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Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2003, 3:46 PM Reply   
Check it out.....the new boat is coming along in production quite nicely. I can't wait to see it in person!!

Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2003, 3:48 PM Reply   
Here are a couple more:

Old     (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       09-22-2003, 3:48 PM Reply   
Old    norcal_99            09-22-2003, 3:50 PM Reply   
That's cool. How did you get the pics of production?

Which tower are you getting?

Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2003, 3:53 PM Reply   
The Malibu sales guy is providing excellent customer service. He contacted someone at the factory and asked them to take pics along the way!!

I am getting the Skylon Swoop tower - polished.
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-22-2003, 4:05 PM Reply   
That is one sweet lookin boat.
Old    norcal_99            09-22-2003, 4:05 PM Reply   
Awesome service.

Nice boat, I like the colors.

Old     (levi)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-22-2003, 4:31 PM Reply   
Looks great! I heard that the Backrolls are much easier behind the '04 bu! :-)

Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-22-2003, 4:43 PM Reply   
wow - really nice christie! sweetness.
Old     (kimmy)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-22-2003, 4:53 PM Reply   
Like the color, looks good.
Old    wantboatnow            09-22-2003, 5:03 PM Reply   
What color is the interior? All I can think of is ouch, its gonna burn your ass. I have light grey in my boat on it burns, dont want to even imagine that dark of a color and the temp its gonna be.
Old     (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-22-2003, 5:10 PM Reply   
Don't think ill be up this fall, so ill see you next spring!!!!! Save me a seat!!!!!
Old     (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-22-2003, 5:11 PM Reply   
Going to look awesome on the water and off the chain behind your excursion.
Old    wakelvr            09-22-2003, 7:36 PM Reply   
Looks great Christie! That color scheme looks really nice... reminds me of something though but can't quite put my finger on it......

Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2003, 8:16 PM Reply   
Levi - I hope you are right about those backrolls

Chad - The colors are platinum and charcoal gray. I struggled with choosing the darker color because of the heat factor, but my light interior in the old boat got hot in the summer time too.....I'll just put extra towels in the boat!

Chris - there will be a seat with your name on it for sure...come on up!

Stef - That's what Josh is telling's the Raider boat....he can keep THINKING that...haha!
Old     (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-22-2003, 8:39 PM Reply   
So umm... if you ever need a third ya know?
Old     (cramey)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-22-2003, 8:39 PM Reply   
can i ride it?

cough cough, powell trip?
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-22-2003, 8:42 PM Reply   
as 50-cent would say, that boat is P I M P
Old     (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-22-2003, 8:51 PM Reply   
Aw, crap. Now I want a VLX even more.
Old     (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-22-2003, 9:06 PM Reply   
I think the interior color scheme came out looking bad @ss, and with a polished tower, oh man... "Ev'ry time I come around your city bling, bling!" You got the Lorinzer 22" rims on the trailer right?
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-22-2003, 9:29 PM Reply   
Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-23-2003, 5:53 AM Reply   
Someone's spoiled!
Ha ha, just kidding.
Congrats - that's one supreme wake machine.
Old     (blackandblue)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-23-2003, 6:05 AM Reply   
Very nice, Christie, very nice...
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 9:06 AM Reply   
Thanks everyone! These pics are just making me even more antsy to see it!! hahaha

Chris - I would love to hit Powell some day, but it will probably have to wait until Spring or Summer! You guys just need to take a rode trip back to the delta!!

Andre - How's your quest going for a new boat?

David - I guess I do spoil myself a little
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-23-2003, 9:15 AM Reply   
Excellent Christie! Very nice!

Malibu should give you a great deal as you are making a heck of a testimony for them with this second VLX purchase.

My experience at Shasta with my BU and my current condition (older and broken) has me thinking about another VLX. The more rampy wake of the VLX is a lot more forgiving and less harsh on the body. And, the surf wake is awesome (not sure how it compares to the SAN but I bet it is better because of prop rotation and boat width).
Old     (jeffr)      Join Date: May 2002       09-23-2003, 10:25 AM Reply   
That’s a nice looking boat! Congrats!
Bet you can’t wait for it to be done. Be sure to get the pics with the polished tower when it’s on.

