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Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-13-2011, 8:20 PM Reply   
Sold my MC X2 and jumped into a whole new world in the Tige RZ2. Ragboy was super helpful and answered every one of my annoying questions before I pulled the trigger. I was teetering on many different brands and just kept coming back to the Tige.

I started out in a 2006 MC X2 that I have owned for 2 years. I really got into surfing but was limited by the short mushy wake that was being thrown by my MC, I just could not get it dialed no matter what I did.... sold it!
I have been back and forth between an RZR, RZ2 and Supreme V226. Due to many factors (Dealer proximity, product knowledge, reputation, resale etc..) I decided on a Tige RZ2. I am actually getting one of the first 2012's off the line, it should start being sprayed in the next day or 2!! A few new changes for 2012 on this boat are Wetsounds REV 10 tower speakers vs. Pro 80's. Standard bow filler cushion/cooler like on the RZR. I think there will be some new options in Gel Schemes as well but as you will see below in the pics of my boat to be built they do not come into play. This is the exact boat minus 2 of the tower speakers, I only wanted 2 REV 10's. I will be putting in the custom RZ2 sacks (1100lbs each) in the rear lockers. I will update with build pics as I receive them.

Sorry to make everyone read all that! BIG shout out to Chris Luckett at H20 Sports Unlimited in Stillwater, OK for hooking me up and being one of the most stand up dudes I have dealt with!
On to the pics....



Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       07-13-2011, 8:26 PM Reply   
smooth looking ride my man, many fun filled lake days ahead for you for sure!!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-13-2011, 8:31 PM Reply   
Thanks Bret. I know not everyone is a fan of the RZ2 graphics and I had pondered going all white but I actually really liked the look once I got it dialed in.
Old    Brad Noneedtoknow (bspot5)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-13-2011, 8:57 PM Reply   
Looks at little familiar, great colour choices!!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-13-2011, 10:27 PM Reply   
Thanks Brad!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-14-2011, 4:09 AM Reply   
Sharp boat.Ilike the color contrast.You will love it,enjoy it.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-14-2011, 5:12 AM Reply   
Great looking boat! congrats!!!
Old    Francis Debelo (theanimal)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-14-2011, 5:42 AM Reply   
Im so jealous......
an RZ2 is my dream boat man,
Totally sweet ride!!
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-14-2011, 7:04 AM Reply   
Gorgeous.

Congrats.
Old    Pete Lewis (peettee79)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-14-2011, 7:06 AM Reply   
You musta been doing it wrong, my x2 throws a sick wave, we can smack airs all day long.
Old    Joshua Creasman (tnvolgrad)      Join Date: Dec 2010       07-14-2011, 8:16 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by peettee79 View Post
You musta been doing it wrong, my x2 throws a sick wave, we can smack airs all day long.
The X2 is a great boat, but for surfing it has its limitations. My buddy has a X2 and the surf wake is steep with no length to it regardless of how much ballast we put it in.
Old    Dennis (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       07-14-2011, 8:23 AM Reply   
Good choice Jake
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-14-2011, 9:32 AM Reply   
That is a sweet boat! Too bad the custom surf sac isn't a factory option yet, maybe one day!
Old    Pete Lewis (peettee79)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-14-2011, 4:07 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by tnvolgrad View Post
The X2 is a great boat, but for surfing it has its limitations. My buddy has a X2 and the surf wake is steep with no length to it regardless of how much ballast we put it in.
Mines pretty much maxed out weight wise, done a few mods too. The wave breaks about 5mtrs from the platform so its plenty long and steep... We run heaps of weight up front.

Bloody nice boat by the way, thats def on the list come new boat time.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-14-2011, 4:19 PM Reply   
Thanks Pete! Man I tried everything with the X2, I really loved the boat but ALL I do is surf and there were just better options out there.
I would guess they cannot offer the custom sacs on this boat factory due to going over the weight/people limit imposed.

I will keep updating with build pics.... really excited!!
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-14-2011, 4:55 PM Reply   
Congratulations, thats a sweet looking color scheme.... you can never go wrong with white! You will really like the REV 10's, they are great speakers! definitely an upgrade from the Pro 80's...

How is the wakeboard wake on the RZ2? ballast configuration? I know the surf wake is awesome....

Hope you get some water time in this season with it.... enjoy!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-14-2011, 6:42 PM Reply   
HERE'S the wakeboard wake.
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Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       07-15-2011, 12:27 PM Reply   
Great looking boat!!! I love the new TIge's
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-15-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
That knee boarding wake looks a little washed out. I would get that fixed so the pro level knee boarders don't start complaining. I know when I was 10 and knee boarded I hated a washed out wake.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-15-2011, 2:16 PM Reply   
and its so much bigger man would love to go from my small boat to a 22ft boat!!!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-15-2011, 7:36 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by polarbill View Post
That knee boarding wake looks a little washed out. I would get that fixed so the pro level knee boarders don't start complaining. I know when I was 10 and knee boarded I hated a washed out wake.
I'm 52 and can clear that wake easy.By the way that's a 75' line on the kneeboard .I'm on a 85' line on the wakeboard and can clear the wake easy on that also.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-15-2011, 11:15 PM Reply   
Robert, wake looks like everything you need... and 52 and on the board clearing the wake, nice work, thats awesome!

