We have a 21.5' ebbtide I/O that I ride behind. I rode behind it for a summer and it was fun but I had a lot of trouble going wake to wake. Then I got a chance to ride behind a friends 24' chaparral and it was a huge difference. They also had a tower so I'm not sure if the difference I was experiencing was the bigger wake or a combo of that and the tower. Behind their boat I was going much bigger then I have ever before with easy.
So I guess what I'm getting at is can I get the same ride by adding some ballast bags? It's hard to justify spending so much money when I dont know how much better it will be.