I was thinking. I have owned a Tige and have ridden behind many different boats, to include the VLX which is one of my favorites. Now all of the systems listed above do seem to work and have a positive effect on the way the wakes are shaped.
But, some of the best wakes in the business are also made by boats that don't use any system at all. I would say that without a doubt the 210, X-star, B-52 V-23 are some of the best wakes out there.
So I guess here is my real question, What is the true advantage of drag hardware, trimtabs etc. Why can some companies design a killer wake without them, and are they worth paying for?