Centurion Cyclone C4
Just call it the Avalanche Mini-Me, because Centurion's Cyclone C4 has the exact same hull design, just smaller. This is ideal for the person who wants a smaller, sportier boat with a wake reminiscent of the larger models'. A fairly strong responsiveness and its deep-V design conquer the rough stuff so it keeps a solid standing.
Buyers will also like the multisensor gauges in the new charcoal dash, the snap-out carpet, coolers in the walk-through, standard center ballast (dual rear ballast optional) and standard brushed-aluminum tower. The ICS construction allows for more storage and strength.
Full wraparound seating and a large sun deck invite hanging out. And like the Avalanche, the Cyclone is available in a number of different packages, with options ranging from a custom four-speaker Sony stereo — with CD player, CD changer, Kicker amplifier and Kicker subwoofer — to graphics changes and tower options.
We found recreational ski wakes appropriate for open-water family skiing. This V-drive is more for the boarding crowd, but don't let the firmness of the wake scare you out of taking the occasional casual set.
Riders can expect a big pop off the wakes behind the Cyclone C4. Our testers said it was a fun wake, really lippy, good for spins and straight-up pops. Although the wake is great for plenty of altitude, the landing zone is somewhat abrupt. While not the size of the Avalanche, this little brother isn't far behind his older sibling's performance.
* A dash switch controls the Sideswipe exhaust option for pushing the fumes away from wake surfers.
* The same hull as the Avalanche, just a bit smaller.
* Carving turns tilt the boat a little off-plane.
* Solid through the double-ups because of a deep-V and good responsiveness.
* In the cockpit, storage is ample, seats wrap around, the gauge package is easy to read, but the captain's seat is a bit upright.