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  • 2013 Mastercraft X-star First Impressions

    Well the boats been out for a while, and ive been lucky enough to take a few sets behind it.

    The boat is truley a wakeboarding boat. The attention to detail from a riders view is amazing. Just little things like ballast overfill to get the air out of the bags and top them off is great. The layout is very comfy and seems to have much more room than the old xstar. Little things like the trash can and cooler are well thought out. The dash is amazing, having just been on an G25 the layout is much nicer. Sure there are no guages but just sitting down infront of all 3 screens everything just seemed to make sense. Oh ... there are 5 heated seats in this boat!

    Wake:

    So far we have just been using the stock ballast and plug and play... and well its is awesome. It is so much fun to ride behind. Im coming from a heavily weighted X1 (4000lbs~) and this wake with just stock and plug and play is awesome. I had trouble behind the old Xstar and did not really enjoy the shape. Im no pro and it was nice to see that even bad riders will be able tpo enjoy the boat without hte need of sacs everywhere. I cant wait till we start laying fat sacs in the middle to see how massive it gets.

    Surf:

    Stock ballast and plug and plug just filling up the port side the wake is really nice. It has so much meat to you it that you can drop back pretty far on a smaller board and still surf the wave. No complaints there.

    Trim tabs:

    The auto launch feature is nice and noticable. You can tell while riding when the plat is helping the boat get on plane cause the rooster tail is massive haha, then it mellows out to a much much smaller size.

    Boat Porn:

    BTW this is Josh Palmas Alpinestar / Mastercraft collab boat










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    • #3
      One word - WOW!

      Thanks for the tour.
      2008 40th Xstar
      2006 ProStar 197 - sold
      1992 Ski Nautique
      1969 Glastron

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      • #4
        today's productivity is now at zero... I could look at those pics all day. Thanks bro!

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        • #5
          Nice write up and gorgeous photos! Can't wait for the lakes to thaw so we can start ripping behind a Star. I was able to ride it once last year with just stock ballast and loved it, can't wait to load up the plug and play this year!
          www.waterskis.com
          http://www.facebook.com/waterskis

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          • #6
            awesome boat! love the looks of it

            i think i spotted some bird poop on the platform.

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            • #7
              Sweet boat! It is good to hear about people enjoying the new star! It helps me get through the waiting period for mine! Still 2.5 months before I will have mine on the water, and thats only if the weather is really friendly!

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              • #8
                I need to be adopted by some rich person - female please
                sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                • #9
                  Wonder why no 5 blade? Not needed?

                  Sent from my Galaxy S3 on Tapatalk
                  2008 X-45 Canadian Blue Metal Flake/Silver Metal Flake, MCX, OJ 5 Blade

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mikeg205 View Post
                    I need to be adopted by some rich person - female please
                    Whoa whoa whoa, Be careful what you wish for. lol
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                    When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
                    1 Corinthians Chapter 13 - 11

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                    • #11
                      Am I the only person that thinks of a Chrysler K car wagon with the fake wood grain on the side? Not a fan of that combined with the rasta theme...

                      I looked at both back to back, still would take the G23 in a heart beat over the new Xstar...

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                      • #12
                        7.4 Ilmore NICE!! I need a beer now
                        1981 MasterCraft
                        19' Skier 351W PowerSlot
                        Long gone is the Trans AM waiting for another

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tristar Racing View Post
                          Am I the only person that thinks of a Chrysler K car wagon with the fake wood grain on the side? Not a fan of that combined with the rasta theme...

                          I looked at both back to back, still would take the G23 in a heart beat over the new Xstar...
                          Both boats have great features, but I had to agree with Tristar.
                          2008 X star, 2005 X2

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tristar Racing View Post
                            Am I the only person that thinks of a Chrysler K car wagon with the fake wood grain on the side? Not a fan of that combined with the rasta theme...

                            I looked at both back to back, still would take the G23 in a heart beat over the new Xstar...
                            Massively disagree. G23 is possibly the ugliest boat ive ever seen. Looks like a beached whale!
                            "if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tristar Racing View Post
                              Am I the only person that thinks of a Chrysler K car wagon with the fake wood grain on the side? Not a fan of that combined with the rasta theme...

                              I looked at both back to back, still would take the G23 in a heart beat over the new Xstar...
                              I disagree as well. (Obviously)

                              I looked at both of them, back to back. I could not get over how much I hated the interior of the G23. It is so uncomfortable. Straight up seatbacks, square corners, unrounded seatbacks, shallow lower cushions, not nearly as plush....... And no comparison on the exterior looks. The G looks like a barge. (I dont think the star is the best looking boat on the water, but it is way sexier than the G)

                              With all of that said, the wakes, storage, and engineering behind the G23, are undeniable. It is one hell of a boat. However, for me, there is more to it than that. I wanted comfort and style as well, so I ordered the XStar.

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