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Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       05-16-2017, 7:25 PM Reply   
Thinking about getting one but I've never owned a Malibu before. I've heard both good and bad things from people who own or have owned them. Just looking to here what current owners say about them.

Currently I own a 2015 Supra SC400 but looking to get a new boat.

Cheers!
Old    Paul Davis (Paulvette01)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-17-2017, 5:09 AM Reply   
Not an owner but did test a new 2017 22 MXZ this weekend. Initial thoughts (currently own a 2009 X-Star), materials, fit & finish much better than previous years I had seen. sounded nice on the water, very good looking boat. Board racks good, touch screen looked great. limited storage (compared with my current boat), seemed roomier overall though. sadly only able to test it in shallow water, wakeboard wake with wedge down was absolutely insane - you could almost part with your cash just for that, wakesurf wake seemed good considering the shallow depth but need to go and re-test that when its dialled in or maybe in deeper water (I'm hoping its going to be awesome). - only had 3 or 4 hours in/around it but was impressed and enough to consider buying one, could do with a bit more testing though..

look forward to seeing what other people post on this thread and their thoughts about the wakesurf wake (as a surf wave is my only consideration for changing boat otherwise happy with mine)

also looking to see how people rate the surf wave vs say the G23 or X23
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-17-2017, 5:34 AM Reply   
Spent all day Sunday on a 24 MXZ (drove it for a few hours, wakeboarded, wakesurfed, etc...). Favorite boat out there, hands down. I'm sure the 22 is every bit as good, minus some size.

The Wake and Wave are huge
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       05-17-2017, 6:47 AM Reply   
When you guys did your demo's did they have the extra 500# sacs in the rear or just the hard tanks?
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-17-2017, 7:02 AM Reply   
Remember, the 2017 is a completely new hull and boat from the previous MXZ.

I own one and have 70 trouble free hours on my '17.

Run the plug n play in the back at about 75% full if you don't have passengers/weight in the nose and enjoy.

The wake and wave will exceed everyone's ability level. It's awesome.
Old    Paul Davis (Paulvette01)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-17-2017, 7:04 AM Reply   
I had full front ballast (additional ballast tank on the demo boat to), rears half full I believe plus full wedge - sadly tested in shallow water so i'm confident the surf wake will be way better than I saw on the day, wakeboard wake still waaaaay out performed my X-Star in shallow water.

no additional ballast bags were in the boat just factory...
Old    C Johnson (YYCBoarder)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-17-2017, 7:12 AM Reply   
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I had full front ballast (additional ballast tank on the demo boat to), rears half full I believe plus full wedge - sadly tested in shallow water so i'm confident the surf wake will be way better than I saw on the day, wakeboard wake still waaaaay out performed my X-Star in shallow water.

no additional ballast bags were in the boat just factory...
That's interesting to hear. The 2nd gen xstar is my favorite wake I've ever ridden.

We're due for an upgrade this year so I think we'll have to take the mxz for a test ride.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-17-2017, 7:33 AM Reply   
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When you guys did your demo's did they have the extra 500# sacs in the rear or just the hard tanks?
With plug-n-play

For wakeboarding, depending on what speed you ride, the plug n play is overkill. I like to ride at 22mph, but with the Plug n Play full, and about 10 people on the boat, it wasn't cleaning up until 22.8 or so. And that's a 24MXZ, again, full plug n play and 10 passengers.

But it's SUPER nice with the tanks that come up the side, that the ballast gauge on the screen reads the percentage of the tank AND plug-n-play together.
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       05-20-2017, 8:33 AM Reply   
Bought the boat yesterday from Texas Malibu.
Old    Chris Siino (chriscno)      Join Date: Sep 2011       06-24-2017, 11:06 AM Reply   
I have a 23 LSV and love it. Couldn't be happier.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       06-25-2017, 8:15 AM Reply   
I was going to say hold off for the new redesigned 23 LSV that is coming very soon....

Congrats on your new 22 MXZ! Have not personally been out in one but they are getting great reviews on the wakeboard and surf waves.

FWIW, I am on my 4th Malibu (2011,13,15,17). Have had very few problems on all my boats and Malibu has always fixed anything I have requested.

Enjoy your new ride! :-)

Last edited by fman; 06-25-2017 at 8:17 AM.
Old    Sander (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       06-25-2017, 11:04 AM Reply   
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Bought the boat yesterday from Texas Malibu.
Awesome, congrats. Now: pics!
Old    Ryan Stover (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       06-25-2017, 11:24 AM Reply   
Pics or it's a row boat!
Old    David (lipslide08)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-25-2017, 8:54 PM Reply   
Congrats on the new boat
Old    Ian Brown (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       06-26-2017, 5:45 AM Reply   
Congrats on the new Seadoo Speedster.... wait, that's not what you bought? prove it with pics!!!
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       06-26-2017, 12:19 PM Reply   
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       06-26-2017, 12:20 PM Reply   
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       06-26-2017, 12:21 PM Reply   
Old    James Rucklos (rucks22)      Join Date: May 2012       06-26-2017, 12:23 PM Reply   
Sorry trying to get the images to resize to a normal size not this huge take over your screen size...
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       06-26-2017, 1:49 PM Reply   
beautiful !!!

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