over the years ive riden many moombas, nautiques, mastercraft, and malibu wake boats. all years and wake models. and the axis is the one boat me and my gf have to take 5' off our line to clear at our normal speed.
i think the axis also used the old school two live well pumps per bag? and pee out the side. the moomba used the reversable single pumps per bag, and is all done underwater.
i did have one of my pumps go out. it was mounted with the impeller above the motor, water leaked and shorted out the motor. all you have to do is flip the pump over. its a free and 5 minute fix. and maybe mine was just a fluke deal. i havent heard of anyone else having problems on there newer moombas. SC doenst make the pumps, they buy them.
i dont have any problems with washout on my LSV, i know the settings she likes and we never have anyone in the boat so i can set it up right every time. the ballast % digital readout really helps with this.
i can see how the wider and pickle for hull of the axis could make it less weight senstitive though. makes sence. its just not ever been an issue for me.
i also agree on the moomba having more refined gelcoat overall. especially on color breaks/changes.
and the moomba perfect pass seems to work better than the axis. i have there digital cruise pro which i think is standard now. official perfect pass was a $700 option if i recall.
my 03 tower did shake and make noise pretty bad. the '11 has better triangulation and is bigger tube. it doenst move at all or make noise.
i do like the open windsheild on the axis for texas heat and dock reaching and talking to rider.
definatly check out both see what you like and dont like about both. and compare cost and value. on average the axis from my personal experiences are about $8,000 more.
also the axis is considered "cool:" on the forums. the moomba probly will never be
if this is important to you than its an easy choice.
we all love our brands. go out and see which boat YOU love. we wont be on it lol.