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    Smile RXP-X or FX SHO?

    I am new to jet skis, I have rode a couple times and fell in love.

    Now, I am faced with a problem.

    Just like my cars, I want the best at times.

    The RXP-X is faster I know, but by a lot?
    The FX SHO is made by Yamaha, which is a reliable brand?

    EDITED: BTW, I know they are different types of skis.. but anyone care to explain to me how?
    THANKS

    This is my first ski btw.
    I really need help, I don't need either for any certain purpose.

    I just want a fun reliable ski, but if I push it, it will hold..?

    Thanks you guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipped B6 View Post
    I am new to jet skis, I have rode a couple times and fell in love.

    Now, I am faced with a problem.

    Just like my cars, I want the best at times.

    The RXP-X is faster I know, but by a lot?
    The FX SHO is made by Yamaha, which is a reliable brand?

    This is my first ski btw.
    I really need help, I don't need either for any certain purpose.

    I just want a fun reliable ski, but if I push it, it will hold..?

    Thanks you guys.
    to be fair you are comparing a 2 seater with a three seater, the rxpx has 255hp and the sho has rougly 210hp, the rxpx has a faster acceleration, the sho has a driveline problem where u cant run it without load in the prop, i think the rxpx has an intake grate problem but welcome to the forum and to the world of jet ski's jus read and enjoy

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    welcome to the forum

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    Smile

    Thanks.

    But see, I know ski's have their problems but I am really asking, is the Sea-Doo reliable as the Yamaha, and how much more fun is it than the SHO.

    fun and reliable vs super-fun and not so reliable?

    Like I said, 3 seater vs 2 seater doesnt matter to me.

    I want a fast reliable ski.

    Does that help?

    Sorry for the confusion guys.

    And what do you mean without the SHO having load in the prop?

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    RXPX fo' SHO

    Do some research. Others will chime in, but I would opt for a RXP with serious mods over the RXPX. I have not committed to the 215 ho or higher skis yet, but I will. I am playing with a 185 hp and researching the 215's. I understand (and I may be wrong) that you can get a 215 RXP and put some good mods on it and out perform the RXPX stock. Keeping it stock, maybe consider the X. Happy hunting. --Jeremy

    PS - ask the same question in the Yamaha section and see what you get.
    Last edited by jpeconsult; 04-18-2008 at 11:16 AM.

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    you really need to think a little about how you want to use the ski and what you are expecting, especially if you are a first time buyer. Items to consider are:

    - will you be mainly riding solo or with passengers
    - Do you want to be able to pull tubes/wakeboards
    - where do you ride? Fresh or Salt, small lake or big lake, or ocean
    - what are the water conditions where you plan to ride- glass, mild waves/chop, nasty boat chop, big waves
    - what experience do you have riding - jumping straight to a ~70MPH RXP-X for a rookie can be risky
    - how long would your rides be? an hour here or there or all day cruising?
    - do you plan on modding the ski or not?
    - what's your budget?
    - do you have to be the king of the hill when you ride
    - a key one is do you have a local dealer you trust to work on your ski, not just give you a good price when they sell it to you and what brands do they sell

    These are soem things that you should think aboout as the answers change what ski you might want icnluding maybe going with a 1-2 year old ski from someone who is selling to get a new -X or SHO.

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    Do you want a yacht or a runabout??? Both totally different skis are suited to totally different riding tastes. Like mentioned above they are not even close to being in the same category.

    What do you want out of it?

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    You Should Take What You Want To Do With The Ski And See Which One Fits You Best.


    My Opionion For My Riding Style The Rxpx
    Just My .02cents

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    I would say that seadoo is alot more reliable then yamaha or kawasaki. definately go with the seadoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipped B6 View Post
    Thanks.

    But see, I know ski's have their problems but I am really asking, is the Sea-Doo reliable as the Yamaha, and how much more fun is it than the SHO.

    fun and reliable vs super-fun and not so reliable?

    Like I said, 3 seater vs 2 seater doesnt matter to me.

    I want a fast reliable ski.

    Does that help?

    Sorry for the confusion guys.

    And what do you mean without the SHO having load in the prop?
    when i say no load on the prop i mean like when you are flushing the craft you have to turn it on the attach the hose to it, when they do that the driveline breaks. no to be biased but i think that Sea-doos arereally reliable the problems you have with a seadoo compared with a yamaha, u'll be glad u have a seadoo

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