Looks like Randall could do okay on the wake.But i wonder if it would be good enough for most Wakeworld posters?

Well that depends... what does it look like at 95' w/out any ballast?

(you know you're never going to live that down, right?)

JetRanger 02-16-2013 12:42 PM

Sorry, I like the Tige lineup but that wake is very small compared to what most wakeboats in that size range put out. Of course, in typical WW fashion, guys will bash a Nautique's or Mastercraft's wake, but when it's a brand they like, they say "technique is more important anyways."

you_da_man 02-16-2013 1:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807037)
Sorry, I like the Tige lineup but that wake is very small compared to what most wakeboats in that size range put out. Of course, in typical WW fashion, guys will bash a Nautique's or Mastercraft's wake, but when it's a brand they like, they say "technique is more important anyways."

IF you are saying the Z3 wake is small by judging it in the Randall Harris pics...you do realize Randall likes to ride at a much higher than average speed. Something like 27-28ish mph. Almost any wake would look "small" at that speed. Plus, do you know if that Z3 was stock or slammed?

JetRanger 02-16-2013 2:02 PM

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Originally Posted by you_da_man (Post 1807047)
IF you are saying the Z3 wake is small by judging it in the Randall Harris pics...you do realize Randall likes to ride at a much higher than average speed. Something like 27-28ish mph. Almost any wake would look "small" at that speed. Plus, do you know if that Z3 was stock or slammed?

I did not know any of this. Maybe someone should post a slammed Z3 wake at 23.5 to compare.

cwb4me 02-16-2013 3:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807037)
Sorry, I like the Tige lineup but that wake is very small compared to what most wakeboats in that size range put out. Of course, in typical WW fashion, guys will bash a Nautique's or Mastercraft's wake, but when it's a brand they like, they say "technique is more important anyways."

You just joined WW.Your 25 according to your profile.What kind of wake boat do you own?

JetRanger 02-16-2013 3:30 PM

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Originally Posted by cwb4me (Post 1807052)
You just joined WW.Your 25 according to your profile.What kind of wake boat do you own?

I had a 2008 and 2010 XStar. Planning on picking up another boat this spring as I'll have time to use one again.

JetRanger 02-16-2013 3:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807054)
I had a 2008 and 2010 XStar. Planning on picking up another boat this spring as I'll have time to use one again.

Oops that's 2008 and 2011. Sold the 2011 last season as I was in medical school and had no time but I'm planning on quitting this year so ill have my freedom back. Thinking a 230?

johnny_defacto 02-16-2013 5:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807055)
Oops that's 2008 and 2011. Sold the 2011 last season as I was in medical school and had no time but I'm planning on quitting this year so ill have my freedom back. Thinking a 230?

JetRanger got called out a little bit.... and Robert, once again, gets pwned a little bit.

Also, some of us do not get to ride multiple times a week, some not even once a week. With such little riding time, perfect technique will take a lot of work and a lot of months to start to get close to, and it is not super fun... however, a big mackin fun wake will take less than than $700 and add at most 15 minutes or so to your preparation time, and heelside heros can have a TON of fun riding like this. The right way, I think not, but it is not for me to decide.

JetRanger 02-16-2013 5:46 PM

How did I get called out? The wake looked small. How was I supposed to know the man rides at slalom speeds?

I think Tige makes an elite surf boat but I don't think they are a powerhouse in the wakeboard wake category. Someone show me pics and prove me wrong.

jhartt3 02-16-2013 6:05 PM

if you have trouble reselling it hit me up ... i like the Z1 and i'm a die hard royals fan.... there arent many of us though

simplej 02-16-2013 6:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807062)
I think Tige makes an elite surf boat but I don't think they are a powerhouse in the wakeboard wake category. Someone show me pics and prove me wrong.

Haha I just posted 3 pics of super clean knee high or above wake on my 6 foot frame from what may be the smallest vdrive wake boat sold right now at 20 feet long and 94 inches wide with a completely stock set up, what more do you want?? they're more than capable of producing a wake. Are they g23 sized? not even close, nothing comes close. Probably not even xstar sized but they will pump up big and clean IF you know what you're doing....

cwb4me 02-16-2013 6:35 PM

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Originally Posted by johnny_defacto (Post 1807059)
JetRanger got called out a little bit.... and Robert, once again, gets pwned a little bit.

