07-17-2006, 02:44 PM #1
Question for anyone thats had a GP AND an XLT ski...
I am thinking about getting a GP1200 or 1300 ski as a second ski. This would allow my wife and I to both be able to ride. She like the XLL alot and I am always looking for something faster! My question is this: I'm a big boy, 6'6" and over 300lbs... how is the stability on a GP as opposed to on your XL?? I realize that its a larger sized hull as compared to a Seadoo, but would I simply be too big for it? As is I have no problem tossing the XLL around, but faster is always better... Also, how hard is it to board in open water compared to an Xl ski? I appreciate any input you can provide...
07-17-2006, 02:46 PM #2
PM Mark Trager .
(no offense Mark, you my Homie)
07-17-2006, 03:20 PM #3
07-17-2006, 03:26 PM #4
Well as I searched the member names to find his username so I could send a PM I noticed that he is currently viewing this post... so I'll give him some time to respond before I PM him...
07-17-2006, 03:28 PM #5
Mark is a big Dude and I know he has had GPs, GPRs, and XLTs
...and I trust his opinions
07-17-2006, 04:25 PM #6
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Texas City, Texas
Take a ride on one.
Honestly, that will answer all of your questions. Surely you know of someone locally that has a GPR they will let you test ride. Also, remember that the hulls can be tuned for top speed as well as stability Some have it set up for a little of both.
07-17-2006, 04:29 PM #7
Actually I don't know anyone... I live in far West Texas and there isn't a lake within 80 miles of me. None of my friends jetski except for one and he has a XPL... all of my friends either play poker or drag race mustangs constantly, I'm the only one that does all three now!
07-17-2006, 04:51 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
I ride a GP1200R and I have a xl800. The xl makes me feel like im riding a horse or motorcycle on the water sitting up high. The Gp feels more like a sportscar. I do have a hard time boarding sometimes in deep water but I can do it on the gpr. I can sit in water with the engine off and not tip over. I feel very comfortable on the gpr. Once in a while when doing spins it subs the nose hard. Freaks me out but It has sunk yet. Yet is probably the key word lol. When it has a full tank of oil and fuel it takes water over the nose at no wake speeds. I know im punishing this poor waverunner but I really enjoy riding it. Its also good exercise. I ride in MI or I would let ya try it out. Im 5'11" 374 # fat ass. Good luck with whatever you deside. By the way GPR maximum weight rating is 352#
07-17-2006, 06:24 PM #9
I am fat and I have a GP1300. It is an awesome ride. I am 6 foot 3 inches tall and weigh 275.
Unlike your XLT, when you try to board from the rear the back of ski will lower making it easier to board without banging your knees.
Two weeks ago, My friend who weighs 330 lbs and I got on my ski in deep water and drove away. It took a couple of tries but we did it.
I can honestly say I have never come off of my GP in 7 years worth of riding.
I can not say that about the XLT series. I have had them hook on me and spit me off.
Sorry for delayed response I was working earlier.
07-17-2006, 08:40 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Jacksonville, Flordia
I have a GPR and the XLT
Give the XLT to the wife, and the GP will make you very happy.
If I were to change any thing, I would most likely have two GPR's
I have rode the GPR with my fat butt and and 2 kids (360 lbs total)
We had a blast. Yea we had some balancing moments, but we now have it down to a science.
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