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Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-31-2011, 10:20 AM Reply   
I saw this at Don Pedro over memorial day......Looked good!!!
Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-31-2011, 10:26 AM Reply   
LOL here they are!
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Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-31-2011, 10:30 AM Reply   
I never thought Malibu would go pickle.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-31-2011, 10:32 AM Reply   
Pleaassee NOOOOOO!
Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-31-2011, 10:35 AM Reply   
I thought it was just an axis at first but there are lots of differences that ive been able to pick out.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-31-2011, 10:58 AM Reply   
I love the pickle fork bow on my Axis. It makes running in 25-40mph winds in open water a lot drier than my previous larger boat with traditional bow
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       05-31-2011, 11:06 AM Reply   
Been hearing about this boat for a little while now. Supposedly it is a 2012 model and will be called the MTX.
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-31-2011, 11:09 AM Reply   
I've been waiting for this news to drop. Hahaha.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2011, 11:11 AM Reply   
yeah I was sworn to secrecy on this one too, may get to take a ride on one soon
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-31-2011, 11:22 AM Reply   
whats the length on that?
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2011, 11:22 AM Reply   
Supposed to be 22ft
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-31-2011, 11:28 AM Reply   
Good looking boat!It looks in style and fresh.I think they will sell well because this is the type of boat everyone wants now.Fresh look ,more room and you don't have to add the length.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-31-2011, 11:31 AM Reply   
Looks awesome.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-31-2011, 11:37 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by cwb4me View Post
Good looking boat!It looks in style and fresh.I think they will sell well because this is the type of boat everyone wants now.Fresh look ,more room and you don't have to add the length.
Let's just hope Bayliner doesn't come out with a pickle fork
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-31-2011, 11:38 AM Reply   
I wonder what's next? A slide out interior? Hahaha.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-31-2011, 11:48 AM Reply   
if this is supposed to be a mtx, i assume they will keep lsv,vlx and vtx the same?
Old    MK (csswake3)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-31-2011, 12:29 PM Reply   
I wonder what the price tag will run on that compared to the VLX??
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-31-2011, 12:43 PM Reply   
Is that a fat kid ladder under the swim step? I always felt that a regular height swim step was a good weeding out process for fatties. If you can't drag your ass up on the step, you might not want to be on the boat.

Boat looks good. Like the rounded rear end and the transom seats.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       05-31-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by csswake3 View Post
I wonder what the price tag will run on that compared to the VLX??
I have heard 90k for this boat. Seems excessive to me but people will pay it I am sure. I think it should come in about 15k cheaper than that but if Malibu can get people to pay the higher price I am sure they will.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-31-2011, 2:25 PM Reply   
its cool. but it looks way too much like the Axis they are making. i hate the linear downward stance they have, but the little details look pretty sweet! looks like the freeboard is really small, and doesnt look like its because its weighted..whats the deal with that?
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-31-2011, 2:34 PM Reply   
Well, based on the pictures, it looks like everyone is excited to finally be able to ride in the bow of a Malibu!

Interesting that this is how Malibu chose to leak the pictures of their new model, not saying that it's a bad way, just interesting!
Old    Parker Caskey (wakesetter_WW)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-31-2011, 3:41 PM Reply   
I like it. Can't wait to see more pictures of it. About time for a new boat for us. THis could be a good one to look at next summer.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-31-2011, 3:45 PM Reply   
Gorgeous boat but the front does look a great deal like their Axis' line.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-31-2011, 4:06 PM Reply   
My initial impression is... looks a lot like an Axis which you can get 1/2 the price.

My next thought is... looks like a poor attempt at copying the X-25 or the RZ2 (both awesome 22' pickleforks in this $80K + price range).

My third thought is... why do boat companies continue to pump out more models in the $80K + price range? We need more $50K boats.

Last edited by ixfe; 05-31-2011 at 4:09 PM.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-31-2011, 5:23 PM Reply   
Malibu has less expensive boats.Maybe this is a response to the axis popularity.But for the people who want more BLING!
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-31-2011, 5:32 PM Reply   
My guess is that it has the same wetted surface as the Axis and possibly even the enitre hull mold. I doubt the boat is that expensive but if it is that is insane. I may be wrong but can't you get a loaded Axis for around 50k? There is absolutely zero way you can justify 40k in extra money to go from an Axis to a MTX or whatever it is called. Like I said I doubt it is that expensive though. I am guessing right around 75-80 is where you will see more priced at. That is still quite a bit more but I could see someone justifying 25k more to get the super plush, loaded from the get go MTX.

