Kawasaki made a re-entry into the UK market in 2020. The models available include a four stroke SX-R
This four stroke superjet was first introduced in 2021.
Aside to this stand up now being a 4-stroke (which means it's not restricted to competition use), it also has a wider hull, learner mode and fuel gauge.
Dynamic - 135hp 4-stroke
Extreme - 180hp
A wider ride stance than the Superjet, therefore easier for beginners & larger riders.
Sold until 2020
Sold until 2006
General Stance = slight crouch, knees bent (shock absorbers), low centre of gravity, arms relaxed.
Surf Stance = 1 foot forward, 1 foot back.
Regular = Left foot forward
Goofy = Right foot forward
Some riders will remain the same stance, others change their lead foot according to the turn direction.
Freestyle Stance = Both feet at the back of the tray
Manufacturers stand up kill cords are generally only just long enough to allow you to attach the killcord to your buoyancy aid, therefore whilst deep water boarding etc you will often find the kill cord gets pulled out inadvertantly.
Therefore, wearing the killcord on your wrist in this scenario may be required but ONLY IF it is designed for this purpose! Velcro attachements are best for a secure hold.
Pull fasten types have been known to loosen whilst riding & slip off the wrist during a fall therefore being ineffective.
Teaching tips for Deep water boarding:
Ensure your students elbows are on the gunwhales surrounding the tray and their torso is as far up the tray as possible, this will help with stability.
Get them to push off their elbows to get into the kneeling position, if the PW is porposing/bucking at this stage get them to adjust their weight further forward in the tray.
Risks = Sand / rocks/ Debris being ingressed
This should only be attempted by students who have managed to stand up from a deep water start.