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    Benefit to removing the reverse bucket?

    So, ive read most of the posts talking about the only real gain to removing the reverse bucket is the weight loss...i.e., no improved performance due to drag concerns. Im not a top speed junky...on Lake Erie we very rarely ever see flat waters that allows me to use the full potential of the FZS...however we do try and spend as much time in in air as we do in the water. When im trimmed all the way up (nose up) it looks like my nozzle is spraying 40% into the reverse bucket.

    Has anyone that likes jumping taken the reverse bucket off and seen a noticable improvement?


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    My reverse bucket is "trimmed" and moved up higher to eliminate the issues you mention about the water hitting the bucket when the trim is up. I run my ski at 1 trim up (bow up) and the bucket doesn't interfere with the nozzle spray.

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    when you trim it might affect how ur saying but i tested it on my ski the bucket removed and has no effects

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    Also, since I run a pump wedge, the angle of my nozzle is even higher than stock, so the spray shoots at a greater angle. My rooster tail looks like a Bass boat!

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    I do a lot of jumping myself and with the trim all the way up I have never had an issue.

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    Ok...so no benefit to removing. Thats pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks guys.

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    I remove my bucket when jumping waves as it tends to pop in reverse after landing very nose high thus causing issues when the next wave follows soon after! Nothing sucks more after landing and hitting the gas only to find yourself going backwards with 6ft wave looking you or you going over the bars due to the before!

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    ok why praytel if you wish to stay stuck to the water would you trim out of the water? isn't that counter productive unless you are a closet speed junkie?? j/k LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpr717 View Post
    ok why praytel if you wish to stay stuck to the water would you trim out of the water? isn't that counter productive unless you are a closet speed junkie?? j/k LOL
    For wave jumping, it helps prevent the nose from submarining into a wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh3ides View Post
    For wave jumping, it helps prevent the nose from submarining into a wave.

    Plus you get waaaaaaay more air!

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