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    Js300 extreme!!!

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    I ride a stock JS300 and go on solo adventures. One thing my trusty 300 is good for is long distance runs, but usually on mostly calm water.

    This weekend I attempted Liberty State Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, right past the Statue of Liberty. Once out in the bay the chop was extreme and I was suddently in over my head on this craft.

    Couldn't ride standing: the ski couldn't get enough speed and even when it did the chop was too random sending me all over. The only thing that worked at all was me on my knees at about 2/3 throttle, blipping to WOT with the surf, doing maybe 5mph. I almost turned back about halfway out realizing I was in a pretty dicey situation, but instead pushed forward and *completely exhausted* made it to the Brooklyn Bridge as planned! I climbed up onto the outer perimeter floating dock of the Brookly Marina and collapsed. It was 100 degrees out and I realized I hadn't put my drink in the backpack. My ribs were bruised from impacting against pole repeatedly while hanging onto that ski for dear life.

    I knew I had to get back and so I set out. Even at full throttle my ski could barely climb some of the waves on the return trip, dropping to probably 2-3 mph repeatedly. I ran a parallel course to the Staten Island Ferry for a while. Helicopters buzzed overhead constantly. Some of the waves crashed completely over my ski and me as I took them head on.

    I did manage to stand up for a short burst right in front of lady liberty when the chop allowed and give a thumbs up to the spectators on one nearby ferry!

    Never in my life have I been so happy to return to the boat ramp.

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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    You really took a difficult trip. The currents can be very strong when the tide is running. I imagine that the boat and ship traffic was treacherous too.

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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    Doing that solo was incredibly stupid. Period.

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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    I personally feel like riding solo at all is stupid. Anything could happen at any time. Like diving....always have a buddy!
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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    i agree..you have sack but no brain

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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    If you die on a standup riding some big surf is there a better way to go? You'll have died doing something you love, kind of like Patrick Swayze's character in Point Break.
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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    He's on a fukking 300, for christs sake. That story is not anywhere near fun.
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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    I don't have any friends with jetskis. So it is either ride solo or not at all. I have a good whistle, my phone in a floating watertight bag, and boatUS towing through my Geico policy, none of which I have ever used.

    Usually I'm somewhere on a river though and not an open bay... I think on this trip the whistle would have been the only thing that mattered if things took a bad turn.

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