I imagine they handle it as well or better. Btw, that's not me in the picture, it is the previous owner. He said it handles rough water great. I hope to soon find out.
The early 22Zx's were available with big block 454 mags, and 502's. Donzi quit putting them in the 22's because they were too fast, and worried about liability issues. They will flat out fly! The main gripe about the Zx was it had captain chairs instead of bolsters. Some people changed them out to bolsters, which cramped the back seat passengers a bit. Really good looking boats too!