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Denali Mid Review Report

HortonHorton Posts: 25,201 Administrator
edited August 2017 in Ski Tests
I am a little unsure how I will describe the ski for the final report. What I can say is that this ski will make my personal short list of all time favorite skis.

I ran the best 38 of my life today at the onsite practice before the California Pro AM. This actually sucks because chances are now good that I will totally biff my 2 official tournament rides tomorrow but it will not be the ski's fault.

Look for the actual review in a week or two.

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    Well that is very exciting, for all of: you, the ski, and the future of Denali! But I think I speak for the entire peanut gallery when I say:

    39!?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,201 Administrator
    32, 35, 35, 38, and back to dock. Official practice is four passes

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    Well that is a shockingly good excuse. Good luck in the tournament!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,486 Mega Baller
    So it isn't a unicorn anymore?
    Mark Shaffer
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,289 Mega Baller
    Well I guess we can't hit him with "practice doesn't count" since he went and did it for real too. Not bad for only a few weeks on the stick to be around your best
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,834 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hmm...I know someone else who took delivery today and has 6 rounds in about a month in Florida. I plan to drug him and swipe it at some point (well after he has it dialed in on fin/wing/bindings of course)
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • AdamCordAdamCord Posts: 585 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Awesome skiing @Horton. I guess it's time to start taking shots at 39 in practice?
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    I considered an unboxing video but that's really Hortons thing
    Jim Ross
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller

    Jim Ross
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    Jim, don't ski it like that! It's upside down!!

    :smile:

    I just unleashed mine last night. I doubt my back is going to let me take on my top passes, so I'll probably have a lot less to say than usual. But what a FUN ski. Smoooth.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,486 Mega Baller
    I watched @Than_Bogan ski his first set on the new ski yesterday and I really liked the way the ski looked. At 28 and 32 off there was aalways a tight line. The ski seemed to accelerate well and turn hard for him.

    It will be interesting to see Than's back get stronger and see him get more time on the ski.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    Holy crap, dude! Great skiing!!
    I'm getting excited to see where you can get at 39 with some practice.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,834 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Schnikeys this ski is helping some skiers rack up some scores! That's awesome @Horton. Running a pair of 38's in a tourney would be a dream.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • customskicustomski Posts: 63 Baller
    Great skiing.
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,289 Mega Baller
    @Than_Bogan I know you know you know the answer to that question and if I had the authority I would give it a panda.

    How do you keep those glasses on while skiing @Horton
  • B_SB_S Posts: 203 Solid Baller
    Cause it's the BOMB @Than_Bogan !
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,994 Mega Baller
    Hey no stealing my panda!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • slowslow Posts: 308 Solid Baller
    Looks like the ski operates with a lot of tailslide at the end of the turn to get locked and loaded but still maintains speed.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,201 Administrator
    edited August 2017
    @slow I do not think there is much tail slide. @AdamCord may correct me. It does carry a ton of speed off the ball.

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  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,022 Mega Baller
    I ordered a ski from another company last month. Between the month of waiting, and everything I'm seeing here, you guys are making me want to cancel my order. Seriously. Seriously
  • WishWish Posts: 7,230 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @aupatking u won't regret that thought.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • B_SB_S Posts: 203 Solid Baller
    @aupatking do it!
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