There’s something unusually entertaining about popping a wheelie. We all loved it as a kid, and the first on our block who could really get their bike up on that back wheel was the neighborhood hero. As adults there’s still a primal, guttural response in our souls when we see a powerful motorcycle or muscle car yank those front tires off of the asphalt, as if defying gravity was our greatest way of thwarting nature.
We suppose that’s why the new 2017 Sea-Doo Spark Trixx is so much fun. Wheelies are accomplished almost naturally thanks to its radically increased VTS (Variable Trim System) nozzle adjustment. Combined with a pair of thickly-padded foot wedges, and standing on the ski’s tail is a cinch.
Well, maybe not. Sea-Doo wanted to see how truly capable everyday watercraft enthusiasts were, and threw open its doors to all in attendance at last year’s IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The friendly competition came after over two days of test rides and filming taking place over Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th at Crazy Horse Campground, and resulted in some pretty enthusiastic smiles.
In the end, Sea-Doo ended up with a lot of PWC fans looking at the Sea-Doo Spark and Spark Trixx in a whole new light, as well as some pretty great video – including a “bloopers” reel included below.