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AussieSkier

New Malibu for Australia ONLY

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Woodski

Will be interesting to see the details.  If it is lightweight, should be a great ski boat.  Not too surprising it won't be a US offering, it seems that in the US a stripped down, hard core ski boat does not end up selling very well even with the hard core slalom  set clamoring for one.  It would be really interesting to know what the Aussie customers actually asked for, no indication in the article as to what that was.

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Chaabo

Interesting! But if it really is a ski boat, why does the article states it would make a “big splash on the wakeboarding market”? :innocent:

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wedge88

If it's the one Jack's inspecting, then it's tall for a ski tug. (could be the floor dollies it's sitting on).  It looks like the rear hatches are similar 50/50 split of the older gen RLXi and TXi.  

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Chaabo

I don’t think it is the pictured hull, unless of course the Aussies asked for a V-Drive ski boat. :lol:

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oldjeep

Looks like a pre 2016 vtx.   Which is a fine ski boat 😁

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oldjeep

So judging by the hump, just a dd. 

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ahopkinsVTX
Just now, UWSkier said:

Sure looks like a Response LX deck with a TXi windshield

Yeah definitely agree. Probably blended the two together with tailored options to the market there. Kinda like how the lxr started. 

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UWSkier

Tried embed, got internal server error

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ahopkinsVTX
35 minutes ago, UWSkier said:

Tried embed, got internal server error

Me too. 

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AussieSkier

short nose......

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Eagleboy99

Now if they put Surfgates on it, I'm moving to the Land of Oz!

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Woodski

If an LX, what hull version will it be, or will there be some hull changes.  Hopefully, and given what I think may be a reasonable barefoot crowd in the land of OZ, will it be a good slalom / barefoot combo boat, our Aussie friends could chime in?  I would assume the rear seat 'stuff' shown in the rear camera view is easily removeable to make the 'open pen' for the hard core gang.

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KDCr7

Thats the first time I've ever heard of or seen swivel skiing. 

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asp13
46 minutes ago, KDCr7 said:

Thats the first time I've ever heard of or seen swivel skiing. 

ditto, I was thinking "what the hell kind of ski are they pulling out of that locker??!""

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jaciche

That should be a great ski boat. I love that hull. I don't see that coming to the US unless they want to kill the LXR in the US and replace it with that TXR. I'm not so sure that I love whatever that is between the 2 rear seats.

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ahopkinsVTX
6 minutes ago, jaciche said:

That should be a great ski boat. I love that hull. I don't see that coming to the US unless they want to kill the LXR in the US and replace it with that TXR. I'm not so sure that I love whatever that is between the 2 rear seats.

They have already killed the lxr. TXi (closed or open bow) is the only response available. 

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UWSkier
2 minutes ago, jaciche said:

That should be a great ski boat. I love that hull. I don't see that coming to the US unless they want to kill the LXR in the US and replace it with that TXR. I'm not so sure that I love whatever that is between the 2 rear seats.

LXR has been dead in the US since 2017.  I don't know if they could/would produce the TXR here given that's made using the old manufacturing method.  They quite literally don't make them like they used to in TN.  Plus there are typically enough used boats kicking around out there in the US market that it may not make sense. 

I'd be happy with the step there actually.  I currently step over my trunk from floor to platform, but it's a bit of a long step (and dangerous with the platform a little slippery).  As long as those two side seats can be removed but the center step/storage remain, that'd be cool.

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Eagleboy99

With some ballast and Surfgates, that has "game changer crossover" written all over it.  Of course it would cannabalize sales.

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Cole2001

I like the look of the interior on this one. It's a lot less boxy looking, more similar to the previous gen response. 

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