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Old 30 July 2012, 04:58   #11
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Sea Doo has a new PWC with a brake; is that what you're talking about? It's just a bucket, same as boats have had for years. Apparently nobody thought to put one on a PWC before.

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Most skis’ run with a rear bucket - and have for decades.
The new seadoo uses a system called IBR (intelligent brake and reverse), fly-by-wire throttle, neutral, reverse and brake – manovering is very, very controllable and the brake is excellent. Touch sensitive handle bar levers – sat at 70mph (not B.S. – GPS’d) and hit the brake, they decelerate hard, enough if you’re not expecting it to go over the bars! The only downside is very few craft can slow down like this, you have to be careful when you stop that you don’t get rear-ended by other craft following
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Old 30 July 2012, 11:22   #12
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The only downside is very few craft can slow down like this, you have to be careful when you stop that you don’t get rear-ended by other craft following
Well, at least it'll be their fault and not yours.

I don't do jetski's, so have no idea about the tech used on them. Just going by the commercials (which have gotten quite pervasive recently.)

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Old 30 July 2012, 13:52   #13
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Jet skis are the future of ribbing. I've just bought one; it's brill. It's a Yam FXHO so it doesn't have all the SeaDoo innovation but it still handles well, uses very little fuel and already has gone where even my rib couldn't go.
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Old 30 July 2012, 14:41   #14
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I really enjoy my ski, ( RXP-X 260 ) the performance is breath taking, 0-70 in 'oh my god!' - quicker than a Ferrari however for family, fishing, socialising and long distance the RIB is the weekend choice. One bonus about the ski, I can finish work and be on the water in about 15 mins, there very easy to own.
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Old 30 July 2012, 15:08   #15
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I really enjoy my ski, ( RXP-X 260 ) the performance is breath taking, 0-70 in 'oh my god!' - quicker than a Ferrari
It's hard to appreciate the performance and handling of a ski until you've been on one. Last weekend a group of us went to the Minquiers Reef south of Jersey. At one point we were flying along at 50kts in about three feet of water 10 feet from the sandbar north of the main island - what a laugh! What persuaded me to get a jet ski was reading the coverage of the three guys who skied from Orkney to Monaco via Biscay unsupported. Hard core even for the biggest of ribs let alone a ski. I've posted this video of them before but for those who haven't seen it:
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Jet skis are the future of ribbing....and already has gone where even my rib couldn't go.
Just wait until you "discover" galoshes. There won't be a puddle in France beyond your reach
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