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    Big guys give me your opinion

    I am thinking of getting back into PWC after a few years of not owning one and a member one this site recommended a Spark. I am a little heavier than I used to be but I used to ride Seadoo XP's. Best I can remember one was around 75HP and the other 110HP. I called the closest dealer around me(about 60 miles) and was asking questions about the two seater Spark. He was telling me it was only 60 HP but the weight was half of what I was accustomed to. OK, I am almost 300 pounds. Would a spark give me the performance I am looking for or should I look at something else?


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    Sit on one and see how you feel. If you can ride one that's an even better idea. In regard to your actual question, Sparks aren't designed for performance.

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    I wouldn't even consider the 2 up 60 HO unit...the 3 up 90 HP would be better suited IMO. The 60's are rated at 350 pound capacity and the 3 ups are rated for 450.

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    I am 240, 6'2, I got the 2 up 60, it was pretty uneventful until I got the 109 tune, that is what I would suggest. The spark is more unstable than an RXP, but you get used to it fast. I don't mind riding it and standing on it stopped.

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    I'm aorund 300, and have 2 3up sparks. I am quite comfortable on them, and find them a joy to ride, and a lot of fun.

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    I'm not 300 but I ride with my son and together we're pushing 350. Feels fine to me. But I do have a 3up. At first it felt tipsy but that passed after 2 rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning1 View Post
    I am 240, 6'2, I got the 2 up 60, it was pretty uneventful until I got the 109 tune, that is what I would suggest. The spark is more unstable than an RXP, but you get used to it fast. I don't mind riding it and standing on it stopped.
    you and I are the exact same size and I too find the Spark perfectly adequate... and it's still lots of fun to toss around. Love this little thing!

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    Don,t be overly afraid of the tipsy part. I am 210 and when I step in the left gunwale to throw the leg over and board from shore - As soon as a put my left foot in the gunwale it feels tipsy BUT it only tips SO far and by the time my right leg is over the seat its fine.
    I have the 90HO 2 UP and it will jump 2 times in the air If I gun it just like the Tuned one and this is with me leaning over the bars?
    Its GREAT for tossing around BUT I have not got to extreme until the water gets out of the 50,s!!!

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    When I had my XP's I got used to the tipsyness when sitting still, are these any worse? Also on the Sparks, when you have to reboard while in the water can you get on from the side or do you get on from the rear?

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    Way More Stable than my 94,95XP-L But getting on the rear is pretty standard unless you going to do a power on take off like the HX from the side? I don,t see that happening with the Spark?

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