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Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       08-24-2005, 8:13 AM Reply   
I am lookin at at 99 and 00 xstar, and I was wondering what some opinions were, as far as wake, and anything else. thanks...oh and if you have any pics of wake boat whatever, Id love to see em.
Old    Andrew Brown (robie)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-24-2005, 8:22 AM Reply   
00 has wrap around seating. If you can afford it I would go with the '01 it has a new/better tower, 3 ballast instead of 1 and three hatches in the back instead of one. All things are well worth it. But I love my 00.
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       08-24-2005, 8:23 AM Reply   
does it throw a mean wake?? how much ballast you runnin?
Old    Andrew Brown (robie)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-24-2005, 9:03 AM Reply   
The wake is huge, when i weigh it down. I throw two v-drive fly high sacs in the back, and the Open Bow triangle in the front plus the standard ski locker sac. This with a couple of buddies is around 3,000 lbs of weight.

http://www.buywake.com/catalog/detail.lasso?cat=8&man=Fly%20High&sku=FL_EsUTZ

http://www.buywake.com/catalog/detail.lasso?cat=8&man=Fly%20High&sku=FL_vX2n1
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-24-2005, 9:08 AM Reply   
Yup, we got the magic down last night for weighting. The wake was stupid big. You can't go wrong with that boat. It probably only has the center ballast, but it goes something like this: Center factory ballast (400lbs), 400lbs on each side of motor, 800lbs in the front and 500 in center of cockpit of the boat. Stupid big and tons of pop all the way back to 90+ feet of rope.
Old    Andrew Brown (robie)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-24-2005, 12:08 PM Reply   
90+ feet of rope??? why would you ride back that far? Isn't 80+handle about the max you want to be back?
Old    Chris Abadie (smalls136)      Join Date: May 2004       08-24-2005, 2:56 PM Reply   
What engine do you have Evin. Does the boat have any trouble getn up or turnin around?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-25-2005, 10:41 AM Reply   
Boats got the MCX (350 horse), but it has not trouble getting out of the water at all. We've done the same to my friends boat with the 310 horse motor and its takes a little longer, but is still fine.

90' is a bit much for me (I ride between 80 and 85), but Aaron Aubrey and Allen Bichoffberger both ride 90+ behind my boat and go absolutely huge. Allen in thinking of going to 95, but he's a freak. He's actually only riding 25.2 mph, too and the wake is super clean at that speed.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-25-2005, 10:55 AM Reply   
Ya, that Allen is missing a few screws. 95? he is going end up landing on the other side of vics if he is not carful.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-25-2005, 11:35 AM Reply   
yeah, the sloughs are starting to get a bit narrow. We may have to start heading out to the lakes.
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-25-2005, 11:51 AM Reply   
that's not very nice guys, why all the freak talk? Hey Squid, Landed the bend on tuesday night.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-25-2005, 2:18 PM Reply   
Allen's a sissy, but he's a sissy with an S-Bend.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-25-2005, 8:35 PM Reply   
Ya I got your e-mail Allen congrats. I am going to start charging you and J-rod. $100 every time you land a trick I help ya with. Paul, Jim and chad that goes for you guys to.
Old    wakebmxer            08-25-2005, 9:03 PM Reply   
Best Wake around back then...Now its the new X-star with the best wake around
Old    Jeffrey Byron (99xstar)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-29-2005, 7:52 AM Reply   
I like your interest in these 2 boats. I own an 99' and have ridden behind a 00'. I will say the the seating and ballast in the 00' is an advantage, but the price and old school look of the 99' is pretty fun too. I think the wakes are the same depending on how you weight them. You will find that throwing something big and stylish behind a 99' next to the cocky/yet sucks kid in the 05' is a good time. If you don't mind filling a few more sacks and want to save some cash, you'll be happy in a 99'. I am.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-29-2005, 11:23 AM Reply   
I got one, I put 4000+ in it not B.S. I ride at 85 feet. The Wake is F-ing Huge. Get one.

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