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    Which used Yamaha to get??

    So I have a 2014 fzr and I'm looking to pick up a used ski for my son and buddies to ride. I'd like a ski that is very reliable and almost indestructible under normal use. I'd also like a ski without the nano hull because I will be beaching it and it needs to handle chop well since I'll be riding it to a place I kitesurf so it will be windy with big swells. Thanks for all the help.


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    Early fx140 model.

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    Peter, where are you located?

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    Whats your price range? are you looking for something that will keep up with your fzr? If so, you probably won't find anything thats not nano excel.

    It really isn't a bad hull material. In my personal experience, I've had to repair my gpr's smc hull a few times whereas our nano excel hulls have put up with hundreds of hours of the same riding conditions (fairly rough waters, ocean riding, beaching). I've heard some people had some issues with them but lets be real, no hull, smc or nano excel is going to be bullet proof.

    Any Fx model will handle chop well, I've heard that the 2015 vxr/s hull somewhat resembles the fx on a smaller scale.

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    Fx hulls is where it's at for the chop.. Stay away from the VX series and anything supercharged. The new HO engines are pretty much the most reliable and easiest to work on but that would come with a nano hull.

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    I'm in Northern California. Was hoping to stay under $6k. As long as it goes 50-55mph that would be fine. Thanks for all the suggestions

    If I have Jim recut the ride plate will I be okay going 1520 miles in 3-5 chop or will I be beat up by the time I get to the kitesurfing spot.

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    Dont beach your ski, always anchor it.

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    As late a model FXHO you can get up to 07. The 08 has the Nano hull

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    Dont beach your ski, always anchor it.
    Yeah I normally don't beach my ski. Just want something durable and that I can put on my shireport floating dock with rollers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter19ue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    Dont beach your ski, always anchor it.
    Yeah I normally don't beach my ski. Just want something durable and that I can put on my shireport floating dock with rollers.
    Ouch.

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