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  1. #1
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    I've said it before and will say it again I'm a DD fan and a waterskier. What I'd be leary of in this whole deal is as much as some people like these AXIS boats (and I'm not one who likes them) I'm going to watch over the next few years to see how they hold their value? Of course I will do this strictly out of curiousity but I really don't think the AXIS boats are going to stay in great shape. I don't think they are built as well as other boats. From the few I have seen on the lakes we frequent out here................I'm not too impressed.

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    The quality of Axis boats is not higher than Moomba.

    They are made in the same factory using the same materials as Malibu.

    They are designed to be simple to keep costs low. That's perfect for me because I dont want to pay for fancy touch screens and crap.
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    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

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    If the Malibu is your comparison then get a Malibu. How anybody can compare one boat to another without statistical data is beyond me. The only stuff I find on the internet is void of the word "Axis."


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    Axis has never claimed to be a crossover boat. If you went to their website you'll see that they claim the exact opposite. They are a hardcore wakeboard/wakesurf/wakeskate boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckle Head View Post
    Axis has never claimed to be a crossover boat. If you went to their website you'll see that they claim the exact opposite. They are a hardcore wakeboard/wakesurf/wakeskate boat.
    I totally agree. Nobody said anything about the Axis being a good ski boat.

    It's actually not even a good wakesurfing boat from 2009-2011 because of the swim platform shape. The 2012 model was redesigned so surfing is much better.
    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

    Toys: Ronix Viva 136 with Kai bindings, Phase5 Drew Danielo Pro, Straight Line Sumo Sac 750lb, 450lb, 125lb ballast.

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    i really like the axis and i feel their quality is far superior to my LSV. if i had 50k for a new boat that is what it would be
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    i really like the axis and i feel their quality is far superior to my LSV. if i had 50k for a new boat that is what it would be
    Are you comparing same model year boats?

    I ask as my neighbor says his 2011 Malibu 247 is WAY nicer than the 2007 he traded in.

    My guess is that every manufacturer strives to make improvements every year while also showing value versus competition.
    Drew
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    Quote Originally Posted by deafgoose View Post
    The quality of Axis boats is higher
    Really? What do you base that on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    Are you comparing same model year boats?

    I ask as my neighbor says his 2011 Malibu 247 is WAY nicer than the 2007 he traded in.

    My guess is that every manufacturer strives to make improvements every year while also showing value versus competition.
    yes and no

    my LSV is a 2008 and there is a noticeable difference in the axis, a friend of mine has a 2011 LSV and is pretty much the same as mine and there is a noticeable difference in the axis to me anyways.

    Now i will say that the drivers seat on my LSV is WAY nicer than the drivers seat on an axis but the axis platform is alot more solid and as is the tower and it came pre wired for tower speakers and had an amp board already installed for aftermarket amps, also has a batcave for a glove box with i really like but i think from pics of the MOJO it too has a batcave of a glove box.

    speaking of which, when are they going to release technical stats on the mojo??
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deafgoose View Post
    The quality of Axis boats is higher than Moomba.

    They are made in the same factory using the same materials as Malibu.

    They are designed to be simple to keep costs low. That's perfect for me because I dont want to pay for fancy touch screens and crap.
    maybe I'm not a good judge of quality but based on the Axis I saw at the boat show I don't agree. The gel coat was especially bad- looked really wavy. And aren't Moombas made in the same factory as Supra?
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