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    Question late 90s boat comparisons

    Hey I have a question for you DD guys who have skied behind a lot of boats. I'm just dreaming a little, but how would you put a late 90s boomerang slalom wake against a similar year MC prostar 190 or ski nautique wake?
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    I skied the Boomerang and the Prostar and I liked both wakes. They are light enough boat for a small wake. Either way, three people is it in the boat without doing musical chairs.
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    my ski buddy has a '94 boomerang and the ski wake at 36 is FLAT as a pancake. very nice boat. have not seen a prostar, but if it's a similar size/weight/hulldesign, should be the same.

    zabooda is right on the capacity as well. 3 is the perfect number. more sucks.. we try to go with 2 skiers and someone that just wants to spot. more time on the water
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    cool thanks for the feedback. I've skied the boomerang several times at 28mph which is what I'm working on now- but hoping to get faster in the future. I know where I can get a late 90s boomerang for 7-8k but it looks like a similar year MC or nautique will cost me twice that. My how I'd love to have a tiny slalom boat just to use at the ski lake which is only big enough to make a turn at one end! Dreamin' Dreamin!
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    The late 90s MC Prostars were among the least liked as slalom boats go. Search "chime lock" on the MC forum. However, the Sportstar of the late 90s was a very good slalom wake. I did not care for the CC wake, so research that for yourself. The best slalom wake I was behind was a late 90s Malibu Response/Sportster. That boat is light with the Diamond Cut Hull, the wake was great. By far, my 99 Malibu Sportster was the flattest wake and the fastest boat that I have owned. Overall, I liked my 99 MC better for many reasons, but the Bu wake was better.
    The Boomerang is an even lighter boat, never skied behind one, so I can't say what the wake is like.
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    This one had a great wake. Don't know this guy but I've skied behind this one and a few like it.

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    According to some ski coaches the Ski Centurian of the early 90's was the best ski wake ever,, but sucked to drive. I've skied behind a 2000 boomerang and at slower speeds I did not like it, but at 34 and 36 just about as good as it gets. The 190 prostar is a bit bigger boat but still very light, just depends on the year as MC had a habbit of making early verisons of new hull designs a bit heavy.

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    I don't have a lot to compare to. But something to consider. Most of the DD ski boats were designed as 3 event boats. So the slower you go the bigger the wake is going to get so you get a nice trick wake at trick speeds (15-22??) Since AWSA approval was probably done at 36 mph and maybe 34mph even an AWSA approved boat may be less desirable at 28 mph.

    Personally I have a 99 Mobius (which is AWSA approved) and have no problem with the wake. I ski with guys who are more fond of their outboard wakes vs. my DD. But then we don't ski the course either.

    If you are on your edge through the wakes you don't notice it much while you are skiing, but you might see some surprsing air time in the videos.
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    The AWSA certs were really based on accelerations speeds, speed/timing accuracy, and tracking more than wake size or shape. There were also required seat positions, guages, etc inside of the boat.
    Yes, the Centurian did have a great wake along with a Supra. If you check recent news, after an absence, they are now producing a new ski specific boat call the Carbon.

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    thanks for you thoughts guys. I still can't wrap my head around whether I want to own a second boat or not. If it weren't for the size of the ski lake (tiny) and the fact that the LS is being discontinued I'd probably just trade for an LS and be done with it but when the guy with the boomerang said he might be selling it it just got me thinking. I guess I should just be happy that I belong to a club with lots of true ski boats that I can trade rides with (most of their kids like to wakeboard) but every time I see a boomerang, TS6M, prostar, etc it really gets me. Plus every time I visit my dealer I see this

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