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Thread: LSV and Skiing

  1. #1

    Default LSV and Skiing

    I know, I know this has been hashed out a few times, but was at the boat show over the weekend and had another dealer/salesman tell me that the LSV wake is actually pretty good when it comes to skiing.

    I am just not going to convince the wife on the Mobius LS, plus nobody will get one in around here.

    I am not a competitive skier. I get pulled around the lake right now by a 23 foot malibu, a 19 foot SeaRay, and occaisionally a 19 foot Lund Pro-V (hey you don't complain if someone is willing to pull you).

    I don't ski the course either, but I do ski at 36 mph at 22 off as a recreational skier.

    So what could you compare the LSV wake to? 20 foot Bayliner? Can you even compare it to a bowrider? that would be easiest as those are the boats I typically get pulled behind.

    Wife and I sat in the Outback V and it is great behind the glass, but the loss of room in the bow is dissapointing. It really is quite "tiny" up in the front.

    so once again, the discussion continues......

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Vancouver WA


    We went with the LSV instead of the XLV with the assumption that it had a decent ski wake. We should have bought the XLV.
    I'm coming from a solid inboard direct drive and I don't like skiing behind my LSV. I would say half way betweeen the malibu and the sea ray in wake size. Thats empty with 1 person.

    PWI as usual...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    East Central Indiana


    hey Double D for what it's worth there's a youtube video of me skiing behind my 08 outback V; this was the last year before the hull change so it's 20'8" and a little lighter than the LSV. I've not done much skiing behind a direct drive and my goal is not to because after that I'm sure I'll hate my V drive for skiing LOL. Anyways, I'd be curious to hear what somebody who skis behind an LSV thinks about wakes on mine vs LSV. This is at 15 off with wife, friend and 2 toddlers in the boat along with a full tank of gas, wakeboards, surf board, and all sorts of snacks, pop, ice, 2 anchors, a battery jump starter etc... so if you had an empty LSV the weight might be similar
    2008 OBV
    2001 Ski Nautique closed bow
    attracted to shiny things that float

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    Default ski

    the ls has a lot smaller wake, because the v drive ads alot more weight to the back. if yours has a wake plate bring it down about half way that brings the bow down and cleans up the wake, at 36 mph you sould have a nice wake with the plate down

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    Sled491 Guest


    there is a member here ChadM who skiis behind his LSV. Looks good from the pics, but you wouldn't get me to do it, it would be just too frusturating.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Pensacola, FL


    First, will an LSV do 36 mph without being at full throttle???

    I own an Outback and I don't like the slalom wake it has with a full tank of gas. I have been in an LSV or 2, there is no way I would try to slalom behind that boat. Yes, I am a snob.

    I think you will enjoy skiing much more behind an LS (DD) or Outback V.
    1997 MasterCraft 205

    2008 Moomba Outback
    1999 MasterCraft Sportstar OB
    1992 MasterCraft 205
    1999 Malibu Response LX
    1987 Marlin Magnum Skier

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Medicine hat Alberta


    I am a slalom skiier first and bought an ls becouse i love to ski trick ski jump and barefoot dirst but want to wakeboard too. i made sure to get the gravity three should do the same....

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Keuka Lake, NY


    If you buy the LSV, Then Buy a 100ft rope. Its flatter back there otherwise getta wakeboard. my .02
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless

    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  9. #9
    Sled491 Guest


    100ft rope! Holy Crap, that is as long as my lake

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Toronto, Ontario


    Oh man, that wake is big.

    For me, it's DD all the way.

    Have a look at my wake in an Outback (please excuse the technique, I've been improving).
    2007 Moomba Outback
    99.999% Slalom, 0.001% Wakeboarding

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