View Poll Results: Which will eleminate porposing the most?

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  • Ride Plate

    7 53.85%
  • Sponsons

    4 30.77%
  • Intake Grate

    2 15.38%
  • Steering nozzle Wedge

    0 0%
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    How to stop 1100ZXI Porposing

    What would almost 100% eleminate a porposing problem on a 1100ZXI?

    Ride Plate, Sponsons, Nozzle Wedge, Intake Grate, or Mods?

    Oh, I also think the ski rides kinda low in the rear cause water comes over the far back sides. Maybe this is normal?


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    im pretty sure the intake grate is the one mod that enhanses hookup the most.

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    Do you know what will raise the rear of the ski up? It seems that it sets low in the rear. Once you get up above 25mph or so it raises up though. Just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunreaper View Post
    Do you know what will raise the rear of the ski up? It seems that it sets low in the rear. Once you get up above 25mph or so it raises up though. Just curious
    Assuming that you don't have any water in the hull, just about every brand of ski will ride low in the back...until you get the ski to plane out.

    Once you reach planing speed, your real concern should be the configuration of the bow. This is where the ride plate, and the pump wedge, will make a difference.

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    The key to stop porpoising is to get the nose of the ski back down into the water. On the zxi the 2 most effective ways to do this is with an extended ride plate or adjustable sponsons.

    The trim (if it works) can take some of the porpoising out but not all. Moving all the way forward on the seat will combat it a little bit as well.

    $150 should come close to getting a nice set of Beach House or Worx sponsons. Then you will need to play with them to get them adjusted to your liking.

    Eliminating the porpoising will cost you some top end speed.

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    I started to vote but did not see orange key on the poll anywhere.

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    Thanks axgrider73. If you could only afford 1 of the 2 which would you do first?

    Also, Will intake grate really help porposing?

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    I would do the sponsons if I could only do 1. The biggest reason being that they are adjustable.

    Sometimes you might want run top speed for a while. With the sponsons, you can adjust them to a "mild" setting and be close to where you are now. Of course, there is no adjustment with a ride plate (with out changing it).

    Another thing about the sponsons, they will make your ski turn a lot tighter. Be careful and take some time to get used to them or you might be going for an unwanted swim.

    As far as a grate goes, it might help porpoising some by helping keep it hooked up but I don't think that it will help as much as the other options.

    Remember, these are my opinions. Others may have different suggestions.

    Good luck. Let us know what you decide and how it turns out.

    We would love to see pictures of your ride to!!

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    I'll post pictures of it when I get it back from my body shop. It had front bow damage and had to get refiberglassed.

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    years ago i had the same problem with my zxi,i did alot of mods to the ski all at once.hulls mods were jetdynamics ride plate,top loader intake also jet dynamics,beach house sponsons,i found the set back and up placement worked best for me.

    with those mods you will never porpoise,i used to run this ski out in the bay here in 2-3 foot chop,had to hang the hell on for dear life most of the time but.........it went straight and stayed hooked up.kinda miss that ski.

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