A six-minute YouTube video by Westside Powersports (under the name “bonnessei”) filmed in St. Croix September 22, 2014, features a yellow Sea-Doo Spark jumping every boat wake he encounters. The unidentified rider thanks his friend Matt for letting him borrow his Spark and says despite some concerns over the new Polytec hull, the boat held up just fine.
The operator uses the boat for about an hour, jumping wake after wake, showing a thumbs up every now and then and even hoots himself on occasion. He seems to be having a good time throughout his very bumpy ride. He fell off the ski one time after losing control, due to what appears as a mistimed jump. He easily climbed back onto the ski using the nice step at the stern, which is standard equipment on the Spark. The Spark proceeded to hit some more wake doing the same wave jumping prior to his unfortunate dismount.
He did get vertical a few times which was somewhat impressive. The rest of the jumps were just basic airs that a novice rider could easily pull. The video made us a little seasick thanks in part to the music chosen to accompany it and the same monotonous bouncing rides. (We recommend hitting the mute button. Sorry Stanton High School band, the music did not bode well with the video. That’s not your fault.) Regardless, riding the Spark looks like a fun way to spend the day jumping boat wake.