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Old    sking55405            07-11-2006, 7:41 PM Reply   
For those of you that saw it on the home page what do you think?? For those of you that havn't seen it in the current events, I suggest you go back and look at it. I think it looks a lot like the x-star but i like it personally, What does everyone else like/dislike.
Old    Tyler Vreeland (tvreeland)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-11-2006, 7:48 PM Reply   
The tower is the same from the side, and the bow is a replica.
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-11-2006, 8:09 PM Reply   
i like it. it's a little batman lookin from the front, but i still like it. would like to know more and am anxious to see what it costs. what are those things on the front?
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-11-2006, 8:13 PM Reply   
I love it. It that driver's seatback mesh?
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       07-11-2006, 8:18 PM Reply   
graphics are a little excessive but I really like it alot.
Old    Cason (wakeman21)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-11-2006, 8:22 PM Reply   
i like the solid black all around it looks clean.. but maybe it only looks that way because its a photo shoot
Old    Anodyne (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-11-2006, 8:44 PM Reply   
I like it... but haven't I seen virtually that exact same boat before??
Old    Jason Bleyl (zeda)      Join Date: Nov 2004       07-11-2006, 9:43 PM Reply   
I think it's a head turner for sure. The biggest difference (I'm guessing) between the tige and MC is probably the convex hull shape. It looks like it is very pronounced on this tige and if it's as heavy as tige's 22V or 22Ve and has ballast standard, the wake should be a solid performer. I'm very interested to see more details and pricing on this boat.
Old    Nelly (gnelson)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-11-2006, 10:02 PM Reply   
Light years ahead of the old Tige's. I personally would never have considered owning a Tige in the past but this boat looks sick. I can't wait to see one up close.
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-11-2006, 10:08 PM Reply   
i like it a lot. te couldhave shown more thought in the tower design but regardless, i like it more than the x-star.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-11-2006, 10:17 PM Reply   
IMO it looks just like a black Xstar, tower, bow, sun deck, and all.
Old    Joe (joe_788)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-11-2006, 10:18 PM Reply   
I can't even imagine where the got the inspiration....
Old    Jason Bleyl (zeda)      Join Date: Nov 2004       07-11-2006, 10:22 PM Reply   
MC hit a homer with this design. However, if the Tige handles like a Tige, they will have done a better job.
Old    mark (mhsb1029)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-11-2006, 10:31 PM Reply   
This is why you usually pay more for a MC, they put a ton of R&D into their products and let the others follow. Great looking boat!
Old    Paul (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-11-2006, 11:24 PM Reply   
So is the pickle fork officially in style now? That's two new boats besides the xstar with that bow design.
Old    Travis M (travis_m)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-11-2006, 11:33 PM Reply   
Is it RZ2 or ZR2? In the article it says RZ2 but the picture thumbnails say ZR2.
Old    tigeownerscom            07-11-2006, 11:38 PM Reply   
Its RZ2.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-11-2006, 11:47 PM Reply   


So is the pickle fork officially in style now?

Since 2003.

Old    Travis M (travis_m)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-11-2006, 11:59 PM Reply   
thought so. thanks.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-12-2006, 12:02 AM Reply   
I have to jump on this bandwagon, I actually like this Tige. This is why I said competition is good for us consumer's..

(Message edited by ghostrider_2 on July 11, 2006)
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       07-12-2006, 12:09 AM Reply   
I don't know what you're talking about. Those captions look fine! :-) It's an RZ2, not a ZR2. Sorry about that. And it does come standard with Taps2 and the Convex V hull. There is no standard ballast, but the option for under-floor ballast is available.

It's definitely got some similarities to the X-Star as well some other boats, but I think it is really a good looking boat. I like all the angles in the fiberglass. There are a lot of edges and clean lines. I also think the seats are interesting the way they are so flat. Obviously, I don't know how comfy they are, but they are very different looking.

I'm not sure about the look of the tower, but I do like the thick tubing. I think it's almost three inches thick. I think it will look cool with a bimini and some speakers or lights.
Old    joe lendahl (joe1975)      Join Date: Jan 2006       07-12-2006, 6:44 AM Reply   
Sweet boat!
Old    Jilly (jillyjam)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-12-2006, 7:22 AM Reply   
Nothing original here with the Tige' boat. From the tower to the pickle is just a MasterCraft dupe. If you are going to work on a "new" boat 110%, why not be original instead of spending hundreds of hours copying to something a little different. No, my heart remains with the OG - X-Star
Old    Coach (oaf)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 8:18 AM Reply   
The main difference will be in ride and ride quality. MC will make the boat look nice to start, but it will ride like crap. The Tige is based upon ride quallity then have decided to trick the boat out. With added ballast with floor tanks with the Tige it will be a hands down winner over the MC for a sticker price that will be better (just a guess). Plus isn't the RZ2 a 22' boat and the X-2 a 20' boat?
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 8:20 AM Reply   
Wow, I didn't realize MC invented the picklefork.
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-12-2006, 8:27 AM Reply   
Lucky, my thoughts exactly. It does bear similarities, but I think people need to reserve judgement until this thing actually hits the market, and they get to ride. I am willing to bet that it rides completely differently.
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-12-2006, 8:28 AM Reply   
Oh, by the way, tige has been using that same tower design since...05 i believe.
Old    Paul (paublo)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 8:41 AM Reply   
Great looking boat! The interior room looks great for a boat that doesn't look huge. It is nice to see some totally new graphics, instead of more of the same. Looking at where the black and grey colors are, it will be cool to see the different colors and looks that can be created. I can't wait to see one up close and on the water.

