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Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-07-2009, 7:52 AM Reply   
Does anyone ride behind a weighted x15? I am looking at one and would like a wake similar to a VLX. It looks like it would be. Same beam, Just about the same length, and a similar hull shape. I was thinking 400's in the rear about 1k of lead in the middle and a 750 in the bow. Pictures would be a plus. Thanks.
Old     (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       04-07-2009, 9:26 AM Reply   
There were some guys who did a nice review last year on this. Do a search. There were pics and the whole shabang. They were very pleased with the boat, both with stock and then with extra weight.

I have ridden it with just stock ballast and found it to be very nice. I like a stock LSV wake a little better, not sure if that means anything compared to the VLX.

If you are contemplating VLX vs. X-15, you live in a good world and that is a nice problem to have. Ride both and go with your heart.
Old     (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       04-07-2009, 12:22 PM Reply   
Old     (fic)      Join Date: May 2008       04-08-2009, 3:52 AM Reply   
If your looking at an x15 you will want more than the 350hp, they work really hard to go onto plane when loaded up.
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-08-2009, 4:49 AM Reply   
Its got the LY6 400hp and would be repropped.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-08-2009, 10:23 AM Reply   
Probably the second best wake in the MC line next to the X-star. Totally different shape, though. Less transition, more kick at the top. More like a X1 with a wider wake or a SAN 210 with lots of nose weight.

I'd say you can't miss with that boat.
Old     (alotta_fagina)      Join Date: Dec 2003       04-08-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
If you like the vlx wake, why are you looking at an x15? Just get a vlx.
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-08-2009, 3:59 PM Reply   
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-08-2009, 4:50 PM Reply   
^^^Best answer I've heard all year.
Old     (libertylake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-08-2009, 7:11 PM Reply   
Ive got an 08 with the fly high kit installed. The rear bags are 425 each and I figure I get 400 or so out of the bow bag. Plus another 300 lbs in lead. For a total of 2400lbs or so. I think the wake is perfect. As said before it gets that lip like the VLX but with a better transition like the Xstar. Believe me I tried them all and thought the X15 offered the perfect blend. Plus the surf wake is great on both sides. Upload
Old     (davomaddo)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-09-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
Nice pic - I love the snow in the background, no leaves on the trees - very hard core!

I agree, the X-15 loaded up has a great wake. You can go for a bigger motor, or get the trim tab (or get both I guess). The trim tab really helps get the boat on plane when it is loaded up. Once you are on plane, you then trim it up to get the wake bigger.

I did that review mentioned above last fall.
I will try to find it.


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