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Dear community
I have been contemplating the idea of buying my first PWC. As you did a while ago I have millions of questions. So far, what I'm looking to get is the most fun for my money. For what I have seen, the 900ho spark would be a match for me after reading many reviews.

First of all, I want to know how is your spark after some time of ownership. Is it that reliable, easy to maintain as they claim? Is the plastic holding up for you as well as the fiber glass? Any other comments to inspire other possible buyers would be greatly appreciated!
 

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50 hours on my two and have had nothing but fun with it. No problems, touch wood. I ride it decently hard over big chop but not as hard as some.


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Hello, welcome. My family and I own 3 seadoo sparks. All 2 seat h.o. models. Extremely happy with them so far. Have about 30 hrs. Per machine with no issues. The plastic seems to be very durable. I've bumped into stuff ( trailer, dock, branches in the water.) No damage. Very low maintenance for a pwc. Excellent fuel consumption. Tons of fun. Also the reliable four stock 900cc has more power than I was expecting. However I have noticed alot of the people who have problems with the spark seems to be novice riders who don't always no the limits of a pwc. Just my 2 cents. True the spark has low maintenance costs when compared to other pwc but it's not necessary low costs in general. S××t
Happens budget in for unexpected cost (wear ring ect.) Buy insurance. Do you research be safe and you will absolutely love the spark. I would say about 99 out of 100 people who own or ride the spark are very happy with it. Good luck
 

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I have about 30+ hours on mine, and it's a blast. Very nimble ski to toss around and jump wakes. The fuel consumption is really good for a ski. The only downsides are the handlebars make me nervous, I jump wakes pretty high and have noticed the bars have play in them now. Also if you're only riding on really rough waters the ski will beat the **** out of you.
 

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Over 70 hours on our two 3up and we really are pleased with them. A better seat would make them perfect.
 

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How are the 2up when you have 2 adult passengers on them? Is it a tight squeeze for two people? Comfortable ride for two people?

I had a three up and found with two adults it was uncomfortably tippy. That is why I now own two three up sparks.


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The two seater is definitely best for 1 adult passenger. The 3 seater works better for 2 adults. I rode a lot last year with my GF on the back of my 2 seater it works but..... it's not as much fun so I bought her, her own this year.
 

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The two seater is definitely best for 1 adult passenger. The 3 seater works better for 2 adults. I rode a lot last year with my GF on the back of my 2 seater it works but..... it's not as much fun so I bought her, her own this year.

Same story here but with a three seater. Mind you we are two bigger adults about 450lbs together. The three seater was useable with two on it but you had to be very conscious of your centre of gravity in no wake zones. That is why we now have 2 three seater HO's this year.


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The two seater is definitely best for 1 adult passenger. The 3 seater works better for 2 adults. I rode a lot last year with my GF on the back of my 2 seater it works but..... it's not as much fun so I bought her, her own this year.
good boyfriend you are lol.

I will likely be getting the 3up then, since I too will have my girlfriend and family members on the back at times.
 

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I have a 3 up HO and use it to tow a sea-doo 2 person tube. I am towing 1 person with it cause of the law, but have tried towing 2 people as well. No problems at all. When I tow the tube I do between 25 to 35 mph and I feel that there is so much more power still left in the spark. In fact, my spark works much harder when I ride it alone then when I tow the tube.
On one occasion I managed to get the tube up in the air for a few seconds - lots of fun.

The only word of caution is that you have to position yourself as close to the front of the seat as possible, because it is much easier for the spotter to sit in the middle of the seat instead of at the end.
 

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Thank you all for your replies. Tomorrow I'm finally picking up a 3up licorice and a 2 up orange, both H.O. No ibr or convenience package. Let's see how they turn out. To be quite honest I'm nervous about two things at this point, first the infamous handle bar issue. Hopefully mine have been replaced already. Secondly, the ibr costumer service.

If you have any final reccomendations, I'm all ears
I'll keep you guys posted...
 

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Congratulations! You're going to have lots of fun with them.

The handlebar recall only applies to the 2014 model year Sparks. If you are getting 2015 models then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
 

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Thank you all for your replies. Tomorrow I'm finally picking up a 3up licorice and a 2 up orange, both H.O. No ibr or convenience package. Let's see how they turn out. To be quite honest I'm nervous about two things at this point, first the infamous handle bar issue. Hopefully mine have been replaced already. Secondly, the ibr costumer service.

If you have any final reccomendations, I'm all ears
I'll keep you guys posted...
The Sparks are great fun, and this is coming from someone who has had steering issues, and my handlebars have been loose since day 1. It's a new product and it will have some issues possibly, but BRP customer service is spotty, although your dealer is probably going to be a positive experience. For the price point you won't find anything else unless it's used, even if you spend a little more money on say the Yamaha VX it's not going to be nearly as fun. Although the VX would make for the better ski if you want something that's comfortable and could handle two adult riders with ease. Another thing you won't find in any other ski, is the fuel economy, mine is stellar! With the bigger skis they use tons of fuel.


Enjoy the new ski
 
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