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    Default Does anybody own an Axis wakeboard boat?

    Been wanting to buy a wakeboard boat for a while now. I am really liking the new Axis boat. Anybody have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyin dutchman View Post
    Been wanting to buy a wakeboard boat for a while now. I am really liking the new Axis boat. Anybody have one?
    You should go over to www.wakeworld.com or www.wakeboarder.com and ask this question. You'll get a better response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan23 View Post
    You should go over to www.wakeworld.com or www.wakeboarder.com and ask this question. You'll get a better response
    Ditto...Or else some folks will jump on here beat you up for wanting a roll bar boat and then try and talk you into some woodbuilt with gel on top west coast custom boat that has a gel design that will be out in a couple years, will be underpowered with a 496 and be worth half in about 2 years...

    Axis is a nice boat...go to themalibucrew.com...they will also be able to help you since their is some lineage between malibu and axis..

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    You can look for for Inboard and Wakeboard Boats on here that are for sale...

    http://onlyinboards.com/default.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrown2 View Post
    Ditto...Or else some folks will jump on here beat you up for wanting a roll bar boat and then try and talk you into some woodbuilt with gel on top west coast custom boat that has a gel design that will be out in a couple years, will be underpowered with a 496 and be worth half in about 2 years...

    Axis is a nice boat...go to themalibucrew.com...they will also be able to help you since their is some lineage between malibu and axis..
    With no dog in this fight I'm interested to see a recent debate on the above west coast vs the axis and what each's offerings look like out of curiosity as friends of mine are debating this as well.

    When you say "woodbuilt" Im assuming you are referencing construction techniques as well as materials.

    Hand laid
    vac bagged
    resin infused

    Are the three I know of. What exact type of core material and construction technique are you saying is superior?

    He has a yamaha now hes getting tired of, and is looking at exactly the options you are describing.

    Like I said I have no dog in this fight - but Id like to learn enough to help him.

    Ill check out the links you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    With no dog in this fight I'm interested to see a recent debate on the above west coast vs the axis and what each's offerings look like out of curiosity as friends of mine are debating this as well.

    When you say "woodbuilt" Im assuming you are referencing construction techniques as well as materials.

    Hand laid
    vac bagged
    resin infused

    Are the three I know of. What exact type of core material and construction technique are you saying is superior?

    He has a yamaha now hes getting tired of, and is looking at exactly the options you are describing.

    Like I said I have no dog in this fight - but Id like to learn enough to help him.

    Ill check out the links you posted.

    Thanks

    Uncle Dave
    My post was meant as a joke one hand but to help point him in the right direction to get some questions answered.

    Axis is affiliated with Malibu and was targeted at a market segment with a lower price point with some stylings that are non-malibu tradition...allows segmentation and get into the pickle fk wake market without alienating your large following that seek your traditional lines...as opposed to others who moved away from their traditional style and just duped the X-star look....but if you want the straight scoop on the builds of any of these brands...follow the links and ask the questions there.

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    I don't know anything about Axis, but back in 2003 I had a new Malibu VLX. If you ask me, for 43k the boat is kind of a piece of crap. They had mounted the tower with nuts/bolts and washers, no backing plate. So within the first 6 months the hull cracked where it was mounted. I took the boat apart to put the stereo system in and found some areas behind the front seats that looked like somebody went apeshit with a drill and poked a good 30-40 random holes in the hull. Plus it rode like crap, as with a lot of these wakeboard boats seem to do. Maybe they're better nowdays, but my opinion of Malibu is fairly low.

    A good friend of mine has a Centurion Avalanche that rides pretty nice and kicks up a good wake. Seems to be a solid boat. And the Nautiques were always well built.

    I'm amazed that people spend $100+K and some of these new X-Stars.... To go what, 45mph? lol.

