The VLX boasts one of the sport’s top all-time wakes, so the MXZ had plenty to live up to. The new model delivers, carving out a wake with the Wakesetter line’s classically long transitions for smooth takeoffs and landings. It also provides pro-level pop without adding a ton of weight.
Final Word: Phillip Soven, a former VLX owner who currently rides behind the MXZ, says the difference between the two wakes is subtle. “They’re really similar,” Soven says. “The MXZ’s is a little more rampy, and it’s a little easier to get it to the size you want.”