Years ago you might never have thought to ski behind a boat like Malibu's Wakesetter 21 VLX, especially with its name. While the 21 VLX isn't as catered to skiing as the 20 VTX because it is longer, wider, and doesn't come with a center-mounted pylon, it performs almost identically. The bump was more significant at 28 off, but at 32 we were pleasantly surprised and able to stay aggressive with both onside and offside cuts. Skiing at 32 off from the rear pylon is more akin to skiing 28 off from a center pylon because it is further back in the boat. If you want to ski the 21 VLX more aggressively you just need to keep your body in a position where you can absorb the bump.