One question for you on the color…. Is the black extending up beyond the rub rail something special ordered?

My wife and I are still boat shopping and we were looking at ordering a VLX with a red main with a red first accent stripe… my dealer made it sound like the color would stop at the rub rail. That’s the second pic I have seen with color going up past the rub rail. I like it that way… it sets off the ‘bling’ of the stainless better.
Old     (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 10:36 AM Reply   
Bling Bling Pinky Ring! I got mine first though!
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 10:39 AM Reply   
Jeff - yes, it is an extra option. It's called "color above the rub rail" (at least it is named appropriately, huh?). I saw a sweet red & white one that had red for the hull and the accent with while for the main. Higher maintenance with the dark hull, but it looked sweet!

I will definitely post more pics as it progresses. Hopefully, I will post pics that I take myself this weekend!!!

You won't be disappointed with the's one hell of a nice boat! Make sure you post pics when you and your wife finally decide on the color scheme!
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 10:46 AM Reply   
Buff - I guess Dave likes you best
Old    sickboy            09-23-2003, 11:12 AM Reply   
Sweet ride Christie!!!
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 12:05 PM Reply   
Dane - Do you think Malibu will give me a "buy two VLXs, get one FREE" deal? hahahaha

Thanks, Mark...let me know when you want to ride behind it!!
Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-23-2003, 1:17 PM Reply   
I love everything about me 03 VLX and wouldnt give it up for anything else. SAN wakes are like hitting brick walls ;)

Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-23-2003, 1:19 PM Reply   
Oyea... AWSOME looking VLX. Nice colors :-)
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-23-2003, 9:52 PM Reply   
BTW, Christie, your profile pic is sweet!
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-23-2003, 10:13 PM Reply   
Thanks, Dane.

Jason Payne took that shot on Sunday....the Payne's were gracious enough to take me out on their X-2 while my VLX is "in the shop"...hehe!
Old    wakelvr            09-24-2003, 8:35 AM Reply   
I still think you need to smile and wink at the camera;-)

Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-24-2003, 8:41 AM Reply   
Stef - I'll work on that...haha. You know how intense I get when I'm focused!
Old     (blackandblue)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-24-2003, 8:48 AM Reply   
Christie, Stef
I can photoshop the image for ya...8^)
I hope I don't get carried away and go beyond the wink and smile...could be trouble...
Old     (garyw)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-24-2003, 9:39 AM Reply   
Christie, congrats. I know you will love her, cause we love ours
Old     (jrichard)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-24-2003, 10:13 AM Reply   
Nice, nice boat, Christie. I can hardly wait to start mooching rides from you!
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-25-2003, 10:04 AM Reply   
Gregg - be careful with that Photoshop...I just saw the pic you touched up of Jimmy....oh my! You didn't do that to my shifty shot did you? lol!

JR - well, mooching will have to wait another week. The boat got tied up at the tower yet!
Old    wakelvr            09-25-2003, 10:32 AM Reply   
Hey Gregg... Make her smile and/or wink in the picture:-)
Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-25-2003, 10:41 AM Reply   
which skylon tower are you getting? the classic?

and lol - when looking for skylon's site i found this skylon "tower":
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-25-2003, 10:52 AM Reply   
Christopher - That's it!!! Do you think we will be able to get some big air off that one??? lol

Actually, it will be the Skylon Swoop tower.
Old     (ssg)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-25-2003, 12:20 PM Reply   
Christie - Very nice boat! I envy you. I have been up to the Bu dealer in Pheonix for a couple years now, but just can't make that decision to spend the cash....Don't know what's wrong with me???

Andre - Schaweeeet profile pic! That's what its all about! What did you end up getting anyway, I remember something about a Nautique? Yes?

Anyway....have fun ya'll. I'm still riding.

Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-25-2003, 2:39 PM Reply   
ya you mentioned that before - that it's the swoop tower, but when i look on their site all the towers have the swoop logo next to them and none are specifically called "swoop." which one of these is it?
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-25-2003, 2:42 PM Reply   
I'm guessing it's the swoop classic, just like the one's on the VLX's at our tournament last Saturday, Christopher!
Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-25-2003, 2:44 PM Reply   

Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-25-2003, 2:51 PM Reply   
It's the Classic tower and I also ordered four two-board racks, a custom speaker box and a polished light bar!!
Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-25-2003, 2:55 PM Reply   
cool! those are nice. don't think much of their other towers.
Old     (paulsmith)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-25-2003, 4:14 PM Reply   
Ross, still wringing my hands over whether to "upgrade" but probably will wait a little while. VLX, Super Air, and X2 are all in play.

Thanks re the profile pic. Dave Vincent took that for me.
Old    norcal_99            09-26-2003, 1:36 PM Reply   
Paul, If you get the VLX, not only is it a great boat, you wont have to change the sticker on your tow vehicle.

Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-28-2003, 6:52 PM Reply   

What are your plans for the ballast system?
Will you keep the solid tanks in the back?
Will you supplement them with sacks or lead?

Also, is the center ballast a solid tank these days?

Also, does the wedge help with surfing? I imagine not. But, left and right trim tabs would probably help a bunch.
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-28-2003, 7:46 PM Reply   

It will probably take a little while to get the wake dialed in where I want it, but the current plan is to use all the hard tanks with the wedge and then supplement with a little lead.

To tell you the truth, I'm not sure about the MLS. I think he told me that they were switching to a hard tank this year. I guess I'll find out for sure next weekend!
Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-29-2003, 1:53 PM Reply   
They left the ski locker bag a sac instead of going to the hardtank. Only the new LSV has the hardtank in the ski locker.

200 on each side of the engine (MLS tank)
500 in the ski locker.
Old     (wakehype)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-29-2003, 1:55 PM Reply   
I like the sac, they also make one thats the same width but longer (another company, not sure) and it fills up to 800.

Some people also remove the hard tanks in the back and throw 540 sacs in place. Having the storage is nice tho.
Old     (forwaken)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-29-2003, 2:06 PM Reply   

Yes, the wedge helps with surfing!!


I'll trade you windshields, and stereo's. with my 03'.
Very nice boat.

(Message edited by forwaken on September 29, 2003)
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2003, 3:29 PM Reply   
Chad - thanks for the trade offer, but I might be kind of attached to mine once I finally take possession

Do you ever bring yours out to the Delta?
Old     (forwaken)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-29-2003, 4:07 PM Reply   
Yes, quite a bit, I was just at Ladd's yesterday with Joel Cervantes and Brian (I don't know his last name but he is aka Squid.) They both said they had ridden with you before and Joel was actually gonna shoot you my e-mail about that trip you were planning this comming weekend.
Old     (hydrosport)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-29-2003, 8:59 PM Reply   
What's up with all this VLX talk? I heard it's only good for messing up knees. j/k christie...
It's definitely gonna be a head turner.

Chad, Stef is planning the trip, I sent her your email.
Old     (cfisher)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2003, 9:18 PM Reply   
Chad - we'll have to hook up on the water one of these days.

Joel - you are just never going to let me forget that my first VLX was the cause of your knee injury, are you? Do you think you will even give this one a try? hahahaha
Old    hockeyruss            09-30-2003, 4:29 AM Reply   
Christie, you'll love it, the new Xplod sound system rocks. I added tower speakers, a 12" sub and 2 600watt amps to mine and it rocks! Bought the additional stuff off ebay (100 per amp, 50 for the sub in a box, 300 for the tower speakers), the sub was the only thing used. My boat now leaves a wake in nuetral with the sub!! Anyway, if you are doing the stereo yourself it is easy and can be very reasonable.
Old     (forwaken)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-30-2003, 5:43 AM Reply   

My bad...


Old     (kimmy)      Join Date: Aug 2001       10-02-2003, 6:55 PM Reply   
NICE looking boat seeing it with the human eye. John and I just saw you on Hwy 4 getting off at your exit at about 6:20. Looks good behind your rig too. Congratulations!


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