D3 Helix 2 first impressions

HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
edited March 2015 in Reviews
I am now have 5 rides on the H2. It me takes 20+ rides to really understand a ski and I am not anywhere near in season fitness. That said I think the D3 guys might have some lightning in a bottle with the H2.

I am mostly running 32 off with the occasional the 35 so I have no idea what will happen at 38 or 39 but so far the Off Side turns are now magic. My technical is pretty messy but so far the ski is lovely.

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Current Settings
29 3/4
7 degrees
.771 slot
.7535 flat
2.494
6.935 Tips

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,919 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Nice !

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  • bogboybogboy Posts: 699 Solid Baller
    Smooth!
  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,021 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Just wondering, are these settings from Crawford? Or is this a setting that you have found that works reasonably well as a starting point for you on D3 skis? That .771 seems pretty far forward, but it looks really good for you!
    SkiJay
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,039 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Horton your offside is your on-side on that ski.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    @Steven Haines that is a H2 specific starting point I got from Crawford. That fin is pretty forward & long. It works so I am not questioning it. When I start skiing a lot I may try for a less radical settings.

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  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,021 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Thanks, looks like it works!
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,648
    @Horton So far it sounds like your describing the first version of the Helix. A slick ski with cracking off side turns, its a pity you don't have time on the first version as a basis for comparison. The argument for me to switch from version one would have to be pretty compelling, we should have some H2's here this week so I might be tempted to try one.
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  • SledgehammerSledgehammer Posts: 14 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Wait till you try it with the new rocker block. R45 makes your turns smooth as butter!
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,260 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Why does everything look so hard and fast when @Horton skis???????
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    @skidawg that is @dirt's joke & you of all skiers have no room to talk

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,260 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Yes @Horton, but my ball count is bigger than yours so the harassment must continue!
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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,260 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    It is finally warming up, but now rain everyday, a ski ride would help my mood
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,438 Mega Baller
    @skidawg Sure helped mine today!
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    You guys laugh all you want. Is going to be about 80 here today. I am riding the H2 after work tomorrow.

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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,438 Mega Baller
    @Horton 74F in Pensacola today. May I Laugh anyway?
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  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,981 Mega Baller
    edited March 2015
    75 Cloudy and Rainy in ATL today. Hopefully this is the end of the winter madness. I really need to get back on the water.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,039 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @thager you hitting skiwatch?
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  • MSMS Posts: 5,156 Mega Baller
    @6balls He was skiing with Steve yesterday and a few more sets this week. I plan on getting a special delivery of Sweetwater IPA as soon as he is back.
    @Thager Maybe bring some Yuenglings back also.
    Shut up and ski
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,438 Mega Baller
    @6balls Maybe.........?
    @MS If I can find them.
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  • kstateskierkstateskier Posts: 524 Solid Baller
    Since I just bought a Helix last season and I love it, I'll assume Horton doesn't realize the original Helix is a great ski and in fact better than the H2 :/ Or something like that.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    @kstateskier what ever you need to tell yourself to sleep at night.

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  • JdubsJdubs Posts: 105 Baller
    I may have missed it, but I was curious if you had any time on a original Helix last year and how the two compared.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    I never rode the H1.

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  • E_TE_T Posts: 597 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    @ms I will ship you all the sweetwater if you give up skiing
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  • MSMS Posts: 5,156 Mega Baller
    @E_T Aint gonna happen. I will settle for Ballast Point and keep skiing.
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  • bogboybogboy Posts: 699 Solid Baller
    @ob, keep flying them in.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,919 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    How about a new thread, second impressions of the H2 ?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    @Stevie Boy I ride review skis for about 25 rides. I need to do all that skiing when I am more dialed in. So I am going to set the H2 aside for a few weeks and then start the formal review.

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  • schroedschroed Posts: 158 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I just rode the H2 for the first time yesterday and I was very impressed. It took me a couple passes to get used to the extra speed (especially at the gates) versus the Quest, but once I did it felt really good. My first impressions were that it carried more speed and turned with less effort than the Quest. The end result for me was that I was skiing at a more constant speed through the course and I had less upper body movement. I only took the one ride, but I'm thinking this ski will help my consistency and ultimately lead to higher scores. I'll update this thread once I've skied on it a bit more.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,189 Administrator
    Pretty sure my official review starts this week. Lets crush some balls.

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