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Old 03-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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anybody ever been on one of these things? They look like fun. Does anybody still make these? I get bored on the sit down (modern) style. Thinking about trying to find some older ones somewhere to play with, thoughts?

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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how the hell does one get bored on a jet ski?

You ever see anyone NOT smile on those things?


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Old 03-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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I am interested as well. My friends and I had four really-light older kawasaki sit downs that were a ton of fun. I can only imagine a stand up even-lighter jetski would be a blast riding waves.

Tug boats make the best waves. Jumping 9 foot swells on a small jetski is quite an experience.


In response to Matt A: You are right. It is always a good time... when they run. Getting towed on a broken jetski is not fun, and creates frowns.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:56 PM   #4
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it used to be that the seatdown ones were way more powerful. i think thats why stand up style kinda died out.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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I know Yamaha still makes a stand-up one. They are pricey.


edit: It's called the SuperJet and it starts around $7200

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/waverunn...39/0/home.aspx
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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The stand-ups are cool.... BUT!

They require a lot of practice to be a good rider

They beat you up BADLY and potential for serious injury is huge
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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it used to be that the seatdown ones were way more powerful. i think thats why stand up style kinda died out.
yeah, i don't get it, jet skis are just tiny, irritatingly limited use boats now. Fun for as long as blasting around in circles amuses you...

a small stand up seems like it'd be more fun to noodle around on
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #8
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The stand-ups are cool.... BUT!

They require a lot of practice to be a good rider

They beat you up BADLY and potential for serious injury is huge
o rly? any riding tips?
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #9
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If you buy a stand up, it is a requirement to purchase neon green and purple riding gear in order to properly pilot the Jet ski.
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^ If it were a Kawasaki, I would.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:12 PM   #11
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o rly? any riding tips?
I'm no pro... tried them a few times and that was enough for me to say, "NOPE!"

Like anything (skiing, snowboarding) it takes time to learn, but once you're good, you're GOOD.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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I think its redundant to say "stand up style jet ski" as all jet skis require one to stand.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #13
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I think its redundant to say "stand up style jet ski" as all jet skis require one to stand.
what do you call ones where you are meant to stay seated? waverunner?
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:15 PM   #14
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I think its redundant to say "stand up style jet ski" as all jet skis require one to stand.
it's what they called.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:16 PM   #15
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jet ski is the brand as is wave runner
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:20 PM   #17
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I don't think Jet Ski is a brand, I thought they were from kawasaki
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i am not retarded enough to call these things personal watercraft where I'm from they're called jet skis, regardless of what brand/model they actually are.
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Upon further review Jet Ski is the kawasaki name for their PWC and they do make a multi passanger sit down jet ski's these days.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:23 PM   #20
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I used to have a polaris sit down which became boring after one summer. It had 130HP and the speedo said it hit 60+mph so it wasnt like it was slow. Still got boring, so I moved to Kawi stand ups. My first was a 650sx which is apparently not the easiest hull to learn on. I now have a Kawi 550 hull with the 650 engine in it. Planning on making it a cheap freestyle ski since I do not have the cash for a superjet. Apparently they are superior skis for freestyle which I am looking to get into. If your looking for a cheap ski, you can get an old kawi for under 600.
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^^ thats what i meant
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I used to have a polaris sit down which became boring after one summer. It had 130HP and the speedo said it hit 60+mph so it wasnt like it was slow. Still got boring, so I moved to Kawi stand ups. My first was a 650sx which is apparently not the easiest hull to learn on. I now have a Kawi 550 hull with the 650 engine in it. Planning on making it a cheap freestyle ski since I do not have the cash for a superjet. Apparently they are superior skis for freestyle which I am looking to get into. If your looking for a cheap ski, you can get an old kawi for under 600.
so what exactly is freestyle? it sounds fun...
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Its pretty much just doing tricks on the stand-up. There is flat water (submarining the ski, barrel rolls, ect.) and ocean riding (huge back flips etc.). Right now I live next to a river so it just flat water for me right now. Here is a clip of ocean riding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biqaY...www.x-h2o.com/
Also check out www.x-h2o.com for stand up information.
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i'll be using these things on a lake, so unless it's a busy day it's gonna be pretty flat, which is the problem with sit-downs. Donuts get boring pretty quickly
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Awesome. What kinda power are those things running. It seems they are stopped dead before the wave and just power up it.
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