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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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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 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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