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VTX vrs VLX

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Newsurfer

We are looking for a early to mid 2000 something Vtx and or VLX. We dont wakeboard primarily ski and surf. Question is how does a VLX ski and what year did they start building the VTX? Thanks in advance.

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wakesetter8796

Wakesetter VLX, at least the earlier years like 2000-2004 ski pretty good. 05-08 not so much. Our friend has a diamond hull 07 VLX and it is manageable. VTX started in 07 and even the wake hull is really nice for a v drive and the diamond is even better. If you are doing any type of skiing I would get the VTX.

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jaciche

Our '04 skis pretty well for a v drive. 2 people vs. 4 people makes a big difference on the harshness of the wake. We dont surf but I would recommend this hull for your needs. We barefoot and ski in the morning with 3 people and wakeboard/relax during the day with more people in the boat. The vtx's on the diamond hull are better for skiing. You'll have to decide if you prefer boat size over a better wake.

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edgeski1

The Sweet spot is the 2004 Wake VLX with the diamond hull if you can find one. Or a Sunscape 21LSV "Fakesetter" from that year. That'll get you awesome slalom wake, great wakeboard wake, it surfs just fine, an dit has the gorilla fins for tracking

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Nitrousbird

If you just want to surf and ski:

- VTX

- 2001 Sunsetter VLX

- 2002 - 2004 Sunscape 21LSV

Those are your best Malibu V-drive choices for your needs; decide your budget which will then decide which of the above you can afford. VTX budget needs to be 40k+. Sunscape budget figure around 23-30k. Sunsetter figure 18-28k. Obviously condition and options will make a difference on the price. You could also get away with a model that has no tower (which will save money), though surf board storage will suck as a result.

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