So we took the boat out last evening. Due to how late we got it out we had to take it to a smaller more shallow lake than expected. This impacted the wake to some degree and made it tough to see the wakeboard wake in a straight line.
Boat: Boat itself is great on the water, plenty of room and super comfortable. Rides like a dream and seems even more maneuverable than the previous LSV. The depth of the cockpit makes it feel so much larger and the cushions hit you perfectly int he right place on your back. Rides great over chop, we did some double ups. We ran full stock and 750s in the rear, but didn't have enough weight in the bow due to time constraints. They hadn't got the adpaters for my fly highs in that go with the hi flow PNP yet, so we had to do everything with pumps. Big plus there are tons of places to plug the pump in. Two in the main cabin, one by the drivers seat, one in the glove box and one int he bow. New throttle is awesome and very responsive. Only negative is the helm. Not having analogs is even worse than i thought it would be. You have scroll too many screen, and many of them put things like speed in a tiny little corner, my wife found this out quickly and hated it too. The screens are tough to see in the sun, and almost impossible with polarized glasses on. The helm is bad bad bad.
Engine: We had the torque prop on it. MP LS3 is insanely powerful. You go form 0-40 in seconds and dont' even realize you're at 40 due to how smooth the ride is( also the digital helm makes it tough to see depth and speed at the same time, so you really don't know you're at 40...). 40 was the top end with the torque prop, but it felt like you still had a 1/4 of the throttle left when you got there, just more throttle didn't equal more speed. Engine has a little initial roar when you hammer it, but quickly quiets back down once you're on plane. We were running a** heavy and it planed out super quickly with the 750s full and wedge down with 4 in the boat. If we had more bow weight it would have done even better. Love this engine.
Wakeboard wake: Reminded me of the MXZ wake, big transition and peaky. it was a bit steep due to running heavy in the rear, but looked clean. I didn't ride it due to how small the lake was. I think it would be the best wake I've seen if I had some time to dial my weight and wedge. Also in a lake deeper than 12 feet would help, but the fact the wake was as good as it was in those conditions speaks volumes
Surf wake: Reminded me of the tige z3 wake. Super long pocket, big curl, and nice firm lip running all the way back. I rode the goofy side for a bit and loved it. Plenty of push and man I can only imagine it if I had a solid day on a good lake to get it dialed in. Buzzer isn't very loud so if you have a loud system you won't be able to hear it when it transitions. Surfgate transition was quick, but not as quick as I expected.
All in all great boat and the LS3 is the only way to go for it. All the good far outweighs the bad, but man that helm is terrible. If the boat wasn't so great the helm would stop me form buying it, but since the boat is great I can live with the helm