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    Does fzr ride like gpr?

    I have yet to ride an FZR,, i had hoped to get one this year but with the new baby and all there were a lot of hidden expenses i was`nt expecting!!!!
    My question is for those who own both or who have ridden both!!
    how do they compare as far as staying planted in the water in 1 to 2 ft slop? is the fzr a lot softer ride?im not to concerned with the power differences mainly the ride. so lets here everyones opinions!!!!!


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    I am curious as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-ME View Post
    I am curious as well

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    i have own both ski's and the FZR is a much better ski to ride with out a doubt............ they handle the chop well ,,,,,,,,,, once you have rode one you will understand the differents its like night and day

    and hook up much better then the gpr


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    i have both skis with the same mods and the only thing i can tell you is my fx sho is like a cadillac and the fzr is like a ferrari.

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    I have had a gpr and now have an fzs.
    The difference in the two skis is night and day.
    The gpr is alot smaller and sits alot lower in the water than the fz.
    The fz is very good in the chop the fx is better but the gpr isnt great compared to those two because of its size.

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    Nice collection there Jeff

    Thanks for sharing! I think I am going to take my Revo out for a cruise today, there is a couple of geese that need to be chased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff007 View Post
    I have yet to ride an FZR,, i had hoped to get one this year but with the new baby and all there were a lot of hidden expenses i was`nt expecting!!!!
    My question is for those who own both or who have ridden both!!
    how do they compare as far as staying planted in the water in 1 to 2 ft slop? is the fzr a lot softer ride?im not to concerned with the power differences mainly the ride. so lets here everyones opinions!!!!!
    The FZR leans in more than the GPR in turns, carves great & feels nimble for it's size, but compared to a well setup GPR it's still a heavy feeling ski in near stock form IMO. Also, no trim tabs so there's not as much tuneability to the hull. Once they are modded up a little the FZ's & SHO's feel much lighter & quicker handling, but still no comparison to a boat 150+ lbs ligher & 2' shorter. The GPR is just a more rider involved ski because you get so much more feedback from it, but the heavier FZR is easier to keep planted & doesn't tire you out as fast, especially in the chop.

    For the tight twisty river riding we do, I'd prefer my 1390 any day over an even faster FZR, but for offshore or just cruising around with the wife, it's hard to beat the bigger, more comfortable & more reliable 4-strokes.

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    Compared to my Limited Race GPR.....my GPR turned much better. I am still working out the handling part of the FZR but it does turn well for such a big boat once ya get used to it. You can really lean into the turns on the FZR where if you leaned that much on the GPR you would lose the hookup. Throw an intake grate and some sponsons on the FZR and the handling in chop is top notch.

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    gpr in the chop

    i never rode the FZR but i got to go with everyone elses opinions,the GPR IS A FLAT WATER SKI AT ITS BEST,she's too light for the chop and aftermarket trim tabs will help you only so much, but if you want to wave jump then you'll get some " nice air" being a dry wt of 650.I ride my buddies RXP ,it handles the rough stuff much better.But the GPR "carves" though glass like no other.

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