:appl: The Sea Doo RXT-IS lived up to all the hype in an open water run in the top of the Chesapeake Bay with my friends. There were nine skis in all, they were all high performance skis of various brands some were modified. But none had the S-3 hull and the IS suspension. We ran through various conditions. Mostly we rode through heavy chop and big cross wakes from the boat traffic. It didn't take long to see who had the best ski for the conditions. I was a little amazed how well the RXT-IS performed. On glass it kept up well but not the fastest. When we hit the rough stuff that hull and suspension took no prisoners one by one I picked off every ski in the pack. I was able to run full throttle through 2 ft chop and wakes like butter, reminded me of snowmobiling on rough terrian. The hull cut through the chop better then my 06 RXT. The suspension worked very well to the point my friends just shook their heads when I passed them. I noticed that the RXT-IS did not porpise at all and didn't cavitate much. I am 52 years old, 6' and weigh 225 lbs. Guys half my age were stunned. After a nice ten mile run I was sitting at the bar waitng for my friends. My friends tried my ski to see why it was so superior and all agreed that this ski is bad to the bone. So until another manufactuer builds an S-3 hull, and a traveling suspension there is no competion in open water. Try going full throttle on your ski in two foot chop and big wakes. Once again Sea Doo reigns supreme.