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Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 9:28 AM Reply   
Picked it up last night. Can't wait to get it on the water Saturday. Makes the Excursion look small!

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Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 9:29 AM Reply   
We want pictures of the wake!!!!!!

You might want to think about getting a semi to pull the boat now.... Only a suggestion.

Nice looking boat.

(Message edited by dabell on May 17, 2007)
Old    Nick (ndavis03)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-17-2007, 9:36 AM Reply   
very nice
Old    bocephus            05-17-2007, 9:46 AM Reply   
Is that a light in the back left of the boat, beneath the swim platform? Cool.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 9:47 AM Reply   
Yes it is a light.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 9:50 AM Reply   
Can definately feel the extra weight on the RZ4 compared to my old Wakesetter. I think the RZ4 is going to make that 7.3 diesel work a little harder.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 10:04 AM Reply   
Is the light new or something? My RZ2 has it but so did most of the boats at my dealership, just curious since everyone keeps asking what it is....

Hey does your trailer have the cool LED's that run the inside length of the trailer and come on when you back it into the water (and headlights are on)? I'm dying to check that out on mine.
Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-17-2007, 10:19 AM Reply   
very nice boat, enjoy your summer
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 10:21 AM Reply   
Hmmm.. I know nothing about Tige boats, but the RZ4 doesn't even show up on their website. Is it that new or do they not update their site?

Very nice looking boat!
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 10:24 AM Reply   
"Hey does your trailer have the cool LED's that run the inside length of the trailer and come on when you back it into the water (and headlights are on)? I'm dying to check that out on mine.
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I have know idea. I will look for that. Is your trailer an Extreme to?

I am finding all sorts of cool little features that Tige has put on.
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-17-2007, 10:26 AM Reply   
It's a late edition to the 2007 lineup and some are saying they're even going to start shipping as 2008's (unconfirmed). It is a 24' RZ model. Big difference, besides the extra 2', is a lockable rear facing seat behind the driver which you can see in the 5th picture. Also, cupholders in the bow are above the bow cushion now.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 10:26 AM Reply   
Tige hasn't put the RZ4 on the website because the boat is a 2008. I would think it would be on soon but I don't work for Tige either.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 10:27 AM Reply   
My hull is stamped as 2008.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 11:05 AM Reply   
My trailer is an EZ Loader "Illusion" but they seem to copy everything that Extreme does so I figured Extreme must have that as well. LOL!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-17-2007, 11:09 AM Reply   
Very nice boat!!
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 11:18 AM Reply   
I can't wait to get the 4 Wetsounds Pro 60s in along with the sub and the 3 Hifonics amps I have.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 11:22 AM Reply   
You should also see what Wetsounds does with their RZ4 when they get it.... The owner's mind is already thinking what he can do and enhance upon the boat that they have for sale. He did say it was going to be sick!!!!!!!! (I got this from another thread and summarized it. So, don't shoot the messenger if it is wrong) :-)
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-17-2007, 11:31 AM Reply   
Sweet!
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       05-17-2007, 11:56 AM Reply   
Just picked it up and already cleaning the crap out of it!(303 bottle in pic) Ahh, boat ownership! Very nice boat.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
Ironic isn't it. New boat and the first thing I do is wipe it down with 303!
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 1:54 PM Reply   
Just wait until the first scuff or scratch mark.... Time for a new boat...... he he he

Have fun with it and take it out this weekend. :-)
Old    Justin (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-17-2007, 2:04 PM Reply   
Nice!! Like the colors. Are those Rockford fosgate speakers?
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
Fosgate Power 6.5" powered by a Fosgate Punch 450.4. Pretty nice for a stock stereo. The guys at Tige AZ know how to do it right.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2007, 3:34 PM Reply   
Haven't you taken that thing our yet???? Oh, too busy talking on this thread.... We want to see picture of the boat in the water and then the wake (find someone that can throw a Roast Beef off the wake or some type of trick)
Old    Chris Schmidt (tshmitty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-17-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
Jason,

Something off the topic, but I have the same excursion, but I can't find a nice wheel package to go with it. Where did you find the wheels on the excursion???? Do you have a brand name? And what size do you have on yours?

Thanks!
Old    joe lendahl (joe1975)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-17-2007, 4:57 PM Reply   
Wow. That is a nice combo bro. That boat is rated for 17 peeps and something like 2400lbs...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I want one!
Old    Tanner Russell (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 5:06 PM Reply   
Damn that thing is massive!!!! It looks longer than my 24V for some reason.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2007, 10:05 PM Reply   
Chris,

Wheels are from Discount Tire. They are 20" MB's. I think the model is named Gunner. The tires are 305/50R20, Falkens. The tires are having tread seperation(Firestone problem) right now because they can't handle the overall load of the Excursion. I am trying to get some new tires through Discount Warranty. I think I want Nitto Terra Graplers
Old    Brett Treiber (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-18-2007, 5:37 AM Reply   
Sick boat. Reminds me of my X-45, the shear size takes some getting used to. Sac it out and lets see some wake shots. Sweet ride, congratulations.
Old    Augustus McCrae (whtlghtn49)      Join Date: May 2007       05-19-2007, 2:43 PM Reply   
Wow, what a setup! Congrats! I hope it does well for you! Keep us updated with some pics and info about how it is in the water! That thing looks like a beast!
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-19-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
Here is the wake.

