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Old 11-20-2015, 07:03 PM
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Thoughts on NXT 20

Hey guys,

I am a member of my school's waterski team and watersports club. We currently have an X14V for the club (Response LXR for the ski team), and the time has come for funding from the college to buy a new boat for the club. We have narrowed down our options to the NXT 20 and the Malibu 20 VTX based on cost and size requirements for our dock space. The boat has to be a good multi-sport ride.

The NXT is certainly cheaper than the VTX but we do like both boats. If we got an NXT with only the surf package and stereo as options are we really getting a bare bones boat? Are there any other options we aren't realizing would be really nice to have? Is the extra money worth it to step up to a VTX or maybe an X2? This is a Mastercraft forum after all.

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Old 11-20-2015, 07:13 PM
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Does this boat need to ski at all or is your ski club going to keep using the Response LXR? How much time is spend wakeboarding and and how much time is spent surfing? Can you afford an X2 on the budget or do you need to stay closer to the NXT 20 price?
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:13 PM
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Between those two boats the VTX wins in every category but price.
Have you thought about the new Axis A20? It's going to perform similar to the VTX but for less $$. The new 2016 A20 is pretty amazing.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:18 PM
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Does this boat need to ski at all or is your ski club going to keep using the Response LXR? How much time is spend wakeboarding and and how much time is spent surfing? Can you afford an X2 on the budget or do you need to stay closer to the NXT 20 price?
Ski team only uses the LXR. In terms of club usage, use is currently 25% skiing and 75% wake boarding. We'd like to get into surfing also but we can't get a great surf wave out of the X14V. We get a new boat for the club every other year so we don't get X2 money in our budget. However, we are willing to keep the boat for a couple extra years in order to get more money for a better boat.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:19 PM
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Between those two boats the VTX wins in every category but price.
Have you thought about the new Axis A20? It's going to perform similar to the VTX but for less $$. The new 2016 A20 is pretty amazing.
How is the ski wake on the A20? I looked into it briefly but the only hull available is the wake plus hull. Emphasis is on wake boarding and surfing, but we'd still really like a decent ski wake. This boat won't see the slalom course like the LXR does, but we'd like a decent open water rec slalom wake.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:33 PM
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What college do you go to that buys you a dang boat??? Mine gave me $300 a year lol
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:46 PM
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I've seen some wake pics of a slammed nxt20 and it's pretty promising. Plus surf system, and cheaper.


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Old 11-20-2015, 08:21 PM
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What college do you go to that buys you a dang boat??? Mine gave me $300 a year lol
Clemson. We're right on Lake Hartwell and very fortunate that the school is willing to fund us!
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:23 PM
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Wow I go to the wrong school lol
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:35 PM
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It's hard to beat the VTX for what you're looking to do. It skis awesome wakeboard very well and actually throws a pretty darn good surf wake. The wedge is a great addition for the extra ballast in a flash to go from ski to wakeboard, Surfgate will help you go regular to goofy. On the 20ft'rs I still feel Surfgate design helps better than gen 2.

The only benefit to the NXT is that it's much more bare bones in terms of luxury to the VTX. So being a club boat , that may play in to the hands of the basic is better for quirks and people not familiar with digital screens. Much more plane Jane turn key and go.......less to go wrong.
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