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    What do you tell people that want to ride your ski?

    What is it that makes total strangers come up and ask to ride your jetski? This happens every time I go out. I usually get 3-5 people I dont know, along with my friends "relatives in from out of town". I tell people that 1) I don't know you or your riding abilities (and in many cases they have had too much to drink). 2) The ski is too fast and I cant take the liability for them getting hurt (frankly I am more concerned someone would hurt my jetski). Now as many here I have upgraded everything so we have stupid fast acceleration and great handling. But what makes people ask to take out your many/multi-thousand dollar watercraft? If I see a Fountain Boat, I dont ask the owner for the keys to take it out, or the owner of a Ferrari. Why our skis? What do you tell people?


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    Quote Originally Posted by viperbob View Post
    What is it that makes total strangers come up and ask to ride your jetski? This happens every time I go out. I usually get 3-5 people I dont know, along with my friends "relatives in from out of town". I tell people that 1) I don't know you or your riding abilities (and in many cases they have had too much to drink). 2) The ski is too fast and I cant take the liability for them getting hurt (frankly I am more concerned someone would hurt my jetski). Now as many here I have upgraded everything so we have stupid fast acceleration and great handling. But what makes people ask to take out your many/multi-thousand dollar watercraft? If I see a Fountain Boat, I dont ask the owner for the keys to take it out, or the owner of a Ferrari. Why our skis? What do you tell people?
    I say....no. No one's ever asked twice.

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    i put their girlfriend on the back and go for a long ride just long enough for them to wonder what happened whilst we were out of sight for so long


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    Well from what I have seen and experienced, letting someone else ride your baby (ski, I mean), is always a bad idea. For friends & family I keep an 97 Kawi that is kind of beat up ... but very fast & reliable and even then I make sure they convince me that they have the basics to handle it. No ... but Hell no comes to mind about my race ski.

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    no one rides my girlfriend, my ski or my bikes.


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    I think what makes people ask is many people have no understanding on how much a jet ski cost(Same with boats). People look at it like its just a simple toy. I know many people that think a new PWC cost like 5K-10K max. They think nicer/newer used ones are like 3K-5K. On the boat side I got friends that think a nice new or newer 20-24 ft fiberglass hull boat is like 20K-25K. When reality is they go from about 30K to 100K+ with many in that 40K-70K area. They also think ski boats are like 20K-25K when many push over 50K and some around 100K.

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    Just say NO!!

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    Generally, only people with car or ski racing experience.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterstick View Post
    i put their girlfriend on the back and go for a long ride just long enough for them to wonder what happened whilst we were out of sight for so long
    I've done that..

    usually if someone I don't know asks to ride my ski...
    ask for a $15000 cash deposit.. (who walks around with that kind of money in a bathing suit?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbird View Post
    Just say NO!!
    Not NO but HELL NO

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