Conditions - Subpar with tubers. Big lake with lots of undulations in water.
Ballast of about 1200
6 people
70 ft rope
Wakeboarder is 6'1" 200lb
23 MPH. It felt a little slower more like 21 - 22. Will need to get a GPS out and calibrate it.

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Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-19-2007, 8:29 PM Reply   
That looks like a nice wake for the first time out. Does look like some dialing in needs to be done but not much. Thanks for the pics.
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       05-19-2007, 9:01 PM Reply   
Very nice, Turbo!
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-19-2007, 9:09 PM Reply   
It will need some dialing in. I think for the RZ4, it will favor more weight in the rear or center. Water was difficult today, hard to get dialed in.

Forgot in my previous setup post

Taps was at 4/5.

Going now to tigeowners.com to post same pics. Will do 1040x780 instead of 640x480 over there.
Old    Augustus McCrae (whtlghtn49)      Join Date: May 2007       05-19-2007, 11:29 PM Reply   
Hey, Jason, just a question. I've researched those Tiges quite a bit, and supposedly the "8" setting on the TAPS throws the biggest wake. However, all the Tige owners say they set their TAPS to 4-6 when boarding. Why is that?
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-20-2007, 12:28 AM Reply   
At 8 the wake crashes over and you don't get a good clean lip. Same scenario as if having to much weight in the back and not enough in the front.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-20-2007, 8:46 AM Reply   
Well, I will have another outlook at this. For instance, if TAPS is set at 4/5 and you have 1200 lbs of ballast, then that could be the ideal weight for the boat but if a new boarder starts out, the wake needs to be decrease so you take out some ballast and start at the same TAPS level. During the boarders set, they decide that they would like to have a little bigger weight. You might not have the capability to add more ballast weight but you can definitely change the size of the wake via the TAPS. Now you might have the TAPS at 6 or 7. TAPS helps to dial in a wake and allows the boat's butt to sink into the water to produce a bigger wake.

Does this make sense????
Old    Augustus McCrae (whtlghtn49)      Join Date: May 2007       05-20-2007, 5:03 PM Reply   
Yeah, thanks David B. I've always admired the Tige boats for being a 2-in-1 water sports boat. I know a lot of people on here bash them and proclaim other boats better, but in my family, we both slalom and board, so I've always thought that would be my choice if I somehow kicked over a large stone and found a $50k bill!
Old    Kyle L (skier12)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-20-2007, 5:43 PM Reply   
Someone please tell me, Is there any difference between Tige's TAPS and Supra's Wakeplate?

Tige seems to rave how it can produce both a slalom wake and a wakeboard wake, but Supra only says its used to shape the wakeboard wake.

Is it me or did both companies just put a trim tab on and come up with a cool name?

PS - I'm not bashing either just wondering if theres really a difference.
Old    Brad White (lespaul)      Join Date: May 2007       05-20-2007, 5:45 PM Reply   
Sweet boat man I wish I could afford something that nice.
Old    00wakesetter            05-21-2007, 10:26 AM Reply   
Kyle, it comes down to marketing all boat companys do it in their own way.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-21-2007, 10:37 AM Reply   
Kyle L.

I can't comment of the Supra Wakeplate since I have no knowledge of that.

The Convex hall and TAPS go together. Both are patented and work together to produce the wake. IMO the TAPS plate and Supra's Wakeplate probably work to help make a wake bigger but do it differently. The TAPS alone does NOT make the wake bigger but as I said, allows the butt to sink into the water more.
Old    LarryW (h2omantx)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-21-2007, 10:43 AM Reply   
Great Boat!

The Supra wake plate changes the shape, ramp, peak and size of the wake based on speed and weight in the boat. It gives me the ability to dial in the wake to a rider's preference.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-21-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
Well, that sounds like the are very similar to me.....
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-21-2007, 7:42 PM Reply   
I ride my taps at 8 without the wake getting washy... it just takes more weight in the bow, that also helps to harden the wake. I can also put the taps down to 2 or 3 for friends and the wake is still good, just a bit smaller.

That wake looks real good... post some pictures once you get it dialed in and on some good water.

congrats.
Old    Kyle L (skier12)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-21-2007, 7:56 PM Reply   
Thanks for the responses guys, sounds like there are some minor differences.

BTW great looking boat/yacht Jason, I really like the look of the RZ2 and 4
Old    Chris Watson (watsoc)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-21-2007, 10:19 PM Reply   
Jason - Are those pics from Roosevelt? Nice boat and the Tige owner here in Phoenix is a nice guy.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-21-2007, 10:30 PM Reply   
Yes it is Roosevelt.

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