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    Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    Starting the process of upgrading my 1994 Waveblaster 1 for use surf riding in lake Michigan. I am up for doing the 1100 swap, but I am worried the added weight would hurt any sort of freesytle surf riding. Do people do that swap for just high end speed or is it also good for freestyle also? Would it be more worth my time and money to just mod the 701 engine as much as I can?

    About to jump head first into this so would appreciate any advice on it.
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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    The 1100 will give you better handling and hookup due to the weight. The power comes on more with a buildup freight-train torque pull. I also have a group K big bore 95octane hammer 701/760. Jumps out of the water anytime you pop the throttle. Hard to keep hooked up. Even with handling mods, is a handful for CC-racing, but fun for jumping. Played in the surf couple times. My son raced it in CRAZY surf conditions earlier in April. He Actually prefers his 1200 B1 for surf racing for the power and handling.

    The weight difference is very noticeable. If you can handle the squirrelliness of the built 701, you will get a lot more air, and be much more tossable.
    RACING IS A GOOD EXCUSE FOR MORE TIME ON THE WATER.

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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    Quote Originally Posted by SKISURFONE View Post
    The 1100 will give you better handling and hookup due to the weight. The power comes on more with a buildup freight-train torque pull. I also have a group K big bore 95octane hammer 701/760. Jumps out of the water anytime you pop the throttle. Hard to keep hooked up. Even with handling mods, is a handful for CC-racing, but fun for jumping. Played in the surf couple times. My son raced it in CRAZY surf conditions earlier in April. He Actually prefers his 1200 B1 for surf racing for the power and handling.

    The weight difference is very noticeable. If you can handle the squirrelliness of the built 701, you will get a lot more air, and be much more tossable.
    So seems like for surf riding the built 701 may be better... Straight line lake riding and cornering the 1100, is that accurate?
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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    That's it. Loads of fun either way. Good luck.
    RACING IS A GOOD EXCUSE FOR MORE TIME ON THE WATER.

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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    Any recommendations for Moding the 701 engine ? GroupK? Local shop?
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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    One day my son will be able to wax poetic about the subtle handling differences between a mod 701 and and 1100 Blaster, one day. Well done sir, I say well done.

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    Re: Waveblaster 1 Surf Build, 1100 swap or mod 701?

    If its for surf only do a rocker kit.

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