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Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-29-2006, 3:54 PM Reply   
O.K. all, I've read all of the this boat vs that threads. I'm a beginner wakeboarder with a family of four. I want to move from my I/O into a "crossover" boat on a budget. My choices have boiled down to 99-01 Wakesetter VLX, TIGE 21V, or 01-02 Mobius LSV, all equally equipped(PP, ballast, tower, racks..). Without starting another boat bashing thread, could those of you who know offer your advice. Thanks in advance.
Old     (mbrown)      Join Date: May 2005       01-29-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
That year, the Wakesetter is pretty nice to ski behind. However, I would ride behind all of them before deciding and pick the one that fits your riding/skiing.
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-29-2006, 6:00 PM Reply   
Hey Mike, do you mean crossover as in slalom/wakeboard ?
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-29-2006, 6:05 PM Reply   
Kids are into everything(skiing,kneeboards),so I'd like to be able to cut the wake down. I'm the only one who slaloms, but I prefer to wakeboard. Just want something roomy and versatile, time to improve my boarding.
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-29-2006, 6:19 PM Reply   
I still Slalom,and Barefoot don't think I'll stop any time soon.I went out on a Moomba a couple of months ago, the wake was decent for us non pro's.Once he sped up it laid down enough to slalom & enjoy yourself.Personaly speaking I'll be looking to buy one late this year. Jerry
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-29-2006, 6:25 PM Reply   
There's a nice lsv for sale in your area now.
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-29-2006, 6:34 PM Reply   
Todd's boat is pretty sweet,I'm selling some toys to buy one cash.I don't like payments,sounds silly but I like to own my toys.
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-29-2006, 6:45 PM Reply   
Can't blame you for that. What did you think about the low gunwhales/seat height? I was in one a few months ago as well, felt like I was sitting on the floor. Otherwise I liked it.
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-29-2006, 7:31 PM Reply   
I agree,I went to the boat show yesterday & forgot to look to see what if anything could be done.Try to get Slalom & Wakeboard pulls behind the boat you decide on before you buy.I don't know how old your kids are but if they are real young you may not want a LARGE wake.
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-29-2006, 7:39 PM Reply This ones TOO DANG FAR figures he only wants 20 for it
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-29-2006, 7:56 PM Reply   
It's only 8 hrs from me. But, he lists it as a V-drive, it's a DD. Thanks for the input.
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-30-2006, 11:11 AM Reply   
Not many opinions out there???
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2006, 12:03 PM Reply   
Of the 3 boats you listed, the only one I've slalomed behind is a 2001 VLX. My friend had one and they used it as a family, multisport boat more than a hardcore wakeboard boat. I thought it had a good recreational slalom wake at 30 and above. I've got a 98 Elite-V, and the slalom wake is comparable to mine, but his was maybe just a tad softer. The unweighted wake was fine for tubing, skiing, etc. Obviously, with wedge and weight, you can make a great wake when you want it. His did not have the wedge.
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-30-2006, 3:20 PM Reply   
Boarding wake is more important to me than slalom wake. I guess I mad a mistake using the term "crossover". I really want something that has a mild-esh wake for the kids activities, and a board wake that is good enough to progress on. I don't want to buy a wake specific boat in a year because we outgrow the wake. Sounds like I'm on the right track.
Old    malibu36            01-30-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
mike- i have a 2000 malibu sunsetter up for sale. check it out:
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-30-2006, 7:05 PM Reply   
Todd, nice boat. I'm really looking for a V Drive though.
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-31-2006, 1:05 PM Reply   
Anybody else?
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-31-2006, 1:17 PM Reply   
Old X-Star/X2. AWSA approved hull(in DD form)in a V/Drive. I run the course all the time with ours.
Old     (iagainsti)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-31-2006, 2:39 PM Reply   
I agree with Psudy. I have an 01 xstar/X2/now X1 and with no ballast it has a great ski wake for a v-drive
Old     (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       02-01-2006, 12:39 PM Reply   
The old Mastercraft 205V/ X-2 / X-Star / X-1 (2006) is the way to go for a crossover boat with a great wakeboarding wake. My father runs the slalom course with it, and I weight it down and ride behind it. This boat has proven itself time and time again.
Old     (shortman)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 7:16 PM Reply   
Haven't looked at many of those. Most I've seen are a little over my budget. I'll do some more checking. Thanks for the input.


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