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Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-18-2011, 7:12 PM Reply   
Thanks man. It was a hard decision to go away from nautique, but wake boats have gone off the damn deep end. 100k for a 23 foot boat just because it has a big motor and plows through the water and has a nice stereo. Really? I mean really? I'm looking at buying a Lakehouse and 400k is the going rate for something somewhat decent. I'm choking on that number on a HOME hat I plan to live in for 20 years that will not depreciate and people are dumping 100k in a friggin boat that will depreciate 10% a year? Really? 50k is a ton of money. At least with my axis I've cut my investment and risk literally in half and all I've had to sacrifice is what? A tower camera? Some polished accessories? Gps in the dash?
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-20-2011, 6:22 AM Reply   
I agree, The cost of these boats are ridiculous.. I mean you cant tell me it cost more to build a wake boat then it does a giant cabin cruiser which is pretty much the same price... I cant justify paying more the 60k for a wake boat and thats still more then I"d like to pay for something I get to use on weekends 4 months a year.
Old    Jory (carcrz)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-20-2011, 5:55 PM Reply   
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-22-2011, 2:59 PM Reply   
Brendan: Please show me where you can buy a "giant cabin cruiser" for about the same price as a wakeboat, I will take six. Oh, and of course it has to be new, With all the giant cabin cruiser toys and amenities.

I, for one am happy for anyone that buys ANY kind of boat and gets out to actually enjoy it.

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Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-22-2011, 3:09 PM Reply   
I"m not talking ocean liner, but for 80-100g you certainly can get a decent sized cabin cruiser. I"m talking 24-37 foot type sport cruisers
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2011, 8:17 AM Reply   
Again, post the link. And 24' is not a "giant cabin cruiser". I guarantee you will not find a NEW cabin cruiser of normal size (30' or larger) for less than a wakeboard boat. Again, if you do I will order six and sell them for twice that much.

The point is this: If you are going to bash the prices of boats and the people that pay that much for them, make sure you get your facts right instead of making false comparisons when you clearly have no clue what you are talking about.
BTW: If you think wakeboats are priced high, check out the go-fast market. Half a million won't buy the biggest and baddest, not even close. I saw a nice little 6 passenger cat with big power that is priced "on sale" for 465k....how many of those do you want?
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       02-23-2011, 8:19 AM Reply   
Only in the dead of winter are we arguing semantics of cruiser pricing in the "2011 Pics" thread
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2011, 8:32 AM Reply   
Excellent point. But he started it!!!
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2011, 8:34 AM Reply   
Here's a new picture of my cabin cruiser priced boat to get back on track:
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Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-23-2011, 8:39 AM Reply   
First off I never bashed anyone for buying these boats! If I had the money right now I'd buy a new one aswell. I just have a hard time wraping my head around the price of some of these boats vs the materials involved. My uncle bough a 30 foot cabin cruiser just last year for 110k, not far off from a fully loaded 24 foot wake boat. I was just trying to compare materials involved.

also here are a few examples
http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...ANCER-97905259

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...NDECK-97905360
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-23-2011, 8:40 AM Reply   
On a side note, john, your boat is my dream boat except I want a rz2!
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2011, 9:07 AM Reply   
OK, I'll give you an E for effort. 26' isn't "giant" as I define it, but a worthy try for sure.

I looked at the RZ2 very hard, but in the end the additional interior room was just too important for us.
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-23-2011, 9:12 AM Reply   
Here is my next boat ( not really) but it is a "giant" cruiser:http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...Sport-97781707
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-23-2011, 9:18 AM Reply   
Chatt, when will you be done with your Axis and post pics? Looking forward to what you do with it considering that boat is on my short list for test drives. Always a fan of your past 230s.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-23-2011, 9:19 AM Reply   
John, nice Formula! The Tige will make a nice tender.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-23-2011, 9:35 AM Reply   
I didn't mean Giant! but a crusier with a nice cabin and stuff..

