Waverunner advice

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  1. Joe6pack99

    Joe6pack99 Second Unit

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    Hey guys so I went jetskiiing today with my buddy and basically decided I want one lol. Give me some ideas on what to look for,best brands,anything else i should know when reaearching them. I am debating if i should go new or used since it will be my first one.
     
  2. Shane Bos

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    personally when it comes down to recreational vehicles I'm a big fan of Polaris. They usually do require more maintanence though.
     
  3. Van Patton

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    It really depends what you're in the market for. SeaDoo is the best, hands down. Kawasaki makes a good PWC but their design is a little lackluster. Yamaha is the second best company in my opinion. I would veer away from the new Hondas since they have only been in this industry for about 1 year now. I don't know much about Polaris. If you were going with SeaDoo I would get the XP. Smooth as silk not to mention the 130 hp motor that's underneath you. Hold On!! The GTX is nice as well because it is a 3 seater with the same engine as above but you can tow someone behind it very easily.
     
  4. Paul_Fisher

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    I just saw a billboard for a SeaDoo with 185hp!!![​IMG]

    Thats more than my car!!
     
  5. Terry Hansen

    Terry Hansen Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend has a Sea-doo Xp and a Polaris Pro 785. The 785 was a race ready craft and it handled like it. Amazing, but he had a heck of a time getting his wife to ski behind it. It was very hard to ride slowly, the motor was tuned for top end. I also found the XP a lot of fun to ride but it wasn't as fast and didn't handle as well as the Polaris.

    I would buy used, the market for PWCs has dropped and there are a lot of sellers. You should be able to find a great deal.
     
  6. Todd Hochard

    Todd Hochard Cinematographer

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    I had a SeaDoo a few years ago, and I've ridden Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Polaris. If I were buying today, I wouldn't consider anything but SeaDoo and Honda. In fact, I'd seriously consider Honda, as I've had fantastic luck with every Honda I've owned, and I like their clean-running 4-stroke engine design.
     
  7. Shawn C

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    If I was in the market for a PWC today, it would be the Honda Aquatrax. The F12 is like 125hp, the F12X is something like 190HP. Now they have the R12X whis is a new 2-seater model with the same turbo engine as the F12X.

    I also like the fact that they are 4-strokes engines and less likely to be banned by the govt (for pollution, anyways..)
     
  8. ken thompson

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    My advice is don't buy one. I did the PWC thing a few years back and it was fun. It definitely gets old and tiresome after a while though. You can expect no more than a year or two of reliable service from them. If you buy used that time has already lapsed. If you have a buddy that is willing to let you ride his/hers. Be happy with that. A PWC will quickly become something taking up valueable garage space that you never use.
     
  9. James E

    James E Stunt Coordinator

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    The cold voice of reason. besides how many DVDs does a PWC cost.[​IMG]

    no offense intended, i used to want one, but i could always see myself flipping it backward and bringing it down on my head[​IMG][​IMG]

    james
     

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