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Old     (westlake_waker)      Join Date: May 2008       01-14-2009, 6:24 PM Reply   
What is the wakesetter? Is it a part on the boat?
Old     (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-14-2009, 6:42 PM Reply   
hahahahaha.... no, wakesetter is not part of the boat. it is just the model name. like "suburban" or "camry".
Old     (westlake_waker)      Join Date: May 2008       01-14-2009, 6:43 PM Reply   
So what makes it a wakeboard boat?
Old     (kenv)      Join Date: May 2002       01-14-2009, 7:10 PM Reply   
VDrive & Tower.....oh and of course...Malibu Marketing Dept.
Old     (cooper)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-14-2009, 10:13 PM Reply   
he's yanking your chain. The wakesetter includes a stock tower, stock ballast, electronic multi-function switches, and a stereo just to name a few standard features on the wakesetters. With the sunsetters you'd have to ad for the tower, ballast, ect. The VTX is the 20' model.
Old     (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       01-15-2009, 12:42 AM Reply   
It's definitely a wakeboard boat. They built the hull the throw a wake, V-drive, added the wedge, tower, etc.. It's certainly not a crossover boat or a ski boat.
Old     (malibudude)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-15-2009, 7:59 AM Reply   
The wakesetter originally used to be simply a package that contained stickers, tower, ballast, and wedge starting in '99. In 2002 the Sunsetter LX (direct drive)became the Wakesetter then morphed into the I-ride ('05-'08).
Old     (wakeride26)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-15-2009, 10:36 AM Reply   
The Wakesetter does not come standard with a stereo..... Just FYI
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-15-2009, 11:12 AM Reply   

You forgot that the direct drive I-ride was a sunkicker also..

Bret is correct on the stereo...
Old     (bobby_and_mikey_dad)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-18-2009, 7:34 PM Reply   
The VTX has an awesome Ski wake, The best of any v-drive! I would say it's in the 3-3 1/2" range, fully acceptable. Paul you should check one out.
Old     (malibudude)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-20-2009, 5:24 PM Reply   
The VTX can be ordered on the diamond hull for an improved slalom wake. The downside is that you can't get the underfloor ballast. While the VTX is exceptional for a vdrive it's certainly not something to take thru the course, leave that to a true slalom boat... :-)
Old     (wakeride26)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-22-2009, 9:28 AM Reply   
You CAN order a VTX with diamond hull and have the in floor ballast. It is called a wakestter with a diamond hull. I just verified on our dealer order site.
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-22-2009, 10:51 AM Reply   
The Diamond Hull on the Vtx is now sanctioned for the course. SO you can have thee best all around boat on the water..
Old     (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-22-2009, 2:14 PM Reply   
Buguru-Don't see it on the website?

"Towboats approved for AWSA competitions in 2009 are: Correct Craft 196 (with or without Hydro-Gate), Correct Craft 206 (with or without Hydro-Gate), Malibu Response LXi, Malibu Response FXi, MasterCraft Pro Star 190, MasterCraft ProStar 197, MasterCraft ProStar 214, MasterCraft 214V and Moomba Outback."
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-22-2009, 2:20 PM Reply   
I will see if I can get a copy of it?
Old     (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-22-2009, 7:39 PM Reply   
From what I could find the Malibu Sunscape 20 LSV has been certified. This is the same basic boat as the VTX before the wakesetter package. I am sure that Buguru can find the documentation. I am fairly sure the 2007 VTX was certified for Class C tournaments only. That is the same as the Correct Craft SV 211
Old     (westlake_waker)      Join Date: May 2008       01-27-2009, 8:09 PM Reply   
What is the correct length of rope for a intermediate wakeboarder?
Old     (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       01-27-2009, 8:45 PM Reply   
intermediate meaning a couple inverts?

probably 65

(Message edited by wakeboardertj on January 27, 2009)
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       01-28-2009, 6:56 AM Reply   
Westlake - get a good wakeboarding rope and handle. They are very different from Ski ropes. Find an 85 footer that has a couple of sections at the end with a 65 foot mainline, so you can use the 65 for now, then as you progress, you can add on the rest.

Also - with a good handle you don't need gloves like with a ski handle.

And don't worry about skiing behind the VTX, it is excellent for a recreational skier.
Old     (juniorhawk)      Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: New England       01-28-2009, 10:25 AM Reply   
What's the code for quoting someone on here?

Ken's statement/answer of what makes it a wakeboarding boat being "Malibu Marketing Dept" is exactly right.

(Message edited by juniorhawk on January 28, 2009)
Old     (uwskier12)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-28-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
The Malibu Marketing and Sales Team loves to stretch the truth on everything they do.

Once again claiming a boat is an approved tournament boat when there is no proof to back that up. According to the USA Waterski website and after speaking with Brandon Wolf at USA Waterski, that claim is a lie. Let's just focus on claiming the only approved tournament boat built by Malibu at this time is the Response LXi and FXi. Note those are world record capable boats and can be used in any class c or class r tournament just like the MCs, CCs, and Moomba listed on the approved towboat sheet updated as of 11/5/08.

In the future, let's just stick to the truth. It will do us all some good!

2009ApprovedTournamentTowboats.pdf (63.3 k)


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