anyways I"m hoping to have a tige rz2 for my next boat!
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-23-2011, 12:49 PM Reply   
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Chatt, when will you be done with your Axis and post pics? Looking forward to what you do with it considering that boat is on my short list for test drives. Always a fan of your past 230s.
Will do!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-07-2011, 7:58 PM Reply   
check this out
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Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-07-2011, 8:30 PM Reply   
Hey robert, any more pictures of that black and blue rz4??? it looks so sweet!
Old    Chris LEBOEUF (leboeuf45)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-08-2011, 4:57 PM Reply   
rzr
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Old    Zach (zacharoo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       03-08-2011, 7:09 PM Reply   
Holy cow !! Please post the interior pic of the black and blue RZ2!!! I love that boat.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-08-2011, 7:21 PM Reply   
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Hey robert, any more pictures of that black and blue rz4??? it looks so sweet!
sorry joey,that's the only one i got.But i'll be going to Texas at the end of april.i'll see if eagle marine or the factory have any.i'll post pictures on here.I have a new RZ2 on order.I'LL do a build thread on here as soon as i get some pictures from jeremy at tige.It's going to be Pacific blue and white with white tower/racks and speakers with a pacific blue bimini with extension.It's just about the same as the one i'm in the picture with kevin at forte's inboard and auto connection.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-09-2011, 12:39 AM Reply   
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sorry joey,that's the only one i got.But i'll be going to Texas at the end of april.i'll see if eagle marine or the factory have any.i'll post pictures on here.I have a new RZ2 on order.I'LL do a build thread on here as soon as i get some pictures from jeremy at tige.It's going to be Pacific blue and white with white tower/racks and speakers with a pacific blue bimini with extension.It's just about the same as the one i'm in the picture with kevin at forte's inboard and auto connection.
sweet man thanks. I cant get enough of these new tiges!!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-10-2011, 9:16 PM Reply   
Here's the first 2 pics i got of my new rz2
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-11-2011, 7:07 PM Reply   
Here's some pics from the boat show in ST. PETERSBURG fla. today
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-11-2011, 7:17 PM Reply   
and a few more pictures from today
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-11-2011, 7:25 PM Reply   
and just a few more
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Old    Chris LEBOEUF (leboeuf45)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-12-2011, 8:02 AM Reply   
These new Tiges are by far the best looking boats made. I know i am a little biased cause i own one, but even before i ordered mine i thaught the same thing.
Old    DAVE J (montana_sanger)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-12-2011, 9:59 AM Reply   
How about a little Sanger fix ?
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Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       03-12-2011, 5:15 PM Reply   
What are the Sangers priced at?
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-13-2011, 4:04 PM Reply   
I haven't seen any sangers on the east coast at shows.I know alot of guys on here have them.I would check out a picture of your new boat thread.There were some on there.hope that helps.
Old    Shawn B (ShawnB)      Join Date: Oct 2010       03-22-2011, 6:05 PM Reply   
Got to see the new boat finally today. Just a peek though since it's still too cold to de-winterize and deliver it.
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Old    Dave P (OldDad)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-22-2011, 6:56 PM Reply   
Great to see the new boats. I also enjoy the conversation about pricing and bling options. Lucky for all of us, there is something for everybody. I looked at a few "lower cost" boats if you can use that phrase when looking at $45k toys and was impressed with what I saw. I would have been happy as a pig in sh.. with either a Moomba LSV or a Axis, but you can see where they cut costs when compared with the more expensive boats. Are they less usable? Not even a little bit. But I also don't resent folks who pay more. Do they get double the boat for double the money? Probably not, but they get what they want.

My original plan was to buy a less expensive boat. Sadly, I also looked at the more "blingy" boats and caught the bug. There is no way in hell I could ever rationalize the amount of money I just agreed to pay for a new boat (SANTE 210) so guess what. I'm not going to try to!! I like what I like and I plan to keep it for a very long time so I just bought it. Can't wait to post pics in about a month and a half or so.

Keep the pics coming!! I love the graphics on the new Tige's but I have yet to see one in person. Have no idea how well they are built, but they sure look good.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-22-2011, 7:16 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by OldDad View Post
Great to see the new boats. I also enjoy the conversation about pricing and bling options. Lucky for all of us, there is something for everybody. I looked at a few "lower cost" boats if you can use that phrase when looking at $45k toys and was impressed with what I saw. I would have been happy as a pig in sh.. with either a Moomba LSV or a Axis, but you can see where they cut costs when compared with the more expensive boats. Are they less usable? Not even a little bit. But I also don't resent folks who pay more. Do they get double the boat for double the money? Probably not, but they get what they want.

My original plan was to buy a less expensive boat. Sadly, I also looked at the more "blingy" boats and caught the bug. There is no way in hell I could ever rationalize the amount of money I just agreed to pay for a new boat (SANTE 210) so guess what. I'm not going to try to!! I like what I like and I plan to keep it for a very long time so I just bought it. Can't wait to post pics in about a month and a half or so.

Keep the pics coming!! I love the graphics on the new Tige's but I have yet to see one in person. Have no idea how well they are built, but they sure look good.
what color is your sante? pumped for pics! Ive ridden behind an older one once a while ago, i swear the wake made it TOO easy to wakeboard hahaha New ones looks pretty sweet!

