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New Master Craft next week?

hackerhacker Posts: 61 Baller
I imagine those who are attending nationals will be able to get a first look:
mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=48697&page=5
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Jim Ecker - Founder and President of the Hacker's club
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,136
    edited July 2013
    Mastercraft Pro Waterski Shootout in Calgary is scheduled for 8/8 and 8/9. An 8/7 date makes sense for a first look there.

    Dealers are being told December first ship date.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • hackerhacker Posts: 61 Baller
    That make more sense...
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    Jim Ecker - Founder and President of the Hacker's club
  • JoepruncJoeprunc Posts: 296 Baller
    That's exciting, hopefully the 197 prices will drop into my price range in the next year or so ;).
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,828 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I am sure the new sticker price will go up. The 197 prices may stay high or go higher as a result. Look at the 196 prices now that the 200 is out of reach for most of the skiing world.
    Shut up and ski
  • alex38alex38 Posts: 511 Baller
    @MS an unfortunate but accurate point.
  • ralral Posts: 1,791 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    Will still need to put my 200 in trick mode and 34.6 MPH to train for tourneys behind the new MC???
    Rodrigo Andai
    Steven_Hainesusaski1WIskier
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    The 196 is one of the most desired slalom boats every. I don't think the 197 is a good comparison. The used 197's from what I've seen are one of the cheapest ways to get into a newer Zero Off boat. I doubt they'll go any lower though.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I agree [email protected] I'm also very excited to see the new PS. If half the rumors are true, it's gonna be sweet!!
    Scott Calderwood
    E_T
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm curious to see the price increase as well. The 200 was a jump from the 196, however there was a lot more glass and vinyl involved. The 197 is already a fairly large open bow boat, so I don't see the amount of materials increasing much, if at all. Actually, the new PS may even be smaller? They also must be cautious not to price it out of the reach of the target market, so I can't see it costing more than a 200. Of course, I could be dead wrong.
    Scott Calderwood
  • madcityskiermadcityskier Posts: 112 Baller
    I'm told it will be available for practice rounds.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,216 Mega Baller
    @madcityskier I think CC holds the exclusive practice rights at Nats.
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,986 Mega Baller
    From what I am told - it will be an amazing boat. Everyone I have talked to that knows about them, and helped develop the new boat, is super stoked about what it will do to the slalom market. Even though I won't be getting a new boat anytime soon, I can't wait to ski behind one whenever I go to my local MC dealer and get some lessons.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,136
    A handful of mastercraft dealers who are also high end slalom skiers have now skied the new hull and claim it's a sweet wake. I've now seen a pic of the top deck and it's pretty sweet too.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,828 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    The 197 already has a sweet wake for the high end skiers. The questions is, will it be good for the Jrs and long liners at slow speed. I hope so. It would be nice for them to not have to worry about what boat they are skiing behind.
    Shut up and ski
    Wish
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,528 Mega Baller
    Is a TXI better then a MC at lonline and 15...
    Never skied one.
    Hoping for side storage like the 200 for the new MC.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm anticipating a stellar wake from this hull. With strong competition from CC and Bu, they need to give buyers a big reason to switch brands.
    Scott Calderwood
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 750 Crazy Baller
    TXI is my favorite 15 off boat. the MC is in distant 4th place.. actually, my Moomba has better wakes at 15 off and below 30mph than the MC. I darn near land at the ball and have to do a massive Z turn on any MC. Here's to hoping the new MC can be competitive for us 15 offers. Having said that, Id rather ski the MC than not ski at all.
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
    KcSwerver
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    @usaski1 what is your boat speed?

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  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 750 Crazy Baller
    @Horton... starts at 23mph, and goes to 28.6 (all at 15 off) I think I kissed 2 ball one time in my life at 30mph... maybe.. but that was 15 years ago.. so it could be one of those rose colored glasses memories. We used to run the mini course at 36 mph, 39.5 off.
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • madcityskiermadcityskier Posts: 112 Baller
    @mattp, just what I was told. @Andre, some side storage but different I was told. @usaski1, I've run behind a Super Air Nautique with 6 people and it's not what you're describing. Biased, or need to work on edging through the wakes?
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,528 Mega Baller
    Wow!That is some intense skiing on a regular course!!!
    Congrats!
  • madcityskiermadcityskier Posts: 112 Baller
    Absolutely amazing! No wonder I was confused. Cudos to you @usaski1, you rip!
  • doonezdoonez Posts: 150 Baller
    @scotchipman just saw that! Engine cover?
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    edited August 2013
    So far so good MC. They've guaranteed us a shiny direct drive
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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