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Have you ever flipped your PWC upside down in the water

  • yes, and if I left go when I should have, it would not have happened

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  • Yes, once I hit the wave or whatever, the PWC was going to flip independent of my actions

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  • No

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  • No, and it seems like you would have to do something pretty crazy to flip the thing??

    Votes: 1 50.0%

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I am trying to figure out how many people actually have flipped their PWC. I keep trying to tell my wife that the only way to flip our Aquatrax is to simply "pull the thing over" when you should be simply letting go and falling into the water??
 

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I have a 2006 F-12X and I have NEVER flipped mine while riding, it always stays rightside up and i do some pretty stupid stuff. I FALL off plenty doing those stupid things, but hey, its water, we are supposed to get wet, right? (note, falling off at 60+MPH CAN cause a concussion, been there done that) Anyways the only time i have ever had it upside down is when getting back on the thing with a passenger or 2 because we don't balance well enough. It happens. I think its impossible to flip this thing when its on plane, or under power, i have done everything thinkable to do this, and have failed every time to end up upside down. If you get it leaning really hard in the water while moving, open the throttle up, turn into the lean and it will come out of it. Of course you have to have the guts to do this, most people will just let go and fall off.
 

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Yeah, a F12-X will tip over big time

I've rolled over twice, both at slow to stopped speeds with an adult male on the back. Like you said, we let go so it didn't capsize, just dumped us off. Ski is 2006 F12-X. I can even tell the difference when I have my 5 and 10 year old on board, it will lean over and not want to come back.

I'll admit this is the most undesirable tendacy of the ski so far...
 

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I think its impossible to flip this thing when its on plane, or under power, i have done everything thinkable to do this, and have failed every time to end up upside down. If you get it leaning really hard in the water while moving, open the throttle up, turn into the lean and it will come out of it. Of course you have to have the guts to do this, most people will just let go and fall off.
I agree with the above. It is very hard to flip when under power. The times that I have come close were both at low speeds when turning into swell or wave at an angle. In most cases I chicken out and bail off before the ski goes over completely and it self-rights after my weight is off. The tip about hitting the throttle and getting the weight into the lean works, but you have to be very quick.
 
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