Tiges are built very well! And the company is great, very personable guys and easy to get in contact with. they listen to their customers input and utilize it.
heres a link to their warranty page, pretty sweet!
http://tige.com/performance/lifetime-warranty
Old    Dave P (OldDad)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-22-2011, 7:22 PM Reply   
It's going to be Sublime Green and white, topped off with a white tower and bimini :-)
Old    Robert Theisen (rt360)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-22-2011, 8:02 PM Reply   
Sounds sweet.Summer obsession has a green and white ,black RZ4.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-22-2011, 8:24 PM Reply   
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It's going to be Sublime Green and white, topped off with a white tower and bimini :-)
gonna look killer!!! I saw a newer red 210 out on st patties day!
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-22-2011, 9:44 PM Reply   
Thanks for all those pictures from the show.... I noticed on some of the Tige's that the rear bench seat looks a little different. The middle section back does not sit flush with the rest of the back of the seat... what is that?
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-23-2011, 8:50 AM Reply   
I think they did it to add a little more room in the cabin, the center part that is forward a little, is where the motor is. Cant go back any farther. A few of the MC's have that as well, just not as pronounced.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-23-2011, 10:21 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by johnny_defacto View Post
Thanks for all those pictures from the show.... I noticed on some of the Tige's that the rear bench seat looks a little different. The middle section back does not sit flush with the rest of the back of the seat... what is that?
Those are the 20 footers.The RZR and the R20,just like joey said motor placement and to add interior room.They are some sweet looking boats in person and have more room than you would think.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-23-2011, 10:34 AM Reply   
Shawn B, your X-25 is beautiful, I was looking at one at the Sac Boat Show, that is one of my favorite boats. I really like how much space that boat has for only being 21' 6" long, MC did a great job on it! Great fit and finish, and really like the new MC dash layout..... sweet!

Have a great summer with it, hopefully you get to rack up some serious hours on the water with her!
Old    Steve Young (movinurfr8)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-23-2011, 11:15 AM Reply   
Should be picking up this Friday - The are adding Wet Sounds to the tower - another Batt - Amp and Transom light
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Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-23-2011, 12:27 PM Reply   
Steve,
Congrats. Sure sign freight biz has been picking up when you go out and pick up that bad boy. Nice work! PM me your company name again. I think we determined you were a customer of ours right?
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-23-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
Nice boat Steve.Looks sharp.I have a friend on Tige Owners who is getting a new BU next week also.ENJOY!
Old    Cory Z (geterdone)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-23-2011, 1:32 PM Reply   
2011 Moomba LSV
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-23-2011, 1:39 PM Reply   
That's a sharp looking MOOMBA too.Keep the pics coming cory.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-23-2011, 2:02 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by ShawnB View Post
Got to see the new boat finally today. Just a peek though since it's still too cold to de-winterize and deliver it.
Love the interior
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-24-2011, 7:55 AM Reply   
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Sounds sweet.Summer obsession has a green and white ,black RZ4.
I am going to take delivery this weekend, so hopefully I will have some good pics to post!
Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-24-2011, 9:01 AM Reply   
Well we had a great weekend in Edmonton! Sold some boats, had some fun. Met some great people and had a couple of drinks!

Here are a few pictures from the booth. They are not the best, but this is all I had!


Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-24-2011, 9:01 AM Reply   
A couple more.






Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-24-2011, 9:02 AM Reply   
Few more!


The Byerly and Sport 200V

247 Interior

Adam Perez from Malibu and the 23 LSV

Moving out.

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Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-24-2011, 9:12 AM Reply   
I'm not even a little bit into the new Malibu steering wheels. Just looks...strange. And i like to rest my thumb on a horizontal connector while I drive. The rest of the the boat looks fantastic though, as do 99% of the boats posted on here.
Old    Eric Silva (getssum)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-24-2011, 10:19 AM Reply   
All white axis is SWEEEET
Old    B (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-24-2011, 10:59 AM Reply   
I agree with Benjaminp. I don't like the Malibu steering wheel at all. Everything else looks great? They should make that an option so you had different choices to choose from.

I like the Axis as well, minus the interior look. I know it is a wakeboard boat on a budget, but too bad they didn't make an interior upper end look as an option for those willing to pay for it.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-24-2011, 2:48 PM Reply   
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I'm not even a little bit into the new Malibu steering wheels. Just looks...strange. And i like to rest my thumb on a horizontal connector while I drive. The rest of the the boat looks fantastic though, as do 99% of the boats posted on here.
I thought the same myself about the Isotta Single Spoke wheel, but I have to admit after demoing a VLX a couple months ago, they kind of grow on you. They are very well balanced, and not having as many obstacles for your hands/fingers was also a bonus which made driving the boat easier. They also allow you to view the MTC (Malibu Touch Command) a little better.

