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ac88926 05-16-2014 8:15 AM

Our New Axis A22
 
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So the wife and I took delivery of our A22 this past weekend. I wanted to wait on posting pictures until we got it back from getting the windsheild tinted. So far we have 4.8hrs on it. I cannot begin to discribe how hard it is not to load it down until after the break in period. We ordered it without any decals and had a custom one made from Domednumbers. BTW, their customer service (Andy and Rebecca) is off the charts and I will be using them again in the future for my reg numbers and anything else that I need. Well, here she is....

tn_rider 05-16-2014 8:23 AM

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the decals cost you? I'm about to pull the tribal graphics off my wakesetter and want to do the new style or last years. Was wondering if they would be cheaper.

dukeno1 05-16-2014 8:24 AM

Awesome! Now go to Costco and buy 5 gallons of vinegar, lol! It will definitely help keep those water spots off, speaking from experience.
Nice boat, enjoy!

ac88926 05-16-2014 8:30 AM

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Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1877540)
If you don't mind me asking, how much did the decals cost you? I'm about to pull the tribal graphics off my wakesetter and want to do the new style or last years. Was wondering if they would be cheaper.

They were $250 for both sides. But unlike the factory Axis decal, the whole decal is domed. And they went to a local Axis dealer and measured the decal to make sure it was to facotry specs.

ac88926 05-16-2014 8:31 AM

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Originally Posted by dukeno1 (Post 1877541)
Awesome! Now go to Costco and buy 5 gallons of vinegar, lol! It will definitely help keep those water spots off, speaking from experience.
Nice boat, enjoy!

Already got a lot of Hot Sauce. It works really well. So far, its not as bad as I expected to keep the spots off.

bcrider 05-16-2014 8:45 AM

I would also remove your trailer guides or get new blank ones. Dealers putting their logos and other info on the guide posts has got to be one of the stupidest things to do. Here, put some white marks up and down your new rub rail.

Looks great otherwise, congrats!

ac88926 05-16-2014 8:53 AM

Thanks!

Ive never noticed the trailer guide pads putting white marks on the rub rail. At least it didnt happen on my vlx, and it had the same dealer pads on it. I know the white bumpers/fenders will put white marks on the rub rail, thats why we ordered some bouy balls from exile audio. I will keep an eye on that thought.

MIKEnNC 05-16-2014 9:03 AM

sweet boat man, congrats, summer will be awesome......as far as the white logo, I know it sounds crazy but spray paint it black,,,,, the paint only somehow sticks to the white and doesn't mess with the vinyl, just did mine and looks awesome....

tyler97217 05-16-2014 5:32 PM

Beauty and stealthy!!!! Dig the all black!

CenCalLakes 05-16-2014 10:05 PM

Verry nice

wakebrdr94 05-17-2014 3:21 PM

good looking boat

phathom 05-18-2014 10:50 AM

Now that looks great, very low profile being blacked out. The tinted windshield really helps tie it together.

tn_rider 05-19-2014 4:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ac88926 (Post 1877537)
So the wife and I took delivery of our A22 this past weekend. I wanted to wait on posting pictures until we got it back from getting the windsheild tinted. So far we have 4.8hrs on it. I cannot begin to discribe how hard it is not to load it down until after the break in period. We ordered it without any decals and had a custom one made from Domednumbers. BTW, their customer service (Andy and Rebecca) is off the charts and I will be using them again in the future for my reg numbers and anything else that I need. Well, here she is....


I see TNT is your dealer. Where are you from?

ac88926 05-19-2014 6:25 AM

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Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1877770)
I see TNT is your dealer. Where are you from?

I am from Lebanon. We typically ride Old Hickory around bartons creek and spring creek

tn_rider 05-19-2014 6:34 AM

Oh ok, I'm from paris which is about 2 hours northwest of you. I ride on the TN river.

BGeorge01 05-19-2014 7:46 AM

Beautiful boat!! Old Hickory myself, shutes branch and cedar creek

wallis_tho 05-19-2014 4:02 PM

Nice looking boat, all black looks bad a$$, congrats

trayson 05-20-2014 10:06 AM

Beautiful. Any more pics?

ac88926 05-22-2014 7:38 AM

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Here is a not so great on the water pic from last week.

phathom 05-22-2014 11:23 AM

Lookin good. I know it's still going to be in the break in period for a while, but how do you like it so far?

ac88926 05-22-2014 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by phathom (Post 1878261)
Lookin good. I know it's still going to be in the break in period for a while, but how do you like it so far?

