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Malibu Response LXR

rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
edited August 2012 in Boat Talk
Pretty cool, Here is a smaller boat for ya!

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  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,009 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2012
    looks nice! Thanks for posting the pics.
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • bradbbradb Posts: 33 Baller
    Price ?
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I dont know, I think it's only avail down under right now. I beleive its the LX hull with a full walk thru vs. the step over.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,253 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Very cool. This should be in the US line up.
    Scott Calderwood
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    Wow, nice looking boat!
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 309 Baller
    Hmmm, I am already skiing behind this boat if I am not mistaken. Identical to an LXi or????
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    Yes u are mistaken. It's a lx hull.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    Just curious how you can tell it is an LX hull. It would be the perfect boat for my lake.
    Mark Shaffer
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    I have boat lust.
  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 263 Baller
    Quite a few posts on themalibucrew.com regarding this boat:

    http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/39538-new-australian-malibu-response-lxr/page__hl__response

    I'm going to convert my LX to an LXR this weekend, got a 12 pack of beer and a skill saw ready to go. :-)
    Baller Index: -31.67
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,253 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Any insight as to why they wouldn't offer this in the US? Worries about TXi sales cannibalization?
    Scott Calderwood
  • DWDW Posts: 2,018 Mega Baller
    Chine lines on the front and the narrow observers seat appear to support it being a 90" beam and LX hull. Very nice looking boat.
  • KillerKiller Posts: 393 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    TXi offers a better pull at most line lengths and better tracking, just a bigger boat. I like the sleek lines of the RLX, I owned a sportster which has always been my favorite ski boat, but it also has nothing on the pull from the new TXi.. the price difference is really the only question, but what would it be?
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 309 Baller
    edited August 2012
    The "old" lx hull??? Can someone be more specific. Looks identical to the 06 LXi, barring the seating pad in the very front of the bow.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • KillerKiller Posts: 393 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @SDNAH2OSKIER the Response (closed bow) and the "old Response LX" (open bow) are different boat(s) from the LXi, they were effectively discontinued a few years ago but Malibu continues to produce them in limited numbers by special order, both in their North America plant and in the old Flightcraft factory in Australia. The Response LX and the LXi are 2 completely different hulls.

    Malibu boats Australia site: http://www.malibuboats.com.au/boats/default2012.htm
    Malibu boats North America: http://www.malibuboats.com/
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 309 Baller
    Website says the LX is the SV23 hull, same one I am skiing behind now. What is different about the R? It is not listed on the site.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • auskierauskier Posts: 453 Baller
    same hull, only walkthrough.

    65k down here by the time you get ZO and the basics.
    http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/boatdetails.aspx?R=13139183&Silo=Stock&Vertical=Boat&Ridx=54&eapi=2
    Toby
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2012
    If it's an LX hull with a full walkthrough that's gonna be a pretty small open bow ala a MC 197 or Sportster OB. I like my LXI because it's roomy enough I can stretch out in it (amongst numerous other reasons). Too small a bow area to be of much use IMO but that's one opinion. With current exchange rates being $1 to 1 AUD kinda pricey too...
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
    www.ez-slalom.com
  • Onside135Onside135 Posts: 415 Crazy Baller
    Nice looking boat, but no speed control?
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