Visually speaking, you either love them or hate them, but there is a purpose for the design.

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Old    Tony (MaizeBlazer)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-28-2011, 8:41 AM Reply   
Here's my new Mastercraft X-15. Hope to get it out and start the break in this weekend. Come on summer!
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Old    Wa^RON1X^ke (boarder82)      Join Date: Jun 2009       03-28-2011, 9:17 AM Reply   
Tony Holthaus, did you buy your boat from Marine World in Wichita? I remember seeing an X15 with the powercat out front. As a KSU alum, I have to tell you that is a good looking boat!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-28-2011, 2:55 PM Reply   
here's a pic of the OIB MB 23 Widebody - headed to Acme Tops and Tunes for some LED/Stereo work
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Old    Tony (MaizeBlazer)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-29-2011, 5:30 AM Reply   
Boarder, yep I got it at Marine World a few weeks ago. I wasn't in the market but when I saw it I couldn't resist. EMAW!!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-29-2011, 5:39 AM Reply   
just puked in my mouth a little... Rock Chalk!!!
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-29-2011, 6:01 AM Reply   
Looks good Ian! Does Z5 make a cargo rack for the MBs?
Old    Brett Mock (bmock50)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-29-2011, 8:53 AM Reply   
I saw that one too! Didn't know Marine World actually sold boats though just thought they had them for show....
Old    Brett Treiber (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       03-29-2011, 9:09 AM Reply   
Ian more pics, especially interior, ASAP please!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-29-2011, 9:13 AM Reply   
email sent, gonna wait till Acme Tops and Tunes does their magic to post all the pics.
Old    John (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-29-2011, 12:57 PM Reply   
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just puked in my mouth a little... Rock Chalk!!!
That's what VCU said! Yes, I went there.
EMAW!!!
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-29-2011, 1:02 PM Reply   
Here is my 2011. I have not seen it yet either... More pics to come soon once I actually see it...
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Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-29-2011, 1:07 PM Reply   
i don't see any tan, that's a good thing!
Old    John McDonald (805customz)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-29-2011, 3:57 PM Reply   
Here are the pics of the new TIGE RZR in the water. The bow is definitely not low.

Here is the wake behind a factory TIGE
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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-29-2011, 4:33 PM Reply   
Here's our 2011 Malibu LSV freshly unwrapped. Stereo and Graphics next week.
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Old    Mike Vasquez (mikeakatex5)      Join Date: Jun 2009       03-29-2011, 8:55 PM Reply   
I feel like I have seen that RZR before... lol
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-29-2011, 9:02 PM Reply   
New Tige's and Malibu's are looking sick!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-30-2011, 3:57 AM Reply   
I love that surf wake behind that RZR SWEET! I'm going to get my new RZ2 this weekend.Pictures to follow.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-30-2011, 7:15 AM Reply   
Bruce mac.... Hope I don't disappoint you cause you are going to see some tan...... Mostly black though of course...
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-30-2011, 7:50 AM Reply   
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just puked in my mouth a little... Rock Chalk!!!
Did it make you puke because of the KU, KSU football game, or basketball game?
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-30-2011, 7:52 AM Reply   
Nope, just seeing a nice boat trashed with a purple kitty logo.
Old    John McDonald (805customz)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-30-2011, 3:11 PM Reply   
So I keep hearing tige's sit low in the water. Just wanted everyone to see that is not the case. Maybe in the 90's when the 2200 series came out did they sit low.

Here is a brand new rz 2 sitting in the water

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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-30-2011, 4:53 PM Reply   
That's a good looking RZ2.The red/white/black combo looks awesome.Keep the pics coming.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-30-2011, 8:46 PM Reply   
I love the way the new tiges look! If I could buy anything, without a doubt, id be getting an RZ4 in a heart beat. They are so sweet.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-30-2011, 8:49 PM Reply   
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Here are the pics of the new TIGE RZR in the water. The bow is definitely not low.

Here is the wake behind a factory TIGE
Is that wave pic real? Is it behind your boat? It looks great, and I want to believe it's real. But it looks too good to be true.
Old     (moto817)      Join Date: Jan 2011       03-30-2011, 9:59 PM Reply   
Ian, I am stoked to see what your new boat is going to be loaded with! Loved the last one , what color are you going with this time?

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