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    broken hulls

    Is anyone concerned about hull fractures around the transom in surf usage?


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    Is that FZ or FX

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    I would nt use a FZ in the surf period....

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    Probably should be merged with this thread:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...er-cracker-FZR

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    Nope

    There are plenty examples of broken or cracked hulls on various manufactures models since the dawn of time.
    I doubt it is going to stop today.

    Ride more......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik72e View Post
    I would nt use a FZ in the surf period....
    Thats like saying. "I just bought a Dirt bike but im never going to take it over a Jump"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lezzosoap View Post
    Thats like saying. "I just bought a Dirt bike but im never going to take it over a Jump"
    +1. There have been cracked nanoxcell hulls, no question. But like SHOBiz said, there will always be cracked hulls on any ski, reguardless of the brand. Put it this way...... there is a significantly larger population of people who ride their FZ's offshore with ZERO issues than the amount of people will cracked hulls.

    I'd say there are less than 10 cracked FZ nano hulls on GH. Not bad considerding the THOUSANDS of units yamaha sells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    I'd say there are less than 10 cracked FZ nano hulls on GH. Not bad considerding the THOUSANDS of units yamaha sells.
    BINGO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    BINGO!
    and let me add...... I wonder how many are caused from hitting sandbars or reefs? I see all these youtube videos of guys jumping in surf areas and the waves crest where the water is shallow so there is a much greater chance of hitting a sandbar/ reef.

    I EXCLUSIVLY jump in areas I am familiar with and atleast half a mile offshore. I have absolutly zero ploblems.
    Use a little common sense and you will be fine IMO. Don't go jumping the biggest badest wave you can, take it easy at first and familirize youself with the procedure for jumping. As strange as it may sound, you should be able to adjust the throttle, strearing, and rider position all with your eyes closed just be feel once you get a feel for wave jumping. Its taken me about 5 years to get it down perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    BINGO!
    Agree with you guys but if i was me i would nt use it in the surf have seen 3 x skis in Australia cracked my self and i am sure theres others are around.

    Take alook under the rear deck of the ski the lenght between the top deck where it finishes and the underneath where the pump/hull is there like a 5 inch distance so when wave jumping the 1st point of contact is under your top deck where the 5 inch gap is so all it doing is pulling the top deck up each time its only a matter of time before its goes.
    But if you where doing 180s or broncos there will be no issue as the nose of the ski is its 1st point of contact.
    my 2cents

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