01-20-2012, 12:12 AM #1
WANTED: help/tips for improving my riding =)
i'm new to green hulk & new to jet skiing in general =) & I love the support shown in this forum!!
long story short, i've done 5hrs on my new FZR. had never ridden it before i bought it - and had only ridden sea doo's...
(i bought it cause i liked the colour lol)
however, i'm finding it more difficult to balance with turns & over waves etc... compared to the sea doo's!
got any tips to make me a professional lookin' rider - or things i can practice to get better at it! ??
love it, but kinda still scared of it hahaha!!!
thanks heaps xoxo lauren
01-20-2012, 02:08 PM #2
Welcome Lauren. When your riding offshore in waves, the best practice is to stand up in an athletic stance. This allows your knees to act as shock absorbers. When you are taking turns, especially at speed, you want to keep your center of gravity a low to the seat as possible. By staying low on the seat, the G force will push you into the seat and keep you planted. I would take a look at some youtube videos of professional yamaha riders (such as Chris Macclugage and Nicholas Rius) and see how they ride.
Hope that helps
01-20-2012, 02:59 PM #3
Best to just get out and ride and ride with in your limits as you learn how the ski reacts to changing water conditions....with seat time comes confidence.......
You really shouldnt be scared of your ski, but keep a healthy respect for it .....as they are high performance machines....
Are you familiar with how the trim system works?
01-20-2012, 07:28 PM #4
thanks Mike thats great advice!! half my knowledge comes from YouTube, i will def look those guys up NOW!
Aquaholic...well.... i know if i have the trim on one setting i get less wet with the nose higher hahahaha!!! yeah i totally need more seat time!
still learning, learning, learning --- AS MUCH AS I CAN!
thanks so much. i was worried no one would reply cause i sound like an air-head novice lol!
01-20-2012, 07:36 PM #5
01-20-2012, 07:42 PM #6
01-20-2012, 07:48 PM #7
ok - at my 10 hr (first) service i am TOTALLY getting that intake grate replaced! how dangerous and irresponsible of yamaha to continue fitting them on stock craft!!!! and i'm a novice - i would NEVER have known this if not for this forum & your advice Aquaholic. THANK YOU SO MUCH. will be keeping it slow til i break the engine in now....... & getting a change ASAP!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
now slightly more scared hahahah =)
PS craig thank you - just saw your reply also. "R&D" grate it is. calling my service guys RIGHT now to line it up!!!
01-20-2012, 08:31 PM #8
If you search around on here a lil bit you might surprise yourself and be able to do some of work yourself........there are lots of DIY stickys on the top of the Yamaha Section......... changing intake grate is 4 bolts......
01-20-2012, 08:44 PM #9
Yeah you can do the intake grate yourself in about 5 minutes. Its super easy and honestly requires no special skill. Congrats on the new jet ski, post some pics of that bad boy!
02-20-2012, 08:26 AM #10
just a hello to say i havent forgotten your help.... =) & instead of pics, my first goPro vid!
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