Straight from the Gear Guide issue on stands now is the first of our special “Boats & Pros” section. We featured one boat and one team rider from each manufacturer. Said team rider did a photo shoot with his preferred board of choice and answered our extremely witty fill-in-the-blank questionnaire. Here is the Mastercraft XStar and wakeboarder Rusty Malinoski.

Rider: Rusty Malinoski

Boat Specs:
MasterCraft XStar
Length: 24’
Beam: 102”
Dry weight: 5,400 lbs
Ballast weight: 1,852 lbs
Passenger capacity: 14
Engine: 7.4L Ilmor V8


The     MasterCraft XStar        is my boat of choice because of its     sick double ups, incredible looks    and     raw power       . Plus     my new all-black interior         is    the shit       . The wake is so    dialed in     that I can    do really cool maneuvers          every time I ride. Seriously, it’s bigger than   the mole     on    Ronda Rousey’s face…        This boat’s spirit animal is a    cheetah         because it has    sleek looks   ,    speed         and is totally    ferocious      .

I can fit all of my     gear      ,     coolers       , and   friends      without anybody having to  get inappropriate with      each other.

Of course, you can’t talk about a boat as     badass        as this without mentioning the  500-plus ponies under the hood        and the    Batmobile-like looks and attitude     . There’s an insane sound system in this boat, which means it’s louder than     girls screaming         at a   Bieber concert  .     Whatever is on Parks’ playlist     is my favorite style of     DJ PB        to blast through the system while I’m working on     impressing Parks   .

If you’re into boat surfing this thing will put out a wave that will     barrel       you with     my expertise on wakesurfing        while you   freak out    . Seriously it comes up to my   shoulders     and makes me feel   like an expert  . It’s all possible thanks to the     Gen 2 system     that does a lot of   unique customization      and    general awesome making       

I mean, just look at this thing. It’s got more   style     than a    West Coaster   , and is prettier than     Harley      .

The only thing I like better than this boat is     going to the library     and that’s because I’m a    voracious reader     .

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