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    VXR ride in rougher water

    Hello
    I have a 2000 gpr and a 2004 Yamaha fx ho. I was wondering how well the vxr rides is in the rough water(great lakes)compared to the other two? There seems to be a big difference between the two. The gpr can beat you up over time where as the fx cuts through and rides much smoother.


    Thanks Chris
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    The VXR is not great in rough water, it will beat you up a bit. You either have to ride it hard and fast, in which case you will skip wave to wave, or you need to run it very slow which can be punishing. In between just doesn't work well. At half to 3/4 throttle in big waves, it is unpleasant.

    At full throttle, it can be a lot of fun.

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    For me, the trick with my VXR is don't ask it to do things it is not good at. And the big one is pushing it hard in rough water. Either slow down or ride it in calmer waters and you will be very happy with this Ski . . .

    In its element, this Ski is great and lots of fun. JB

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    All depends on how much u wanna work... i think its a blast riding solo and jumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukenyc View Post
    The VXR is not great in rough water...
    The 2015 VXR hull is apparently a different design which may change the comparisons going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dukenyc View Post
    The VXR is not great in rough water...
    The 2015 VXR hull is apparently a different design which may change the comparisons going forward.
    Yep, the 2015 VXR hull does not even compare to the 1st gen VX hull. (2014 & older VXR) I rode a 2015 VXR in the ocean with about a 2-3ft chop. It hooked up pretty well. Went straight & was predictable. The best way I can describe it - it's like a slightly smaller version of the current FX hull. IMO they did a nice job with the hull.

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    I still dont like that they made the new vxr heavier and slower. People shouldn't be buying a vxr to be good in rough water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miamifzs2013 View Post
    I still dont like that they made the new vxr heavier and slower. People shouldn't be buying a vxr to be good in rough water.
    Heck no and I don't like they way they look either. But maybe a sc vxr would be OK lol. Mines still better.

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    the vxr ride in chop will be better than your gpr , but worse than your fx.

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    Your Fx is a dream to ride compared to the vxr

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