Thats pretty much it. The straight up pop comes from the lip at the top of the wake as opposed to rampier wake with more transition. But, you can mellow the lip out by putting more weight in the front of the boat. If you have too much weight in the back, it can get stand up pretty good, but just move some weight around. It's a versatile wake for sure.
some call it a curb, I like to think of it as perfection. In all honesty though, some people run too much weight in the back of these boats and it really does go vert. Personally, I like a lot of weight center to give it more transition. I also ride a little faster than some.
I rode with a guy a few times that had 2 600s around the engine and a 600 across the back. That really was like hitting a wall. Just cruise in and get booted. Too much kick for me but he was working on 5s and 7s, so thats how he liked it.
how can nothing compare? I have seen some really weighted DD ski boats that throw a pretty good wake. Sure the runningboards are low to begin with and it sits dangerously low in the water but the wake is pretty respectable.
I wouldn't say nothing compares, but you won't find many 80's model ski boats that you can throw 2k lbs. in with 3-4 riders on top of that. The Supra Sun Sport is one, but that wake is a little more finicky.