    Anyways, just my 2 cents about my experience, not sure if that helps at all or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yhammack View Post
    I'm amazed that people spend $100+K and some of these new X-Stars.... To go what, 45mph? lol.
    I agree 100K is crazy...you can get a new X-45 for a lot less in these times but not to digress I think these folks are buying the boats for doing something other then going fast...I asked myself the same question of spending 150K to go 100+ and spend 5K a year on insurance...when all is said is done my fun factor did not increase 100% and my beer was not any colder in that faster boat at the end of the day.......

    Everyone has different boating interests....I think you can find the same passion in folks that will stand behind their reasons/selections....just look at this board...tunnels, jets, vdrives, all made their selections for various reasons .......at the end of the day...its all still boating and we need to stay together to keep that a hobby we can continue to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yhammack View Post

    I'm amazed that people spend $100+K and some of these new X-Stars.... To go what, 45mph? lol.
    Wake boats and performance boats are in two seperate categories. Has absolutly nothing to do with top speed. Oh, and my boat can go 48mph thank you very much...

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    ^ Agreed, but I still don't think the quality of these wakebaord boats are up to par with the custom boat manufacturers, not for that kind of money. But you're right, everyone has their own use for them, whether it's a pontoon, bass boat or a cheap bayliner, still gets you on the water.

    Just personally if I'm going to spend $50+k on a boat, it better ride good and be built solid. That Malibu I had beat my liver out going across the middle of Folsom lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yhammack View Post
    but I still don't think the quality of these wakebaord boats are up to par with the custom boat manufacturers, not for that kind of money.
    I completely disagree with you on the build quality... But, that's ok.. Not trying to win anyone over here at all. This place is all about the performance boat and I'm cool with it.. Not a cheerleader for wakeboard boats, my boat does everything and more than I thought it would and works for my family. If I wanted a 100mph boat I would have one.. It's just not that important to me (anymore)...

    As far as Axis boats, I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Lorenze View Post
    I completely disagree with you on the build quality... But, that's ok.. Not trying to win anyone over here at all. This place is all about the performance boat and I'm cool with it.. Not a cheerleader for wakeboard boats, my boat does everything and more than I thought it would and works for my family. If I wanted a 100mph boat I would have one.. It's just not that important to me (anymore)...

    As far as Axis boats, I have no idea.
    Roll bar boats suck! haha, j/k. I'm not hating on them, just the one I had. I enjoy going out on my buddy's Centurion, it rides nice and is great for doing some boarding. I was just blown away of the build quality of that Malibu, which I thought was a high end boat at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yhammack View Post
    Roll bar boats suck! haha, j/k. I'm not hating on them, just the one I had. I enjoy going out on my buddy's Centurion, it rides nice and is great for doing some boarding. I was just blown away of the build quality of that Malibu, which I thought was a high end boat at the time.
    Sorry to hear about your Malibu...you got a lemon and they should have done you right...we have an 04 Malibu LSV and there is no wood in the boat when it leaves the factory....I take it across chop and beat the shit out it and I am never tightening bolts as I had to on my 97 Eliminator 230 eagle...no non through bolted stuff on the boat except for the after market subwoofer box I put in...I have over 380hrs on the boat and it is still turn key and the only issue I have had was with a swim step fitting coming loose after 350hrs...they build a pretty solid boat when I compare them against the custom boats I have owned....and those include some of the better custom boats on the west coast....its not the greatest in chop but I did not buy it for that....I wanted a comfortable boat that could turn on a dime, easy to drive, easy to park in slips along the river, could carry 14 of us in comfort and had a 90qt built in ice chest.....it does all those for me fine...and I did not pay 50k or over for it...its definitely been the boat I have had the most fun, used the most and gotten the most value out of...I would put Malibu up against any other builder of these sorts of boats...they definitely build one of the best along with MC, Nautique and Tige...

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    I don't think i've ever heard Malibu's quality questioned. They are usually at the top of the heap with Mastercraft. As has been said, Axis is affiliated with Malibu so it should be a good boat. You also may want to look for used Malibus, Tiges, nautiques, supras, and Mastercrafts.

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