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    Buying 2014 FX SVHO Cruiser or FZS Which one is best for me?

    I am looking for a new ski for the family to use. We live on the water and will have many hours of seat time.
    I think the new improvements with the 2014 lineup has got me hooked and this is the year to get a new one.
    We have a 2005 GTX limited 215, 1999 SUV1200 as well as a 2003 XPDI.
    My family is Me my wife and two boys (ages 9-16)
    We are looking to replace the GTX with our new ski.
    I see the FX Cruiser is about 45 lbs heavier than the FZS and wonder why? Im assuming the FX is more about comfort and the FZS is about speed.
    Does anyone have an input to help me decide? Like most people I hate to give up performance if I don't have to.
    Btw we ride in the Long Island Sound where seas are rarely flat. Most times its 1-2' chop
    We also want the luxury of taking long rides for hours at a time(something I don't trust any of our current skis to do).
    In short I am looking for pros and cons.


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    I would go with the svho.. Handles a lot better and rides like a dream..

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    I would go with the svho.. Handles a lot better and rides like a dream..
    You have ridden both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    I would go with the svho.. Handles a lot better and rides like a dream..
    Also I think "SVHO" is just a designation for the engine. You mean the FX right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjv911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    I would go with the svho.. Handles a lot better and rides like a dream..
    Also I think "SVHO" is just a designation for the engine. You mean the FX right?
    Are you saying the FX will out handle the FZS?

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    Have rode the 2012 fxsho which is same hull as 2014 and rode a few fzrs and same hull as 2014, no comparison in ruff waters, the fzr likes to slap the water and unpredictable . The 2012 up fx sho is the best handling ski I have ever ridden

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    Have rode the 2012 fxsho which is same hull as 2014 and rode a few fzrs and same hull as 2014, no comparison in ruff waters, the fzr likes to slap the water and unpredictable . The 2012 up fx sho is the best handling ski I have ever ridden
    Then by "handling" you mean rough water handling right?

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    Fx hull for rough water. Fz hull is more for flat water. Yes ive ridden both many times.
    Fx will easily out run a fz in rough water. Fz will be coming unhooked in rough water while fx will be riding with less unhook.

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    How would the FX compare to the 05 GTX? Also any other pros or cons? What is bad about the FX?

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    Anyone else?

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