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    Water skiing on Rxpx 2012

    Has anyone done water skiing with a RXPX 2012?
    is it ok with the low speed? I realise the hull is different.


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    in most places doing that could get you a ticket....here in Mi its at least a $250 fine
    the ski has plenty of power and the way the ski can turn
    you should be able to sling any skier or tuber off if you want
    so it should be a good tower
    a skier needs about 20mph minimum and at that speed the ski is stable
    its the slow speeds where the hull leans over
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    The reason why you could get a ticket is because in most states, you are required to have at least a 3-seater.

    One seat for the driver, one seat for the backwards facing spotter, one seat for the skier.

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    In nz all you need is three to ski, so as long as there's a spotter it's ok.

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    I bet if you look at other rules you will find its not OK
    the GVW or Capacity of the rxpx is not big enough for 3 adults

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    It also depends on what you mean by "waterski" . If you want to do a weekend-wally leisurely tool behind the ski on 2 skis, then it would work. I slalom ski on one ski, and there is no way any ski could pull me after the apex of the turn. I would wipe the jet ski out, not enough weight or stability on a jet ski.

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    PX260 is pretty unstable feeling at anything under 40ish. you want an S3 hull if your going to be pulling skier's and such. No decent slalom skier would waste their energy trying to ski behind a jet ski. That being said...who slalom ski's any more? That so 80's early 90's ... I know I was there

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoMite View Post
    PX260 is pretty unstable feeling at anything under 40ish. you want an S3 hull if your going to be pulling skier's and such. No decent slalom skier would waste their energy trying to ski behind a jet ski. That being said...who slalom ski's any more? That so 80's early 90's ... I know I was there

    So are you speaking from personal experience running a RXPX?

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    The RXPX leans and is a little clumsy at speeds lower than 35 ish for sure.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcherboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DinoMite View Post
    PX260 is pretty unstable feeling at anything under 40ish. you want an S3 hull if your going to be pulling skier's and such. No decent slalom skier would waste their energy trying to ski behind a jet ski. That being said...who slalom ski's any more? That so 80's early 90's ... I know I was there

    So are you speaking from personal experience running a RXPX?
    You could say that, see list of ski's in my signature

    I've never slalom skied behind a ski, but I've dragged the back end of bigger non ski boats around when I did and I was smaller and weaker then. I can only imagine what I'd do to a ski. Seems like I was slalom skiing about 30-32 mph-ish. Holding a constant speed is key for any skiing or wake boarding, your just not going to be able to do that effectively without the ski module and especially on the unstable PX260 at those low speeds. I have the whole deal on my RXTX260, ski pole, ski module and it still kind of sucks for anything other than pulling a tube...which you don't need any real precise speed control for that. I've wake boarded a few times behind my ski which works ok but then there is no wake to jump or ride on. The pull out leaves allot to be desired, using the various modes...none of them works overly well for me. For a real novice skier on two ski's or maybe some beginning wake skating/wake boarding with a decent driver and the ski module I'd say it's ok...defiantly not on the PX260 though. join a boat club get that shit out of your system then buy your PX260...you'll be much happier that you didn't buy a boat like I did for one year. Hope that helps

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