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    This is just Grates...

    Had a chance to snap off some pics of the Pro-shoe grate combo, in comparison to the stock shoe and 2bar setups.

    Keep in mind, this is not the horrible single bar grate that you may hear about. I have included a picture of a single bar (with a cut-wing setup too) as a reference. Avoid the single bar unless you are running a monster swirl prop and a very, very large nozzle, and turning some big rpms.

    This Pro shoe-grate combo was :
    • made (no longer) for Closed course racing.
    • It is HIGHLY agressive, with a lowered ramp.
    • Balanced intake tract that is very efficient.
    • Poor casting quality. You have to grind and grind to make it fit.
    • Designed around the Swirl Prop, Hi-pressure Skat pump and very good with the 158mm setup.
    • Will load your hull very hard. Turns are dramatic and spinouts are impossible, unless you are airborne.
    • Rarely will you cavitate with this setup.
    • Testing by Kerry and Phillip GPR has confirmed a 4-6mph slower smooth water speed than a stock shoe/grate.
    • May cavitate with a dynafly or straight cut.
    • Expensive new. around $400 I think???
    • Was including in a combo with the R&D "B-Plate" blue anodized kit. This was one of the MOST agressive setups ever for the GPR.


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    Good post, the pro-shoe looks amazing.

    Must take some serious balls to ride on that onebar grate.

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    No balls necessary.
    All of the breaks happen on the 2 bars, and in the general area of the rear-side of the wing. It seems most happen on the 800 grate, a few on the 1200 grate, and I don't know of any on the Pro-shoe and grate.

    I don't know anyone that is crazy/stupid enough to use the single-bar grate designed with the stock shoe, so I have no info for that nightmare. The pro-shoe is a totally differently designed animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrotoys View Post
    no balls necessary.
    All of the breaks happen on the 2 bars, and in the general area of the rear-side of the wing. It seems most happen on the 800 grate, a few on the 1200 grate, and i don't know of any on the pro-shoe and grate.

    I don't know anyone that is crazy/stupid enough to use the single-bar grate designed with the stock shoe, so i have no info for that nightmare. The pro-shoe is a totally differently designed animal.

    for the record mark it's horrible =d> =d>

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    Single bar 1200 for the stock shoe really isn't that bad, been up to 90 on it with great hookup. Over 95 on the 2bar Riva 1200.

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    I just wanted to illustrate that the wings, shoe shapes, etc, are different between the pro-shoe grate, and other grates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    I just wanted to illustrate that the wings, shoe shapes, etc, are different between the pro-shoe grate, and other grates.
    Its a great illustration and not sure if anyone has ever taken the time to show the differences between them. Thanks Mark!!

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    i hope you know i was just kidding

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    Nice post! interesting Thanks Lee

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