06-28-2011, 12:18 PM #1
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Need honest opinions on Kawi or Yamaha
This is my first post so dont hurt me too bad. Anyways, I need some help in regards to choosing a ski. I have been looking into the Yamaha FZR and Kawasaki 300x. I would like a ski that handles well in the ocean, but can also get up and go if need be as well as actually jump waves and not just barrell through them. I'm by no means looking for the fastest ski out there, but one with some power and a lot of fun to ride in the surf. I used to own a 2000 GP800 and i loved the fact that i could get some serious air while jumping waves, but it lacked the power/ speed. I've always been a fan of 2-seater ski's, but would contemplate a 3-seater if it meets all my demands. With that mentioned, what do you guys/ ladies think would be the best choice ski for me? If you havent noticed, i do most of my riding in the surf. Thanks...
06-28-2011, 01:01 PM #2
Oh no! Another Kawa versus Yama thread. You gonna get a ton of craziness now!!
I dont think the FZR will be the best in surf. Go with a FX SHO or the Kawa.
06-28-2011, 03:05 PM #3
The Yamahas are proven winners; keep them stock and you can't go wrong. Thousands of WaveRunners have earned their durability stripes in the grueling rental industry around the world.
The Sea-Doo is a decent choice for marine use, because of its closed loop cooling system. They are not as durable but innovative; with nifty brakes and such.
As for the Kwaks; they are good offshore whales, but I can tell you for a fact they do plow through the waves, or as you said; "barrel" through the waves. We ride with several of them regularly, and they take a lot of water over the hood. As for reliability, I'll let the former Ultra owner speak for them below...
06-28-2011, 03:58 PM #4
I would say after actually riding every type of ski available - if you plan on leaving it stock go for the FX SHO. It's an awesome machine and handles the rough very well. As well as the Kawi, no, but it also is a way better overall feel. The new Sea Doo RXT 260 (the yellow one) is also a badass ski but it just doesnt handle chop or rough anything like the SHO.
My best friend has a bone stock 260 that he is looking to sell for a yamaha and my brother in law had one that he couldn't sell fast enough. I currently have a SHO and would only ride a new s3 hulled Sea Doo if I were to get another ski
06-28-2011, 04:16 PM #5
Weird... my post was deleted from this thread?
06-28-2011, 04:17 PM #6
Nothing weird about it.. All off topic posts were removed.
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