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I'm an isolated would be freestyler in central IL. I have a 650sx and a 750sxi and have spent time on 550s and sxrs... but can't help noticing most all of the pro freestylers are on yamahas.. What makes the super jets so much better ? Can't even find a place to rent one anywhere near here to find out for myself. Would love a list of pros n cons from people in the know.
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I ride Kawi's also, but finaly got my first chance at a modded 701SJ yesterday and it was a large difference. It liked to cut and take corners alot better than the Kawi's in my opinion.
 

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i rode a 701 and did not like it, got a 650 and 550
reason why is that the SJ is better than the sxr
 

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The SXR is a great closed course ski... very fast n stable , but too heavy for freestyle, even compared to a SXI in my opinion. I'm happy with the cornering of my Kaws "650sx-750sxi Ocean pro plates, solas grates" more power helps to pull out of deeper turns of course "SXR :)"
What tricks are easer to pull off on a super jet then a kaw ?
Is it just that the super jet wieghs less ?
From videos they seem to support more wieght on their nose "or maybe I just wiegh too much.. 180lbs "

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SuperJets do weigh less. The hull seems to break loose easier from the water as opposed to a heavy kawi. Kawi's are for carving around bouys unless you get an aftermarket lightweight kawi hull from Wamiltons.com, Trinity Composits, or similar aftermarket co. Eric Malone uses a similar bottom deck on his EME skis to the SXR. He says the hull sticks better when landing rolls.
There are many more freestyle parts to buy for a superjet too.....alot more aftermarket companys are making freestyle parts for SJ's than kawi freestyle parts.
I couldn't even imagine trying to barrel roll a kawi. Just way too heavy....I'm talking like 50 lbs. more than a SuperJet.
It's all about HP to weight ratio when your doing ariel tricks. If all your doing is hood tricks, a kawi is good to learn on. It's what I started with and just about every other one I ride with started on. Everyone always ends up with a SJ though.

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,Jimmy
 

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i have been wanting to know just those type of things i am looking in to getting a sj so i can get more in to freestyle than my xp allows i live on the tennessee river and barge trafic is heaviy so rolling waves are commen and i have about reached the peak of what a xp can do in the air
 

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ive got kawis. a stock 440 a stage 2 440 and stage 3 i really belive this skis are designed for racing all early 90s , but i notice on my stage 2 that my jumping abilty is wicked off the hope , i am going to attempt to sub it next weekend hope it works. any help would be cool i tried on my stock busted my face open.
 
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