Sea-Doo's original wake-specific PWC (now called the Wake 155) was the go-to tow for the Byerly Toe Jam Tour as well as Nike 6.0 riders Nick Taylor, Ben Horan and Matt Manzari, so I was stoked to test-drive the new bigger, badder Wake Pro 215. It didn't disappoint. The 215 retains the original Wake model's rider-friendly retractable pylon, removable board racks and re-boarding step, but ups the ante with a larger 215-horsepower Rotax engine and tons of new tech. My favorite was Sea-Doo's iBR on-water braking system, which was a revelation when it debuted last year on the company's high-performance GTX Limited iS. A first for PWCs, iBR allows the driver not only to brake, reducing the stopping distance by half, according to Sea-Doo, but also reverse the craft. The system makes the 215 safer and easier to manage, helping the driver deliver hassle-free rider pick-ups and starts. Better yet, iBR is incredibly user-friendly. I mastered using the brake lever, which is located on the left handlebar, within minutes. Another favorite feature is the new Ski Mode, which teams with the 215's GPS-based cruise control to deliver consistent pulls. Ski Mode lets the driver select one of five pre-set acceleration profiles. In other words, the driver selects the rider's favorite speed, hits the throttle and forgets about it. This comes in particularly handy when picking up fall-prone riders, because the driver doesn't have to reset the cruising speed after every drop.