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    Can't decide between Ultra 260/300x or Seadoo aS/iS ski..

    Hey guys, its been a while since I have posted on here and I wanted to see if anyone had advice on what ski to get.

    Criteria:
    1. Id like to get a 10-12, maybe 13 ski as price is somewhat of a requirement.
    2. I dont want to get the crap beaten out of me which is why I am looking at a suspension model.
    3. I hear the ultras need premium fuel, does seadoo or can they run on regular?
    4. I am not going to race and probably wont mod either.
    5. I have heard the suspension models dont feel the same way as a non-suspension model in regards to handling and "connectedness". Can you guys with suspension models, describe as best you can, what it feels like?
    6. I am in san antonio/houston, and ideally would like to test drive both types to see what feels best but not every dealership does test drives. Any recommendations?

    Wanted to see what you guys say over here on this side.

    I think thats about it for now, I will probably have more questions later...

    Thanks in advance everyone.


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    The i.s sucks IMO. Unless you ride on flat lakes with small ripples if you want best rough water handling buy a ultra but requires premium fuel. If you want 87 octane buy a Yamaha sho will be decent rough water and only requires 87.

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    Yep + 1 On that. I would keep away from suspension seadoo hulls. Nothing but dramas for some people who have them here in Australia.

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    He's right right. Sea doos are fast on FlAT water but lack in Chop. The kawis are great skis. I can say ergonomicaly the sea doos are not good for standing up and ripping hard. The handle bars feel low. Try em both. Flat out, wide open, hang on till ur arms are like jelly and the ski still wants to go, go for the kawi.

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    Your posting in the kawi section, all will say 300. I ride hard 6 hrs at a time rough and flat and own a seadoo no problems with handlebars being low. I stand more then sit. And yes seadoo can run on 87.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surferd15 View Post
    Your posting in the kawi section, all will say 300. I ride hard 6 hrs at a time rough and flat and own a seadoo no problems with handlebars being low. I stand more then sit. And yes seadoo can run on 87.
    lol SEADOO lol https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruStud View Post
    Hey guys, its been a while since I have posted on here and I wanted to see if anyone had advice on what ski to get.

    Criteria:
    1. Id like to get a 10-12, maybe 13 ski as price is somewhat of a requirement.
    2. I dont want to get the crap beaten out of me which is why I am looking at a suspension model.
    3. I hear the ultras need premium fuel, does seadoo or can they run on regular?
    4. I am not going to race and probably wont mod either.
    5. I have heard the suspension models dont feel the same way as a non-suspension model in regards to handling and "connectedness". Can you guys with suspension models, describe as best you can, what it feels like?
    6. I am in san antonio/houston, and ideally would like to test drive both types to see what feels best but not every dealership does test drives. Any recommendations?

    Wanted to see what you guys say over here on this side.

    I think thats about it for now, I will probably have more questions later...

    Thanks in advance everyone.
    The MOST important thing you need to ask yourself is WHERE & HOW do you ride

    If you ride hard in rough water then the choice is simple ( ultra 300lx )
    if you only ride smooth water and small chop then either will be fine .... BOTH STOCK skies will be doing the SAME speed un modified
    as for suspension in harsh conditions , it has proved to be more massle than dependable ... more fail than stay working
    yes ultra NEEDS premium fuel ( that bit does suck )
    they BOTH will be great rec skies for any family
    ONLY the ultra gives you arm stretching out of the hole acceleration with NO mods , and even modded the KAWI has the best pump on production skies

    260 realy isnt in the equation in this case

    Waz

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    You need to do a little more "soul searching" as to where you will ride, how you will ride, and whether you want to ride for recreation or "push the envelope". As said already, the 300 is the best choice if you want to go with Kawasaki (and that's fine). But based on your criteria I think you should also look at the Yamaha HO / SHO models . . . these Skis may be better suited to what you want to do in a true "recreation" environment. JB

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    Quote Originally Posted by surferd15 View Post
    Your posting in the kawi section, all will say 300. I ride hard 6 hrs at a time rough and flat and own a seadoo no problems with handlebars being low. I stand more then sit. And yes seadoo can run on 87.
    Ummm read the second post and think again but there is one thing ill never reccomed and that is a suspension model seapoooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by surferd15 View Post
    Your posting in the kawi section, all will say 300. I ride hard 6 hrs at a time rough and flat and own a seadoo no problems with handlebars being low. I stand more then sit. And yes seadoo can run on 87.
    It's a horrible thing telling people "I told you so" but opinions are like a$$holes....Everyone has one.

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