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  • Originally posted by JMLVMI View Post
    The wake that gets thrown by the big X boats is so much larger than most folks need, but MC caters to an upscale, alpha male, big spender market (much like expensive golf clubs)...so they sell those big boats at the expense of crossover boats.

    X14V is apparently the perfect boat that nobody wanted
    My guess is the NXT20 will be marketed as the new cross over for skiers. All good news for helping the 205 hold their value

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    • The 14 DD was a big hit in it's first few years. Then when the 14V came out in '09 that was a big hit. Clearly the numbers of each dwindled enough to drop them both. I'm a little surprised, I thought the 14V would be around a little while longer. The demise of the 14 DD actually made sense to me given the new prostar, which has way more room than the 197, along with the dwindling sales of the 14DD in it's final few years.
      Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.

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      • We wake surfed yesterday with borrowed ballast and 6 people. Not too bad, but the platform shaves the wake. The platform on the 14v seems lower in the water than other boats- I guess it was the right height for the dd, but then they moved the motor back.

        I know others have drilled new holes, but I'm not sure I want an angled platform. Has anyone raised the platform by putting a new piece of teak between the platform and the metal base? I figure we can raise the platform by about 1.5 " inches before it bumps into the lifting lugs above the platform.... So a 2"x4" x18" or so piece of teak under the platform.
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        2014 X-14V
        2012 X-14V (gone)

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        • I was just thinking about this today. Seems like an easy thing to try. I wish I could find a place that would make a custom fiberglass one actually. I'd go much smaller and raise it too.
          Last edited by FoggyNogginz; 07-07-2014, 01:16 AM.

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          • Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

            There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal flake looks awesome in the right light... we just needed more.
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            2014 X-14V
            2012 X-14V (gone)

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            • Hi X14 er's...My first post.
              I'm on my second year with my X14 DD 2011 and my family and I love it!
              My wife is the skier, my kids are up and coming wakeboarders and me well I try everything!

              Cheers,





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              • Originally posted by rtw_travel View Post
                Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

                There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal flake looks awesome in the right light... we just needed more.


                Great looking ride! Congrats!!

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                • Originally posted by The_boy View Post
                  Hi X14 er's...My first post.
                  I'm on my second year with my X14 DD 2011 and my family and I love it!
                  My wife is the skier, my kids are up and coming wakeboarders and me well I try everything!


                  Welcome to the club, both the X14 world and TeamTalk!

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                  • Originally posted by The_boy View Post
                    Hi X14 er's...My first post.
                    Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic than mine

                    Where do you boat near Ottawa? We're on the rideau between smiths falls and kingston, and bought the boat at Lens Cove.
                    2014 X-14V
                    2012 X-14V (gone)

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                    • Originally posted by rtw_travel View Post
                      Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic than mine

                      Where do you boat near Ottawa? We're on the rideau between smiths falls and kingston, and bought the boat at Lens Cove.
                      rtw - your location shows Alberta????

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                      • Originally posted by rtw_travel View Post
                        Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

                        There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal flake looks awesome in the right light... we just needed more.
                        Gorgeous boat. Congrats!

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                        • Originally posted by rtw_travel View Post
                          Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

                          There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal flake looks awesome in the right light... we just needed more.
                          Originally posted by The_boy View Post
                          Hi X14 er's...My first post.
                          I'm on my second year with my X14 DD 2011 and my family and I love it!
                          My wife is the skier, my kids are up and coming wakeboarders and me well I try everything!

                          Cheers,
                          A couple of great looking X14's there. Very different, but I like them both.
                          Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.

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                          • Originally posted by Ironhorse View Post
                            rtw - your location shows Alberta????
                            Short story is we live in Calgary but still have the family cottage in Ontario. We beat a path back there every summer.

                            It's a long way, and we can't just go for a long weekend so that's why I have been asking on TT about lakes & cabins within 5 hours or so drive from Calgary.... The problem is we've been on that lake in Ontario since I was a little kid, so I know three generations of neighbours all around the lake. It'll be hard to leave.
                            2014 X-14V
                            2012 X-14V (gone)

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                            • I know where you're coming from. I grew up on a lake in BC that is too far to drive for a weekend and it took me years before I found a new lake closer to home. I believe I may have mentioned it before, but take a look at Moyie near Cranbrook.

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                              • Originally posted by rtw_travel View Post
                                Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

                                There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal flake looks awesome in the right light... we just needed more.
                                Really like the color combo rtw. Just curious - are you doing your own tower speakers or keeping the tower clean?

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