You just dont hear much about the RZ2 wakeboard wake, seems like most purchase this boat primarily for surfing only. Nice to see you can launch on the wakeboard as well....
Old    Dave (davenk)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-18-2011, 6:53 PM Reply   
OP, being a fellow Tige owner-looks great post some pics when u bring her home. Also don't forget to join http://www.tigeowners.com/ and post pics when you get it.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-18-2011, 6:56 PM Reply   
Thanks Dave! I did join TigeOwners.. great site.
I am planning on updating pics tomorrow. Dealer told me it was coming out of the mold this afternoon and he should have some pics in the AM.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-19-2011, 10:34 AM Reply   

Old    Troy Huhmann (1niceharley)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-19-2011, 10:40 AM Reply   
Exciting! It will be fun watching the built process!
Old    MD (monroeyd)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-19-2011, 7:23 PM Reply   
That is a great looking boat with a sick color scheme. It's gonna be boat loads of great times on the h2o.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-20-2011, 5:54 PM Reply   
Coming along!

Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-22-2011, 11:09 AM Reply   
more today!!


Old    Lance Guyan (992envy)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-22-2011, 11:42 AM Reply   
I love the build pics!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-22-2011, 11:56 AM Reply   
Me 2 Lance, glad you enjoy them! I think its awesome they are snapping photos and sending to my dealer almost daily!
Old    Jordan E (mutau052)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-24-2011, 12:32 PM Reply   
for those that 'arn't' from ok-lahoma, H20 is an awesome company - only place i've ever had work on my boats. They for the most part do all custom orders, and only order 1-2 spec boats a year.

Call them if you ever want to order a Tige and they can hook you up.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-24-2011, 3:56 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by mutau052 View Post
for those that 'arn't' from ok-lahoma, H20 is an awesome company - only place i've ever had work on my boats. They for the most part do all custom orders, and only order 1-2 spec boats a year.

Call them if you ever want to order a Tige and they can hook you up.
That's great,but how is a customer going to know if they want a TIGE if they can't test it out .Would you spend 40,000 to 120,000 without test driving a new boat?
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-25-2011, 6:28 PM Reply   
Tower is up and REV 10's mounted!


Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-26-2011, 5:14 PM Reply   
Windshield in place!
Old    Shane Richardson (ricsha91)      Join Date: May 2010       07-26-2011, 7:54 PM Reply   
Thats a nice looking rig you have coming together.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-26-2011, 8:07 PM Reply   
Very clean.I like the white with black hull and accents.Are you going with a black/white trailer?
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-26-2011, 8:50 PM Reply   
Thanks guys. Trailer is going to be all black. I am into simple and clean....typically strip all decals etc from my rigs but like the black decals on this boat. I think it would be too plain all white, but thats just me.
Old    sprz4 (spolk69)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-26-2011, 8:52 PM Reply   
I built the exact same set up in 09.rz4. And just added 4 white rev 10's. Looks awesome.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-26-2011, 8:54 PM Reply   
4 REV 10's?!! That must sound insane, I heard 2 and figured I was good! Lets see your rig SPRZ4, would love to see how it looks man!
Old     (Thrall)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-27-2011, 2:28 PM Reply   
SELLOUT!
j/k, nice boat for sure. Looks awesome.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-27-2011, 4:16 PM Reply   
LOL Thrall!! I feel like one! Couldn't find a boat in the MC lineup that surfs like these do for the money.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-28-2011, 12:31 PM Reply   
Getting close! Looks like the interior does have a bit of a different flavor...

Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-28-2011, 2:38 PM Reply   
LOoks sick man.
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-28-2011, 2:53 PM Reply   
Seeing these boats coming together never gets old! Hope this isn't over the line, but how much more is it to custom order from the factory vs picking one out sitting at your local dealer??
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-28-2011, 3:22 PM Reply   
DC I actually did order my boat through a dealer. The photos are from the factory rep that is nice enough to take photos and keep me in the loop!

That being said, I feel that I got a great deal!
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-28-2011, 5:34 PM Reply   
The looks of these aren't my thing,but I must admit this one looks bad ass! Nice choice on the graphics and color combo it really looks awesome.Your "build a boat" shots didn't do it justice.Congratulations on a beautiful purchase.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-28-2011, 7:00 PM Reply   
Thanks Jay!! I look forward to seeing how it looks on the water.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-29-2011, 6:50 AM Reply   
Jake - my wife and I are building a new house right now and I'm more excited to see the build pics of your boat than I am of my house..

