With the new T Cut Diamond hull, Malibu‘s Response TXi has become an even better training tool, with the flattest, softest wakes in all of skiing. Combine that with longer tracking fins, GPS-based speed control and the updated helm, and the Response TXi is ready to pull the perfect set right from the factory. Here’s how. — Thomas Degasperi, Malibu Team Skier
The back third of the TXi’s hull rides higher in the water than ever before, which makes for the softest, smallest wakes ever. The advanced running surface also allows you to maintain direction behind the boat better than ever before.
Malibu increased the length of the fins on the TXi hull, making it track better and creating the most solid, locked-in tow you can get. Even I can’t pull this boat off its line.
The combination of the Response TXi and Zero-off GPS speed control is the best you can get. I set the Zero-off to C3, the most aggressive and responsive setting, and all the driver has to do is put the throttle down and head for the guide balls.
The TXi’s windshield is perfect for me. I’m 6’4” so my head almost always sticks out the top of the windshield in a boat, but the TXi’s tall, curved windshield allows for a perfect view of everything around me.
The Little Things
The new steering wheel is a little thicker, which gives me a better grip and more control over the boat, and I love the look of the single-spoke design. The TXi’s pylon never moves or rattles so you get a consistent pull every time.
2013 Malibu Boat Guide
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