Thread: Ocean riding
05-29-2012, 08:09 AM #1
Whats up guys I have a question. How many of y'all ride rxps and other big skis in the surf and ocean? My buddy has a place on topsail island and that's all he wants to ride is in the surf. We went out over the weekend with that storm offshore and the waves were crazy I came off a few all messed up and had to quit before I got hurt or messed up my ski. And I know surf riding is what kills our SCs right? My 08 went out at 70 hrs. My buddy lives at lake Norman and I grew up on a lake so that's what I like. How many of y'all have tore up anything riding in the surf and jumping big waves?
05-29-2012, 10:42 AM #2
05-29-2012, 11:07 AM #3
Yea that's what we try to be careful with. I just am scared of how much we are killing the SC on our skis. I really just need a nanner to surf ride and leave the rxp for the lake.
Are we Spose to let off the gas when the ski lands back in the water? I know we're Spose to I can't remember when
05-29-2012, 02:15 PM #4
Not that I haven't done it myself, but launching a heavy 4-stroke ski off waves is probably about the most abusive thing you can do to it. As Jim pointed out, the stresses you put on the hull & motor mounts is your main concern, not the SC. If you want to get big air & have fun in the surf, something like the little XP in your sig would be perfect. Or even better, a stand-up.
Yes, you want to let off the throttle before landing. Can't comment on Doos, but I know plenty of people who've snapped driveshafts & couplers on Yamahas from landing with the throttle wide open.
06-06-2012, 07:02 PM #5
Yea once I can afford another XP I will be buying one.
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