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    Ski suggestions

    I am thinking of changing out one of the ski's for next year.

    I am looking for recomendations. I would like something quick, fun to ride but not extremely fast. Nothing over 55 mph. It would also be used by my kids and friends.

    On the short list is a 96 XP, HX, WaveBlaster 2 and X2.
    Anything else I should consider?
    Any thought on them?

    I had posted this on another forum because i thought it would get more views but I am thinking it may not be their type of skis.

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    Re: Ski suggestions

    You may need to narrow down your choices: do you need a 1 seater, 2 seater, or 3 seater. From your list, the XP is the only ski that is realistically comfortable for seating 2 persons, the other skis are oreinted towards single passenger racing or tricks. Something to consider for a family friendly ski might be tube towing; to do so legally you'd want a 3 seater.

    Another ski to consider is the 2 seater Kawasaki 750 ss or ssxi; not the fastest, and handling is debatable, but it's reliable and can always be modified. I'm not as familiar with Yamaha's watercraft, but there are many great options.

    Not to start a brand war, but I'd personally prefer Kawasaki or Yamaha over Seadoos. The old Seadoos have rotary engines which are mechanically more complex with more moving parts/seals that can potentially fail. The reed engines of Kawasaki and Yamaha are simpler in design by comparison; in case you ever need to perform a rebuild.

    GL with your search
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    Re: Ski suggestions

    Looking for a small 2 seater or a 1 seater.

    I should have mentioned I have a 750 ZXI, a 650 SX and I will probably parting out my 900zxi for the new purchase. I found a hole in the hull and I am not sure I want to deal with it.

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    Re: Ski suggestions

    I'd go with a Kawi 750SS or Kawi 750STS. Millions of them out there, easy to fix, fun hulls, and if they get wrecked it's no great loss. Not saying that to be mean. I've owned both and they were fun and they were bulletproof and great for 'loaner' skis.
    Changes aren't permanent, but change is.

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    Re: Ski suggestions

    WB2 can be had for 7-800 bucks and are great, fun skis.
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    Re: Ski suggestions

    I have a 750 SS in the garage but it has hull damage and it gave up its engine for a 650 SX. It was super reliable but not too much fun.

    I most of the ski's I listed could be found for under $1000. Especially this time of year.

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    Re: Ski suggestions

    Tigershark Daytona, something cheap to consider. Simple to ride and stable for beginners.

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    Re: Ski suggestions

    Other Yamaha models that fit the bill are the Raiders, GP 760 / 800.

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