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    Riva plate with wedge.

    Took my first run today with the wedge installed with the Riva plate.
    92, humid, sunny, no wind.
    3 bars of fuel.
    69.7
    Run after run and that's all it would do. Although it would run just as fast on the last run as it did on the first.
    It was 8 degrees hotter today than last week when I ran 70.
    One afternoon does not tell the tale but I did not see any noticeable increase in speed with the wedge in.
    I did run more rpms today than last week:
    7990
    Just to be sure about the rpm's I cleared it out 3 times and it ran the same max rpm each time. I picked up 100 rpm from last week (7890) in hotter weather.
    How? I have no idea.
    I'm also a little curious as to why I ran 70 last week and turned 7890 rpm and this week ran 69.7 and turned 7990
    I'm going to pull the wedge out and run it a few times to see if it will hit 70 again. It's seems kinda strange that the wedge may slow you down but who knows? Has anyone else run their Riva plate with the wedge?
    Jimmy
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    How did it handle with the wedge and plate?

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    I seems like it gets the front up maybe a tad higher. I personally think the wedge makes it a little less stable on top end. Up to about 60 or so I really didn't notice any difference.

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    First time out with the ride plate yesterday mine ran 7990 rpm too. Only 68.9mph though. Today it ran 68.4 but would not go over 7810 rpm. Still a improvement from the 66.5- 67.0 that I've been running lately at no more than 7790rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodave View Post
    First time out with the ride plate yesterday mine ran 7990 rpm too. Only 68.9mph though. Today it ran 68.4 but would not go over 7810 rpm. Still a improvement from the 66.5- 67.0 that I've been running lately at no more than 7790rpm
    Was that with the wedge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleman62 View Post
    Was that with the wedge?
    Yes, wedge installed

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    does the speedo ever go over 70 on this ski?????? I can run three up nd still hold 70 all day, so you would figure that when I was one up it would go over 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyR-12X View Post
    does the speedo ever go over 70 on this ski?????? I can run three up nd still hold 70 all day, so you would figure that when I was one up it would go over 70.
    I never pay attention to the speedo. All my numbers are from my gps.
    The speedo will not go over 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodave View Post
    Yes, wedge installed
    Have you run the new plate without the wedge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagleman62 View Post
    I'm also a little curious as to why I ran 70 last week and turned 7890 rpm and this week ran 69.7 and turned 7990
    I'm going to pull the wedge out and run it a few times to see if it will hit 70 again. It's seems kinda strange that the wedge may slow you down but who knows? Has anyone else run their Riva plate with the wedge?
    Jimmy
    I'd say since the wedge makes the nozzle point UP out of the water, there is less resistance, therefore pick up a few RPM's.

    R&D's new 1 degree wedge might compliment better than LX wedge. Isn't the LX wedge 2 degrees?

    I know that 2 LX wedges stacked did not work well with factory ride plate.

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