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    Yamaha VXR vs Kawasaki STX 15-F

    I am thinking of buying a new ski soon. Should I get a Yamaha VXR or a Kawasaki STX 15-F? I know that the VXR is faster but i have never been on a Yamaha. I know that I posted in the sea doo section but i don't want biased information. I will be riding in the lake of the Ozarks and some rivers.


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    Sea Doo offers Free Test Rides during the start of each season - which allows you to test out their new product offerings for the upcoming year.

    During such events - most of the local Power Sports Dealerships like to "hang-out" there as well, with the hopes of pulling in a few buyers from such events.

    I attended one sponsored by Sea Doo last April - and was approached by the local Power Sports Dealership after my Test Ride - asking my impression. Stating I liked the new Sea Doo that I rode - yet was a Kawasaki Fan - he offered me to ride the new Kawasaki Ultra-300 right then and there.

    This is what ultimately lead me to lay my money down on a new ski - after test driving the models, researching here on this BB and reading, and ultimately deciding what was best "for me".

    Hence, I recommend that you go out to Sea Doo's Site - and poke-around there to see if they are offering any "Test Rides".

    That's pretty much how I was able to make my decision:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...25#post1926325

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=177795

    Good Luck !!!!

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    Here you go:

    http://www.tryaseadoo.com/front/frontLogin.jsp

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    IMO vxr is the best ski for the money. cheap, but still reliable, quick, handles well, and very powerful with its 1800cc 4 stroke.

    for future reference, there is an open discussion section on the forum

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I will definitely try out both skis before I but one. I am also considering a sea doo gtr 215 so I can try that one and then try the others like you did.

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    I like the vxr and I know that it is the fastest, but I do care about the cost so I might go with the kawi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooling View Post
    Here you go:

    http://www.tryaseadoo.com/front/frontLogin.jsp

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    I just realized that I'll be at the lake then already so I might be able to go then.

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    I had a 2008 STX-15F last season. For the money, they're probably the best ski you can buy. If I was choosing between the two skis, I'd get the VXR they are very nice skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHNORR12 View Post
    I had a 2008 STX-15F last season. For the money, they're probably the best ski you can buy. If I was choosing between the two skis, I'd get the VXR they are very nice skis.
    I'm leaning towards the 15f because of exactly what you said. It is only $9700 and it will keep up with most of the much more expensive skis.

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    What prices should I expect for the vxr, 15f, and gtr 215? (new)

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