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Im thinking that i would like to trade my 23lsv for a vlx ....I love the size of the 23 but never have more than 8 peeps in the boat at 1 time...I like the new silver edition vlx..."Should i stay or should i go" Name the band who recorded that song.....Looking for some thoughts crew!

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NorCaliBu
..."Should i stay or should i go" Name the band who recorded that song...
The Clash. Biggrin.gif

Good luck on your boat decision. :)

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tgaugh
Im thinking that i would like to trade my 23lsv for a vlx....

You won't be dissapointed.

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SacRiverRat

Until you find a 9th peep...

What are you looking to get out of the swap? Clarify your expectations, and we may be more help

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tgaugh

VLX holds 11?

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WakeGirl

Yeah, but the 23' does it more comfortably.

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tgaugh

Very true - but he states he never has more than 8. Having 8 in the VLX, all day long.

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Malibudude
..."Should i stay or should i go" Name the band who recorded that song...
The Clash. Biggrin.gif

Good luck on your boat decision. :)

boy that was so tough.... Tongue.gif

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WakeGirl
Very true - but he states he never has more than 8. Having 8 in the VLX, all day long.

True enough. I'd be curious at what a typical day is for him. It's hard to go from a bigger boat to a smaller one, you get used to the size & storage that's available to you. Pros to each as I see them:

Pros

VLX

~ World class wakeboarding wake

~ Easier to get a good boarding & surf wake (less surface area to hull = less weight needed to sink it)

~ Handles a bit better

~ Better power to weight/surface area ratio

~ With a new boat you can get things like the Power Wedge & tanks under the floor

LSV

~ Bigger boat better accomodates large parties

~ Potential for a better surfing wake (can't comment on the boarding wake)

~ Less bowrise than the VLX

~ Better storage

I'm sure there's more, I just did that off the cuff.

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denjoe

Either way you are in great shape. There really is no wrong decision in your case. Now if you were contemplating a Sanger vs LSV, then it is entirely different.

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SacRiverRat

Very true - but he states he never has more than 8. Having 8 in the VLX, all day long.

True enough. I'd be curious at what a typical day is for him. It's hard to go from a bigger boat to a smaller one, you get used to the size & storage that's available to you. Pros to each as I see them:

Pros

VLX

~ World class wakeboarding wake

~ Easier to get a good boarding & surf wake (less surface area to hull = less weight needed to sink it)

~ Handles a bit better

~ Better power to weight/surface area ratio

~ With a new boat you can get things like the Power Wedge & tanks under the floor

LSV

~ Bigger boat better accomodates large parties

~ Potential for a better surfing wake (can't comment on the boarding wake)

~ Less bowrise than the VLX

~ Better storage

I'm sure there's more, I just did that off the cuff.

Yes, this is why I was currious why he was looking to make the change. The only other thing I'd add to a con to making the switch is the depreciation or cost of actually making the deal. There is probably some cost involved there too

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WakeGirl

Yup, you rarely make money on a deal like this.

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chief

The reasons are two fold...First is looking at the vlx the only thing you lose is the half the cooler area and a couple of people...Secondly, I like the new additions to the newer models in the way of ballast comparments,clove box,dash features.new p pass,and the auto wedge! I know i will take a hit in the wallet Cry.gif also i need a less wider wake to get my big butt over to the other side...I love the 23 but maybe I am just restless ;)

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jshap

I wish Malibu would make the Power Wedge a dealer add-on to older models. I would jump on that so fast. That would be one of (not the only) reason I would upgrade from 05 to 07. The rest of the stuff is upgradeable except maybe the glove box. I get restless like you every time I see a newer boat in the water. I just keep reminding myself how much I love my current boat and how much money I still have to spend on our lakehouse and it reins me in....good luck either way. :)

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eubanks

Why not upgrade to a 2007 LSV? Biggrin.gif The VLX is a sweet boat as well, but the room would be hard to give up for me. Even when we just have 4-5 people on our 23 footer...it is so nice to stretch out!

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ilovetrains

I have not ridden a VLX and a LSV back to back, but have been told many times the wakes a very close. We did shorten the rope after buying the LSV as the wake is very wide, and I am not close to w-2-w on it, but have plenty of fun anyway.

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hyperlitenerd
Why not upgrade to a 2007 LSV? Biggrin.gif The VLX is a sweet boat as well, but the room would be hard to give up for me. Even when we just have 4-5 people on our 23 footer...it is so nice to stretch out!

It is so nice!! Even with 9 people we were all very comfy sitting in the back, and great wakesurfin!!

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