We put a team of riders from a sister publication, Wakeboarding, aboard the Tigé RZX2, and these experts concluded that the RZX2 stands as one of the best boats in the entire Tigé lineup. It’s a star that shines for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and even water skiing. Let’s discuss this boat in more detail.
The RZX2 is an all-new model for 2017 and is a smaller version of Tigé’s flagship model, the RZX3, formerly known as simply RZX. This boat offered a huge wave with a ton of push and a really substantial lip that every top-level wakesurfer would appreciate. The wave’s heavy and powerful characteristics are in large part due to Tigé’s innovative surf system, TAPS 3. Since last year’s debut, TAPS 3 has become a desirable feature, earning nods of approval for creating massive, consistent swells behind the boat.
Consisting of three plates that can be independently manipulated, TAPS 3 makes for easy wave configuration and quick three-second transfers, all while keeping your boat evenly weighted. The wave behind this 22-foot powerhouse is definitely up there with the best wakesurfing waves in the world. It will tow you to great wakeboarding heights and allow the crew to enjoy slalom ski runs. If you’re looking for a boat that will help elevate your wakesurfing game, look no further than the RZX2.
Credit for a big part of the RZX2’s performance goes to the Ford Raptor by Indmar 6.2L 460. This brawny V-8 engine, a top-tier towsports power plant, shot our test boat to a top speed of 37.8 mph, while netting nearly 3 mpg efficiency in the cruising speed range — good efficiency to be sure, for a boat this size and packing this much torque and power under the hatch.
We were impressed by the RZX2’s long list of high-end standard features, highlights of which include the Alpha E2 Tower, Tigé CLEAR, a Yeti cooler, a rearview camera, custom floor covering, Zero Off GPS speed control and the ICEpower premium audio system. Check out this boat for powerful performance and versatility.
* Alpha E2 Tower with swiveling board racks is standard.
* Tigé CLEAR 10.6″ touchscreen is the biggest in the watersports boat industry.
* We say “Yay!” to the Surf + Wake XL Ballast option, which resulted in quick and precise wave and wake optimization for our riders.
How We Tested
Engine: Ford Raptor by Indmar 6.2L 460
Drive/Prop: V-drive/15″ x 12″ 4-blade Acme Nibral
Gear Ratio: 1.5:1
Fuel Load: 34 gal.
Crew Weight: 360 lb.
Ballast Tanks: Empty
Tigé Boats Abilene, Texas, 325-676-7777, tige.com