The Denali Review has started

HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
edited May 2016 in Ski Tests

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  • pgmoorepgmoore Posts: 175 Baller
    edited May 2016
    Potentially the most anticipated review in BOS history?

    Notwithstanding the excellent details from @Than_Bogan, @Wish, @Razorskier1, and others, I think a lot of people are looking forward to the official @Horton review with excitement.
    Patrick Moore
    PhilSymoMISkiercustomski
  • WishWish Posts: 6,770 Mega Baller
    Looks like he has removed the size sticker. It may not ski all that well without it.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Texas6andjulesELDIABLO
  • MichaelGoodmanMichaelGoodman Posts: 108 Baller
    Hoax
    Than_BoganHorton
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,115 Mega Baller
    Removing size sticker ='s Rookie mistake
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
    ***Robbed out of Hundreds of Panda Worthy Posts***
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,051 Mega Baller
    Wow! That's one heck of a start. So at your normal rate of progress your first actual set on it will be sometime in July?
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
    PhilSymoMS
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    Sticker jokes aside....
    I have 2 real sets on the ski. I also have a set or two with prank settings. I had the correct settings and did not use them. Somehow this is Adam's fault.

    Speaking for the 2 real rides - the ski does not feel radical or strange. It feels comfortable. It is pretty fast and stable. My first ride on it I skied as well as I have all year. Besides that the only thing I have to say is that it is not a hoax.

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    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,632 Mega Baller
    Great start. I have not ridden the production model yet, so please keep in mind what I'm about to say might not apply: But for the Beta my sense was that until the speed felt like "eyelids peeling back," it wasn't set right. That ski can still turn with crazy speed, so there's really no reason not to tune it accordingly.

    I'm mildly surprised that it didn't feel at all strange to you at first, but then again your super-power is adapting quickly to new skis.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    waterskicorey
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Seriously that was my first impression...it felt really comfortable not strange at all. Has some characteristics I really want to explore at shorter lines but just getting started here in southern Canada(Minnesota). Today 55 water temp 51 air temp for one set of 6 passes.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    My reviews are more about describing than judging. I have to say I have no idea what how I will describe this ski. I will say that after 4 rides I am pretty fired up. I think this ski is going to be a favorite.

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    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,632 Mega Baller
    edited May 2016
    I suggest alternating the words "science" and "awesome," with some fluff connectors words in between.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    No

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    Connelly / DBSkis /   Denali / Eden Ski Lake  / Goode / HO Syndicate / MasterCraft / Masterline

    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

    Than_Bogan
  • JordanJordan Posts: 853 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Neeeeeed video!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    On PP early season for me ran a 35 off tailwind at 16.74 in my dry suit on the Denali tonight. For you zero off youngins that's 2 tenths fast in a tailwind.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Than_BoganHortonMISkier
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @OB1 "skiing lives matter!" No ribs for you next time :)

    Water temp 55-60 depending on the day, drysuit, weeds choking off prop half the time creating the "mystery pull" in terms of speed...the 16.74 wasn't intentional. But I did get in the boat and ask how slow the time was...and it was actually hot. That may "count" for something in eval of a water ski.

    I may write some sort of non-contributory review after some more time on the ski.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    andyb
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,496 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Agree with Horton's notion of easy on the body in another post. Very tolerant of mistakes actually makes it turn out great when I thought I messed up into the ball...I'm not sure how it does this. Really runs after the ball and into hook up saving me time and creating a LOT of north/south space before the ball...at that point many options regarding how I want to turn the ski, where I want to turn the ski. I'm experimenting to figure out what's best. I have yet to slam dunk a 2 or 4 ball which was a bad personal habit that no fin/wing/binding adjustment on ANY ski I've owned has been able to solve.

    I officially gave my Razor to my ski buddy today no turning back...she was a good friend with practice (doesn't count of course) and tourney PB (which counts), as well as more 38's than all my other skis combined (though not many of those counted). I kinda figured my best scores were in my rear view mirror...I have renewed hope. May not beat them, but if I could more consistently ski like that again it would be cool. Mostly...I just want to out-ski @OB1 >:) when it counts. Wish I could make Atlanta...have a riot down there!

    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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