It looks gorgeous.. Congrats
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-29-2011, 10:53 AM Reply   
Thanks Jeff... I am pretty excited too man!
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-29-2011, 12:25 PM Reply   
I like that new interior (if it's real stitching).
Old    sprz4 (spolk69)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-29-2011, 2:13 PM Reply   
my 2009 old pics before 4 white rev 10's
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Last edited by spolk69; 07-29-2011 at 2:18 PM.
Old    sprz4 (spolk69)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-29-2011, 2:21 PM Reply   
more rz4 pics
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Last edited by spolk69; 07-29-2011 at 2:24 PM.
Old    sprz4 (spolk69)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-29-2011, 2:35 PM Reply   
4 white rev 10's sooo loud...
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Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-01-2011, 7:44 PM Reply   
Final pictures before I pick this rig up on Thursday!!







REV 10!




Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-02-2011, 3:38 AM Reply   
Looks great!I bet you can't wait?Happy Boating!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-02-2011, 6:07 PM Reply   
Thanks Robert! Super excited to check it out, dealer said the interior shots dont do it justice, said they really focused on interior finish this year.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-04-2011, 9:04 PM Reply   
Picked her up today... good lord the surf wake on this thing with factory ballast is ridic!
I cant imagine it with the customs that are waiting in the box. Was kind of surprised the hose was only 1/2" though.
Few crummy iphone pics, more to come!



Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-04-2011, 9:56 PM Reply   






Bench Seat back


Love the flake in here!


only chair option... no more vision air

Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-05-2011, 3:52 AM Reply   
Congrats Jake!Looks Awesome!
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-05-2011, 7:23 AM Reply   
sick looking boat! more pics and vids.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-05-2011, 7:58 AM Reply   
Very nice work!!! Congrats to you man. Must be stoked
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-05-2011, 8:06 AM Reply   
Love that interior!!!! I think my '07 needs a 2012 interior!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-07-2011, 9:16 PM Reply   
Updated with a video of my brother wakesurfing this weekend. Taps at 2, speed at 11.4 - 11.8 with custom sac in surf side full and front surf side full.

Old    Geoff Bedard (sasky_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-08-2011, 8:33 AM Reply   
very nice looking wave!!! i'd of kicked his butt for throwing the rope in unless you caught it!! lol absolutely love the looks of your boat!!
Old     (KSB)      Join Date: Aug 2011       10-06-2011, 2:13 PM Reply   
Ok- I'm new to the posting, but I also have a new 2012 RZ2.

I thought you wanted more taps when on the left side... Am I wrong on this?

Thanks,
Old    Cory Z (geterdone)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-07-2011, 8:10 AM Reply   
So how much are these Tige RZ2's going for. They look great but I heard they sell in the 90K range heck even in the mid 80's that is crazy!
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-07-2011, 8:15 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSB View Post
Ok- I'm new to the posting, but I also have a new 2012 RZ2.

I thought you wanted more taps when on the left side... Am I wrong on this?

Thanks,
The amount of TAPS will depend upon how fast the boat is going, the amount of ballast weight, and conditions on the lake.

I find that having TAPS at 6-8 can cause the lip to curl at certain speeds.

Congrats on the purchase of your RZ2. You will really like the boat
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       10-07-2011, 3:19 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by geterdone View Post
So how much are these Tige RZ2's going for. They look great but I heard they sell in the 90K range heck even in the mid 80's that is crazy!
nope, whoever told you that is crazy. the standard MSRP is about 65k, would expect to get a well loaded one in the mid 70's
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-07-2011, 9:28 PM Reply   
Great looking boat! Congrats!
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       10-07-2011, 11:03 PM Reply   
Congrats on your boat, really diggin' the color scheme... simple and clean! Enjoy...
Old    Cory Z (geterdone)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-11-2011, 8:08 AM Reply   
simpleJ
A friend that used to be a Tige rep for years and years. He told me a 2012 RZ2 would sell in the 80's. I would think you could be in the low mid to high 60's on a RZ2. Tige has stepped their game up though. Maybe a extra 10K is worth it?
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       10-11-2011, 11:10 AM Reply   
we just got an rzr, the factory MSRP was 57k for the stock boat, im feeling pretty confident that the rz2 is in the 65 range for standard equipment. and yes they have seriosuly stepped up their game, the 2011 vs a friends old 2008 looks like in his words "an entirely different company" and i was very impressed with the quality of his 08

regardless they fill the gap between MB/AXIS/MOOMBA and mc nautique malibu etc as far as price goes.

Last edited by simplej; 10-11-2011 at 11:14 AM.
Old    Tyler Innes (PrecisionStorage)      Join Date: Sep 2010       10-12-2011, 10:20 AM Reply   
Great looking boat! Nice work.

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