How good is the driver is I guess the maine question. I would certainly rather be a passenger in a boat with D-man at the wheel goin 100 then me at the wheel going 100. He has more experience driving at that speed. When in Havasue with you all I drove Rick32's boat at the 80's so that he could see how it road when he was not in it. That was the max of my comfort level with that boat. If I had never driven a hydrostream before hand I would not have been comfortable even at that level as the boat seemed very loose to me. I also drove John Azzatories Top Gun down in Miami in the high 80's as I recal and that boat was fine at that speed. It still however goes back to the drivers ability to react when the unexpected happens. Some are just better then others. Yes different hulls will allow for you to go faster with more comfort, but when something wrong happens it is the drivers ability to make the boat ok again that really counts at these speeds. I can look back at a few tragedies that we have read about on the board to show were the driver made a mistake and drove over thier abilities.