Reading some interesting comments about what people need from a boat to progress through the loops. My take on it is that the majority of people who buy new can find lots of ways to justify the purchase but in reality a 5 or 10 year old boat will work for the majority of skiers. I'm no different to most people, new toys are great but I try to keep it real when it comes to skiing, I have a few sets a week behind a 200 with ZO and weekends we are doing the family stuff with the 2004 Stargazer / Zbox equipped LXi and there is a difference but the basics of good technique still come into play - its still skiing. I'm a -32 / -35 skier @34
so things might change if I get serious about the purple line one day. I tend to look at it like this, the money I've saved can be invested in coaching and training and I will be a better skier for it. @Goodeskier
seems to have progressed despite ownership of a 2003 Nautique... There is plenty of focus on ZO but its not something the majority of us need to get ourselves into a twist about.
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