By the way, I don't like the rear seat. I would rather have more sundeck and bigger hatches.
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-31-2011, 7:36 PM Reply   
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By the way, I don't like the rear seat. I would rather have more sundeck and bigger hatches.
If its anything like the 247 the rear seat will have the wet storage underneath. I like not having to throw everything dripping wet in the boat all the time.
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-31-2011, 7:49 PM Reply   
im sure this pickle fork boat will be sick! especially cause malibu actually focuses on their wake unlike the POS tiges with a picklefork....
the x star is awesome, along with the axis, hopefully malibu joins in
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-31-2011, 10:13 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by gnarslayer View Post
im sure this pickle fork boat will be sick! especially cause malibu actually focuses on their wake unlike the POS tiges with a picklefork....
the x star is awesome, along with the axis, hopefully malibu joins in
So I guess you would compare wakeboarding behind a POS Tige to towing with an 89 S10.
Old    Joshua Creasman (tnvolgrad)      Join Date: Dec 2010       05-31-2011, 11:10 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by gnarslayer View Post
im sure this pickle fork boat will be sick! especially cause malibu actually focuses on their wake unlike the POS tiges with a picklefork....
the x star is awesome, along with the axis, hopefully malibu joins in
Lol - seriously! You tow with an 89 s-10 and you are bashing Tige. You should take the Tige challenge, buy a Malibu, and use the $1k from Tige to buy a real truck.
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 8:05 AM Reply   
all i can say is it must of been the boat gods that told me to not purchase a 2011 lsv and keep my 05 vlx for one more summer. this makes me very very happy. i have been torn between a x25 and a lsv for the past 2 years. i want more rum for the kids but don't want a full 23 foot boat. the x25 is perfect but have always loved my bu. this boat looks to be just perfect. i will be making the call to the dealer soon to get in line for one. i just hope the wake and surf wake is sick but i am sure it will be (its a bu) i hope that the reason its sitting so high in the back is due to all the peeps in the front. can't wait to see more pics.
Old    Charlie Koch (cwkoch)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-01-2011, 8:19 AM Reply   
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i want more rum for the kids but don't want a full 23 foot boat.
You want more Rum for the kids??? WTH??
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-01-2011, 8:21 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by timmyb View Post
Interesting that this is how Malibu chose to leak the pictures of their new model, not saying that it's a bad way, just interesting!
I'm pretty sure Malibu didn't "choose" to release the first pics in this manner. My guess is the guy driving it thought he could sneak out for a day on the water w/out anybody noticing. Wrong! WakeWorld is everywhere!! LOL
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-01-2011, 9:03 AM Reply   
Glad to see that it has a full windshield. I think the Axis (and this boat) looks pretty cool but that not having the full windshield on a windy day has to suck!
Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-01-2011, 9:24 AM Reply   
I think they wanted this boat to be seen......It was out with a dealer and they came to the only place on the lake that had any people because it was so cold that day!!! They sat there for awhile making sure everyone got pics!!! If you don't want to be seen, memorial day weekend is not the time to go....lol
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-01-2011, 9:46 AM Reply   
More chili when you dip.
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 10:01 AM Reply   
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You want more Rum for the kids??? WTH??
sorry, room would be better i guess and we can save the rum from me. didn't know we had english teachers over a wakeworld but i guess we do.
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 10:03 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by mrbrian View Post
I think they wanted this boat to be seen......It was out with a dealer and they came to the only place on the lake that had any people because it was so cold that day!!! They sat there for awhile making sure everyone got pics!!! If you don't want to be seen, memorial day weekend is not the time to go....lol
they for sure wanted it to be seen. there are many private spots around many lakes to go test.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-01-2011, 10:14 AM Reply   
Oh they want it seen..... Malibu would have been in David's ear yesterday AM asking the thread to be pulled if not. Its still here. Curious to hear the price tag on this......
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 12:02 PM Reply   
i am hearing high 80s to mid 90s with a very late summer delevery of just a few units. i hope that area behind the window is as roomy as at least the vlx. it is suppose to be 100% new redesigned hull, not a axis copy
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-01-2011, 12:33 PM Reply   
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i am hearing high 80s to mid 90s with a very late summer delevery of just a few units. i hope that area behind the window is as roomy as at least the vlx. it is suppose to be 100% new redesigned hull, not a axis copy
I'm sure it's not an exact copy but wouldn't be surprised if it was a close facsimile
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       06-01-2011, 12:52 PM Reply   
What is this? Ladder?
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Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-01-2011, 1:04 PM Reply   
Looks like a ladder to me.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-01-2011, 1:07 PM Reply   
It is an automatic deploying secondary wedge for surfing. It only needs it on the driver's side though.
Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 1:09 PM Reply   
sooo......I guess it's no longer about innovation, but follow the leader???
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-01-2011, 5:09 PM Reply   
I'm never going to hear the end of this from my Mastercraft friends.... haha
Old    Seth M (Sethjoe)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-01-2011, 5:30 PM Reply   
Yes its a ladder and its already available as an add on.
Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-01-2011, 10:29 PM Reply   
so why is it with all the people there, everyone who could see this boat, these are the only three pictures of it anywhere? Surely someone out there took more pictures if this is for real. if two of us from this forum were there, there would be way more pictures than this up on this board, or somewhere else. I'm just saying.....
Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-01-2011, 10:36 PM Reply   
lol.....sorry I took about seven pics but these showed the most detail...........but as nice as this boat was I was distracted by much better looking scenery on my own boat!!
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Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-02-2011, 8:29 AM Reply   
picklefork wakesetter??? what?
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       06-02-2011, 10:19 AM Reply   
Pickle fork Bu... Pole dancing. Picklefork Bu... Pole dancing.

