My first posting. We are currently using a 2001 Tige 2100V bought new. I have heard bad stories but I have no complaints with the boat (or experience with other boats). We have over 1000 hrs on it, guys doing all the inverts (65 to 75') with no ballast but usually full of people. Mostly board, but like to switch to barefooting and skiing occasionally, some tubing (unfortunately). Main reason for buying at the time was did not have to deal with ballast and changes between different sports was just adjusting taps, also seemed to be well constructed and Mercruiser could be serviced locally. Never seen it done in person, but think the wife and I (50's) might be interested in surfing. Been a great boat but ready for something new.
My main question is will the VLX with just standard hard tank ballast, wedge and surf gate provide a good wakeboard wake and a surf wake while still being ok for skiing/barefooting. Hate to use up all the storage space with bags. Test drove a 20 mxz, thought the wake looked similar to my Tige. Dealer said VLX wake would be about the same. Not sure about surf wake with gate. Drove a Z3, thought it looked similar also, maybe a little better. Both looked fine for skiing at higher speeds. 22 mxz or similar would require modifying boat house considerably.
Thanks for any info.