This looks like a sweet boat....
Edited by Fman, July 23, 2013 - 09:45 AM.
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What can you say.....it's a derivative of Malibu styling. Can't beatem' join em'.
I thought the same thing, looks like an updated LSV.... that is what happens when you hire a bunch of Malibu peeps.
Any word on a surf system from Supra?
Edited by Fman, July 23, 2013 - 09:50 AM.
Knock offs are always crap
I find it so funny when people ask this. Its a trim tab adjustor or something on the likes. Centurions have them on both sides, one for the cats now.
On the older models, it was the lever for the wake plate.
Edited by 2008vtx, July 23, 2013 - 01:16 PM.
SA's are slick looking boats, but the dealer here wants a pretty penny for them. I'd be willing to bet they are around what Nautique will want for their G21. I know they wanted more for a SA450 than the malibu dealer wanted for a loaded 24mxz with the super charged engine at our boat show this past year.
Its for the wake plate , I just got an SA two weeks ago. I have always loved my Malibu's and never considered jumping ship on them but with the team Skiers Choice has put together the new SA is beyond good its great in my opinion. As I said above I have always loved Malibu's and never considered leaving the line but when looking at the MXZ vs the SA the Supra won by a longshot in quality and wake ( wakeboard only not surf ).I also think that it handles rough water better and had a some small features that I felt where very well thought out and more user friendly. If I had a family and surfed more than wakeboard I think the LSV would be my boat but we mostly wakeboard the SA is great at that.
I had a 2008 22SSV, nice boat, but I could never get a clean wake under 22.5 mph with the 22SSV, it was really hard to wakeboard at slower speeds and achieve a clean wake. They are definitely stepping up there game... I have heard many good things about the SA, I saw it tow an INT event last season in Nor-Cal. Most of the riders had good feedback on it, not a "game changing" wake but good enough for advanced riders.
The only thing they lack is a surf system now, imo, the LSV/MXZ will produce as good of a wakeboard wake as the SA when properly weighted. If I were in the market for a pickle fork/23' boat I would have to go with the Malibu, if everything was a tie between the two, the surfgate would put Malibu into the game changer mode and give someone that much more flexibility. I guess this is coming from someone who has been using surfgate all summer, and cant imagine not having it on the boat... we wakeboard, but its so nice to be able to surf with such little effort and crazy ballast configurations.
Edited by 2008vtx, July 23, 2013 - 03:11 PM.
Edited by DatTexasBoy, July 23, 2013 - 07:50 PM.
Game changer no ... IMO better wake than the MXZ yes , get out of the hole better yes , better finish YES. As far as surf gate ya its cool and I would want it on my boat when I'm changing diapers and cutting the crust off my kids sandwiches. But until then I want big ballast and that is what the SA does good for wakeboarding. I don't think any of the pickle forks surf amazing , and as I stated above we don't surf much. As far as SG being a game changer .... not sure I agree. Sliced bread , Electricity and Velcro are game changers SG is cool if you don't want to add weight and have a surf wake that is a little better than most. I thiknk SG is the way to go especially for families that don't want to mess with more weight. But the two surf gate boats I have been on have all been running bigger bags so would lead me to believe SG isn't a "game changer" maybe the ballast bag is ?......
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