The MasterCraft X-Star has one of the most impressive résumés in all of wakeboarding. It has been the official tow boat of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour for more than a decade and has pulled more professional events than any other boat in wakeboarding history. The MasterCraft X-Star also helped progress the sport outside the contest scene, pulling more official 1080s than any other boat and helping to launch the careers of riders like Parks Bonifay, Rusty Malinoski and Harley Clifford. Much of the credit for this imposing pedigree is due to the hull, which MasterCraft spent more than two years crafting specifically for wakeboarding. The result is perhaps the thickest wake with long transitions for consistent takeoffs and almost no trough for smooth landings. In 2011, the maxed-out wakes the X-Star kicks out on the Pro Tour are even more attainable for the average rider thanks to MasterCraft's new plug n' play ballast. The system allows you to directly integrate ballast bags into the X-Star's standard hard-tank ballast and fill and drain them directly from the helm. Now you can load up as much weight as the MasterCraft X-Star's iconic hull can handle, which is a lot. Just ask Rusty.