Thread: 2013 GTR 215 or 2013 RXP X 260
11-13-2013, 04:25 AM #1
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- Nov 2013
2013 GTR 215 or 2013 RXP X 260
I am trying to decide between either one of these skis I'm interested in both but I not to sure what one too get it will be my first ski. I will be mostly using just to have some fun go fast and some towing. I'm more looking at the rxp but unsure just wondering your opinions.
11-13-2013, 07:51 AM #2
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- May 2011
- Newcastle Australia
the gtr is a 3 seater and would be more suited to towing and family activities.
depending on local rules you may only be able to legally tow with a 3 seater.
however I still tow with my rxp with good results
11-13-2013, 07:57 AM #3
I guess the questions you need to ask yourself .... will I have or want to a 2nd rider of size (200 lbs +) and how stable would you feel on the RXP. Also if mainly speed & churning up the H2O, without 2up, then RXP might fit the bill. Last what is the $$ for each one and is the difference enough to sway you one way or the other? Good Luck... and welcome to the Hulk
11-13-2013, 08:11 AM #4
90% of my riding is with a passenger, the RXPX handles it just fine. It may not be as nimble with a heavy passenger, but you wouldn't want to be running hard with a passenger anyway, as they won't feel nearly as secure as you do. Having said that, if I wanted to tow someone I would be forced to get the GTR, as having space on the boat for your the person being towed is a legal requirement here. The fine is relatively large and it doesn't appear that they are lenient at all in issuing that ticket. Best to check your local regulations.
11-13-2013, 08:15 AM #5
for a first ski I recommend the gtr 215
the rxp is more of a race (aggressive) ski than the gtr
also I would never recommend a 2 seater for a rec (tow) ski
after a while if you feel you want more power the gtr can easily be tuned up to the 260+hp
11-13-2013, 08:18 AM #6
Go RXT OR RXTX ...
Newer hull than the GTR and has the power of the PX
11-13-2013, 08:49 AM #7
Standard RXT. Want more power just plop in the 127 wheel and still have a lot less spent than the X model.
11-13-2013, 09:05 AM #8
The px really isn't a beginner ski.
Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!
11-13-2013, 10:19 AM #9
The RXT is not a newer hull. It came out in 2009/2010 while the GTR hull came out in 2011.
Also my stock GTR is slightly faster than my friends stock 2010 RXT-X 260 in flat water and 2 foot chop. We ride on Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
Last edited by 785xp; 11-13-2013 at 11:03 AM.
11-13-2013, 11:00 AM #10
How about the Wake?? Never tried one but, 215 power plant and made for towing.
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