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Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-16-2011, 8:02 AM Reply   
Stole these photos of the 2012 Tige Z3 from Nelems Marine off of the Tige owners website...sorry Nelems! Had to share!

Boat is 23'9" (without Platform).
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Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-16-2011, 8:07 AM Reply   
Looks impressive. I love the bow and the interior looks great too.
Old    GD (diamonddad)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-16-2011, 8:10 AM Reply   
That boat is huge!
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       08-16-2011, 8:15 AM Reply   
Beautiful boat. I wonder how the surf wake will be on it.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-16-2011, 8:15 AM Reply   
Here's a link to their original thread but I think you have to be logged in to see the pics:
http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15900
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-16-2011, 8:22 AM Reply   
plain beautiful
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-16-2011, 8:35 AM Reply   
It looks pretty nice although it is a little busy with too many angles, stitches, etc.. for me. Tige really looks like they are pushing Mastercraft for the most over the top interior detail. Lots of cross stitiching, different panels and different colors. The tower looks a little on the low side. Nic eboat though.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-16-2011, 9:14 AM Reply   
Yeah looks as though they've been taking notes from many other manufacturers. Doesn't look any bigger inside than many 21' boats.
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-16-2011, 9:24 AM Reply   
AJ,

Surf wake is awesome. I was at the dealer meeting and got to take the first Z3 out before all the dealers got there and get some time on it. Then the following day went out with Tige Pro rider Dominic Lagace. If you have never seen him ride, this guy can shred. He was throwing down. Great guy and was giving tips and pointers too.

We had the front bow port side full, port side rear full and 25% on star rear. 8 people in the boat so with one riding 7 in the boat. Wave was tall and long and a really cool shape. I have an RZ2 and have had an RZ4. I love the RZ2 surf wave. And I can tell you the Z3 is legit. All we do is surf. The Z3 Will be the next demo boat we build.

There will be some good surf pics coming soon. Tige is doing the 2012 photo shoot today and the next so all the Pro Riders are staying and working the shoot.

The boat has an awesome style to it with really great lines. When you see it in person, you can see all the style lines built into the hull. The graphics are not just in the hull but there is an actual step where the graphic is. The interior and transom are great and i love the storage on the engine cover. and the flip up center walk way. One side is cushion for full padded cover for the ladies to layout and then flip it over and it is a walk way. What is really cool about it, the flip over is not just a pad. There is a filberglass panel in the center that locks into place so it will not fly out like a plain pad. The boat handles like it is smaller than it is. It does not feel or drive like a large boat. We had the PCM 343 and it was plenty of power. Turns on a dime and handles chop really well. we were at Possum Kingdom lake in Texas. Which is a very large lake so out in the open there is some chop and we ran it hard and was great. Also, when surfing i wasnt worried about taking rolllers over the bow. Granted we did not have it slammed but was such a nice surf wave and didnt need to slam it.

Let me know any other specifics and I will try to answer. And of course the stereo! Tige has added the new Revolution tower speakers for 2012. The one in the pics has a set of Wet Sounds REV 10 and REV 8. Others had a single pair of REV 10. Some with dual REV 8's and Dual REV 10's. With full Wet Sounds system inside and amps as we have been in the Tige's. We rocked the one in the pictures out till about 4am.

Tim
Wet Sounds

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-16-2011, 9:55 AM Reply   
Thanks for the review Tim!!!
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-16-2011, 10:05 AM Reply   
Here's the sunpad in effect
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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-16-2011, 10:08 AM Reply   
Beautiful. I would rather have main cabin space than such a big sundeck .... but still a beautiful boat.... LOVE Tige's towers.

Any idea on the price tag?
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-16-2011, 10:12 AM Reply   
New tower for 2012 on an RZ2
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-16-2011, 10:18 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidekicknicholas View Post
Beautiful. I would rather have main cabin space than such a big sundeck .... but still a beautiful boat.... LOVE Tige's towers.

