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    What Is The Advantage of UMI Bars?

    Other than looks, what advantage do you get by having the UMI setup?


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    From what ive heard its just all around better feel of the ski and is a lot more comfortable for the rider. I personally hate the Stock Rxp steering on my 06 and cant wait to put my UMI set up. It's long over due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camy1448 View Post
    Other than looks, what advantage do you get by having the UMI setup?
    Then you are one of the COOL kids...
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    Wider grip, smoother feel, better angles, looks cool. Dissadvantages- dentist bills and busted noses.

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    Racers use them all the time, you can see them riding at the center of the ski....unlike us recreational riders, who ride with arms almost fully out...

    With the UMI setup, you are closer to the center of the ski, it changes your body position when turning. Along with weight distribution with you sitting closer...

    Best example would be if you tilted your steering on your car all the way up instead of down...you sit closer...use more upper body to turn...

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    i rarely will race a boat now w/o umi or at the very least aftermarket bars on it... i like being forward, you are less likely to be hucked off the seat if you stick it in a turn. and it also reduces arm fatigue and gives you a wider grip position... the only thing that is a downfall if you ride standing up, you will be reaching down more with the UMI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    the only thing that is a downfall if you ride standing up, you will be reaching down more with the UMI
    well not everyone, I`m a shortie! so arms length is good!...PR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    well not everyone, I`m a shortie! so arms length is good!...PR...
    i'm 5'10" adn when i had it on the stxr, riding standing up was a little tough sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Region8Ultra250X View Post
    i'm 5'10" adn when i had it on the stxr, riding standing up was a little tough sometimes...
    5'6" got ya beat! ...PR...

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    i just put pro tapers on my stock steering like what JD does, there a lil wider and taller so ridin standing up is easier, by the way im 6'7" i lose............

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