Fin whistle

ZmanZman Posts: 1,067 Crazy Baller
edited December 2017 in Skis Fins Bindings
In the Edged in Water video @Chris Rossi talks about ski set up and indicated if your ski is carving, and he sort of made a whistling noise, then your set up is muy bueno. So, have you heard your ski whistle? And, if you select one of the positive options, do you think it is fin set up, or your style is more smear than skid? Combination of both? Maybe a silly poll, but I was just curious.

Fin whistle 74 votes

Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
24%
skidawgRichardDoanejhughesbf`bajaBulldogswc5150colo_skierscuppersswaterkdOrlando76pgmooreballsohardsupergadgetgriff1008Lake3riplashS1Pitts 18 votes
Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
47%
HortonmopowpowdislandLZywicki1Chef23waterskicoreyCamPSMAliskialexigkyaskinutjayskiPat MTNh2oskierMickeyThompsonNandodbskigregyVONMAN 35 votes
Never.
28%
MattPDragoGarncamjamJonBBraceMakerdchristmandvskierGWaterskiKRoundyadkh2oskierJuanJbraindamagechris55BoatmanIronR1ScottScottMuskokaKydhofertObrienslalom 21 votes
Blood type IPA

Comments

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,485 Mega Baller
    Never.
    I've had skis that did, the old world team comp was one.
  • CamCam Posts: 292 Solid Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    My Mapple 6.0 whistled on my offside turn when I put washers under the fin to tune my onside turn.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,109 Mega Baller
    Sometimes Yes, sometimes No. My old Saucier slalom always sang its tune!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,021 Mega Baller
    edited December 2017
    Never.
    Never, but it would be neat to have an audio feedback device indicating speed that attaches to the ski. I found this patent intended for tennis rackets, golf clubs, and bats. Why not a ski?

    Here's one for golf http://www.swingwhistle.com/

    @AdamCord @adamhcaldwell I think this needs to be another Denali exclusive feature. The GUT-Whistle ...
    A training and marketing winner!
    Is it time to ski, yet?
    Than_BoganWishObrienslalomBruce_Butterfield
  • VONMANVONMAN Posts: 78 Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    My old Goode 9100 would.
    Ernie Schlager

    A Good One Ball Gives You Six
  • Pat MPat M Posts: 545 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2017
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    It has happen but it is pretty rare. I think it is more just a combination of a perfect set of conditions than anything.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 740 Crazy Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    My Rev6 does all the time.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,165 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Old Goode did but never got one to whistle since. Suspect it's an anomaly and not much to do with setting but rather 100 variables outside that.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Than_Bogan
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 520 Crazy Baller
    Never.
    I would like my ski to whistle kinda like the deer whistle you can put on your car, but to chase away the gators.
    dchristman
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,021 Mega Baller
    Never.
    @ScottScott good idea, but I think a whistle might more likely attract gators then repel them. They might think it's an injured duck! Better have someone else do the testing :)
    Is it time to ski, yet?
    ScottScott
  • NandoNando Posts: 403 Crazy Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    Some of my skis have whistled, others not. As @Thager said, the old Sauciers, probably because Dave Saucier thought a drop-through fin weakened the tail, had their fins screwed onto the bottom and whistled a lot. My T3 does a little at shorter line lengths in smooth water. Years ago had a Connelly Concept that whistled all the time- that one probably because it was just before adjustable fins and I had raised my leading edge with washers which may have allowed water to flow throughout he fin slot.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,960 Mega Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    It’s a Radar thing.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 261 Baller
    Never.
    Maybe if I can slalom on glass water...
  • riplashriplash Posts: 12 Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    I hear two of my many skis whistle all the time. One is a 2005 Obrien world team, and the other is a 40 year old world team. I think it is just the ski, because I have a lot to learn about skiing. before I even would know where to start adjusting the ski.

    Rip
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,425 Mega Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    When I'm skiing my best I definitely hear a different sound in the preturn.
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 920 Crazy Baller
    "When you learn to ski without sound, it will be time for you to leave" - Master Po
    Jody_Sealski6jones
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,564 Crazy Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    My '94 HO VTX was a whistler.
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 976 Solid Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    Every time I shred my goode whistles.
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
    bdmz
  • parkerc2112parkerc2112 Posts: 105 Baller
    “Could you describe the whistle?” Breakfast club
    jetpilotg4
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,913 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    My ski whistles no matter what I’m riding.
    Scott Calderwood
    BraceMaker
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,188 Crazy Baller
    From my experience, listening from the shore, I hear more whistling from Goode skis than all others. Just my observation
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • pgmoorepgmoore Posts: 192 Solid Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    I had a KD 7000 that whistled loudly on pretty much every ride. Everyone always thought I was crazy when I'd talk about that.

    No ski that I've had since then has whistled nearly as much... or almost at all.

    Wonder if there was something unique about the fin on that KD?
    Patrick Moore
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,048 Administrator
    edited December 2017
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    I always thought the whistling had something to do with the width of the fin slot in relation to the width of the fin. I don't think I've had a new ski that whistled in the last 10 years.

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Babes / Connelly / D3 / DBSkis / Goode / Hobe Lake / HO Syndicate / KD Skis  

    MasterCraft / Masterline / MOB / O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / Reflex / Radar / Stokes

  • ShererSkierShererSkier Posts: 111 Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    The only ski I've has whistle was an HO Coefficient. Only on glass and in pre-turn, never was a long noise just for a split second after edge change.
  • bajabaja Posts: 234 Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    At the end of the season in November I noticed the whistle on my 2017 Radar Lithium Senate... right about when one of my longtime ski partners said that my body position was consistently the best he'd seen for me.

    The mechanism of the whistle could be explained in several ways but I'll go with the classic Lauren Bacall... “You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together, and blow.”

    Happy New Year and I hope you all get plenty of that whistle sound in 2018!
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 453 Crazy Baller
    I agree with @LeonL I have heard several other skiers whistle when I am floating near the course and they pass by.... I have never heard my own ski but I am told it does.
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 766 Solid Baller
    Hear my ski whistle often or regularly.
    2016 radar vapor with a Snitzer speed fin. Sings all the time if I ski well.
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • adamhcaldwelladamhcaldwell Posts: 389 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    NandoZman
  • shansen345shansen345 Posts: 148 Baller
    Have heard it a few times, or every now and then - kinda cool.
    My D3 Quest 45 seems to whistle somewhat frequently. Not all the time, but I definitely notice it a fair amount. IDK if I voted wrong, but I'd say I notice somewhere between "frequently" and "sometimes"..
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,021 Mega Baller
    Never.

    Is it time to ski, yet?
    bf`
Sign In or Register to comment.