Thread: Gp1200 vs. Xl1200
05-16-2011, 10:24 AM #1
Gp1200 vs. Xl1200
I have a 97 GP1200 and ride mostly big chop saltwater. I am so tired of getting beat up because the GP sucks in big chop. Slower, bigger, heavier 3 seaters passing me because I'm getting beat up and barely hitting 35mph in chop. Yes on glass ( which 97% of the time it's not) the GP will will run very very fast.
I'd like to get a different ski. Would the XL1200 ride better in chop? It's a 3 seater, bigger, heavier and alot like the GP?
05-17-2011, 07:23 AM #2
your logic is solid , the xl has size and weight over the gp in the rough , but prob not as mush as much a needed difference running with the big four strokes of today..those big skis push alot of water and not ride up on it like the GP (WATCH HOW MUCH WATER THEY THROW TO THE SIDE WHILE RUNNING..), if i remember correctly the GP weighs around 525 lbs.. the XL1200 possibly 100 more, where as the 'sofa' skis are going 700 lb + and the size IS proportionate ..If you wanted to stay 2 smoke, the XL would be my choice..
05-17-2011, 08:38 PM #3
Or SUV if you really want a big 2 stroke to plow around on. Same engine as the GP1200 also
05-18-2011, 02:51 PM #4
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A GPR might suit your needs as well.
I'll let you know how my GPR-NPV1200 does in the surf...
05-18-2011, 06:30 PM #5
Yeah, thats true. The GPR hull is better in chop then the GP. Plus the GPR weighs more, which helps.
05-19-2011, 04:42 AM #6
Thanks All. I been looking and talking to others and I think I now want the XLT. Its big, Has same 1200 2 stroke but with power valves and has great reviews especially in chop and speed.
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