how about listing both boats for us, options, hrs, ballest, stereo equipment, lighting, racks, motor, etc.... that will help us help you determine best value between the boats. also, what is he looking for, strictly wake, comfort, capacity,
now i will be honest here, i love the v205(old xstar, x2, x1) wake when weighted correctly, its a "riders" boat. but when weighted there is no room in the boat for people. i considered an x1 but i just have too many people that i ride with. its a solid wake. one of the best in its class. the vlx will be wider, roomier and when weighted correctly, lots of bow weight, and it has a wedge will throw a massive wake with alot more room. it will be a different shaped wake. you just need to ride both and determine for yourself.