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    waveraider vs waverunner

    I have a 95 waveraider, looking at a 95 waverunner to purchace, does anyone know how the handeling compares on these two machines which is more stable , more responsive for rough water riding


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    IMHO, the RAIDER hull is a rougher water ski.. early Runners were mainly for flatter conditions ,until you get up into the 97's and above..the raider has a sharper bottomed v hull thru its entire length than the earler runners and as such, will cut thru waves better...as to response,a flat bottom will normally respond better to input as its on top of the water, only moving itself and not also the water a deeper running hull is displacing.. A runner is more playfull under normal conditions ..

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    thanks for the info w/rpm500, this is what i was hoping for, we have two waveraiders and they are pretty tippy, my wife wants one that is more stable and it sounds like this one would be. The other question I have is : their are no gauges, can they be added to a 95 waverunner111

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    most of the early ski are tippy .. their beam is not wide enough to promote stability like the bigger heavy skis of the 2000+ generation...best bet for a speedo would be buy a water proof gps and mount it in veiw on the handlebars.. I dont personally know if a gauge can be used on your year raider from another/later ski..

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    thanks w/rpm500 I will probably take your advise on the gps

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