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2022 EX Deluxe

Mfrench2025

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Well just put a deposit down on a 2022 EX Deluxe. It's our first foray with a wave runner but we have an 2011 AR210 which has been beyond reliable at this point a and one of the factors in choosing it over a sea-doo. Spring time can't get here soon enough at this point.
 

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I owned a pair of 21' EX Sport/Deluxe. I absolutely hated them, if a single rider was not so bad. The second you have a passenger the Waverunner was super tipsy, handled like crap, and just plain not fun. I sold them and got my boat just a few months back. When I ordered them from the dealer, they told me to spend a little extra and get the VX models. Should have listened, I took a spin on one at the sand bar and it was night and day better over the EX.

Just food for thought.
 

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I owned a pair of 21' EX Sport/Deluxe. I absolutely hated them, if a single rider was not so bad. The second you have a passenger the Waverunner was super tipsy, handled like crap, and just plain not fun. I sold them and got my boat just a few months back. When I ordered them from the dealer, they told me to spend a little extra and get the VX models. Should have listened, I took a spin on one at the sand bar and it was night and day better over the EX.

Just food for thought.
I agree they are ok for a single. 2 up is very tipsy, 3 up just fagetaboutit
 

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Are you guys talking late '90's or early 2000's tippy, or just tippy in comparison to the monster floating couches Seadoo and Yamaha are making these days?

As even our mid 2000's GP's are tippy for two, but you just learn to hang over the handlebars while loading, and always keep the thrust on when more than one person. It's more of a learn to drive it for two mentality.

Now if you guys really meant Tipsy, instead of tippy, then I think you may have had the wrong drink in the cupholder. (smile)
 

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So i picked up the ski and just hit 10 hours on it so far this year. 100% what you mean by tipsy with two people on it. It was quite nerve racking at first with someone on the back who has never been on one before. I went out with a passanger a second time who had a been and was much better result and handled much better. I pretty much will never have someone on the back unless in no wake zone so not that concerened. The thing is a blast and it says top speed is 50 but I was able to get it up to gps confirmed speed of 53.5 mph. Considering our lake is speed limited to 45 this is more than enough for me. It feels super light and very controllable. I just added the riva racing exhaust yesterday but haven't had a chance to see how much it changed it. Made a few other small upgrades, but don't regret my decision.
 

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So i picked up the ski and just hit 10 hours on it so far this year. 100% what you mean by tipsy with two people on it. It was quite nerve racking at first with someone on the back who has never been on one before. I went out with a passanger a second time who had a been and was much better result and handled much better. I pretty much will never have someone on the back unless in no wake zone so not that concerened. The thing is a blast and it says top speed is 50 but I was able to get it up to gps confirmed speed of 53.5 mph. Considering our lake is speed limited to 45 this is more than enough for me. It feels super light and very controllable. I just added the riva racing exhaust yesterday but haven't had a chance to see how much it changed it. Made a few other small upgrades, but don't regret my decision.
Let me know how loud it is and if there is a loud drone when going slow.
I have seen all the results as far as performance with each mod individual and none made much of a difference till the tune was done
 

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Let me know how loud it is and if there is a loud drone when going slow.
I have seen all the results as far as performance with each mod individual and none made much of a difference till the tune was done
Certinly will update this weekend after taking it out. I spent a ton of time trying to see what people have said as far as drone and found all of 3 posts and it was all on supercharged vx's. I'm actually surprised i haven't found more information. I'm used to drone in my cars so won't be really bother me but I am still curious.
 

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Let me know how loud it is and if there is a loud drone when going slow.
I have seen all the results as far as performance with each mod individual and none made much of a difference till the tune was done
So spent weekend out on the water. Sounds much better and a little louder. I have 15 mins or so "no wake" zone i have to go through before i can open it up and no drone noticed holding it around 2200 rpm all the way. Topped out at 55 mph so no real performance gain but that was to be expected.
 

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My thoughts of the 2022 EX Deluxe. Great for 1 person only. Great on smooth water. Not so great on choppy water. Terrible on rough water. Plenty of power for 1 rider. Great on fuel. Very dependable. 25 hours so far.
 
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