Thread: Jet Ski lessons needed
04-25-2011, 02:34 PM #1
04-25-2011, 02:44 PM #2
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- Bullhead City AZ.
04-25-2011, 08:41 PM #3
Good for a laugh!
I rode my old GTS about 30ft. up a steep rocky bank, around a stump to the left, and it then turned downhill and back into the lake. I rode it out! I don't know what I was thinking, but I was very new to the sport then.
My usual driving/riding style with any motorized vehicle it to throttle out of trouble, but this time I chopped the throttle.......
Wish I had a video of that! The nearby fishermen threw hands in the air, like WTF???
04-25-2011, 09:10 PM #4
Oh, I can laugh about it today, but there for a while yesterday I was wondering how I was going to get that pig out of the mud. At 42 sec. his wake pushes me out and I hit a small mud bump which straightens it up and sends it into the grass. Here's the video before I followed him:
04-25-2011, 10:11 PM #5
Ya, I guess 1,000 lbs stuck in the mud would be challenging.
04-26-2011, 01:56 AM #6
why the throttle on and off,on and off,on and off?
04-26-2011, 03:17 AM #7
04-26-2011, 06:16 AM #8
04-27-2011, 10:01 PM #9
Why don't you hold a constant throttle? Either half way, or 1/4 or full, instead of blipping the throttle as if it was about to stall.
I don't understand when car drivers (manual tranny) do this as well. It makes no sense to me.
If you keep it constant, your traction on the water will be constant also. The ski will be more predictable and skip less.
Just a thought. Constant throttle has proven to be the best for 99% of cases, including driving a car, motorcycle, quad, and jet ski, (unless of course you are drifting with either of them).
BTW. I'm very jealous of your playground. I wish I had trails like that around here.
04-28-2011, 02:51 PM #10
Oh, I understood his question. Let me rephrase my response:
Because I am a hapless dipshit and need more seat time to learn how to ride it properly so I don't put it in the weeds again (or an oyster bank).
But thanks for the tips.
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