Tige Switch V
Size does matter, but strangely enough, sometimes smaller has its advantages. The Tige Switch V isn't one of those monster wakeboard boats. Instead, it delivers the goods without the bulk. It's a fun boat because it handles like a sports car- we found it to be nimble and fairly solid, with a high freeboard design. It also turns well while fully loaded.
Like its brother, the Switch i, it does well with its limited space, sporting a built-in cooler and huge storage lockers in addition to wraparound seating. Both the wakeboard and ski packages feature TAPS2, a Clarion 4-by-50-watt dash-mounted CD player, 4-by-150-watt marine speakers and a boat cover. Exclusive to the wakeboard package is the folding tower, with tower cutouts in the boat cover. The Switch V can be bought well equipped for under $35,000 making it a versatile value.
Let's be clear: The Tige Switch V is a wakeboard boat, first and foremost. But it can “switch” into a recreational ski boat with a few TAPS2 adjustments. We found its best ski performance to be 15 off at 30-32 mph. Hard-core slalom-seekers should opt for the Switch i.
Good stuff. Nice shape and the size is respectable. The wake jacks up and gets wide, but rope length is critical. It can be fun for younger rippers or people buying their first boat. This boat gets high marks for its turning ability when weighted.
* Sized for responsiveness and tracking, the Switch V handles like a sports car.
* The ConvexV hull and optional TAPS2 system can “jack up” the wakes in no time.
* To accommodate the wider-than-average wake, it's recommended that you take a few feet off your normal rope length.
* LifePlus Core and LifePlus lifetime replacement warranty.
* Good crossover use for recreational skiers and first-time wakeboard boat buyers.