Here's a ski boat with a lot of heart. You might not expect much out of its small frame, but it delivers the kind of wake quality you'd expect to find on bigger stern-drives. Storage for slaloms is minimal and there's no storage for boards.
Trim the RX up to one-quarter to one-half trim and you can create sharp little bumps that have a hearty kick to them. There isn't much to push off of (they are soft and shallow), but they are clean. Inside, things are quite bumpy, so keep both kneeboard and wakeboard edges up on surface turns.
With the 150 (tested), the RX is strong out of the hole and should get juniors through adults up and out of the water without much trouble. We'd recommend the optional stainless prop ($294) for the strongest acceleration and best speeds. Once up, footers will deal with a narrow and bubbly curl and a slightly overdeveloped crest.
Typically, outboards produce slalom wakes that are flat, narrow and hard. Those behind the RX fall into this category. Combined with the optional ski pylon, they make for a terrific training machine for junior skiers and those just starting to edge through the wakes. The outboard makes ski donning difficult from the boat.
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