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    Buy an intake grate!!!

    I have received alot pm's in the past few months and see a few people asking if they need an intake grate and how much speed they will gain/lose and the benefits. I know others will agree when I say. If you have an fzr/fzs , BUY AN INTAKE GRATE FIRST!!
    I see no disadvantages to any of the available grates and personally the r&d aquavein has been great for us.We have had these skis stuff at only 69mph, some not until 75+ but at some point it will happen if you mod and run the stock grate. It is not worth it and I hate to see someone finally get really hurt. Firstly I don't want to see anyone get hurt ever and secondly it would be terribly damaging to our sport. If you are gonna spend the money to mod, spend less then $200 and be safe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    I have received alot pm's in the past few months and see a few people asking if they need an intake grate and how much speed they will gain/lose and the benefits. I know others will agree when I say. If you have an fzr/fzs , BUY AN INTAKE GRATE FIRST!!
    I see no disadvantages to any of the available grates and personally the r&d aquavein has been great for us.We have had these skis stuff at only 69mph, some not until 75+ but at some point it will happen if you mod and run the stock grate. It is not worth it and I hate to see someone finally get really hurt. Firstly I don't want to see anyone get hurt ever and secondly it would be terribly damaging to our sport. If you are gonna spend the money to mod, spend less then $200 and be safe.
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    safety first.

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    I thought it was sales first

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOBiz View Post
    I thought it was sales first
    safety equipment is sales.
    it is no fun being on a ski, and have it do a 180 degree turn on u when you are not expecting it, due to the pump being overstuffed.
    not, that i have expierenced it, but i prefer not too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon lasiter #328 View Post
    safety equipment is sales.
    it is no fun being on a ski, and have it do a 180 degree turn on u when you are not expecting it, due to the pump being overstuffed.
    not, that i have expierenced it, but i prefer not too.
    That was not my point, but I am being vague on purpose.

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    My point is for the people like our customer who got bucked off today. He spent atleast $1500 so far on his ski and even with all the advice he just refused to buy an intake grate. After loading his ski he came back to the store, limped in and bought a grate.

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    Just darwinism in action...

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    i have had a stock gpr and stock xlt try to toss me i dont think any stock yamaha intake is safe its the first mod you should do. Ron

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    The R&D intake grate will also keep the ski hook up to the water a lot more than the stock one specially in rough conditions.

    My ski hit the water its first time with the R&D grate installed, I was not taking any chances. I have fallen out of skis at over 65 MPH and is not fun at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSH. View Post
    My point is for the people like our customer who got bucked off today. He spent atleast $1500 so far on his ski and even with all the advice he just refused to buy an intake grate. After loading his ski he came back to the store, limped in and bought a grate.
    I do agree a grate should be installed. As a matter of fact on just about any ski a ride plate and intake grate should be just about always be the first thing installed.

    Maybe worked in at a special price at purchase of the ski? Just a thought.

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