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.