The question is: Who really cares about top speed?
I think my boat has gone full-out three times in the past three years for less than 20 seconds. lol
I spend most my time at 9-24mph. (wakesurfing/wakeboarding)
Everybody uses their boat differently. I don't barefoot but understand why top end is important to footers. I do run about 11 miles up river every time I go out. Sometimes I like to get back down river quickly. I want some top end. For me the 'tweener prop was the best choice. But I don't run 3000 lbs. of ballast either.
My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!