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    What gives?

    O.K., sooo I am a 'doo rider and have a question...

    What is the appeal of the MSX/Matrix hull?

    Is it like the GPR hulls( fast as hell, but in need of a powertrain transplant to really take advantage of it)?

    Better than?

    Rare and worth preserving?

    Please edify me....


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    From what I've heard it was designed by the same person who designed the GPR hull. May have just been a rumor but the whole body is in fact fairly similar.

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    Ask Beerdart. He has both. The MSX can be a fast hull with the right amount of power, but handles rough water much better than the GPR I have been told. Its a really nice riding hull, handles well, and I think it is better looking than the new skis being made.

    The Polaris MSX 140 is a nice ride but under powered for my tastes. Its still a fun ski to ride though. The Matrix version is a rare triple piped beast that runs high 60s without any mods. A few have them running mid to high 70s with mods.

    If you are looking to do a conversion, there are plenty of MSX 110/150s out there to be had for a good price. Most people don't repair them because of the outrageous cost of fixing the Weber motors.

    Its too bad Polaris exited the watercraft industry when they did. I think they would have had a real winner with this platform.

    Look here. This is who designed it

    http://robrady.com/design-project/po...nal-watercraft

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    Yes the hull is fast and handles the chop very well. Just for comparison mine with stock X-Charger has gone 79.9 @ 8600 RPMs 148 Polaris pump. Now compare that to any RXT its like a 8+ MPH gain just in the hull.

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    you forgot to say its the best looking 3 seater ski.

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    It IS a freakin sharp ski, and I see the resemblance to the GPR.
    It also appears that the MSX had what eventually evolved into the 'ergo-lok' system that the RXPX boasts. I like the way it huddles you up to the 'tank' like a sport m/c would.

    FL is a nice place but in PCB - plastic rusts!!
    I may have to check further into this after I get settled in AZ. I see a rather large, initially empty, garage in my future. We all know that an empty garage is a terrible thing to waste...

    What is the "difficulty level" of building a conversion "MSXP"??
    I am reading your build thread Beerdart....

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