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    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?

    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?


    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?
    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?
    Hi all,

    Trying to decide on a 3-person ski & I'd like your sage advice - will be skiing 20% of time, mostly river w/ some ocean use, want responsive handling, good ride & somewhat dry ride - fast is also good but not the most important quality.

    Any shoot-out info anywhere ?

    Is the trim adjustment feature on the FX especially useful for performance or handling ? Or replicated from the aftermarket ?

    Any fuel-usage numbers/estimations on these?

    Anybody ridden these head-to head?

    Any other advice or ski recomendations or know of any local used deals or dealers to avoid ?

    TIA,

    Mike in CT


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    My friends got the Fx and I got the 250, Mines faster but not by very much if your cruising around out there wide open... The Fx is way more stable, way more comfortable, I think it looks nicer too with all the stickers off in black. Im sure everyone here likes the 250 but I think if I was to buy again I may go toward a nice Caddillac like the FX... Its a Caddy on the water no doubt. Uses less gas but then again they all use ALOT... Oh yea and his was 4000.00 less plus he got a trailer with his too.. he paid 10 000 even.

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    Silence! I Keel You! earthshaker's Avatar
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    note my signature. This is a good indication of how fuel efficient the ultra 250 is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B58FURY View Post
    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?


    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?
    FX HO or Ultra 250 / Ultra LX - which to buy ?
    Hi all,

    Trying to decide on a 3-person ski & I'd like your sage advice - will be skiing 20% of time, mostly river w/ some ocean use, want responsive handling, good ride & somewhat dry ride - fast is also good but not the most important quality.

    Any shoot-out info anywhere ?

    Is the trim adjustment feature on the FX especially useful for performance or handling ? Or replicated from the aftermarket ?

    Any fuel-usage numbers/estimations on these?

    Anybody ridden these head-to head?

    Any other advice or ski recomendations or know of any local used deals or dealers to avoid ?

    TIA,

    Mike in CT


    Buy the L/X or a sea-doo RXT and install some steel washers on the S/C.

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    Call me I have both a 250 and HO. 706-499-3099. Mike

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    Dandy Dock

    Anyone use a Dandy Dock for a 250. If so how did it work? MIke

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    I own a Ultra 250 and suggest you get the FX HO! If I could do it over I would. But I am not a "racer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubeman View Post
    I own a Ultra 250 and suggest you get the FX HO! If I could do it over I would. But I am not a "racer".
    Why would you buy it instead of the 250X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnleashedBeast View Post
    Why would you buy it instead of the 250X?
    For my needs its too heavy, too complex, uses too much fuel and can't run on mid-grade gasoline. Not to mention the initial expense is much greater. Plus I don't really care if I can go 64.3 or 66.2 miles per hour.
    Last edited by tubeman; 06-18-2007 at 02:38 PM.

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    I have had both the fx-ho is a great ski all around but power is no match for the ultra 250 !!!!! and dont let anyone fool you top end chop whatever the fx-ho will be left far behind the ultra 250 !!

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