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Well, some kids just have all the luck. Y’know those kids, the one who always had the coolest toys, the new bike or brand-new Nintendo PowerGlove. It’s easy to hate those kids, but it’s always better to befriend those kids so you could play with their stuff. That’s why we can’t help but be a little jealous of Greg Gaddis, who just shattered the unofficial naturally-aspirated top speed record on a new Sea-Doo Spark.

Yesterday afternoon, 14-year-old Greg clicked off a staggering run of 54.2mph. This is a considerable jump when considering the Spark HO could only achieve 49.8 in stock trim. So, how was this speed achieved? Was it that young Greg weighs in at a measly 110-pounds? Nope. It’s because this Spark is touting the all-new V-Tech 109hp tune.
Whether starting with a regular 60 or the higher 90-horsepower Spark, the result is the same, given that the only differences between the two ACE-powered skis is the tune. See, Greg is the son of Greenhulk.net owner and founder Jerry Gaddis, and seeing that Greg weighs in about 140-pounds less than dear old dad, the featherweight pilot made for faster times.
Tuned for 8300 rpm, the tune was “mild” and with the addition of an air intake, exhaust, impeller and intake grate has the potential of seeing much, much more. Of course, The Watercraft Journal reported on V-Tech’s borderline-crazy turbo Spark which is nearing a scorching 60mph, running 140-plus-horsepower on the dyno.
 

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is there any pricing info available yet for the Vtech tune? Do you need to send the entire rig over or could it be done with just the ECU???
 

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So if you get the tuning package you can be racing around at record speeds? Cool. Where do I sign-up? O, and how much is that tuning package?
 

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It does say something about the Spark if it can be used for breaking a speed record. I get that he has a turbo kit installed but even without that I bet the Spark is a blast to ride. I know I'll be racing friends once I get mine and the weather turns all summery again and everything.
 

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I don't think this is meant to say this is the fastest PWC

Its just a young kid who was on a modified Spark setting a record.

Kind of an advertisement for Vtech?
 

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I think the take away from this is that the light weight of the Spark id a definite plus. Sure the turbo kit helped, but if you want to go even faster you've got to start cutting weight. I mean no one has gone faster on bigger PWCs, and I'm guessing the reason for that is the weight difference. Bigger isn't always better I guess.
 

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you're looking at $389 for the Maptuner and $550 for the Spark tuning software. For 800 and change you too could be setting records. Get the 10 year olds out there ;)
 

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or just throw your 14 year old one one of your more powerful sea-doos. RXT 260? Lets go!
 

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I've topped my spark out at 52 stock why spend so much money to go only 2 more Mph ?
Everyone talks like it's just the tune. There's a lot of other stuff on there and the kid is half he weight of the average male adult. In spite of all of that it's only a few mph faster than a stock 90 with a 220 pounder on the seat.
 
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