Yes, it gets a lot of styling ques from the x-star, which copied Cobalt. What is the saying, "imitation is the sincerest form of flatery". Every boat takes some ideas from others. It is improving on those ideas that gives us choices and better products. It's exciting to see things move forward.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-12-2006, 8:52 AM Reply   
The boat looks great!

Not a fan of the dash and why you don't put a ladder on the front is beyond me. I thought that was half the reason for having a pickle fork front.
Old     (freshtracks)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-12-2006, 8:57 AM Reply   
IMO--Weak. The dash looks generic compared to Malibu,C.C., AND M.C. The bow area is too small to stretch out in. Tige still hasnt figured out speakers on the floor sound like crap, and will get a lot wetter where they are at. I don't like the sharp angles on the transom, looks like something out of Star Wars.Coming from a previous and and satisfied Tige owner I'm not impressed, too bad, I kept hearing how Tige was going to come out with something all new, doesnt look like it.
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       07-12-2006, 10:02 AM Reply   

I'm not sure I've seen that tower before. I couldn't find anything like it on

I think that if you see that in person, it is not going to look as much like an X-star. Seeing that tower in 3 dimensions (look at the top pic), it will look different than MC's.
Old    Kirk Johnson (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-12-2006, 10:16 AM Reply   
The boat looks sick. I am impressed, although it does look like the x-star, still has some tige signatures. I like the simple looking dash, very european design. I can't wait to find out what msrp will be. I hope the ballast system can hold some substantial weight.
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 10:39 AM Reply   
Just spoke to my dealer, and msrp is going to be very close to the 22ve.
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-12-2006, 11:25 AM Reply   
talltige, I thought it looked similar to the 05' tower. Maybe I just didnt look still has the single swoop and the doglegged supports, right?

I dunno.
Old    Luciano Grimblat (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-12-2006, 2:33 PM Reply   
please check rudder & prop position on the two boats, location of this and shaft angle will surely have a dramatic effect in ride and performance.
The Tige does also have a narrower transom while the X-star is a pig on the back.

Make your conclusions
Old    Keith (rkg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-12-2006, 3:32 PM Reply   
Lucky, you looking to unload a white tige for this new one?????
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 4:06 PM Reply   
Possibly so, I'll have to see it in person 1st. I love mine and just got the stereo dialed in and the ballast kinks worked out. I also installed a 2 bank charger, and was about to look into mounting some fans in the gunwales to dry everything out. These rainy spells keep the carpet damp.
Old    Keith (rkg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-12-2006, 4:51 PM Reply   
If you get serious, let me know. Kelsh has someone that might buy mine. Might swap all around. See what the numbers need to be.....
Old    Lucky275 (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-12-2006, 9:57 PM Reply   
Sounds like a plan, I'll let you know when I get more details.
Old    Kyle Deakins (hcaggie22)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-12-2006, 10:05 PM Reply   
If I were mastercraft.....i would be pissed!!!!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-12-2006, 10:46 PM Reply   
why? it's not like mc invented pickle fork design. mc borrowed the pickle fork design from other (older) boats.

(Message edited by dakid on July 12, 2006)
Old    Joe Mitchell (mitchj)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-12-2006, 11:29 PM Reply   
Joes right look at a X Star on the trailer and you can see how they took a old bow rider and planted stuff on it like the transom box and side panels .This new Tige is refreshing the wind shield looks like M/C as does the tower its just a little different than a M/C . The dash is one area they could have done a little more with but all in all its a good job.
Old    Tamara Barrett (o0tigegirl0o)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-13-2006, 6:39 PM Reply   
I would just like to say that, in my opinion, the pictures shown on here really don't do the boat justice. There is a lot more going on that you really can't see until you see it in person. ESPECIALLY the sides of the boat and the transom. There is a lot going on that is VERY different from the X-star. I think that many of you who think it's a MC dupe that actually LOOK at the boat will change your tune once you see the real deal in person....Don't just write it off as an X-star copy because some dudes on the internet said it was after they saw a couple pictures. The boat is SICK.


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