I'm going to go with Pole dancing.
Old    Johnny Neves (johnny_jr)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-02-2011, 11:40 AM Reply   
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so why is it with all the people there, everyone who could see this boat, these are the only three pictures of it anywhere? Surely someone out there took more pictures if this is for real. if two of us from this forum were there, there would be way more pictures than this up on this board, or somewhere else. I'm just saying.....
Not sure what you're getting at, but Brian is not part of some grand scheme by Malibu. He is an photo guy that takes hundreds of pics when on the boat. He happen to catch a couple shots of "other" cool things on the water. Truthfully I wouldn't have even bothered with pics of the boat with everything else going on.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-02-2011, 12:07 PM Reply   
With all that going on I'm surprised he turned away for three photo's. Think of all he missed while looking away! You truely sacrificed to bring us those pictures. Now bring us more POLE!!
Old    Brian Mitchell (mrbrian)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-02-2011, 12:45 PM Reply   
lol
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Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-02-2011, 1:07 PM Reply   
Fml
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-02-2011, 2:17 PM Reply   
can we just start the boats and babes thread up again? its about that time....
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       06-02-2011, 3:00 PM Reply   
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can we just start the boats and babes thread up again? its about that time....
X1
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-02-2011, 4:15 PM Reply   
Boat Bun!
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       06-04-2011, 5:09 AM Reply   
More wakesetter pics or boatbun pics please. I love them both.

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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-05-2011, 1:44 AM Reply   
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Glad to see that it has a full windshield. I think the Axis (and this boat) looks pretty cool but that not having the full windshield on a windy day has to suck!
how about automatic side windows... hahaha...
but then again
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-05-2011, 7:06 AM Reply   
It does not look like the A22 hull to me.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-05-2011, 10:14 AM Reply   
It definitely doesn't look like a axis windshield.I would guess the hull is the same as one of Malibu's other hulls,modified with the pickle fork front end.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-05-2011, 10:34 AM Reply   
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It definitely doesn't look like a axis windshield.I would guess the hull is the same as one of Malibu's other hulls,modified with the pickle fork front end.
it should be basically the VTX hull. I was told the A20 was essentially a VTX hull, the running surface is the VTX hull. <--this was from a dealer.


Robert, Malibu is the parent company for Axis. So it would make sense for it to be the same hull has the A20, add some different features on the sides and the cap and call it a Bu.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-05-2011, 12:12 PM Reply   
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....add some different features on the sides and the cap and call it a Bu.
I think you meant to say this: "...add some different features on the sides and the cap, double the price, and call it a Bu."
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-05-2011, 12:26 PM Reply   
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I think you meant to say this: "...add some different features on the sides and the cap, double the price, and call it a Bu."
hahaha exactly what i meant!
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       06-05-2011, 1:10 PM Reply   
For the record, the a20 hull is absolutely NOT the same hull as the vtx. The hull of the a20 has various distinguishing characteristics that were introduced in order to maximize the wake producing capability of the a20. I know this because I was shown exactly what the differences are by someone who owns an a20 and who has first hand knowledge of the design and manufacture of the a22 and a20.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-05-2011, 1:14 PM Reply   
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For the record, the a20 hull is absolutely NOT the same hull as the vtx. The hull of the a20 has various distinguishing characteristics that were introduced in order to maximize the wake producing capability of the a20. I know this because I was shown exactly what the differences are by someone who owns an a20 and who has first hand knowledge of the design and manufacture of the a22 and a20.
im interested what they are, wish manufacturers would put up pictures of there hulls from the bottom. whats different?

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