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    1975 JS400 video

    This will bring back some memories. I had two of these back in 1976, which was the first full production year. Before then, the hulls were hand laid fiberglass. They had a 400cc motor, and would top out at maybe 30 mph.

    I'm not sure where this video was shot, but I recognize some of the people. We've come a long way since then.



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    it took alot of balls and skills to ride those things, bad low speed acceleration and forever to plane.

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    Don't know about balls, but it definately took skill. My dad bought us two of those back in 1976.....when we arrived at the lake(s), people would look at us like we had 3 heads...they'd never seen a jet ski before.

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    i def meant skill to ride that thing cause no power.

    it takes balls to ride a 70+ mph ski

    there is a guy on the pwc site that has a 440/550 all chromed out motor. very nice

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    that is soo cool!! i have an old 75 400 here, i figure someday, will just be on display at my shop.

    i sure would like to get a copy of the original movie.

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    I'm pretty sure the 75's had hand laid hulls, which were subject to cracking easily. You might just have a museum piece there. What color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    I'm pretty sure the 75's had hand laid hulls, which were subject to cracking easily. You might just have a museum piece there. What color?

    mine is yellow. it is the SMC. i think only the 73, and maybe 74's were real fiberglass.

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    Throw a 13/19 in there and get ready to rip!

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