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    Riding technique on JS hulls

    I'd love to be able to corner like this... could you guys give me some tips?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7syjrzc38k

    I see appropriate foot forward for each turn, I do that now so thats good. I usually press the inside rear of the rail into the water to carve the turn. He is doing this and also using the body as both a break and a support from what I can tell.

    But what are you doing with the throttle through the corner?
    Last edited by flgliderpilot; 11-03-2017 at 12:14 PM.

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    pin it to win it

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    It takes full throttle to carve like that and you also need to pull the pole over toward the water. I am just learning this myself but my 650sx is a bit underpowered. I should be on my Tigersaki next season.
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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Don't want you to get "butt hurt", so the real secret is to wear neoprene bottoms ...

    Full butt drag over the rail...Do a full squat outside the inside gunwale making your hips the pivot centerpoint of the turn arc. Make the ski turn around you.

    Since the ski is underpowered and you will be butt-dragging, you will need all the throttle available from that little engine.

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Be Jeff jacobs
    Mr Ski its been over 48mths now. Have those parts turned up yet. I would like my factory half pipe and the pjs reed stuffers back

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    it really helps to have something to go around like a bouy or pile on etc. approach the turn at speed as you would in a car. let off the gas as you start to turn and lean and as soon as you hit the sweet spot where the rail grabs the water, give it full throttle and tuck as low as you can. the lower center of gravity the better. also helps to keep you weight towards the back to keep the pump in the water and hooked up.

    i ride goofy footed or right foot forward so making right turns where my butt is towards the water is easier for me. to turn left i do not switch my stance, i just get low and approach the turn as i would going to the right, get low, keep my weight over the pump, and pin it. having more power definitely helps. bone stock 440s and 550s are hard to carve as it is. adding a solid deep scoup open style grate definitely helps you hold an edge. if the pump comes unhooked, youre done no matter what.

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Quote Originally Posted by fastgtfairlane View Post
    if the pump comes unhooked, youre done no matter what.
    That's my problem with the JS hulls. It's definitely a challenge to keep it hooked up, especially on stock skis.
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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    you gotta keep your weight over your back foot which should be almost at the very back of the tray. body english and being able to throw your weight around is key on the 550 hulls. once you get in chop and try to carve your 550, forget about it haha. its easy to carve in glassy water.
    Last edited by fastgtfairlane; 11-04-2017 at 12:53 AM.
    91 440; PJS Viper 7000, jetsport exhaust mani, factory full pipe, coffman waterbox,solas 17*, jetco worked 440 pump, ocean pro nozzles. shredmaster ocean rideplate and grate combo, wide tray, footholds, deep strake mod, driveshaft fill,650sx quick turn

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    This is where the conversion skis shine. There is literally all the power you need to pull you out of the deepest corners. Just drop your weight deep in the back of the tray and pin it. Also you can side mount with a conversion JS.

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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Get yourself Pro Watercraft Racing front sponsens!
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