This last weekend, a good portion of the Denali beta test team got together at Lago Del Sol in Fort Worth FL (near Palm Beach).
I have to begin by thanking our hosts, Darin and Bruce. Incredibly giving of their homes, time, boat, facility, etc. And Bruce isn't even on a Denali -- yet! THANKS!
What a huge thrill to finally meet @Wish
and his girlfried/Denali Nutrionist, and several others that I don't know by BoS screenname. I barely managed to be in FL for 24 hours, but it was an absolute blast.
I'm almost positive I've never learned so much about waterskiing in one day. The Denali philosophy, from start to finish, is truly based on science. Technique informs ski design and vice versa. In all honesty, I feared that my extremely positive impression of the Adams could be punctured by meeting them in person, but the exact opposite was true. I came away in awe. It's damn hard to B.S. me when you start talking geometry and physics -- it's almost a risk to do so. Well, unless you REALLY know what you're talking about, in which case I sit there nodding my head and saying "How the hell did I not realize that before?"
As long as these folks will let me be part of their team, it's hard to imagine skiing on anything else.