We love it. We are coming from a 2000 VLX that we also loved. The A22 isnt really much longer, but it has so much more room than the VLX. The picklefork front end makes a huge difference too. As of tuesday I have 9 hrs on it. The wake I get with the stock 900 pounds of ballast and wedge in the A22 is equal to my 2000 vlx when we loaded it down with around 2500lbs, granted the vlx didnt have a wedge. When I hit 20 hrs I am installing the plug and play 400's on both sides of the engine (800) , a 900 # arrow sac under the front seats, 400lbs of lead scattered throughout, and an occasional 400-750 sac in the floor, plus people. Should be pushing upwards of 3500-4000 lbs. And we got the torque prop to get us out of the hole. Should be a monster.

trayson 05-22-2014 12:20 PM

Wow, so jealous. Sounds like a dream boat. And surf gate on top of it all.

Honestly, you've pretty much got about the perfect boat IMO.

ac88926 05-22-2014 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1878267)
Wow, so jealous. Sounds like a dream boat. And surf gate on top of it all.

Honestly, you've pretty much got about the perfect boat IMO.

Thanks man, I feel like it is the perfect boat and we are blessed to be able to have it. I was very lucky to find my 2000 vlx at an absolute steal and doubled my money when I sold it ( a once in a lifetime deal) . If not for this, I wouldnt have been able to afford this boat and be able to design it to what we wanted. I was between a new A22 and a 09-12' VLX. In the end, I went with the A22 because of a few reasons that arent necessarily in any specific order:

1. The wake. I have ridden behind a loaded A22 and it was insane. Cant beat the wake for the price of the boat.

2. I got to completely design it the way I wanted it. I am very anal about things and it's usually the little things that bug the sh*t out of me. When spending that kind of $, I wanted it to be exactly what I wanted. Again, very lucky to be able to do this.

3. The simplicity of the A22. I like the fact that it has toggle switches. What may be a deal breaker for some was a deal maker for me. If something happens to go wrong, its very easy to figure out. Especially for the dealer. I like the idea of malivue, but have read and heard a lot of negative reviews on it too. Im sure some have had no problems with it but for me, I like simple. Plus the price it costs to replace a faulty malivue is unreal.

4. Our lake is full of VLX's, LSV's, and MXZ's. I like being different.

trayson 05-22-2014 1:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ac88926 (Post 1878272)
Thanks man, I feel like it is the perfect boat and we are blessed to be able to have it. I was very lucky to find my 2000 vlx at an absolute steal and doubled my money when I sold it ( a once in a lifetime deal) . If not for this, I wouldnt have been able to afford this boat and be able to design it to what we wanted. I was between a new A22 and a 09-12' VLX. In the end, I went with the A22 because of a few reasons that arent necessarily in any specific order:

1. The wake. I have ridden behind a loaded A22 and it was insane. Cant beat the wake for the price of the boat.

2. I got to completely design it the way I wanted it. I am very anal about things and it's usually the little things that bug the sh*t out of me. When spending that kind of $, I wanted it to be exactly what I wanted. Again, very lucky to be able to do this.

3. The simplicity of the A22. I like the fact that it has toggle switches. What may be a deal breaker for some was a deal maker for me. If something happens to go wrong, its very easy to figure out. Especially for the dealer. I like the idea of malivue, but have read and heard a lot of negative reviews on it too. Im sure some have had no problems with it but for me, I like simple. Plus the price it costs to replace a faulty malivue is unreal.

4. Our lake is full of VLX's, LSV's, and MXZ's. I like being different.

Very cool. For me when I get into a future boat, there are certain things I want to get and might be more flexible on things that are realistic to add or change down the road.

Obviously, I want to someday make that step from having one of the better Direct drive wakeboats to having a V-drive. That's just a given.

I've really enjoyed having a playpen bow and LOVE the idea of the wraparound front seating that goes into the bow with two flip up backrests. I've seen a few manufacturers that do this. But not a ton. I personally don't like a walkthrough bow. So there's a handful of Supras and Moombas that I've seen with this configuration and I was wow'd when I saw that Axis had it.

Since the Bow is my wife's favorite place, the picklefork just makes sense. Why not add real estate to the bow when it doesn't really come with a downside (aside from some people on the looks, but I'm cool with it).

Surf system. Well, with fabrication and creativity a surf system can be added to most anything. But it'd be nice if it was there.

Rear skybox seat. I just love this idea and the fact that Axis leveraged it in a simple, yet effective way.

