View Poll Results: Which water condition would net a faster speed?

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  • Glass

    24 64.86%
  • Mild Chop

    13 35.14%
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    Time to solve a lil disagreement....

    It was brought up this weekend that the SHO and FZR hulls would be faster in Glass smooth water vs a 2-3" chop

    From my previous boating experience boats/pwc's are always a lil faster in a chop than on complete glass.

    Hitman swears that the SHO defies all phyics and is faster on complete glass water...

    So lets see what wins out here....


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    if the water isnt calm there might be a chance of cavitation, my top speed was always on glass water and lose around 2mph on light chop

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    I uaually see better speed if there is a little ripple on the lake...especially on the SHO since it seems I can get my weight further back before it starts to bounce when there is a slight wind chop. IMO, less wetted surface = less drag.

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    Bear in mind I am not talking about rough water or rollers. I am talking strictly the difference between smooth no ripples vs a 2-3" wind ripple.

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    I voted MILD CHOP--but I was thinking WIND RIPPLE (2"-3").

    Had my first bigger chop last weekend as the lake was busy (never would've gone out on the SLX). Holy cow am I ever out of shape!!! Guess I need to do more than look at the pilates ball She bought me... Can't imagine offSHOre racing!!!

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    If they are truly ripples and not chop or rolling ripples and the ski can stay planted without hopping it will be faster with a slight ripple helping air out the hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    If they are truly ripples and not chop or rolling ripples and the ski can stay planted without hopping it will be faster with a slight ripple helping air out the hull.
    As much as we ride the rivers, the glass stuff seems slower and dragging vs a little ripples 1"-3". JMO

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    1. Of all the places for this... the Yami 4-stroke section?
    2. I agreed with you once you clarified that you meant "wind chop" which to me is ripples, not actual chop.
    3. once you add up a selection for wind ripples I will vote. lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    1. Of all the places for this... the Yami 4-stroke section?
    2. I agreed with you once you clarified that you meant "wind chop" which to me is ripples, not actual chop.
    3. once you add up a selection for wind ripples I will vote. lololol
    Oh should a SHO being faster on glass or ripples be in the 2-stroke section?

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    2-3 inches is considered chop?

    You fresh water guys make me

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