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    New ski, Yamaha EXR for ocean riding?

    Looking to pull the trigger on a new Yamaha exr, I live at the Jersey shore and 95%of my riding will be in the ocean, any suggestions?


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    Which part of Jersey? I ride out of Belmar on an FX Cruiser SHO. The ocean gets very rough at times and honestly the type of ski matters very little once mother nature decides what she wants to do with you. From my experience, learning how to study the tides and ride "with" the chop has made my riding much more enjoyable and hopefully safer in the long run.

    My only worry is that the smaller EXR hull will be quite punishing in the heavy chop which may have you regretting your decision. If I were you, I'd seriously consider a used FX if you're going to be riding exclusively in the ocean... Larger hull, more storage, and more power to help pull you up and over the waves without any issues. I hope this helps, Nick.

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    Thanks Nick, Also will be launching out of the shark river, I’m just getting back into it, use to ride a vxr pro (old one) now have a zxi1100, and looking for a new ski so my son and I can ride together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe8531 View Post
    ... looking for a new ski so my son and I can ride together.
    You will be riding with a passenger?

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    The EXR would be a blast to launch waves and toss around for fun with 1 rider, but it is not a good choice for riding 2 passengers in the ocean.

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    I’ll be riding solo 99% of the time, we have a zxi1100 to go along with the new ski
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    Joe, have you looked at any of the VX series models? Looking at the spec's on Yamaha's website, they use a bigger hull and are not much different price wise (VX-C & VX). Might be worth checking out.

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