Originally Posted by Lostboy
A friend of mine has and I can tell you that the ride in choppy seas is best described as hard. Much quicker than my boat (with the short prop) in a flat sea, as soon as the sea state is even remotely choppy then it's reigned back in because of the ride. Still very stable though!
Would disagree with that - ballistic comes into its own in a chop. The ballistics are always fairly hard rides, but excel in a heavy sea - my gut feel is that if your reigning in a ballistic in a chop, youre not driving it properly, but I may be wide of the mark with your friend...the best speeds I have recorded on a 7.8 have been in a chop. All ballistics turn on a six pence, are responsive, stable, very dry and as lostboy says, a hard ride - for what its worth, I'd rather go quickly in the dry than be in a soft riding cobra of the equivilant size, go slower and be soaked.