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    Question Tall rider (6'8) - Which ski to buy? Please advise

    I'm a big guy at 6'8 and 280 lbs, and I'm looking to buy a new ski. The cost isn't a concern, but I have narrowed it down to SeaDoo because I really like the idea of the iBR system... and I love my SD jetboat.

    I live in Pittsburgh so I can only use it about 5-6 months a year, and I want to mainly ride on rivers without a passenger.... but I don't want to rule out the possibility of bringing my girlfriend out for a ride occasionally (i.e. 3-4 times a summer for a few hours each max). And its a bit hard to do test rides around here, so I'm looking to you guys for advice.

    I owned a GP1200R and a GP1300R, and there was no way that I could get another rider on with me. Plus it felt extremely shaky at low speeds like it was going to topple while idling unless I really focused. Is the RXP-X this unstable? Or is it just unstable in comparison to the RXT-X?

    If there are any tall/heavy riders with a '12 PX here... How is the comfort in regards to your leg position? Is it like cramming a tall guy into a compact car, or is it decent? And can you ride 2up with it, even if its not as comfy as the TX?

    I assume it would be best to buy a 2012 model before they start selling skis from the brand new manufacturing plant? Or is this not really a concern?

    Any advice or shared experience would be appreciated!


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    The RXT's are about as big as you are going to get. My brother is 6'8 and he fits comfortably in my RXT 260 IS.

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    PM Tiny. he has one and is around your size i believe

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    On the question of buying one before the new plant is operational I would respond with a YES. I work for a manufacturer who moved some operations south of the border and that first year was absolutely a misery for our quality matrix. This coming from a guy who worked in the quality department at the time.

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    i looked/sat on the 2012 rxtx and its a big comfy ski with a adjustable FOX shock...im 6'1" 200lbs

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    Thanks for the responses!

    Have any big fellas tried the RXPX? I love the styling but i have doubts about comfort on it, or whether or not 2up would be feasible

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    For taking a passenger, the RXPX will probably be a little tight, they are a little tight with normal sized people. The RXTX is the way to go, they are also very stable and comfortable machines

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    I have a 2012 GTR 215 and I love the comfort of it. I'm not as tall as you, but I am 6'5" and 290 lbs. My GF who is 6'0" also rides with me once in a while. I stopped at the local dealer yesterday to grab a new axle for my RZR and checked out a new RXP for the first time in person, it's a badass looking machine but looked like it would be super uncomfortable for long rides IMO. Maybe it was just my imagination though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faster346 View Post
    I have a 2012 GTR 215 and I love the comfort of it. I'm not as tall as you, but I am 6'5" and 290 lbs. My GF who is 6'0" also rides with me once in a while. I stopped at the local dealer yesterday to grab a new axle for my RZR and checked out a new RXP for the first time in person, it's a badass looking machine but looked like it would be super uncomfortable for long rides IMO. Maybe it was just my imagination though.
    I don't think its your imagination. Before I bought my RXT-X 2 months ago, I was trying to choose between the GTR, RXT-X and RXP-X. I absolutely love the look of the RXP-X, they did a great job designing it style-wise, but one look at it on my demo ride and I knew there was no way my GF and I could fit on it comfortably and we're pretty small in comparison (I'm 6' 230lbs and she's 5'7" 135lbs). IMO both the GTR and RXT-X would make for good choices for people wanting to ride 2 up.

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    Do you think the "fitted seat" (for lack of a better way to describe the lumbar support area) on the RXT-X would be a negative for tall riders?

    I used to sit back on the seat a little farther than usual on my GPR's, so my knees were more comfortable.

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