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got my pineapple 3up on valentines day, sort of a present me and the mrs can enjoy.

I will try explain as much as I can with my experience so far.

being my first pwc and first time ever on a pwc, I thought it was a bit too much for a
bigginer but being a rev head and having little fear of water after 10mins I was fine and loving it.
now being 135kgs plus in weight it probly wasn't the best choice of pwc but once you get to no the limit of the spark you can adapt and ajust to its light weight.
once I was out I was fine hitting some half meter to meter swells last night getting about a foot or two of air was fun.
being plastic my friends who have 255 or 260 supercharged skis were waiting for me to break it in half lol. they were very surprised how the spark played in the surf with there skis and once they had a crack on it were quiet impressed.

the good:

fuel consumption so far

price

easy to tow

power to weight

the not so good but def not bad:

very light, does rock around at low speeds and could feel unstable, maybe my weight/experience

it does need the ibr as putting it on the trailor was a bit of a pain, as it likes to get tail happy on idol with it getting pushed around with little waves, again maybe my weight/experience is a factor

there is a good 2second delay on instant throttle so you have to always think ahead when turning into the waves and make sure you have a good 2secs of time

were your feet sit it fills up with water and it makes it abit harder to jump in specially if your carrying extra weight and don't weigh like 70kgs lol


words from 255 and 260 charged owners:

its hard on the body

you get arm pump lol

very light

very fun

if the tune gets rid of the slight 2sec delay it will be perfect

owning a 260 is a luxury pwc, but the spark is and can be changed into a fun sport wave chasing ski.260 and spark are 2 very different skis and can not be put in the same context in any comparisent. the 260s have there faults but have the power to make you forget them, the spark just needs abit more power to forget its faults.


there is about 30 of us that have skis and me being the first spark owner out of the group plus being my first pwc plus being the most unfit, I was not being babysitted by the other 3 skis last night, so with some weight loss and more experience and abit more power to the ski you can defenatly add one to your pwc collection or not be worried to buy one and join friends who have top end skis with loads of power/luxuries..

all in all I think seadoo will kill it just wait until the yanks get there summer back so for now us lucky aussies don't have to wait to long to purchase one but I sure hope by the time usa gets there summer a newer better version of the spark wont come out lol.

going out again tonight so I might take some pics
 

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got my pineapple 3up on valentines day, sort of a present me and the mrs can enjoy.

I will try explain as much as I can with my experience so far.

being my first pwc and first time ever on a pwc, I thought it was a bit too much for a
bigginer but being a rev head and having little fear of water after 10mins I was fine and loving it.
now being 135kgs plus in weight it probly wasn't the best choice of pwc but once you get to no the limit of the spark you can adapt and ajust to its light weight.
once I was out I was fine hitting some half meter to meter swells last night getting about a foot or two of air was fun.
being plastic my friends who have 255 or 260 supercharged skis were waiting for me to break it in half lol. they were very surprised how the spark played in the surf with there skis and once they had a crack on it were quiet impressed.

the good:

fuel consumption so far

price

easy to tow

power to weight

the not so good but def not bad:

very light, does rock around at low speeds and could feel unstable, maybe my weight/experience

it does need the ibr as putting it on the trailor was a bit of a pain, as it likes to get tail happy on idol with it getting pushed around with little waves, again maybe my weight/experience is a factor

there is a good 2second delay on instant throttle so you have to always think ahead when turning into the waves and make sure you have a good 2secs of time

were your feet sit it fills up with water and it makes it abit harder to jump in specially if your carrying extra weight and don't weigh like 70kgs lol


words from 255 and 260 charged owners:

its hard on the body

you get arm pump lol

very light

very fun

if the tune gets rid of the slight 2sec delay it will be perfect

owning a 260 is a luxury pwc, but the spark is and can be changed into a fun sport wave chasing ski.260 and spark are 2 very different skis and can not be put in the same context in any comparisent. the 260s have there faults but have the power to make you forget them, the spark just needs abit more power to forget its faults.


there is about 30 of us that have skis and me being the first spark owner out of the group plus being my first pwc plus being the most unfit, I was not being babysitted by the other 3 skis last night, so with some weight loss and more experience and abit more power to the ski you can defenatly add one to your pwc collection or not be worried to buy one and join friends who have top end skis with loads of power/luxuries..

all in all I think seadoo will kill it just wait until the yanks get there summer back so for now us lucky aussies don't have to wait to long to purchase one but I sure hope by the time usa gets there summer a newer better version of the spark wont come out lol.

going out again tonight so I might take some pics
Welcome..

I think most of what you've listed above you will work out yourself once a little more riding is done.

I'm like you, around 135kg currently...

That "unstable" feeling you get, really does go after you get the hours up (think i've done around 14 hours on the water now), and in a similar situation this is the first ski I have owned..

The reverse / no-IBR thing you will get used too.. i started off manually loading my ski onto the trailer when I got back to the ramp, the past 4 or 5 times I now drive it on.. it's just about getting your lead in right, keep things at idle, line up the trailer and give it a little if needed.. if you find your out of line, swing hard right and throttle, then try again.

That 2 second delay you speak of, i've not noticed it on mine.. it is a little sluggish in touring mode, but sport mode is very snappy.. vtech tune should be an improvement though!

Water in the foot wells - you'll work that out, I found the same the first couple of times out, once you get your placement right when boarding the ski you'll avoid the foot wells filling up... re-boarding in deep water is a challenge with this as once the footwells fill the ski becomes unstable, you need to centre your weight and get back on the seat as quick as you can..

First time I had mine out was in about 1m of chop on port phillip bay.. god I was in pain the days after.. but like anything you get used to it the more you go out..

Wait until you get it out on flat water, and start sliding the thing around, you'll work out the right balance and be able to hold power slides back and forth..

Where about's you riding from? I mainly launch at Patterson River..
 

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i live in western suburbs, so from anglesea to black rock really isn't more than a hours drive for me.
Eppalock, pykes creek are places I will be hitting aswell. I will go any were at anytime just who ever else is upto it.
 

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just read that you got it for valentines day. wow.

if she got me a spark for valentines day I might just have to marry her. might o.0
 

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just read that you got it for valentines day. wow.

if she got me a spark for valentines day I might just have to marry her. might o.0
buying on valentines was part of the WAF.. lol

I will marry her when she says I can have my 50ft riviera sport. lol, and I have told her that



have done a few more sessions on the ski. the more you get used to it the more fun it becomes. I have to take a few pics of it soon, just waiting for a decent day to pop up..
 

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ALSO ski going to www.crispmods.com in seaford for a remap,full exhaust, air intake..

chris from crispmods is going to molest the spark in a good way, cant wait and

cant be happier from talking to chris over the phone, really professional, top guy aswell.

also is a guru for tuning of euro cars, vw amarok, veloster, ect ect

www.crispmods.com

type in crispmods in youtube to see australias first turbo spark
 

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next 3 days of ideal ski weather...

hopefully can put around 10hours on her.

they just seem like to much fun
 
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