Value. Sure, I've ridden behind a loaded $180k G25 coastal edition. Did it kick ass? of course. Does it cost 2/3 as much as my house? Yep. Would I ever spend that kind of money on a boat? probably not unless I came into come stupid money.

Sadly, it's going to be a long time before I can afford an Axis, but it's certainly stepped up to the top of my "realistic dream boat list". My problem is that I have 'recreation A.D.D.' and I spread out my "toys" instead of just getting one super expensive toy. Yeah, if I were to sell my rock crawling Jeep, my sportbike, my camping trailer, my Audi S6, and my BMW M3 and put all my fun into the boat I could get a new Axis. But I'm not willing to do that when my boat spent over 6 months being winterized and my current boat does provide a ton of fun for the limited amount of money I have into it...

But it's sure fun as hell to dream and share the stoke of others. :D

ac88926 05-22-2014 1:08 PM

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1878273)
Very cool. For me when I get into a future boat, there are certain things I want to get and might be more flexible on things that are realistic to add or change down the road.

Obviously, I want to someday make that step from having one of the better Direct drive wakeboats to having a V-drive. That's just a given.

I've really enjoyed having a playpen bow and LOVE the idea of the wraparound front seating that goes into the bow with two flip up backrests. I've seen a few manufacturers that do this. But not a ton. I personally don't like a walkthrough bow. So there's a handful of Supras and Moombas that I've seen with this configuration and I was wow'd when I saw that Axis had it.

Since the Bow is my wife's favorite place, the picklefork just makes sense. Why not add real estate to the bow when it doesn't really come with a downside (aside from some people on the looks, but I'm cool with it).

Surf system. Well, with fabrication and creativity a surf system can be added to most anything. But it'd be nice if it was there.

Rear skybox seat. I just love this idea and the fact that Axis leveraged it in a simple, yet effective way.

Value. Sure, I've ridden behind a loaded $180k G25 coastal edition. Did it kick ass? of course. Does it cost 2/3 as much as my house? Yep. Would I ever spend that kind of money on a boat? probably not unless I came into come stupid money.

Sadly, it's going to be a long time before I can afford an Axis, but it's certainly stepped up to the top of my "realistic dream boat list". My problem is that I have 'recreation A.D.D.' and I spread out my "toys" instead of just getting one super expensive toy. Yeah, if I were to sell my rock crawling Jeep, my sportbike, my camping trailer, my Audi S6, and my BMW M3 and put all my fun into the boat I could get a new Axis. But I'm not willing to do that when my boat spent over 6 months being winterized and my current boat does provide a ton of fun for the limited amount of money I have into it...

But it's sure fun as hell to dream and share the stoke of others. :D

You hit the nail on the head with all that. The surfgate is awesome to have, even though we surf about 2% of the time. Honestly, the only reason we even got it was for resale in the future.

And yeah, the best wake Ive ever ridden is a G23 but like you said, it was as much as I paid for my first house.

Skybox seating is awesome and very simple. The wife and few others in our crew love it.

trayson 05-22-2014 1:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ac88926 (Post 1878274)
You hit the nail on the head with all that. The surfgate is awesome to have, even though we surf about 2% of the time. Honestly, the only reason we even got it was for resale in the future.

And yeah, the best wake Ive ever ridden is a G23 but like you said, it was as much as I paid for my first house.

Skybox seating is awesome and very simple. The wife and few others in our crew love it.

Well, I'm glad that you got surfgate... Because in 3 or 4 years when my boat's paid off, then it'll be nice that your Axis has it when I buy it from you!

:cool:

ac88926 05-23-2014 6:44 AM

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1878275)
Well, I'm glad that you got surfgate... Because in 3 or 4 years when my boat's paid off, then it'll be nice that your Axis has it when I buy it from you!

:cool:

That sounds like a great plan

skiboarder 05-23-2014 7:21 AM

I love the look of that boat. Vinegar and water will be your friend. I love the black boats, but hate cleaning them.

ac88926 05-23-2014 7:29 AM

Ive been using boat bling hot sauce. Works really well and smells good too. I havent found it that hard to clean. I am pretty particular about my stuff and it always gets cleaned at the end of each use. I honestly thouhght it would be worse. I used to wipe my lvx down with a wet towel followed by a dry one. Now that I have this boat ive just replaced the wet towel with someone spraying the hot sauce and me wiping as usual. Takes about the same time and puts a little wax on her each trip.


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