Mike Klippenstein, who has amassed an amazing 23 World Championships in over 25 years of racing recently turned his attention to the world of endurance racing. Watercraft Rider recently spent some time at Lake Havasu's famous Body Beach were we were able to ride Klipper's weapon of choice, the R&D Racing turbo Yamaha FX Cruiser. R&D President Bill Chapin has been developing the turbo package for the Yamaha for a while, and as we found out, it's very dialed.
Rick Roy burst on to the Pro Freestyle scene in the early '90s and quickly became the man to beat. He has had many "firsts" attributed to him over the years but the one that forever changed the face of freestyle and freeride is the first "Rickter" backflip performed in competition at the Ventura stop of the 1998 IJSBA National Tour. The rest, as they say, is history. Special thanks to Rick for taking a moment to reminisce about his past, freeriding today and the focus of his
Watercraft Rider was recently invited to Mission Bay in San Diego, California to spend a day riding the 2015 Kawasaki Ultra Jet Skis which always puts a big smile on our faces...and yes we know, tough job. And let's cut right to the chase, if you haven't yet had the experience - grabbing a big handful of the 310 horsepower that the 1500cc supercharged Kawasaki mill puts out - never fails to impress. But take this big Ultra into conditions like we had the pleasure of experien