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    SpeedFreeks Ride Plate or Riva Open Loop Plate

    I would like the option of people who have run the Riva open ride plate and also the SpeedFreeks ride plate to which they like the best and why. What is the grip/hock-up and top speed like on the SpeedFreeks plate?

    I am thinking of going to a heat exchanger and back to closed loop cooling. I am running a Riva open loop and Rive plate now.


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    Speed freeks HANDS DOWN!

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    I have run them both and I really liked the Riva plate in the handleing. It makes the boat feel stabil.
    The SF plate was 2mph, but the desighn of Rivas channels just felt good. Hope this helps.

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    depends on how you like to ride. I liked the riva plate on my RXPz because ti tracked so well through the rough stuff. If you like to have a looser feel on glass the SF plate works great IMO. Both plates were fast in my use

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    Hook up, grip, and turning is way better with the speed freeks plate over the Riva open loop plate! A Jim's Performance modded plate is another option for you as well. A speed freeks, or Jim's plate (close loop mod) will cost you a little on top over the Riva. The choice of a plate all comes down to rider preference, so it all depends on what your looking for. I pulled, and sold the Riva plate after just 2 hours of testing it out. I absolutely hated the way it turned, or should I say the lack of. However.... the Riva plate tracks very well through chop! Again.... it all boils down to what your looking for in a plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    Speed freeks HANDS DOWN!
    What do you say this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water4fire View Post
    I have run them both and I really liked the Riva plate in the handleing. It makes the boat feel stabil.
    The SF plate was 2mph, but the desighn of Rivas channels just felt good. Hope this helps.
    I have the Riva on now and as you say it tracks very well and has grips in the corners. Just looking at options to move away from the open loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_speed View Post
    What do you say this?
    It rides very well. The ski feels like it lost 200lbs off of the back of the ski. The ski rides a little smoother and I have noticed a little better handling riding in rough water. It is a great plate, it doesn't bounce (porpoise) at all and corners very well. JMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    It rides very well. The ski feels like it lost 200lbs off of the back of the ski. The ski rides a little smoother and I have noticed a little better handling riding in rough water. It is a great plate, it doesn't bounce (porpoise) at all and corners very well. JMO!
    Have you had the Riva plate on your ski to compare with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_speed View Post
    Have you had the Riva plate on your ski to compare with.
    I have ridden a ski with a Riva plate. I had NO intentions of going open loop on my ski. I did a heat exchanger with the CL plate. The reason's BD said above are the same complaints I had about the riva. It didn't corner or handle worth a shit. Not for me.

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