Malibu Boat's entry-level wake machine, the** Malibu 21 vRide**, is not what you'd expect from a value-class wakeboard boat. First, there's its pedigree. The original Malibu VLX, this is the same boat that launched the careers of pro riders like Dallas Friday, Phillip Soven and Brian Grubb. Then there's the list of rider necessities that come standard. The riders-choice V-25 wake hull, Illusion X tower, Precision Pro cruise and 400 pounds of below-the-floor ballast ensure this 21-footer is ready to ride without a single option. Finally, it's a Malibu, which means the Malibu 21 vRide is made with the same quality materials and rigorous process as its pricier siblings.