PP550's suck , I had a 440 it was great, when I JUMPED TO 550's I went with a new reed valve engine and never looked backI never would have bought my first standup ski without lake testing it first. It was a very nice condition JS 550 that started right up out of the water. I didn’t know much about them so I trusted him and went off condition of the ski as a whole. When I took it to the lake a few days later it would never start in the water and ended up being blown up with bad compression and crank seals so that cost me a year of riding because I was pissed off and shoved it in a corner.
I miss riding with OTHERS. I hit my 30s and so did lots of them....my local buddy made it out maybe 4 times this year. He got married last year.Just because someone has a large post count on xh2o or has been doing this since the 70's, doesn't mean anything. Trust your own eyes and ears. Don't follow trends. Find riders you want to ride like and learn all you can about their ski.