In an era of sitdown craft that provided little challenge and typically featured a strange, outside lean to hook up in a turn, here was a machine that thrilled like a stand-up and cornered like a motorcycle. It was the stand-up guy's sitdown, but as it turns out, it was also so much more. WaveBlasters appealed to motocross riders, slalom water skiers, even guys that seemed more comfortable on a "sea couch" but found that an aggressive handling sitdown had its appeal. Credit the WaveBlaster for showing that an inside lean was not only cool, but the way a craft should turn. There's little doubt it influenced the Sea-Doo HX, and second-generation Sea-Doo XP years later. Even now, I can feel its DNA in craft like Yamaha's FZR and Sea-Doo's new RXP-X, even Kawasaki's Ultra 300X.