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    Is the VXR really that bad in rough water?

    Hello,

    First off this is my first post, I've been creeping for awhile.

    Anyways I'm looking to get my first ski in the next couple of weeks. Now I'm on a budget (less then 10K), and I've came across year old VXR's which sounds almost perfect for me, plently of power, 3 seater, no supercharger/simple design. Everything I've been reading says that they are rough as hell in the chop. I realize this is compare to the ultra's and FX's. I'm only going to be riding freshwater however I will be on larger lakes(Lake Texoma in Texas, Grand Lake o' Cherokees alot, and some on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma) All I have ridden in the past have been STX-15F and VX110 so I'm assuming I really wont feel a difference in ride quality compared to these 2.

    Thank you


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    It's not that the VXR is bad in rough water. It's more that there are other Skis that handle rougher water better. But compared to the two Skis you mentioned, I think the VXR is a better rough water Ski than those. The VXR has other strengths like the one you mentioned (no supercharger/simple design). JB

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    Quote Originally Posted by john belton View Post
    It's not that the VXR is bad in rough water. It's more that there are other Skis that handle rougher water better. But compared to the two Skis you mentioned, I think the VXR is a better rough water Ski than those. The VXR has other strengths like the one you mentioned (no supercharger/simple design). JB
    Setup right they are fine...You need to be on the gas a bit more and try skim across the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by john belton View Post
    It's not that the VXR is bad in rough water. It's more that there are other Skis that handle rougher water better. But compared to the two Skis you mentioned, I think the VXR is a better rough water Ski than those. The VXR has other strengths like the one you mentioned (no supercharger/simple design). JB
    Setup right they are fine...You need to be on the gas a bit more and try skim across the top.
    i agree with Bobby, and i just happen to have what your looking for !!!!!! and it has electric VTS to control the trim

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    I would suspect that its just fine in rough water. Its smaller than the rest of these barges everyone is building now. But its still bigger and heavier than what I ride. I ride lake michigan all the time on a smaller boat than the VXR and I do ok out there.

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    Try to ride one in those conditions and judge it for yourself. Some will say it is fine and others will say they rather ride an old two stroke. It is too much money to use someone else's judgement on this decision. Good fun ski though.

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    Don't get me wrong I love my VXR. But if I could do it again I'd spring for the FX HO. That being said I plan on keeping this ski for the remainder of my loan and still have a BLAST on it!!! I just learned to check wind conditions before I take it out so I know what to expect out there. On the windier days I know I'll get a little more wet.

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    Half the fun of these things is getting wet!!!!!!

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    Lake Michigan and the VXR????------thats really really ridiculously amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Half the fun of these things is getting wet!!!!!!
    In the summer it is! I spend more time in the water than on the ski. I meant more late September and October riding. That's when things start to get cold once a little splash is introduced.

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