Also, some of us do not get to ride multiple times a week, some not even once a week. With such little riding time, perfect technique will take a lot of work and a lot of months to start to get close to, and it is not super fun... however, a big mackin fun wake will take less than than $700 and add at most 15 minutes or so to your preparation time, and heelside heros can have a TON of fun riding like this. The right way, I think not, but it is not for me to decide.

I've got a boat and technique and i'm happy.JetRanger is entitled to his opinion.;)I've owned and ridden behind most of the boats out there.I can't see that much[inches] difference in their equally weighted wakes.I along with the majority of people at our lake think Tige's are by far the sexiest boats on the water.Others might not agree,but i really don't care.I'm happy and others need to do what makes them happy.:D

JetRanger 02-16-2013 6:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cwb4me (Post 1807067)
I've got a boat and technique and i'm happy.JetRanger is entitled to his opinion.;)I've owned and ridden behind most of the boats out there.I can't see that much[inches] difference in their equally weighted wakes.I along with the majority of people at our lake think Tige's are by far the sexiest boats on the water.Others might not agree,but i really don't care.I'm happy and others need to do what makes them happy.:D

Ok sorry am new here don't want to cause a scene or embarrass anyone. I'm not one to put down any boat I truly love them all just some execute better than others. I think Tige puts out a great product for their price point, are an elite stock surfing boat, and do have great style though their graphics are a bit dated.

I can think of at least 6 brands whose line of boats generally provide a better wakeboard wake:

Nautique
MB
Malibu
Mastercraft
Axis
Supra

(In that order)


So default to your "everyone on my lake thinks they are sexy," "wake size doesn't matter it's all about technique" arguments all day and all night, but don't expect cause I'm new here I'm gonna let you big-d*ck me around and let you go on about Tige having anything other than an average wakeboard wake.

boardman74 02-16-2013 8:32 PM

I am a novice rider and Tige owner and will totally agree there are plenty of better wakes out there. Wakes are a lot of preference.

Since your new lets talk about you for a minute. First let me say I want your job man!! I have to give you props! Why you ask? Because from your few posts I already know you have Donald Trump type cash and at only 25. While to many people are living off the government you are on the fast track. Good on you! How do we know, because since 08 you've:

Owned a 2008 X star...$75K
Finished a BA with a pre med focus.....$150K easy from a college good enough to get into med school
Owned a 2011 X star....$80K +
Attended and dropped out of Med school....$100K plus

I know i'm just stating the obvious but help us out man, after all we're the poor saps slummin' it in the Tige's. Maybe you can turn me onto a good finance guy or something. That would be awesome.

MattieK27 02-16-2013 9:10 PM

JetRanger, you learned a valuable lesson. Don't ever, ever, ever, say anything bad about Tige on this site. Even if it is 100% true, you will get beat down by those who passionately defend the brand. Similar results apply to MB critiquing.

Just walk away... ;)

johnny_defacto 02-16-2013 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JetRanger (Post 1807062)
How did I get called out? The wake looked small. How was I supposed to know the man rides at slalom speeds?

I think Tige makes an elite surf boat but I don't think they are a powerhouse in the wakeboard wake category. Someone show me pics and prove me wrong.

no no no man, you have it all wrong. CWB called you out for your age and being new to the board... and you pwned him with your response. Don't worry, you came out clean in this, the others, they continue to cement themselves into the mold they made for themselves.

Whatever though, I would ride Simples RZR, Roberts RZ2, or D Williams Z3 all day long... nice boats, nice wakes... There are just NO tige's in my lake even though there is a dealer <30 miles away...

JetRanger 02-16-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by johnny_defacto (Post 1807084)
no no no man, you have it all wrong. CWB called you out for your age and being new to the board... and you pwned him with your response. Don't worry, you came out clean in this, the others, they continue to cement themselves into the mold they made for themselves.

Whatever though, I would ride Simples RZR, Roberts RZ2, or D Williams Z3 all day long... nice boats, nice wakes... There are just NO tige's in my lake even though there is a dealer <30 miles away...

Understood. Thanks :)

JetRanger 02-16-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MattieK27 (Post 1807076)
JetRanger, you learned a valuable lesson. Don't ever, ever, ever, say anything bad about Tige on this site. Even if it is 100% true, you will get beat down by those who passionately defend the brand. Similar results apply to MB critiquing.

Just walk away... ;)

I don't think I was beat down here. :)


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