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    GP1300R or RXDI in the Surf

    Thinking of buying a new toy for just for the surf and ocean riding mostly.

    2 x skis iam interested in GP1300R or RXDI. I am leaning towards teh RXDI for a few reason but what are they liek in the surf and ocean.

    I don t know to much about the RXDI but have read good things about it great on fuel smooth ride and not to bad in the surf.I ve also been told with allot of wave jumping and ocean riding they fall apart not as strong as a GPR.

    When it comes to the GPR i know there great reliable and very good in the surf with not to bad ocean riding for a 2 seater and strong.

    Maybe someone that has owned and riden these ski mostly in the surf and ocean can advise.


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    i never rode a RXDI but I can vouch for the GPR in wavejumping. The ski is BADASS. It was made for jumping waves. I enjoy jumping waves 10x more than going fast. Getting big air and then landing like you are on a pillow just comes natural for the GPR. It's light and agile and has the power it get up a wave in a hurry. Go for the GPR definately

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    I actually have both those skis... Except my RX is not a DI and my GPR is a 1390.
    I honestly like the RX better in the surf. To me it feels lighter than the GPR and I think it recovers from "OH-SH1TS" better... But I have a lot more seat time on the RX than the GPR too.
    I would consider both of them an ok ski in the surf but definitly not great..

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    Even though I am a Yami guy at heart, I would have to go with the RXDI.

    The GPR is a pig outta the hole, unless you have a bunch of mods done to it.

    PM Spike, he can show you some sick, sick pics of his RX surf jumping.

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    I agree you need mods to get the GPR out of the hole.

    Where the RXDI jumps out of the water much quicker smoother and alot less fuel.

    What I want is a smooth ski and quick bottom end power for the surf and wife to ride i know the GPR s back to front they are very strong don t know anything about a RXDI.

    Has anyone had issue with a RXDI falling apart with heavy jumping.

    Few boys i know with RXPs in teh surf aren t to happy

    Will pm Spike for pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik72e View Post
    I agree you need mods to get the GPR out of the hole.

    Where the RXDI jumps out of the water much quicker smoother and alot less fuel.

    What I want is a smooth ski and quick bottom end power for the surf and wife to ride i know the GPR s back to front they are very strong don t know anything about a RXDI.

    Has anyone had issue with a RXDI falling apart with heavy jumping.

    Few boys i know with RXPs in teh surf aren t to happy

    Will pm Spike for pics.
    I've jumped the crap out of my RX and have never had/seen any issues. I'm at about 140 hours on the stock motor/stockish setup and it runs like a top. Mine is VERY solid. Dunno if the DI changes anything for jumping though..

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    The DI shouldn t change a thing.

    What would you say is quicker out of the the hole RX or GP1300R both in stock form.

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    I use to have a 2001 RX and I loved jumping waves with it. Personally to me, the RX seemed to jump waves better than my GPR did. the narrower seat also stayed out of the way more on my legs.
    Both are great skis, don't get me wrong, but I prefer the RX over the GPR if I were wave jumping.
    In stock form, the RX is snappy

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    I am thinking the same in stock form the RX will do the job.

    I don t want to poor money into to do the job in the surf and will also be a nice smooth ski for the wife to ride.

    RX951 what would you say there like in the chop over a GPR.

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    The GPR far better handles chop. Its a better designed hull.
    For ergonomics, the wider seat may be uncomfortable for the wifey. My wife is petite and hated the wide GPR seat.

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