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    FX vs FZ is rough water

    I have an FX SHO that I find very stable in rough water which is good. However, the wide, flat hull lands hard when it is bounced from one wave to the next. (My broken nose is presented as evidence.) I'm guessing the sharper hull of the FZ would cut through better and not land so hard.

    Does anyone have experience with the two hulls in rough water; particularly on the ocean or large lakes with 5'+ waves?

    Thanks,

    Tom F


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    Quote Originally Posted by tomfranken View Post
    I have an FX SHO that I find very stable in rough water which is good. However, the wide, flat hull lands hard when it is bounced from one wave to the next. (My broken nose is presented as evidence.) I'm guessing the sharper hull of the FZ would cut through better and not land so hard.

    Does anyone have experience with the two hulls in rough water; particularly on the ocean or large lakes with 5'+ waves?

    Thanks,

    Tom F
    I think the SHO is handling it better than you are. The added length makes it better is very rough conditions. I know a guy who has both skis and says the SHO is hands down better in the really nasty stuff.

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