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    VTS explained

    May be I am just stupid but don't understand the correct way to use the VTS.

    Please someone to explain how and when to use different positions of the nozzle.

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    There are a myriad of reasons to use the vts. For instance, if you jump waves trimming the nose up will allow you to air out. Classically the average rider will trim to smooth out the ride or decrease porpoising. Top speed is also usually achieved with the trim full up. In racing you get the best hole shot trimming all the way down and putting as much of your body weight over the front of the ski to allow the hull to pop up and out of the water as any boat must get over the wall of water it creates from a dead stop to get on plane. Hope that last one made sense. Also it helps to trim down for an aggressive turn to set the hull. Mainly though cruising around you just trim up or down to smooth out the ride.

    What ski do you have?

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    I have 2 skiis but only the 06 RXP has VTS

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    Just riding around neutral or up a little will do you well. Mess around with it. Hit some wakes trimmed up. You'll love it.

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    Do a holeshot trimmed all the way down. A lot quicker.

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    I might add, I've always achieved my best speeds at one notch above centre. Although trimming all the way up will reduce drag by bringing the bow out of the water more, the benefits are negated by the inefficiency of the jet stream as it is redirected by the vts nozzle, I hope this makes sense... You will hole shot and turn harder with the trim all the way down. You actually turn much harder due to the increased drag from having more of the bow in the water.

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    I would guess that 95% of riders don't give a hoot about VTS. It is one of those features that really doesn't add much value. I leave mine at one tick above center and ride.

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    My experience has been that the smaller hulls benefit more from trim adjustments than the big ones do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Dood View Post
    I would guess that 95% of riders don't give a hoot about VTS. It is one of those features that really doesn't add much value. I leave mine at one tick above center and ride.
    Absolutely Bryan.

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