Any idea on the price tag?
I like that they have a fill in cushion so it is one big sunpad but there is way too many lines, colors and different panels. Too cluttered like I said before. The onther thing I don't like is the gelcoat/deck between the back seat and the sunpad. There should be no deck showing. Also, nautique already went away from that style uneven back seat because people didn't like it. Not a great design. I kind of agree with Nick. I would rather have a little more room in the cockpit then that huge of a sunpad although I think the MB's almost have too small of a sunpad to where it wouldn't be comfortable for 2 or 3 people to lay out on.

Why mus tall boat manufacturer's make ugly as sin towers?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-16-2011, 10:38 AM Reply   
2012 tower is WAY worse than before....

2011's was great,.... this new one looks like they tried tooooo hard to be modern
Old    Dave H (masterDraft)      Join Date: Jan 2011       08-16-2011, 10:50 AM Reply   
as brett mentions above, i would worry about the stitching (re: mastercraft), but this is a great looking boat. definitely challenging mastercraft for most bling, but looks functional as well. not a fan of the 2012 tower shown on the orange boat, but to each his own.
Old    Karen Nelems (nelems)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-16-2011, 11:36 AM Reply   
The Z3 is 4" deeper than the RZ2, the boat looks and feels bigger than a 23' boat.
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-16-2011, 11:46 AM Reply   
The new tower is an option. So the Alpha Z tower is still an option too. Some boats had the Alpha Z and some had the new tower.

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-16-2011, 11:50 AM Reply   
Now that MasterCraft has relinquished its "Ugly Tower of the Year" crown, I see we have a new heir to the throne!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-16-2011, 11:53 AM Reply   
I think the tower fits the rest of the boat perfectly.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-16-2011, 12:09 PM Reply   
z3 looks really good!
Old    CORY MITCHELL (stang_killa_ss)      Join Date: Jan 2010       08-16-2011, 12:22 PM Reply   
god damn i love tige styling. my favorite of all the brands. dont like the stealth radar tower on the orange one though.
Old    Karen Nelems (nelems)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-16-2011, 12:42 PM Reply   
Here are the other two Z3's they had in the water with different gel coat colors and grpahics.
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-16-2011, 12:43 PM Reply   
Looks great in the water. Again, more classic graphics would be nice but I am guessing there is a way to color it and leave the graphics off. Nice boat.
Old    Karen Nelems (nelems)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-16-2011, 12:45 PM Reply   
I think the R20 looks fine with this tower, but I like the Alpha Z with the Z3 and the RZ's.
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Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       08-16-2011, 12:54 PM Reply   
I really like what tige is doing. z3 looks really good.

When I saw the new tower on the rz I thought it looked great but when I see it up close on the r20 it makes me really wish that they would have used square tubing instead of round on the bottom part. It would follow the design of the top much better. I still like the new tower better than the old.

Good work tige.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-16-2011, 1:35 PM Reply   
I am glad my 2012 RZ2 has the Alpha Z, not feeling that new tower at all!
Old    readyaimfire            08-16-2011, 2:30 PM Reply   
What's the pricing like on the z3?
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-16-2011, 2:38 PM Reply   
I was just told by a tige dealer that is is going to be very close to the RZ2. Somewhere in the mid 70's for a nicely equipped one with a trailer. Probably creep up into the 80's really loaded.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       08-16-2011, 7:56 PM Reply   
The boat in the first pics is sexy as hell.... I love those colors together.
Old    Robert Schuyler (bobbysky)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-19-2011, 9:53 AM Reply   
sick
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-19-2011, 12:37 PM Reply   
I must be one of the only people who thinks so, but I really love that new tower. I think it'd be extremely difficult to top the '11 tower style-wise, but Tige just did imo. That orange RZ2 is super attractive to me
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-19-2011, 1:27 PM Reply   
Just curious whats the point with the Z3 are they discontinuing the 24ve? did the ve series go away because of the popularity of the RZ???
Old    Scott McMillan (scottymc261)      Join Date: Mar 2009       09-01-2011, 8:28 AM Reply   
I think the new tower looks pretty killer! But i definately like it black better, orange might be the problem on the first tige...Z3 looks sweet!
Old    Brandon Link (hyperlink)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-01-2011, 9:37 AM Reply   
I hope someone gets a blue and white one and posts it in every thread on ww.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-01-2011, 9:55 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperlink View Post
I hope someone gets a blue and white one and posts it in every thread on ww.
haha
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-01-2011, 10:04 AM Reply   
hahaha
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-01-2011, 12:14 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperlink View Post
I hope someone gets a blue and white one and posts it in every thread on ww.
Those Blue And White Tige's are real popular on Wakeworld.Let your cowbell ring.oops wrong TIGE'.
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Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-01-2011, 1:44 PM Reply   
Oh yeah!
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Old    Scott McMillan (scottymc261)      Join Date: Mar 2009       09-01-2011, 2:30 PM Reply   
I gotta fever! and the only prescription is MORE Tige'!!!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-02-2011, 12:54 PM Reply   
I like the white Z3 just a few posts up. I'd even go with fewer graphics than that. I prefer a boat with a cleaner look. Mine will be black and silver and super clean. I'll post pics when it's done.
Old    Brad Noneedtoknow (bspot5)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-03-2011, 8:40 AM Reply   
I agree, super clean! Probably the nicest Tige I have ever seen.
Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       09-03-2011, 9:00 AM Reply   
Those Tige's are sexy. Love the classic stitching with the edgy graphics.

