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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 3:22 PM Reply   
We're about to start building the next mighty Malibu that will represent WakeWorld, a 2008 VLX. I'm fooling with the colors and so far this is what I like best; simple black and white. I'd probably do black and blue if they had a navy blue, but their blues are both too bright for me.

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If you think I'm making a mistake with this color combo, please go to Malibu's website and create the color combo that you think would look better and post the images here. Thanks for your help!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-29-2007, 3:28 PM Reply   
I dislike the graphics. My 2 cents.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-29-2007, 3:34 PM Reply   
Malbu offers three shades of blue: vapor, dark and midnite. Vapor is that lighter blue, dark blue is a bit darker than a Dodger blue, and the midnite is a dark navy blue.
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-29-2007, 3:35 PM Reply   
I like it, but I don't have to keep the black looking good or searing people's skin.

Sign me up for this one:
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Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-29-2007, 3:44 PM Reply   
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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 3:47 PM Reply   
The midnight blue doesn't seem that dark to me. I want a blue that's almost black.
Old    summertime (ride900)      Join Date: May 2007       05-29-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
I like this Upload
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-29-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
is this better, jrod?

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Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
I agree with J I don't care for those grafix Dave
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 3:55 PM Reply   
Ok, thanks, but I'm not really looking for a critique of the graphics since that's not something I have the power to change. Just looking for ideas on how to make the colors look better.
Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-29-2007, 3:56 PM Reply   
yea dave your last boat the yellow on black was sick. thats BLAH! IMO you might want a boat that when everyone sees it they think of WW. So stand out a little more. my .01
Old    will colston (dekay)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-29-2007, 4:00 PM Reply   
I'm voting for summertime's colors.
Old    Brad Duffy (the_madness)      Join Date: May 2003       05-29-2007, 4:02 PM Reply   
How about a big Wakeworld logo instead of the Wakesetter logo.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-29-2007, 4:07 PM Reply   
I am sure malibu is giving them a huge discount on the boat. I doubt they want to lose exposure by not putting 'wakesetter' on the boat.
Old    Brad Duffy (the_madness)      Join Date: May 2003       05-29-2007, 4:08 PM Reply   
Good point.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-29-2007, 4:09 PM Reply   
Second the summertime vote but if it was me I would go black/yellow again, that was sic!
Old    J Cas (jcas)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-29-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
I think the Wakesetter Graphics are sick, but I wouldn't mind seeing an old school color scheme . . . new boat with late '70s Brown, Orange, and Yellow paint job.
Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-29-2007, 4:21 PM Reply   
I'd go with all white, you have got to be sick of vinegar by now.
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 4:28 PM Reply   
I agree with the "flashy" comment who bout thisUpload
Old    summertime (ride900)      Join Date: May 2007       05-29-2007, 4:29 PM Reply   
Different
would look real good with a matching tower
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 4:30 PM Reply   
I meant "how"
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-29-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
i think the new graphix are off the hook. best they have ever done
Old    walt            05-29-2007, 4:36 PM Reply   
Sorry Al but that boat fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

So far I like I like Roddyrod's the best by far.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-29-2007, 4:41 PM Reply   
dave i like the black and white. clean yet sophisticated
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 4:43 PM Reply   
So what

But if it drove by you would remember it. HUH?

kinda like a train crash, you can't help but look
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-29-2007, 4:44 PM Reply   
Another vote for Roddyrod's. Dave do you have a choice on which logo to choose, or does it have the be the big wakesetter logo?
Old    walt            05-29-2007, 4:45 PM Reply   

quote:

But if it drove by you would remember it. HUH?




Yes I would...Just like I remembered Dave's last boat.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 4:53 PM Reply   
The Wakesetter logo is going to be slightly different. The one you see is one of the choices for '07. I've seen the '08 version and it is similar. From what they're telling me, they will only have one choice for 2008, which is a little disappointing. I like the variety they've had in the past. Hopefully, that will change.

Roddy's is pretty cool and that is one that I'm considering as well. The good thing about that one is that all the gel coat inside the boat (that everyone will be touching) will be white instead of black. That will reduce burning and visible scratches.

