First time poster here...

It's been years since I've rode a ski. I used to own a '95 Kaw 750ZXI and loved it. I was wanting more power in the later years that I owned it, but of course life changes put things on hold.

Skip to now...I'm in the market for a couple skis. I'm looking at a 2 and a 3 seater (5 total in family). I am visiting a guy later today who is selling a 2005 XLT1200 and a 2005 GP800R both with about 50hrs each. What kind of compression should I expect out of the two skis?

I would really like to get my hands on a GPR1200 or something more powerful, but I may stick with the 800 until the family gets accustomed to it.

I've been looking at the GPR-SHO conversions and seems like I'd like to try something like this in the future, but would this type of conversion be possible with the 800's hull? I'm guessing "maybe" since the 800 and 1200 hulls should be very similar, but just wondering from the experts.