Are you basing this on personal experience? I had a '99 Response LX with a Wedge until April of this year. It was a sports car on water. We used the Wedge, two side sacks and sand in the bow. Steering was smooth as silk from day one. Aside from watching the bow when hitting a roller, we had no issues with handling or steering. The Response is a little bigger than what you're looking at, but they're basically the same boat.
Originally Posted by wake_upppp
Nothing drives worse than one of these boats with the early style wedge. Makes the boat drive like a tank and tears up the steering components. But the info is correct that with wedge and 500 in the bow it will produce a decent wake but at a price. There are alot better choices is my opinion.