bananaronbananaron Posts: 265 Crazy Baller
Hey ballers I am looking at a 2014 carbon pro and I need some feedback on the boat.I owned a GEKKO GTR for many yrs and since have had and skied Malibu lxi,lX MC 190,197 and CC 196.I am curious how this boat compares on the wake and pull.I recall many ballers rave about the wake on the carbon pro.Any input would be appreciated as this might be my final boat before I go to water ski heaven......THX
Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota


  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,476 Mega Baller
    Always liked the wake and 6.0L pull. 34 mph and 36 mph. 22 off through 32 off.
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,388 Mega Baller
    I always liked the CP pull.
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  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 573 Crazy Baller
    Great ski tug for slalom, jump and footing, not the greatest trick wake. Our ski partner liked ours so much he bought one too! As has been stated it's the basic CB tournament boat that everyone said they want, but no one bought.
    If it was a promo boat it probably is equipped with a slick bimini, heater as well as heated seats for driver and observers...... Probably too 'Cushy' of a boat for @bananaron You don't want to be called the "P-word" :D
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,530 Mega Baller
    I skied well at tournaments with them. I did ski behind an early one that had a good size bump at 22 off. They're going to be harder to drive.
  • lkblkb Posts: 568 Baller
    I ski behind a 17. Easy to drive. Feels great to ski behind.
  • oldmanskieroldmanskier Posts: 143 Baller
    I have a 2014 CP with PMC 5.7 Excalibur engine.
    It is a great Slalom boat and the only boat that the 22 off wake does not hurt my bone on bone arthritic ankle ankle
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,839 Mega Baller
    It drives a little better than a Response LX with better wakes and ZO. They are nice boats for slalom.
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  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 265 Crazy Baller
    @RAWSki LOL...Yes you are right I don't want to be called the p-word.If I do buy one where do I get the hood ornament that you have?? It sure looks nice!!
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,009 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @chef23 that is a very useful description.
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  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,176 Mega Baller
    @bananaron we all ask that question
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 336 Crazy Baller
    @bananaron I have a 2015 CP with 6 liter, great boat, great wakes for slalom and drives great. I believe one of the best boats ever built. Mine has a single puck ZO and recently upgraded to Rev S.
  • DWDW Posts: 1,951 Mega Baller
    edited July 9
    @bananaron : note the skiers patch, pic at Vail on his 100th bday...

    That CP may not be your last handle puller...

  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 265 Crazy Baller
    @DW Hey I hope you are right.I am doing fine so far and plan to keep going.That is fantastic to downhill at 100 yrs old at Vail.That area is beautiful and a great place to go anytime of the yr.........
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,256 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Still running ours-best slalom boat for the money by far
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  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 265 Crazy Baller
    Anybody familiar with skihards 2014 carbon pro.Boat is in Rosharon,TX.Anyone know Rod or the boat......THX
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • CentCent Posts: 133 Baller
    I use a 2017CP with 6.0. Great boat. Does exactly what they designed it to do.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,530 Mega Baller
    edited July 9
    I skied Rod's boat a few years ago. Seemed fine. Nice guy sure he'll be straight with you about the boat.

    As far as driving I was comparing it to the gtr. They track they're on rails. My tournament PB was on a Carbon Pro at one of Horton's tournament.
  • Fam-manFam-man Posts: 181 Baller
    @bananaron I skied that boat with Rod a couple seasons ago. It skied very well, pull was good and wakes were minimal. Compared to other boat I've skied I felt no wake disturbance at 15 off 30&32 mph and 22 off @ 30mph. Comparison is based on 98 & 04 SN196 with PP, SN206 & 12 TXI with Z.O.
    Condition and mechanics of the boat all seemed very good. As @gregy said Rod's a great guy and will be straight about the boat.
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