I have never really thought of myself as a very good boat driver. I largely avoided the driver seat for any skier at my level or above. Part of that is because until 4 years ago I never had my own boat to drive and there were always better drivers around. So why should I drive?
When I started driving the Bumblebee ProStar I was a little worried. It is so different than any of the boats I had driven very much. After pulling a bunch of rides this last week, I get it. Holy crap not only is the ProStar easy to drive in the course but I no longer really suck behind the wheel. I pulled @ColeGiacopuzzi
½ down 39 last night and it was easy. Wait! Not only was it easy but he said it felt good!
I never thought I would pull an open skier into 39 @ 36 mph without the need to counter steer a lot. With the ProStar I move the wheel SO much less than previous boats I have driven much.
The other thing that blows my mind is the visual from the drivers seat. Because the boat is super wide and the driver sits way right in the boat, it feels like you are almost running over the right hand boat guides. It is strange the first time you drive it but it is extremely easy find your path and put the pylon right in the middle.
Needless to say I am stoked with the new boat.