Thread: Weight of a rider on a gpr
01-18-2008, 11:36 PM #1
Weight of a rider on a gpr
just curious i weight 240lbs for my gpr to carry me and reach 66gps what is the average you all weight?? hahahaha
01-18-2008, 11:46 PM #2
This dont make sense but my buddy and me were out testing some stuff on our gpr's, we switch riders to confirm mods, I weigh 70 lbs more than him ( he is skinny ) ,me 250 him 180...he gps'd 74 mph 1 min later I got on same ski same direction and gps'd 75....
01-18-2008, 11:50 PM #3
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- Oct 2006
i am 96kg and i gps'd 66mph with a grate and plate on my 06 but its not dialed in right and i took the plate off, waiting to fit my new shred and i will test again then.
01-18-2008, 11:51 PM #4
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- May 2007
- Toronto, Canada
it should take a fair amount of weight to effect the speeds at 70lbs lighter he should be a little faster.
01-18-2008, 11:56 PM #5
01-19-2008, 12:00 AM #6
01-19-2008, 08:49 AM #7
In the group that I ride with we've found that weight does not effect speed, or at least much. We vary from 180 to 300 and rarely is on faster then the other on the same boat when it comes to top speed. All of our boats range from upper 70s to low 80s. Acceleration is a different story.
01-19-2008, 12:09 PM #8
01-19-2008, 12:14 PM #9
I guess the actual pictures would help.
Oh, I am 200 lbs 5'8 and he is 148 5'4".
01-19-2008, 03:15 PM #10
I agree with Kirk. If your getting the weight towards the back, being heavier actually helps on top speed.
When my 97 was stock, I raced another 97 and I had a passenger on the back and he did not. The passenger squated down on the rear deck and held on to the grab handle and I basically put my ass in his face & we walked away from the other 97.
Warning: Do not try this, when you let off the throttle & the nose drops down you and the passenger will get ejected. This happened two times in a row and I will not try it again.
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