BallOfSpray D3 Factory Tour - part 1

HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
edited May 2015 in Skis Fins Bindings

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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,499 Crazy Baller
    Very cool. Thanks @Horton
    jerrym
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,132
    That was really informative and well worth my 15 minutes. Gives you some perspective on how much goes into building a high end ski. They run a clean shop and really seem to care about repeatability and perfection. Cool video @Horton
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • DanEDanE Posts: 786 Crazy Baller
    Impressive :)
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    Interesting. I've owned a rainsong guitar before. Had no idea Denny was building pieces for them.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • kstateskierkstateskier Posts: 524 Solid Baller
    Impressive! Makes me proud to have a few D3s in my boat. Can't wait for Part 2.

    Who knew D3 made other stuff?!
    KStateSkier
    Bradley Beach - Lone Rock Ski Club, Missouri
    2004 Malibu Response LXI, 2014 D3 Helix 66"
  • TELTEL Posts: 143 Baller
    VERY COOL!!!
  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 116 Baller
    Considering how few trick ski are around it amazing how much kit there was for making them
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    I'd venture to say that D3 has the majority of market share for trick ski sales.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    Intheday
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 710 Crazy Baller
    The insert guy has to have a pretty high pressure job! After all that work it would be horrible to drill it incorrectly.
  • HigleyskierHigleyskier Posts: 29 Baller
    Great video! Keep this type of video coming everyone. Considerably more interesting/informative than trendy music and an drone shot of someone skiing from afar or slow motion laughing...
    Than_Bogan
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @Horton for you to be 90 minutes away from @Deanoski and myself and not come ski with us....... brings me to tears.......

    Interesting stuff in my back yard there is......
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @GOODESkier was an ALL business trip.

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    Babes / Barts / Connelly / D3 / DBSkis / Goode / HO Syndicate

    MasterCraft / Masterline / O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf

    Reflex / Radar /Stokes

  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @Horton hope you make a non business trip someday........
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • skibrainskibrain Posts: 924 Crazy Baller
    ...so you think you can replicate that kind of precision DIY at home?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @skibrain no I do not think so. What I saw was VERY evolved.

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    Babes / Barts / Connelly / D3 / DBSkis / Goode / HO Syndicate

    MasterCraft / Masterline / O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf

    Reflex / Radar /Stokes

  • skibrainskibrain Posts: 924 Crazy Baller
    My point exactly.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,171 Mega Baller
    So Creed looks like the gray-haired sasquatch older brother of Mike Mapple. Hmmmm.

    Anyway, I've always been impressed with the quality coming out of Denny's products. Definitely a first class operation. Thanks for the tour!
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
  • bassfooterbassfooter Posts: 134 Baller
    Absolutely fascinating, and the best tour guide imaginable. What a treat! Thanks so much, @Horton. I no longer believe what they say about you.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    @Bruce_Butterfield if you saw the processes up close you would be more impressed with the quality

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Babes / Barts / Connelly / D3 / DBSkis / Goode / HO Syndicate

    MasterCraft / Masterline / O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf

    Reflex / Radar /Stokes

  • kstateskierkstateskier Posts: 524 Solid Baller
    When do we get to see Part Deux?
    KStateSkier
    Bradley Beach - Lone Rock Ski Club, Missouri
    2004 Malibu Response LXI, 2014 D3 Helix 66"
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,616 Administrator
    Monday

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Babes / Barts / Connelly / D3 / DBSkis / Goode / HO Syndicate

    MasterCraft / Masterline / O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf

    Reflex / Radar /Stokes

    kstateskier
  • TNh2oskierTNh2oskier Posts: 101 Baller
    Very impressive operation, considering the specialty product he is making it's really pretty amazing that the cost is where it is.
    public lake skier and long time slalom addict.
    Wish
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,315 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    I don't recognize any of the tools or processes. Way too fancy. Very cool though.

    Where's the grinder?

    Eric
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