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  • 3event
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    Thanks Streak, very helpful update. Currently discussing with the wife, she is concerned about the under 34mph ski wake (for her, one of our boys who's just starting slalom, and other learners. Fortunately we are not in a hurry, but if I see a good late season deal I might make a move.

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  • Streak
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    Originally posted by 3event View Post
    Any of you X14V owners barefooting? Interested in any comments on long line and use of a tower boom.

    After 19 years with our '02 Prostar 197 I'm looking around for an X14V to support the kids' wakeboarding interest. Wife and I both slalom, and I'll take barefooting runs when conditions allow. As some of you may know, the '02 vintage 197 is not considered among the top slalom wakes so I'm optimistic about handling the switch for open water recreational skiers (i'm at 32off 34mph). I've warned my wife that wakes for learning skiers will not get any better at lower speeds - not sure she believes me but ......

    Any comments appreciated.
    Just sold my 197 after 11 years - loved the boat but wanted more room.

    Test drove the 14DD and the 14v. I found them to be very different due to the weight distribution. I was surprised how different I found the V to the DD.

    To flatten the wake in the V, you really need to be at least +34mph I found, even with the center tab down. Found the DD to have an overall better ski wake

    Slower than that the wake gets pretty big relatively speaking WRT the 197. Which suits the purpose of wake sports. IMO the Vs wake was bigger than the DDs at the slower speeds but not substantially.

    I learned to foot off the boom years ago on a 14DD, and yes there is more spray than the 197, but it’s manageable. My 4yr old daughter was skiing off the boom this summer again in some spray but not an issue.

    My conclusion - if you still want a good ski wake, the DD is the better choice. And it handles more closely to the 197 than the 14v does.

    And my wife (my primary driver) loves the boat more than the 197. I should’ve switched over years ago.

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  • Krw1225
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    Originally posted by Double D View Post
    I like it. i wonder who provided it. I did ask...
    The seller said that Captains Call Marine did it. I think in MO, said they came out and scanned the boat, so I would think the template has been created. Might be worth a call to see.

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  • Double D
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    X-14/X-14v owners & enthusiasts thread

    Originally posted by Krw1225 View Post
    Saw an x-14 for sale on FB, that recently redid the flooring with OrthoDek. I know a couple of us have considered this. Wanted to share pics, think it looks great.


    I like it. It was provided by Orthodek by Captains Call Marine, according to the owner.

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  • Ikeseries
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    Originally posted by Krw1225 View Post
    Saw an x-14 for sale on FB, that recently redid the flooring with OrthoDek. I know a couple of us have considered this. Wanted to share pics, think it looks great.

    I’m very interested! Did you ask if they have the template for others to order?

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  • JohnnyB
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    Originally posted by 3event View Post
    JohnnyB - good point, that's another option. I see that New Dimension tower prices remain strong still but that would be the most cost effective way to go. Looks like I'd be in for $2295 plus shipping.
    Nice to foot off an ND Tower....

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  • Krw1225
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    Saw an x-14 for sale on FB, that recently redid the flooring with OrthoDek. I know a couple of us have considered this. Wanted to share pics, think it looks great.
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  • 3event
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    JohnnyB - good point, that's another option. I see that New Dimension tower prices remain strong still but that would be the most cost effective way to go. Looks like I'd be in for $2295 plus shipping.

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  • JohnnyB
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    Or...see the x-7 in tge marketplace section

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  • JohnnyB
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    Originally posted by 3event View Post
    Any of you X14V owners barefooting? Interested in any comments on long line and use of a tower boom.



    After 19 years with our '02 Prostar 197 I'm looking around for an X14V to support the kids' wakeboarding interest. Wife and I both slalom, and I'll take barefooting runs when conditions allow. As some of you may know, the '02 vintage 197 is not considered among the top slalom wakes so I'm optimistic about handling the switch for open water recreational skiers (i'm at 32off 34mph). I've warned my wife that wakes for learning skiers will not get any better at lower speeds - not sure she believes me but ......



    Any comments appreciated.
    Why not ballast out your 197 like an X-7 and put a tower on it?

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  • 3event
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    Thanks guys, I'm certainly open to the DD boat, with the motor in its proper place. Double D - a LY6 equipped rig like yours would be hard to pass up...looking good.

    My wife thinks I'm nuts but I've commented that I might keep the PS197 even if we do make a purchase - keep it winterized and stored just in case we want to change back (keep options open). I've got storage and it's not depreciating much at this point.

    I'd earlier hatched a grand plan to keep the 197 and pick up a used X10 (or X2 or ...) also, but I've decided I don't want to complicate my lake situation to that extent.

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  • Ironhorse
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    Originally posted by 3event View Post
    Any of you X14V owners barefooting? Interested in any comments on long line and use of a tower boom.

    After 19 years with our '02 Prostar 197 I'm looking around for an X14V to support the kids' wakeboarding interest. Wife and I both slalom, and I'll take barefooting runs when conditions allow. As some of you may know, the '02 vintage 197 is not considered among the top slalom wakes so I'm optimistic about handling the switch for open water recreational skiers (i'm at 32off 34mph). I've warned my wife that wakes for learning skiers will not get any better at lower speeds - not sure she believes me but ......

    Any comments appreciated.
    If you and the wife are both skiers, I would definitely look at the DD and not the V.

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  • John Johnson
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    DD platform looks good! Got me motivated.

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  • Double D
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    X-14/X-14v owners & enthusiasts thread

    Originally posted by 3event View Post
    Any of you X14V owners barefooting? Interested in any comments on long line and use of a tower boom.

    After 19 years with our '02 Prostar 197 I'm looking around for an X14V to support the kids' wakeboarding interest. Wife and I both slalom, and I'll take barefooting runs when conditions allow. As some of you may know, the '02 vintage 197 is not considered among the top slalom wakes so I'm optimistic about handling the switch for open water recreational skiers (i'm at 32off 34mph). I've warned my wife that wakes for learning skiers will not get any better at lower speeds - not sure she believes me but ......

    Any comments appreciated.

    I know you didn’t ask the DD Poole but I use my X14 DD to barefoot from boom and also long line. Things I’ve learned is the boom is back further on my 08 because of the windshield and if the weight is wrong in the boat, too much spray on the feet even with an extension.

    Long line is no different from what you have and I do it off a normal tower.

    The 14V might not be as good a slalom wake as the DD but I’ll let the V guys answer that one. I recommend doing a test slalom run before you buy. Would hate to be disappointed after the fact.

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  • 3event
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    Foot'n Anyone?

    Any of you X14V owners barefooting? Interested in any comments on long line and use of a tower boom.

    After 19 years with our '02 Prostar 197 I'm looking around for an X14V to support the kids' wakeboarding interest. Wife and I both slalom, and I'll take barefooting runs when conditions allow. As some of you may know, the '02 vintage 197 is not considered among the top slalom wakes so I'm optimistic about handling the switch for open water recreational skiers (i'm at 32off 34mph). I've warned my wife that wakes for learning skiers will not get any better at lower speeds - not sure she believes me but ......

    Any comments appreciated.

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