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    How good is a STX 15F

    I'm on the cusp of buying my first ski and a local dealer is selling all his 2016 STX 15f's for $7999, no dealer prep or freight and we don't pay sales tax in Oregon, so it really is $7999. It will be my first ski for my family (3 kids 10,11 and 12 and wifey) so we just want a good all-rounder. Pull the trigger?

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    Great ski for what you are looking for.. Reliable fast (160hp) can tube and ski off it. Easy to maintain and great on gas. I don't feel you can find a better ski for the price. I have one with 200 hours and didn't hesitate to purchase a second one.

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    Great info, thanks

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    I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have a '12 that traded a poor running Yamaha FZR for, a '15 that I just bought this year to be a spare when my Sea-Doo is down, and I have a race version of the hull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazbritus View Post
    I'm on the cusp of buying my first ski and a local dealer is selling all his 2016 STX 15f's for $7999, no dealer prep or freight and we don't pay sales tax in Oregon, so it really is $7999. It will be my first ski for my family (3 kids 10,11 and 12 and wifey) so we just want a good all-rounder. Pull the trigger?

    Any input appreciated.
    that's a good deal

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    snatch one for that price!!!

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    Well I'll soon let you know. My wife and I just picked up our first pair of Jet Ski's today! 2016 STX-15f and an Ultra LX. And wouldn't you know that tomorrow they are calling for a high of 67 and rain
    The rest of the week in supposed to be nice though. We have jet skied for years but never owned our own. Our kids (15 & 18 ) are pretty excited.
    Last edited by K447; 08-20-2016 at 11:08 PM.

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    IMO Still the best all around Ski you can buy. None of the BS features, fast, fun and reliable.

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    great ski, mine is a 2004 and I love it.
    Last edited by K447; 08-22-2016 at 08:09 AM.

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    We got them out for a few hours today.....fantastic. The 15f is definitely "sportier"/faster but what really surprised me is that if your goal was to get soaked the Ultra was the better choice. By that I mean if you are looking to dunk the nose and send a wall of water over you it's much easier to pull off on the Ultra.....I thought for sure it would be the 15f.

    Ultra LX - Better for towing, better in the chop, better for a long cruise......and better to get soaked on purpose and better to stay dry on purpose.
    STX-15f - Better to toss from side to side, faster and just overall a more sporty ride. Had a lot of fun on both. My daughter is all about the speed and loves the 15f. My son and I are pretty evenly split with a slight edge going to the 15f.....we like to toss them from side to side a lot. My wife had to work today but will be going tomorrow. I have a feeling she will prefer the Ultra. Not becasue she likes a soft ride but becasue she likes to get soaked on purpose.

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