Thread: FZR compared to a 2 Seater
09-07-2009, 12:26 PM #1
FZR compared to a 2 Seater
For those that have ridden both could you tell me is riding an FZR like riding an RXT for example?
I have always had 2 seater skis and am afraid of getting the FZR because it will be like having a 3 seater. I once rode an RXT and it was nice but it felt like riding a boat. Do the FZR's seem to ride like that or can you really compare them to the 2 seater like the RXP? I really don't have the chance to ride one to demo if I decide to purchase one so I am going off what a lot of guys here as saying about them?
For those that have gone from an RXP does the extra 10" or so make you feel any different about owning it?
09-07-2009, 01:52 PM #2
I have a good bit of seat time on an FZR.
Also have an RXT in the family and use to have an RXP-X and GPR.
The FZR would no doubt be in the RXT category as far as size and feel. The RXP and GPR (GPR even more so) are worlds apart in ride and anybody that says different doesn't ride the ski correctly.
That said, IMO, the FZR feels a bit more nimble than the RXT, but this is again relative. Both skis are about speed and handling chop. Cuttin up isn't much fun on either. I'd never buy either as personal skis because they are too big, but they are very good at what they, go smokin fast in rough water.
09-07-2009, 06:16 PM #3
if you like the ride of the RXP then stick with that find a 08-09 RXP-X left over for a great price
the FZ`s are larger and will feel very simular to the RXT
09-08-2009, 12:25 PM #4
Well I would love to have 400hp in an X4 hull but the RXP does beat you up a bit.
I can tell that the FZR appears to handle the rough better but how does it handle compared to the 2 seaters?
09-08-2009, 01:12 PM #5
The FZR handles rough so well because of physics. 132 inch hull and 800+ pounds. It handles like any other 3 seater you have ridden compared to a 2 seater, but a bit more nimble feelings because of hull design. The FZR isn't a 2 seater and never will be. However, it handles the rough awesome, has great speed for its size, has great potential, and manages to mask its size pretty well.
With Seadoo's new 3 seaters being 139 inches long and Kawasakis 3 seater weighing 1000 pounds, the current Yami 3 seaters despite their size, will look like toys in comparison.
09-08-2009, 01:20 PM #6
09-08-2009, 01:21 PM #7
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The GPR beats you up quite a bit in chop, so the FZR could be a welcome change.
09-08-2009, 05:20 PM #8
09-08-2009, 05:31 PM #9
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GPR vs FZ
For those of you that have ridden the GPR and FZ series, how similar or dissimilar are their handling characteristics?
How does the FZ compare to the GPR when it comes to wake/wave jumping?
I am in the same boat as the original poster. Looking at getting an FZS, but not sure if I will like it as much as my 1200 GPR.
09-08-2009, 05:47 PM #10
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