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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home theVetteman3's Avatar
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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Quote Originally Posted by CHagest View Post
    ProWatercraft Front Sponsons would help you in the corners tremendously.
    Absolutely agree. Adding them to my ski made it more fun to ride than adding a 750 engine, ported 800, or the 750 pump swap. Especially considering the price.
    1985 JS550/800 "Pretty Red": Newmiller 800, Rhaas 750 pump conv. [56.3mph gps]
    2009 1100 SJ:
    Kawi 1100
    2009 SJ MINT:
    KP steering adaptor, Worx 228 intake [45.6mph gps]
    1987 WJ650:
    6M6, JD Intake Grate, 17/20, cheater pipe [42.4mph gps]
    1994 XiR: 830cc Superstock, PJS side draft, 13/18 swirl [53.7mph gps]
    1998 SXI PRO:
    3DR hull mods [TBD]



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    Re: Riding technique on JS hulls

    Quote Originally Posted by hyosung View Post
    i've never owned super jet , too boring for me, i have owned a JS 'what a POS' i tried everything to make that shyt box a good ski .. got an old beater 650 SX and never looked back ,it was the combination of the hard to get to carve JS hull with a stable predictable ride 'also a great surf ski , i suppose the OP can persevere with the POS JS hull , spend shyt load on performance parts, it will still be a pig, as the saying goes >> you can put a fur coat on a pig but it will always be a pig ...OP take a good look at the vid , that ski is hotted up big time and would take the rider years of tray time to get a feel for what that thing would be capable of ..
    I agree and disagree with this. A lot of the older Kawasaki hulls have major handling issues. It's not limited to the 550. I will definitely agree the 650 is a better carver, but it has massive problems of it's own. I don't think it's a clear cut case of the 650 being better than the 550. It's all about what you want and how you (correctly) modify the ski for what you want. My 550/800 is down for a hull swap rebuild, but in it's latest state, it was an amazing ride. It got more tray time from friends than pretty much all my other skis combined. It was so much more fun and rewarding to ride in it's final state than the ski was stock. For a while even with the 750 engine I was getting burnt out on it. The tubbies added a large does of fun back into the ski which it was lacking before. Turning became fun instead of frustrating and scary. Although I definitely do want to learn how to rail the corners on an original spec hull someday, for now I've found the recipe what I enjoy riding.

    This is not a matter of spending a ton of money and having it still be a pig. It's how do you add just the money you need in order to correct the flaws and get a great machine for the money invested which you enjoy riding. For the same amount of $$ as a built FX1 I greatly preferred my 550/800.
    Last edited by theVetteman3; 11-09-2017 at 01:02 PM.
    1985 JS550/800 "Pretty Red": Newmiller 800, Rhaas 750 pump conv. [56.3mph gps]
    2009 1100 SJ:
    Kawi 1100
    2009 SJ MINT:
    KP steering adaptor, Worx 228 intake [45.6mph gps]
    1987 WJ650:
    6M6, JD Intake Grate, 17/20, cheater pipe [42.4mph gps]
    1994 XiR: 830cc Superstock, PJS side draft, 13/18 swirl [53.7mph gps]
    1998 SXI PRO:
    3DR hull mods [TBD]



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