06-23-2011, 08:53 AM #1
To buy a Pro 785, or not to buy a Pro 785...that is the question.
I've got a chance to pick up a good condition 99 Pro 785 with about 50hrs. I was just looking for some members opinions on this model of ski. Are they beasts?,too much maintenace?, not fast enough?
I'm coming from an RXP-x, Ultra 150, and SLX 1200, I want something good for acceleration and jumping.
06-23-2011, 11:01 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
What kinds of water will you be riding on?
You have or had an RXP-X?
The Pro 785 was built for tearing up the race course, and provides tight handling and turning. Top speeds are circa 60mph or better, but it is really about the turning and acceleration.
Maintenance is important, but when maintained they can be reliable.
Others on here are more familiar with the Pro 785, so I am sure you will get more input.
The question is what are you looking for?
06-23-2011, 11:23 AM #3
Yeah my last ski was a RXP-X, "I should have kept it."
I want something quick "real quick" not too concerned with top end. Like to wave jump on lake Michigan.
06-23-2011, 11:59 AM #4
By far the most fun ski ever built! 0-60+ in probably 5 seconds. Turns so tight you can't wash it out. Best pure sound out of an engine, high RPMs, and a soaking wet ride. What more could you ask for??!
We owned a 99 model and then had 2 2000 models with no problems on any. Each had close to 100hrs on them too before we sold them. I would love to get one again, seriously, they are awesome.
06-23-2011, 12:47 PM #5
I have 5 of them.. Not good for two person riding...
Most fun ski I have ever owned..
P.S. They are sorta addicting to own......
06-23-2011, 12:49 PM #6
06-23-2011, 12:54 PM #7
06-23-2011, 12:56 PM #8
I'm 5'11' and have no issues.. Riding a Pro785 is like riding a crotchrocket.
The only concern is that the center cyclinder pipe will crack over time. Not much you can do about it...
06-23-2011, 12:58 PM #9
Not a good ski for a child.. I try to keep the kids off them.. They like WOT.. Not a good "Putting Around the Lake" machine.. What is the price of the Pro your looking at?
And No I'm not going to add to the collection
06-23-2011, 01:05 PM #10
The one I'm looking at is about $2700 with a newer alum. trailer and stand. It looks to be in nice shape aside from a broken display.
Whats this about the center pipe breaking?
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