01-30-2011, 01:14 PM #1
Question/Consern - Yamaha ski shopping
Myself and a friend of mine are looking to pick up a couple new skis this year (we both have been riding for years - so we're not newbies). We have both been looking at the VXR, FX, and FZ line up. We both have young kids between the 2-7 year range and I'm a little worried about some info I have read. So here are my questions:
1) Bucking(stuffing) - is this a major problem on all of these skis? I've never heard of this happening until reading the yamaha section of these forums. I would hate to have that happen with my wife and kids on the ski. I have older polaris that is fun but it's dated and want something newer but my pol is pretty safe for the wife/kids.
2) Supercharger clutches - is this something that is going to need replacing on a regular basis? I may avoid this and go with the NA FXR.
3) I, personally am a little more interested in the VXR but the only thing I am a little concerned with here is it not having any trim. Any thoughts?
for what it's worth...we ride anything from glass smooth rivers to the good sized chop of Lake Michigan.
Any input would be great.
01-30-2011, 09:25 PM #2
In my experience, I would say the trim is a very important feature to most of us on the FZ hulls, but I'm not sure how much it will matter on the VXR. Make sure you try and test them in the chop or whatever conditions you will usually ride in, and choose the one you like best. Here is Jerry's ride report on the 2011 lineup:
01-30-2011, 09:32 PM #3
01-30-2011, 11:22 PM #4
01-30-2011, 11:39 PM #5
01-31-2011, 01:16 AM #6
Here's a video of when I had a VXR for the weekend. Fun ski!!
01-31-2011, 01:30 AM #7
01-31-2011, 01:37 AM #8
Mate , I raced it next to marc fx sho and it got it!! power to weight mate. they are a great ski! That video was taken at lake moogerah. I had QLD transport on there seadoo rxp 215's chase me across the lake (Because I didnt see them) and they couldnt keep up. when I stopped they had there coppa lights on. The guy said....... Is that thing modded? I said no mate stock as a rock! he said, how much HP . I said , I think about 180hp..... He said no way, I was trying to catch you across the whole lake mate.... no way 180hp! HAHAHA Me been the smart ass I said, no mate its coz your on a seadoo!!! hahahah he didnt like that one bit...... hahahhahaaha
Last edited by RichieFZR; 01-31-2011 at 01:38 AM. Reason: video
01-31-2011, 01:40 AM #9
pretty good for no S/C and no head aches with clutches
and love the part its a seadoo lol
01-31-2011, 01:45 AM #10
When I first rode it, I was abit un sure about the ski, but having it for the that weekend and many more weekends after I really like it. I would have one any day, but Ive already got 2 ski's..... when do you stop?? LOL
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