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    Take your pick ...

    Or better yet, Help me pick.
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    looking for a 2nd ski to replace my WB2.
    Main ski is an xlt1200

    2nd ski options:
    -Wave venture 1100. *a tad thirsty. Had a raider1100. The 700 might be a dog on this ski?
    -gp760. *I'm happy with performance in my wb2
    -gp800. *good power, solid hull. Nice jumper.
    gp800R. *a better, pricier version of above?

    anything I'm leaving out?

    function:
    2nd ski
    ocean/inlet riding
    wave jumping
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    Looking for:
    good jumping ability
    deccent handling. ( had a raider1100= doesn't turn)
    less than 1200cc. because I ride a lot and 1200pv are stupid thirsty.
    Decent stability in rough waters. (Friend ski. Wb2 is ok but nose gets buried and rough surf remount is near impossible at 225#)

    Prices seem to be $1800-$2800
    im a fan of buying the best version I can of a particular model. Meaning low hours, good condition etc.

    really aiming for the 800pv due to power.
    Want heshot, not top speed.

    Honestly a Spark would fit the bill if it wasn't $5k


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    I vote GP800. If you can find a GP1200 depending on budget even better. The extra power will definitely help you get more air time.

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    I vote GP760 for cheaper rebuilds down the road.

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    wave jumping and stuff? GP1200 or GP800... not the R

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    My vote is for a 1999 GP1200. The holeshot is awesome! They turn good, can be made to not porpose too badly and they jump out of the water just punching it from a stop. Very fun ski. Not as good in the chop as a newer hull, but better than a blaster for jumping ability, holeshot and chop handing. I bet the holeshot from 5 to 35 mph would keep up with the newer 4 stroke supercharged skis and the hull is almost half the size.

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    Thx everyone.
    I saw a few mis advertised POS skis and am beginning to think that my decision might be made by what I can find that's actually clean, close and maintained etc.
    really thinking 760/800 for fuel Savings tho.
    Its tough cause I really like the stability of my xlt in rough seas. ( best wave conditions) but a smaller, fun, more fuel
    efficient ski seems really appealing.

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