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AXIS A22 or Wakesetter VLX


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#1
Hanahawaiian

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Im debates...

I would like use for most Wakeboard and Wakesurfing..

I dont know much of Axis A22 can do wakesurfing.. but i know Axis is same Malibu maker in same factory.. what about Ballast fit in Rear comparts like 750 Fat sacs.. I know Axis have Perfect pass and Full Ballast.. but need add Option for Manaul Wedge or Power Wedge..

I really about look spend $45k or something less and im no in rush.. im just want find good stuff.

Im think about Used 05-08 VLX with X tower... Or buy New Axis they are about 39K MSRP

Thanks!
Chris

#2
Ndawg12

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:unsure: Posted Image

Edit: open mouth and insert foot, my apologisies sir.

Edited by Ndawg12, February 03, 2010 - 08:39 PM.


#3
medicdiver

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wow, with that grammar and spelling you might want to consider spending the money to get an education instead.

#4
k_b_stephens

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<post deleted>

reason: internet jerk syndrome :Doh:

Edited by k_b_stephens, February 04, 2010 - 05:34 AM.


#5
larrys

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I say VLX! I just happen to have one forsale.

http://www.themalibu...lx-whammerhead/

#6
Bobby Light

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I want whatever he's having..... Posted Image


Give him a break he's from Hawaii, probably way back in the palm trees too..... Posted Image .

#7
pablo

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Im debates...

I would like use for most Wakeboard and Wakesurfing..

I dont know much of Axis A22 can do wakesurfing.. but i know Axis is same Malibu maker in same factory.. what about Ballast fit in Rear comparts like 750 Fat sacs.. I know Axis have Perfect pass and Full Ballast.. but need add Option for Manaul Wedge or Power Wedge..

I really about look spend $45k or something less and im no in rush.. im just want find good stuff.

Im think about Used 05-08 VLX with X tower... Or buy New Axis they are about 39K MSRP

Thanks!
Chris


I don't have any experience with the axis boat but the vlx is sweet. The wake is really nice for wakeboarding but I have never surfed behind one. The vlx has been around for a while and is proven. If they are close in price I would go with the vlx. Just my opinion

Edited by pablo, February 02, 2010 - 09:01 PM.


#8
Lance B. Johnson

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Sheesh, doesn't anyone have a straight answer for the guy? Common you guys know what he is asking....

I would drive and ride behind them both and make your decision. Take extra weight if you have it so you can surf and play around with placement. Spend some time on the boat. Take friends, wife etc. to get opinions.

My gut says VLX but I am not you and I have not spent 1 second in an AXIS. Bottom line it is a personal thing.

Edited by ruffdawg, February 02, 2010 - 09:03 PM.


#9
larrys

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My dealer let me take out an A22 several times last summer. For the money, I was really impressed with the boat and the way it drove. My son had good things to say about the wake. Stock and weighed down. If you are wanting new I don't think you could go wrong with the A22. But, I have owned 5 Malibu's and the VLX is our favorite.

Edited by larrys, February 02, 2010 - 09:29 PM.


#10
RedOwl

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I would say go with an '08 VLX if you can find one with the options you want and in your price range.

If not, I bet the new-boat-smell of a brand new Axis would be pretty appealing Posted Image

#11
REW

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wow, with that grammar and spelling you might want to consider spending the money to get an education instead.

Sounds like a bit of translation going on, Give them a break. Or type your responce in another language with proper grammer.

#12
REW

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I say VLX! I just happen to have one forsale.

http://www.themalibu...lx-whammerhead/

Wish I was in the market for a new boat instead of a new house, that is a beautiful Bu. I love the yellow.

#13
malibudreaming

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If you like yellow Larrys boat looks pretty sweet. Talk about mint condition, looks like you could eat food of of the tires!

#14
Stanley Wheelhouse

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Im debates...

I would like use for most Wakeboard and Wakesurfing..

I dont know much of Axis A22 can do wakesurfing.. but i know Axis is same Malibu maker in same factory.. what about Ballast fit in Rear comparts like 750 Fat sacs.. I know Axis have Perfect pass and Full Ballast.. but need add Option for Manaul Wedge or Power Wedge..

I really about look spend $45k or something less and im no in rush.. im just want find good stuff.

Im think about Used 05-08 VLX with X tower... Or buy New Axis they are about 39K MSRP

Thanks!
Chris


suggest a pre owned 247. you should be able to get one with low hours and a power wedge. best surf wake and best wakeboard wake on the water.

#15
Bake's Marine

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Personally for the same price you can do a Malibu 21.5 V-Ride than a Axis.

We've had them both and sold them both, the Axis was not received well in the market, mainly because of looks (too trendy) and price (similar to a ride).

Good luck with your decision!

-Paul

#16
Hanahawaiian

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Sorry Guys... LOL.. Well Im deaf.. I get mixed up with ASL (american sign Language) and English Grammars.. Sorry for give all hard time :(

I really dont like Yellow that much... i have Chevy 1500 4x4 truck but it Blue.. i think it much better to go Blue, white, black or something.. maybe red Lol

#17
Hanahawaiian

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247 and 237 is HUGE.. but i dont want Drag too much weight on my truck.. lol.. im not sure about. i know my truck Gear is 3.73, v8 350ci, 1500 4x4, hitch system say max load 6000lbs

#18
Bobby Light

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Sorry Guys... LOL.. Well Im deaf.. I get mixed up with ASL (american sign Language) and English Grammars.. Sorry for give all hard time :(

I really dont like Yellow that much... i have Chevy 1500 4x4 truck but it Blue.. i think it much better to go Blue, white, black or something.. maybe red Lol


Well don't I feel like a giant douch faucet, sorry man.

#19
Hanahawaiian

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I think i found a beauty 07 Wakesetter VLX im going meet guy on weekend..
it have 170 hours i think it low.. and have loaded stuff.. Ipod plug in, Fix Board racks, Mirror, Cover boat, bimini top, etc.. Manual Wedge too

Edited by Hanahawaiian, February 03, 2010 - 08:43 PM.


#20
Wakes

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I dont know anything about the Axis. But, if you cant test drive them, and reviews etc seem 50/50 go with your gut. I bought a Malibu Response without ever having stepped foot in any tournament ski boats. I never looked back.




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