SKYDEX And Shock Mitigation Offer Protection For World Championship Personal Water Craft
Russell Marmon has successfully raced in some of the world’s most competitive PWC races on his high performance Sea-Doo Personal Water Craft. Marmon has been riding PWC since 1991 and entered his first race, the African Jetraid, in 1999, where he successfully finished 2nd place. He has since won many competitions including podium positions in the European and World Championships.
“My aim for 2008 is to keep race fit in preparation for my most important competition of the year, the World Championship. I know my Sea-Doo will give me the performance but what I know need is to reduce the forces on the body. I have been working with John Haynes of Shock Mitigation to improve the biomechanics of my driving position plus we are adding a SKYDEX Impact Mitigating Boat Decking system onto the racing PWC,” said Marmon.
It is an understatement to say that Marmon goes fast. In the Runabout F1 category at the World Offshore Jet Championships in June 2006 Russell achieved the fastest lap time and top speed in the final race of the Championships. “I race the See-Doo RXT, which produces over 300 horsepower. I also have a Sea-Doo GTX 4-TEC race unit to train and practice on a 130hp, Sea-Doo 3D DI for fun,” Marmon added.
At the UIM World Offshore Jet Championship over 300 riders from more than 20 nations come together in pursuit of this coveted title. Competitors endure three long laps totally 450 kilometers of often challenging sea conditions. With the most intense competition ahead of him, SKYDEX and Shock Mitigation are glad to offer protection to keep Marmon safe and on top of his success.