Originally Posted by MattieK27
The 210's wake has been compared to getting booted by a curb, as where the 205 had a bit more transition. I really wanted a 1st gen 210, but after seeing the wake I thought better of it and the toll it would take on my knees. .
I get really confused when I see these statements over and over again. Is the Nautique SS and SuperAir wake steep, and an abrupt kick, yes. It hits sooner than lots of wakes out there... that said, I don't know how it ruins knees... Wakeboarding has the potential to ruin knees, not a specific wake... It's not like its dangerous and washy...
The wake is steep. If you hit it with good body position and stay strong, nothing bad happens. If you edge into it sloppy, it can buck you, but what big wake can't? I've never gotten tripped by a superair wake like you would trip over a curb... Its not like hitting a big mean steep double up that can boot you every time, its a sharp pop, but its smooth.
The 205 wake is a bit more forgiving with a slightly longer transition... I've found the nautique wake is firmer... but I haven't ridden the 205 extensively.
Superair wake is great for straight up pop and wake to wake riding. I think it is a bit narrower on average, so if you don't tailor your edge, the pop may carry you into the flats more. That said you can ride it straight up and down and get serious air... Its one of my favorite wakes, but I like steep wakes... I'm riding a wedged 2011 bu VLX now... thats also a steep wake but you don't see people saying "uhhh your knees are gonna die and its like hitting a curb..."
My vote is for superair, but I am a nautique fanboy and love the Superair wake and how it builds, in my opinion, very nicely with moderate (2k lbs) weight. You can't go wrong with either though
You can go down to a 1995 for the supersport which is the same hull as the 99-2006 superair