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Mastercraft at regionals

KlundellKlundell Posts: 432 Open or 55K Rated Skier
edited July 2012 in Boat Talk
Just saw that I drew the Mastercraft for Western Regionals. I haven't skied behind one in years what can you guys tell me about the pull? ZO settings? Etc? I'm not particularly picky when it comes to boats but thought I would ask.

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  • T8skierT8skier Posts: 82 Baller
    I ski with friends that has each of the promo boats. I use the same settings sn200 and mc. The wake is a little firmer. Ran my tourney PB [email protected] behind MC. Don't even think about it. Not worth worring about!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,135 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    At your lines no issue.
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,573 Mega Baller
    Just wear jump skis. You'll be fine.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,777 Administrator
    It is fine. Just go ski.

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  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,001 Mega Baller
    @Klundell years? What do you do normally at tournaments when you get one? Not ski?
  • bmiller3536bmiller3536 Posts: 298 Baller
    @Klundell I am in the same group and the only thing I can say is don't take the 28 for granted. For some reason I always have to scrap out my opener at 28 but then everything seems to settle in at 32 and shorter
    Brad Miller
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,777 Administrator
    edited July 2012
    You guys talk like MC is an off brand. Yes there are a few out there with hard wakes at 28 but seriously guys it is fine.

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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,259 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    How about for the kids, slow speeds and long liners? Junk
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  • walleyewalleye Posts: 197 Baller
    MS,

    Gotta have a beer with ya lol @ MWR. B-1, G-1 slalom lake I will be watchin the boy & girl. It will be close to beer 30 when they ski.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,259 Mega Baller
    @walleye Perfect. Team beer will be on fire all weekend. Look us up on east lake dock side.
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  • KlundellKlundell Posts: 432 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @mattp we just don't have a mc in UT or ID that pulls tournaments. I wasn't hating on MC just wanted some info from the ballers. It treated me well.
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 480 Crazy Baller
    mastercraft killed m4 at sc regionals. at least 5 otf's
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,777 Administrator
    @bigtex2011
    Really? Guys in good shape went OTF?

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  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    Yeah, blame the boat. My wife skied behind our 197 and then the TXi this weekend. She is just learning to run the course at 26 mph. She couldn't tell a difference and I couldn't visibly see any change. I then pulled a M6 skier, 32 mph from 28 up through 38 off. He can't feel any difference in my wake vs. his Txi.

    I'll admit that the wake at 15 and 22 is harder, but to say it caused an OTF for some M4 skiers is nothing more than an excuse.
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 480 Crazy Baller
    i'm not talking about your 197...i'm talking about the one at scr... ...it was shocking..if you weren't there than how would you know, i'm glad to hear your 197 is so awesome
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,307 Mega Baller
    I actually like the slightly firmer feel of the MC pull the past two years compared to the 200. I'm a little leary when I get a 200 these days because some of them feel overly soft. MC wake is a little firmer, too, but not a big deal. My B2 son had MC for the regionals and he said he felt the wake a bit, but it didn't affect his skiing. He's not skiing slower than 34 anymore though. To be fair, when he was at slower speeds he was more affected. Can't imagine the boat causing the OTFs on good skiers though unless there was a ZO issue going on.
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  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 480 Crazy Baller
    sorry horton, i didnt see your post,3 big dawgers almost in a row. the most famous big dawg was driving. i'm not bashing mc in particular, but i've been skiing a long ass time and it was unbelievable.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,777 Administrator
    @bigtex2011
    Ok I believe you. just hate to hear it

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  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 480 Crazy Baller
    the only thing thing i can think of is the site was shallow and it affected the mc more the the others..i ran [email protected] early this year behind one, that's about my tourney average. i wont go on keep this fire burning. heck, i think they look awesome, and overall ski pretty decent. but it was a site to see for sure..
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    bigtex2011since you came on a public forum and bashed a boat, I figured challenging your theory about the boat causing the OTF of some top level skiers was fair game. Forgive me if I am wrong.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    I skied behind the MC, Nautique and TXI in back to back rounds two weeks ago and the wake on the MC is significantly harder to me than the other two boats. It doesn't impact my score at all but it does affect kids. At Nationals I saw that all slalom practice is being pulled by Nautique that is an issue for Boys 2 skiers that have drawn MC for slalom.

    That said if I was buying a new boat I would probably buy a MC because I like the trick wake and would prefer to practice behind the harder slalom wake.
    Mark Shaffer
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,573 Mega Baller
    I skied a good one and a pig this year. Just depends.
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  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,345 Crazy Baller
    As I stated in a post about 2-3 weeks ago, it seems that MC is extremely sensitive to weight load (crew + fuel). Heavy load = big wake, more so than SN or Malibu.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    To be fair - two of the upper M4 seeds at SCR fell at 1 ball or right afterward (velcro pre-release) so I don't think the boat played a part in that. I skied in that group and thought the boat felt fine. I simply one-fingered two ball at 35-off and couldn't make it to 4 in order to re-grip. That's not an issue with the boat IMO.
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  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 47 Baller
    I was #2 seed and my velcro was more of an issue than the boat. Plus the world record driver Chad Scott was driving. He makes any boat feel great.
  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 47 Baller
    Not enough. And it was over a year old or maybe 2. 2 strips on each side. clear velcro on ski and black velcro on plate. I will either change velcro once a year or place a plate on ski that does not come off. Daughter just got the new Nano 1 and it came with inserts. Pretty cool looking ski. She likes it.
  • pjirsapjirsa Posts: 29
    i ski 99.9% behind a 196 with ZO. So, all y'all's boats suck compared to that. Just sayin'
    Jody_Seal
  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 47 Baller
    Orange solvent is great for removing adhesive residue.
  • lblb Posts: 36 Baller
    I bought a 197 this year the wake and zero off surge is very sensitive to crew weight. over 450 to 500 lbs is noticeable over 600 is OMG. My old 196 wasn't as bad as long as you balanced the weight side to side. but I found myself lost at tournaments with the wrong boat draw.
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