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    Musclecraft Shootout

    Today we did a very unscientific shootout.
    The skis were a Yamaha FZS, Kawasaki Ultra 250, 15F, and a Seadoo RXP-X.

    The Ski’s were all bone stock except for the 15F that has everything done to it that’s Stock class legal.
    The 15F was only in it for comparison since it lacks a supercharger and is clearly out of its league here.
    All the skis had full tanks of gas when we started the Shootout.

    We who participated are all racers and we were proud to have Bill “Hurricane” Haig with us.
    The purpose of the Shootout was primary to see what Ski to ride in Stock class CC.
    We did not take into account all the mods that are Stock class legal, but that could certainly give a certain ski an advantage over the other skis.

    What we found out was that the Holeshoot was very even between the X and the FZS even though the FZS cavitated a little. The Ultra was slightly slower.
    On glass the X walked away slowly from the other skis and when there was slight chop (I’d say about a foot) the FZS did the same.
    We encountered some rougher water and the Ultra dominated, the FZS seemed to get more airborne than the Ultra due to its lesser weight and hull design I suppose. The X did not like the rough.

    MY conclusion:

    I think it will be very even between the X and the FZ series in Stock class. The Holeshoot was very even and top speed almost the same as I mentioned before. (We were unable to get a Ultra 260 for this shootout, naturally also a strong competitor)
    I would choose the Yamaha because I like the handling better with the lean in style turning that I think would give me faster lap times. I also like the grip the pump has in the water, a race course, as you know, is pretty rough after a while. And of coarse Yamaha reliability never hurts.

    Sammy-swede will chime in later with his thoughts of today.

    Thanks to http://www.stromstadmarinservice.se/page001.aspx for lending us the FZS!

    Here is a short clip of the Shootout:


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    thanks for sharing..

    great info!

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    First clip, from the camera and out: 15F, Ultra 250, FZS, RXP-X Second clip, from the camera and out: 15F, FZS, Ultra 250, RXP-X

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    Thanks for sharing, I like real world comparisons.

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    Excellent!

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    another yami advantage is the type of gas...

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    Great job. I like the subjective shootouts, especially when money isn't concerned.

    Unfortunately, the "stock class" rules are ANYTHING but stock, so once all the handling and electronics are put into play, it goes out the window.

    Obviously, overpowered, how did the 15f do, in the tight sections, buoy to buoy compared to the rest?

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    awesome!

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    fzs dont cavitate where was your trim setting out of the hole???
    how many hours on the the clock of each ski??? poor 250 since its a 07 model probly has 200 hours on it by now sam the the px

    leave the shoot outs to the so called professionals i say

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetjunky View Post
    fzs dont cavitate where was your trim setting out of the hole???
    how many hours on the the clock of each ski??? poor 250 since its a 07 model probly has 200 hours on it by now sam the the px

    leave the shoot outs to the so called professionals i say
    Nice first post..

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