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2004 LXI> 2010 LXI?

IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
edited September 2011 in News & Other Stuff
Ok so just wondering for other's opinions on this, I own a 2004 LXi, after skiing behind almost every ski boat this year, I actually find that the 2004 LXi beats most of them. Destroys even 2011 MC for sure and the newer LXi's, I swear are larger and harder wakes than my older LXi. Only boat's that I felt were better were a Nautique 200 and a Carbon pro.


  • davemacdavemac Posts: 451 Baller
    I have an 03 Rlxi and agree with you. Aside from ZO, I have no qualms. I also have a fondness for the 1997-99 Nautiques.
  • eyepeelereyepeeler Posts: 182 Baller
    You are not dreaming...your '04 LXI is GREAT.
    Matt Dillon
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,113 Mega Baller
  • DWDW Posts: 2,139 Mega Baller
    It is a great boat, and is a good footing boat too.
  • I ski behind a 2011 RLXI w/6.0 litre, it is amazing. I also ski behind a 99LX, 00 LX, 06 RLXI, 08 Nautique. All are as good as the driver. The older diamond cut hulls are hard to beat. If I didn't use a boat for anything other than skiing, I'd get a LX w/ 6.0 litre.
    Am I a jumper that wants to be a slalom skier? Or a slalom skier that wants to be a jumper?
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 207 Baller
    Ham, have you tried the new Txi, worth the upgrade? thanks
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    Ham, I have yet to ski behind a Malibu with the cut diamond hull that I like more than my 04. Bob Archambeaus is about the same, (not sure of year i think 09) but I still feel that at 22 it has more of a bump than my boat.
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    I also skiied behind a friends 93 nautique, and for its age it skis AMAZING. Skis better than a new MC. Not quite up to par with my LXi or a 196 or 200 or carbon but that had to be the nicest boat for a while.
  • DWDW Posts: 2,139 Mega Baller
    Tru Jack, the TXi is very, very good, you should try it and yes I would upgrade to that if you are looking to purchase a boat. I found the wake excellent at all line length's, softer than the LXi & LX, less dish at short line length's and less bump at the 15-22 length's. I totally agree with Scott on boat weight, the target today should be not a lot over 2000 # with newer materials and lighter powertrain availability (unfortunately, that has an effect on cost as both are more $) if one is specifically targeting a hard core slalom crowd. The Carbon Pro is a good example that it can be done assuming the 2100# number is correct. The 2004 LXi is right around 2800# as the hull configuration is consistent (takes the same amount of material) for all LXi's.
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    Well then its not the weight, because my 04 skis better than the cut diamond hulls. I wonder if those top 2 chine lines they added is placing MORE wake at lengths like 15,22,and 28 but at 32 its not being displaced there?
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 207 Baller
    DW thanks, I have a 2007 lxi and it skiis great, just thinking of moving to txi, but not too many local, we're in Ontario to demo. thanks for getting me thinking of spending more $$..
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    @tru-jack Thats our sport, be ready to dish out thousand after thousand!
  • Bill GladdingBill Gladding Posts: 109 Baller
    I owned a 2006 Response then a 2008 and felt the 2008 had better wakes. It felt like it rode more on top of the water and was more sensitive to balance. With only a driver aboard we used to ballast it using bag(s) of play sand or the wake would be really hard one way.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,025 Mega Baller
    edited October 2011
    I've heard people on this board reference "97-99 SN" as a hull generation multiple times. Just as an FYI the hull you are referring to went from 97-01. There was just a graphics change in 00-01.

    Modern SN Hull Generations: 82-89 ("2001"), 90-96 (No Wake Zone), 97-01 (TSC 1), 02-06 (TSC 2), 06-09 (TSC 3)

    That aside, the 03-06 RLXi is a damn fine boat in all ways. IMO far superior to the current RLXi.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,345 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    From '97 onward the SN 196 wake, spray, tracking are as good or better than anything produced today for a guy like me who runs 34 mph, 28 into 39 on occasion. Have not skied Txi, but recently have skied 'Bu LX, SN 196, MC 197, 'Bu LXi, and SN200's w/different props. Splitting hairs, though, as all the current wakes are muy bueno and I don't believe I have a better chance at a big score behind one vs. the other.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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