First IJSBA SX-R Speed Control Device Received For Testing


When Kawasaki decided to bring back the standup, which started the whole industry, it shook things up. Questions we’re going around asking whether or not a 4-stroke motor would be put into the new hull. Well, as we all know, there is a 4-stroke standup now. While the hull is much bigger than any stand up previous, there have recorded speeds of 63mph.

While this is a huge step for Kawasaki as they are trying to get back into the game, there are some concerns that have arisen. What class will the SX-R race in? Will the size of the hull and power of the motor be too much? Recently, the IJSBA announced that they have received a product from Skat-Trak that is a reduction nozzle and will be used to restrict the speed of the new 2017 SX-R. Skat-Trak is a industry leader when it comes to jet pumps and all of the components included which makes them a great company to work with in testing speeds.

The new SX-R is extremely powerful and IJSBA wants to be sure that anyone racing in the Novice Stock, Women’s’ Ski, and Juniors classes will be safe. With this speed control device, it will allow for women and young riders to be competitive, have fun but most importantly be safe while racing. It can be dangerous going around buoys in such a large JetSki. IJSBA wants to do whatever they can to help. Testing has been underway and any findings will be announced.

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Blake decided to buy a jet ski before a car and it was the greatest decision of his life. He was able to start reading on the forums and absolutely fell in love with the information and the sport. Blake says he will be riding jet skis for a very long time.

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    Greg way 1 April, 2017 at 23:42 Reply

    Jc
    Im sure its gonna be alot easier to bolt a device that can be spotted with the eye
    Than get into programing
    I think i have alot more respect for a racer now as you cant drag youself and hold on to the ski
    I came off mine at a good speed and i was swimming

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    Justin K 2 April, 2017 at 06:15 Reply

    Why have the rules suddenly been change to allow Kawasaki to race this whale? We have very clear guidelines on what a stand up can be in terms of size for a very long time and now because they have recycled a heap of STX hulls everything must be changed for them?
    I applaud their decisions to build another stand up but that doesn’t mean it should be allow to race at the expense of the rest of the sport. Please don’t take this as me being against progress – all things change and evolve , including the stand up. I just hope this isn’t the governing body pandering to one manufacturer in the hope they can save the sport, because none of them can on there own. Time will tell.

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