HULL: Sure, the PWT edition looks different, but make no mistake, these are the same tried-and-true X-Star wakes that for four years have been booting the world's best riders in events like the Pro Wakeboard Tour, the X Games and Parks' Double or Nothing. They're also the same wakes that last September propelled Malinoski to wakeboarding glory when he landed only the third 1080 ever documented. So what makes these wakes so great? MasterCraft engineers say it's the step-in at the transom and a draft that plunges nearly as deep as the 28-foot X-80's. These features yield epic water displacement and a very tall wake that's not too wide, despite the boat's passenger-friendly 100-inch beam. So even if the PWT Edition isn't recognizable at first glance, there's no denying that those big, clean wakes are coming from behind an X-Star.