Everything You Need To Know About Sponsons
- 31 Jul, 2019
What are Sponsons?
All sit down models of PWC will come with standard sponsons or ‘stabilizers’. These are the external mounted blades fixed to the hull at the rear of your PWC. They play a huge part in the handling and cornering of your ski.
Sponsons create added lift during acceleration, better straight line tracking and reduction in porpoising. With a wider outside edge they offer more grip to the water in turns which restricts the rear of a PWC sliding out.
Almost all OEM Sponsons are mounted in a fixed position without an option for adjustability to suit your riding style, on water application or conditions. These stock sponsons are unresponsive in cornering and lack straight line stability at higher speeds.
What are the benefits of upgrading your Sponsons?
Our Worx design gives direct response cornering, more predictable handling and greater straight line stability, especially in rough conditions.
Worx Racing Sponsons can also offer a huge range of adjustability to suit your riding style with adjustments in paddle heights to offer more or less aggressive handling and turning.
They are also easy to install yourself and mount straight to the OEM mounting locations (meaning no drilling required!) We also supply all the required hardware in your Sponson Kit.
We design our Sponsons specifically to the unique handling characteristics of each model and race prove test in all conditions.
For more recent models we have upgraded our paddle design to now feature our billet four point adjustment inserts meaning cutting edge performance with killer style!
Who can benefit from Sponsons?
Worx Sponsons are for everyone and are one of the first upgrades we recommend to all of our customers; both sit down and stand-up model riders.
Worx Sponsons are an essential upgrade if you are considering racing your PWC as they will give you superior straight line and cornering ability as you negotiate your way around the course. Worx Racing Sponsons are the not-so secret weapon of many of the world’s very best riders including Chris Macclugage, Aero Aswar and Eric Francis.
If you are more of a social/ family rider our sponsons will improve craft response in a straight line and the stability of your ski when cornering with passengers. If you are using your PWC for towing, our Sponsons will assist in the straight-line direction and limit PWC transom drag when the person being towed goes out wide.
Worx Sponsons have also become popular in tow in surfing as they provide better straight line tracking when escaping a following wave and are a must-have for inshore and offshore fishing as they limit transom ‘twitch’ when coming off waves.
To discover more about Worx Sponsons visit our website www.worx.com.au