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    Ride Plate

    Guy's I am new to the jet ski world. I bought a 15f in 2004 and have been hooked. The only complaint I had was that it would porpoise with me and the wife ridding together. I just sold it and have a deposit on a ultra 250x. I wanted something a little larger than the 15f and was in the process of getting a Yamaha cruiser. Thankfully I found about the 250x before I bought the Yamaha.

    My question is I read so much here on ride plates and I really do not understande the advantage of changing them. Does it give more speed, better handling or what? I know there are none out for the 250x as of yet but should I consider replacing the one that comes on the ultra? Thanks in advance.


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    Some skis perform fine with the stock ride plate. Others, like the Ultra 150 ride much better with an aftermarket plate like a Shred Master. Since there is little knowledge available on how the new 250 will ride/handle with the stock plate, grate and sponsons, no one knows if aftermarket ones will offer improvement. It will remain a wait and see game for now.


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    Thanks Richard, I will just sit back and wait for some of you guys to do some testing. I am really excited about getting on this thing to see how it will run and ride.

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    The 15f really responds to the R&D rideplate. It pics up acceleration, top end and handling. I noticed in pics of the 250x that it looks to have a center scoop like a R&D plate. Not sure if it's angled up and how flat it sits against the hull though. The 250 is gonna be a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronC View Post
    The 15f really responds to the R&D rideplate. It pics up acceleration, top end and handling. I noticed in pics of the 250x that it looks to have a center scoop like a R&D plate. Not sure if it's angled up and how flat it sits against the hull though. The 250 is gonna be a beast.
    It is angled up, and reminds me of a R/d rideplate.

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    So the way it looks right now with out being able to ride one or seeing any test on it, is that the ride plate that comes on the 250x will probably be as good as any aftermarket.

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