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Old    wsrideer            02-22-2004, 3:10 PM Reply   
does anyone know what the "X" in "X- STAR" stands for i was told by a reliable source that it stands for X-cellent.
Old    austinsti            02-22-2004, 3:23 PM Reply   
X-games......They designed the boat to be the official boat of the summer X games.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-22-2004, 3:52 PM Reply   
id say ryan is correct but the X in X games stands for Extreme aka Xtreme sports so thats where it came from...
Old    wsrideer            02-22-2004, 4:44 PM Reply   
i also heard it stands for x-cell cause the gum company x-cell was the first sponsor
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-22-2004, 8:28 PM Reply   
It means it's a tight boat is what it means!!
Old    wsrideer            02-22-2004, 9:38 PM Reply   
thats what i'm sayin nagga X is for best boat
Old    craig_riddle (craig_riddle)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-23-2004, 9:39 AM Reply   
'X' is probably just another example of the hyper-marketing of the term derived from Douglas Coupland's book 'Generation X'. Marketing people know that people, in general, associate X with the idea that they are not part of the rat race and all the related materialist, social climbing attitudes.

It short, it means people will buy it if we put an 'X' in front of the name.
Old    veganx            02-23-2004, 10:55 AM Reply   
Ryan is correct. That's why they didn't give the new X-Star a new name. The X-Games were flattered that MC named their flagship wakeboard boat after them.
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-24-2004, 2:11 AM Reply   
X marks the spot?
Old    mcfatty (mcfatty)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-24-2004, 9:56 AM Reply   
Maybe they are trying to project the mysterious.
X is the symbol of a unknown in math and when they named the x-ray it was because they didn't know what it was.
So maybe they are saying the boat has unknown powers.
Old    Ryan (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-24-2004, 10:02 AM Reply   
McFatty......Your done, just stop. Game Over

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