HO VTR - First Rides

HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
edited July 2016 in Ski Tests
This is going to be a fun review. After the first ride I know this ski is not like any other ski on the market. Thank gosh for a ski with some personality!

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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,685 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    The Denali didn't have "personality"? :)
    Than_BoganMattP
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,119 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    the Vapor doesnt' have personality?
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    MattP
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,734 Mega Baller
    @Horton That'll teach you to try to write a compliment! :)
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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,685 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    In all seriousness, I agree with you Horton. I rode the VT-R demoing skis this spring and liked it. It does feel different, not in a bad way at all, but as you say it has personality.

    Have fun with the review.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    Missed my first pass. Ran the next sketchy. Third was better. 6th pass crushed 35 and back to the dock. Interesting to say the least.

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  • gregygregy Posts: 2,398 Mega Baller
    edited June 2016
    I fell at 1 ball first 2 tries. Started getting the hang of it after that. Felt like it had potential. May have been the setup I had but it had much less roll resistance compared to what I was used to and it turned really well as long as you just let it do it's thing and not force it.
  • ggincogginco Posts: 100 Baller
    @horton 6.930, .730, 2.485 29.5 (67") Take all the angle you want and then a few degrees more and it'll be reward you for it!!!
    savaiusiniESPNSkier
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    edited June 2016
    I rode it today with totally different settings. Not quite as "entertaining" but felt very good. I suspect this ski and I are gonna get along just fine.

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  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 459 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @gginco your settings are not anything like mine! But second set on the ski I skied right up to my average. I definitely like the ski...
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  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 923 Mega Baller
    Of the three guys I put on that ski, we all got through our first sets and none of us disliked the ski, but the only thing that any of us could say was, "it's a different animal" for sure. One of the guys that bought one is progressing to shorter line lengths faster than any of the rest of us. He's catching up with me a little too quickly.
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    Settings today.
    6.900
    2.500
    .735
    8
    29.5

    Next set i am taking out a bit of depth

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  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    I would be interested to see what you think of your bindings a notch forward. I think I know what will happen, but telling you would ruin the fun
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    @Live2ski that is not an appealing sales pitch.

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  • JweberJweber Posts: 25 Baller
    @Horton what length VTR are you on?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    67

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  • BoozeBooze Posts: 286 Baller
    @Horton - That's the same thing that happened the 67 I demo'd at the TX BallSpray tourny. Actually I missed 2 28's. It was cool having WA drive/watch. And, yes, it is a different ski. Not anything like an A2 or S2 IMO.
    rawly
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    I skied my V type 2 sets on Tuesday and first set tonight. Ran 32 on it which I have not been doing on the R. @AdamCord happened to be out at our lake tonight and I asked him to make an adjustment and watch from the boat. Back to back to back 32s, and ran over the top of 3 ball at 35. I have never even gotten a pull to 3 ball at 35. I had 2 passes I could have gotten around 3 ball. The adjustment, and Adams coaching, have me feeling like 35 is going down soon
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  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    The adjustment was ten thousands forward btw, made the offside feel sooo much better out of the buoy
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    Here is a little video. Off side is a little rough - I need to add a little fin plus my gate pull out timing is all wrong.


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    Tweaked on the fin this morning for rides 8 & 9. 32 and 35 are now effortless.

    Sadly my IQ goes down a bit at 38 and I am yet to run it on this ski. Off side one balls at 38 are insane good so it is only a matter of time before I drop a 38.

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  • DaveLemonsDaveLemons Posts: 266 Solid Baller
    @Horton that's like one set per day average..step it up man. We are anxious for the review
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  • acmxacmx Posts: 214 Baller
    @brettmainer too funny!!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    @DaveLemons 8 rides in the last 5 days

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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,459 Crazy Baller
    Update?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    With a bit of luck the actual review will be published late this week

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  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 128 Baller
    @brettmainer, aren't you a M4 skier?

    Wait till you hit M5, then you'll see and be able to......uhh, wait.......I need a minute.....ummm.....oooh, bright shiny thing!
  • TravisNWTravisNW Posts: 56 Baller
    Loving the super long shallow fin set up that I never thought I would love. I was having trouble on the vtr I felt like it didnt want to come back to the wakes at the finish of the turn and instead would run down the course making it feel really fast. After changing to these settings this will definitely be my ride for regionals and nationals.

    Magic numbers for my 66"
    6.990
    2.470
    .735 measured with calipers from tail to wherever it makes contact on the rear bevel. On a longer ski you might try forward more to .750
    Wing 8 though I'm thinking of dropping to 7 or 6
    Bindings stock
  • wskierwskier Posts: 118 Baller
    @Horton it almost looks like your to early. Your turns look great on both sides. Can you show us a 38.
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,459 Crazy Baller
    Mid-review
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