Very nice indeed!
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-06-2011, 10:50 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeworld View Post
I like the white Z3 just a few posts up. I'd even go with fewer graphics than that. I prefer a boat with a cleaner look. Mine will be black and silver and super clean. I'll post pics when it's done.
Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures of it!
Old    pip (pip9ball)      Join Date: Sep 2009       09-06-2011, 4:19 PM Reply   
Looks a little too transformish.....but I'd take it :-)
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-20-2011, 8:01 AM Reply   
http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/all...-tige-2012-z3/

heres a walk through showing a few little innovations

2300lbs of factory ballast is absurd, plus those bags could easily be swapped out to give weight in 3-4k. another video i saw showed a few clips of the wake which was huge, the the double ups were huge, and the wake looked very big with a LARGE lip at the top, guess well have to wait and see when wakeworld gets theirs what the wake is like.

http://vimeo.com/28766750
Old    Erik (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-20-2011, 8:08 AM Reply   
That video doesn't make the wake look all that impressive, looks like it is washing out at the top. I think Tige's are the best looking boats out right now, and would buy one based on looks alone, but IMO that wake looked pretty crappy especially if that was w/2300lbs of weight.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-20-2011, 8:23 AM Reply   
yea dude youre so right its so washy and small how could i ever post this
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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-20-2011, 8:46 AM Reply   
From what I understand, the bags that are in the year can be easily unplugged and replaced with larger bags, so everything will still run off the same switches. So this boat is approaching "Epic" proportions as far as the amount of ballast goes. Once we get ours, we'll get some quality video of the wake to you. Can't wait!
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-20-2011, 8:58 AM Reply   
I saw some washy shots in the video but that's not any different than any other boat at times, not always perfect.
Couple of shots from the vid look to be decent but everyone knows that photo's don't tell you everything about a boats wake.
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Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-20-2011, 9:05 AM Reply   
it is funny how tige went from touting no ballast to having some of the biggest ballast options available
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-20-2011, 9:06 AM Reply   
Wake looks good so far.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-20-2011, 9:08 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by simplej View Post
it is funny how tige went from touting no ballast to having some of the biggest ballast options available
That's what the public wants.Huge mackin wakes.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-20-2011, 9:24 AM Reply   
Also, from what I understand, the actual boat length is only 23' even though it's listed at 23' 8". Apparently, they have to include the trim plate in the length and that plate sticks out 8" off the back.
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-20-2011, 9:32 AM Reply   
http://wakeboardingmag.com/photos/20...urf-expo-2011/

Here is a 360 view. Me and David in the background in deep discussions HAHA

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-20-2011, 9:41 AM Reply   
That's a very cool view of the interior that WBM did...and I actually look like I'm listening to Tim talk!
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-20-2011, 10:07 AM Reply   
was that interior pic taken at Surf Expo or Tube Expo
Old    David Langston (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       09-20-2011, 4:21 PM Reply   
the new tower definitely follows the lines of the boat VERY well. I think it looks better than their old one and may be the best looking tower on any boat right now. that Z3 is sick. wish I could afford one but it looks like I will be hoping for a winning lottery ticket to get me in one.

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