Solas vs skat vs hooker impeller

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Hey guys I've got a pretty much stock ski(did the stock pipe mod, will be doing some minor port cleanup and polishing, possibly a high compression head) and want to throw in a better impeller. From what I've found the skat 8/16 is pretty much the go to, the Solas super camber 13/18 is sluggish on the low end, and I haven't found anything on a specific hooker. Is this all correct? Is there a hooker impeller that would be even better suited?
 
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That’s like asking Chevy, Ford, or dodge lol
Yea..i kind of figured, but I can't seem to find anyone saying anything about a particular pitch hooker that is best for a mostly stock ski. I'm leaning toward the skat, but the hooker is supposed to be a great prop..
 

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On my SJ I went from a Solas 13/17 Setback(which was a nice improvement over stock) to a Hooker 9/15, and the Hooker has much better hookup and low end grunt. Not sure if that will translate to a 650/X2, but just some input for you. You should send Dave at Impros the specs on your ski and have him choose a Hooker for you.
 
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That's not a bad idea. I hear so much good about the hooker and think it's the best option. Just not sure which
 
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I just sent a message to impros, will see what they return. The superjet has gobs more bottom end though doesn't it?
 
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It looks like the 9/15 is the smallest without going to a custom pitch. Waiting to hear back on what they say or if anyone else can weigh in on this
 
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Has anyone had any luck with a skat 13/16 for a stock 650. I thought I read somewhere it was similar to a straight 15.5 but repitched a little and over lapping blades. For the original poster I went from a 10/16 to a 9/15 on my blaster and noticed a slight bottom end improvement it could just be in my head though. I did loose a few mph on the top end though. I know Dave told you a 8/14 but if your doing more mods in the future or a 750 swap maybe consider the 9/15.
 
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What mods are out there for the 650? Aside from a head, sbn44 and exhaust? I'd have to go to porting and internal mods right? How much of a difference would the slightly taller prop make?
 
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I was thinking more of the lines of if you swap a 750 in the future. I’m not sure how much a flywheel will help on those. Even a factory pipe compared to a oem modified one. My only thinking was a 9/15 in my opinion is fine for what you have with room to grow a 8/14 probably better with what you have but not as much room to grow.
 
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Oh lightened flywheel. Forgot about that. I'm not sure Ill swap any time soon.. Impellers aren't terribly expensive either so its not a huge worry if I have to upgrade in the future.
 
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On my SJ I went from a Solas 13/17 Setback(which was a nice improvement over stock) to a Hooker 9/15, and the Hooker has much better hookup and low end grunt. Not sure if that will translate to a 650/X2, but just some input for you. You should send Dave at Impros the specs on your ski and have him choose a Hooker for you.
Did you change anything else at that time? Bored nozzle? Cone?
 
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Pretty expensive if you have a bunch of useless ones laying around that sucked!

My 13/16-3mm with bored nozzle and stock cones give me 49MPH and gobs of arm stretching wave climbing perfection.

I am afraid to switch.
 
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