Al...like a train wreck. I don't want to own a $70,000 boat that even the most evil thieves refuse to steal because of the color scheme!
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-29-2007, 4:55 PM Reply   
I am not really a big fan of green, but for some reason I have always liked the greens that Malibu has put out there. A green/white combo or green/black combo would look cool. As for the Black/white combo, I like the one that RoddyRod posted.
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 4:56 PM Reply   
I hear ya it was mostly a joke. but hey some one would like it. (maybe, eh maybe not)
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-29-2007, 5:08 PM Reply   
Another Vote for Evil one's ride....Here is my vote.
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Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-29-2007, 6:06 PM Reply   
There was a tan/cream VLX with a matching tan tower at the spring ride. It was one of coolest cleanest VLX's I've ever seen.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-29-2007, 6:17 PM Reply   
i like the black and white i think it looks good.

(for the record i too dont care for the graphic but i know thats not for critique)
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-29-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
i'm not a photoshopper, but what would all white look like with a white tower... I'm thinking that might look cool. Maroon interior accents like Joe Pesci's Caddy in Casino. :-)

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Old    TK (swab791)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-29-2007, 6:46 PM Reply   
Get rid of the WAKESETTER LOGO and go with

"WAKEWORLD.COM" What has BU done for you?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-29-2007, 6:49 PM Reply   
Give Allen a break, he's color blind!
Old    James (jwharan)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-29-2007, 6:53 PM Reply   
They do have a navy blue, and it is very dark, just bad picture on the malibu website. It is slightly darker than the blue of this website.

(Message edited by jwharan on May 29, 2007)
Old    deltariders...tim (brick)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-29-2007, 6:56 PM Reply   
Color blind and on pain meds!!!!
Old    max luna (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2007, 7:12 PM Reply   
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onlyinboards, heres your white tower.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-29-2007, 7:16 PM Reply   
My local shop every year has an all white boat lite grey carpet,white tower,white dash gauges.
They ALWAYS sell it first garunteed.

You can call it the "ghost"
Old    Dustin O'Ferrall (dustinoferrall)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-29-2007, 7:16 PM Reply   
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Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-29-2007, 7:20 PM Reply   
im surprized that no one has noticed the change in the tower for 08. slightly taller and slightly different shape. take a seccond look at the color scetches
Old    mike hillard (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-29-2007, 7:30 PM Reply   
I like Dustins beige with the graqphic in the last picture the best.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-29-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
"im surprized that no one has noticed the change in the tower for 08"

Yeah, I don't think it looks as good. It looks like it sticks straight up, instead going forward and following the contour of the windshield.
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-29-2007, 7:49 PM Reply   
The wakesetter graphic loks great. That tribal stuff is played out.
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2007, 7:54 PM Reply   
They should bring back the CFT Blade tower.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-29-2007, 7:55 PM Reply   
yea based upon the look of the scethes im not sure im too into it right now but i also didnt like the illusion tower when it first came out to well see. but it will be good as far as making it taller becuase i always hit my freakin head on my friends speakers.

i agree with matt that the tribal is way played out.
Old    cosmocat (treycleaton)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-29-2007, 7:59 PM Reply   
Grey and blue, no graphics.
Old    MK (csswake3)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2007, 8:05 PM Reply   
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Old    MK (csswake3)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2007, 8:06 PM Reply   
Sorry, the quality probably sucks....the colors are reuben and black
Old    jasonL (aebrand.com) (_jason_)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-29-2007, 8:08 PM Reply   
Heres my go at it...

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Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-29-2007, 8:14 PM Reply   
how do you put the picture on here??

heres the link,... i think,....

http://www.malibuboats.com/default.aspx?pageID=55&modelID=107
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 8:17 PM Reply   
Guys, the images above are from the Malibu website, which is still showing 2007 boats and towers. It's just a cartoon rendering of the boat and Illusion X, so don't read anything into it.

I did get to see some pics of the Illusion XS tower and it has some very cool changes. I'm not sure if the height has changed or not, but I'm hoping that is what we'll have on our boat.

All white is one of my favorites and that's what we had with our previous Wakesetter. The funny thing is that it was a total head-turner because nobody does all white. I'm going to check with them to see if the tower colors can be anything but black. That boat with the brown tower looks incredible!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-29-2007, 8:53 PM Reply   
Does anyone have a real pic of a Malibu with midnight blue as one of the colors?
Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-29-2007, 9:11 PM Reply   
I like it dave
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-29-2007, 9:45 PM Reply   
Dave,

I'll hook you up tomorrow when I go to work.

I've seen alot of BU's leave my shop and the viper blue and black combo is my favorite so far.
Old    Jason H (turbonine)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-29-2007, 10:23 PM Reply   
Dave,

What are the changes associated with the Illusion XS tower???
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-29-2007, 11:34 PM Reply   
Dave W- I'd suggest heading out to a local Malibu dealer and checking out the colors in question in person before you decide on colors. The blues in iSpec are all too light in color, and the Sangria doesn't seem to show up nearly as well as it does on the boats we have at the shop.

example of vapor blue- http://malibuboats.com/default.aspx?pageID=6&modelID=119

example of dark blue- http://malibuboats.com/default.aspx?pageID=6&modelID=128

example of midnite blue- http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/0/5/87755505.htm the colors look a bit off in this link, but you can get an idea of how dark the blue is compared to the black next to it.
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-30-2007, 5:18 AM Reply   
Here's my new ride with blue, grey and white.

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Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-30-2007, 6:22 AM Reply   
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I like how this one looks.
Old    Wakeboardin (wakeboardin)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-30-2007, 7:07 AM Reply   
I think this is the old school blue you wanted.Upload
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Old    Wakeboardin (wakeboardin)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-30-2007, 7:12 AM Reply   
my favUpload
Old    Larzon (xsmini)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-30-2007, 8:10 AM Reply   
midnight blue is really really dark, It shows up about 1000 times brighter in i-spec

with that said, the last one is my pic
Old    Cris (criswb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-30-2007, 8:10 AM Reply   
i found this pic on another forum.
I really like it
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Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-30-2007, 8:26 AM Reply   
My favorite is shanes boat
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-30-2007, 8:28 AM Reply   
By jason callen (westsidarider) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 4:34 pm:


quote:

i think the new graphix are off the hook. best they have ever done




I totally agree,great looking boat
Old    K.B.C.            05-30-2007, 9:14 AM Reply   
I like the black and white, I'd give Roddyrods the vote so far.

Here is a link to the best looking VLX I have ever seen. One of the mods over at wb.com, I think he is around here also.

http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=59286
Old    David (l1spoogy)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-30-2007, 9:16 AM Reply   
Dave,
Here is midnight blue on our Vride.Upload
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Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-30-2007, 9:53 AM Reply   
i like the all white, might be cool with the midnight blue accent stripe like on the wb.com forum image.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-30-2007, 10:01 AM Reply   
Wow, I like that all-white boat, but I think they need a white bimini as well! That's definitely going into the consideration list. So does Malibu make the tower available in different colors or are all these colored towers custom painted?
Old    Jeff (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-30-2007, 10:04 AM Reply   
The white one looks hot.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-30-2007, 10:07 AM Reply   
keeping that white bimini white is going to be HARD.I have some white in my bimini and I can tell you it is not completely white.
Old    Aaron Nielsen (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-30-2007, 10:12 AM Reply   
a) White / White - CLEAN
b) Brn/Wht/brwn - haven't seen many like it & also think its clean
Old     (admin)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-30-2007, 10:20 AM Reply   
Let me try this one. I had to bust out the admin account since it's a little large.

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Old    KG - WakeboardNJ.com (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-30-2007, 10:28 AM Reply   
Dave,
Are you talking to Malibu, or just getting into deciding what you want to do?

I would think that because your choosing Malibu as your boat, and also the fact that it's the official Wakeworld boat, they would help you out with repainting the tower, a slightly darker or lighter shade of a current color and more. Yes this will make a custom boat, but your resale at that point is better too. And look who it is for.
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-30-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
Even with the black tower, I have to say I like the ALL white best...SICK!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-30-2007, 11:01 AM Reply   
Yes, I've been talking with Malibu, just trying not to bug them too much with all my questions. :-) I'd like to get a stock color because the purpose is to promote the boat and I don't want a bunch of potential customers running to Malibu asking for a color that is not available.

It looks like the tower color can be something other than black, so that makes me lean towards the all-white version even more. If I could get it with a white tower, bimini and swimstep grip (not sure about those last two), that would look insane!!

Sorry to tease you guys earlier on the Illusion XS tower change, but apparently that's only for the 247 and 23 boats. The VLX will have the same Illusion X tower.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-30-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
I like the all white too. Looks sharp, easy to sell, low maintenance.
Old    mendo247            05-30-2007, 11:08 AM Reply   
ALL WHITE!!!
Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-30-2007, 11:13 AM Reply   
All white eh Dave...what do I win??? ;)

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