Has anyone Demoed or Planning on Demoing the New SN?

skinutskinut Posts: 370 Baller
edited April 2018 in Boat Talk
Looks like the Nautique website says demos started yesterday and will go through April at select FL ski sites.


  • perfskiperfski Posts: 94 Water Ski Industry Professional
    You can do this at Matt Rini's, Jack Travers or Drew Ross' if you book through Nautique at specific times...but all the schools are pulling students with the boats...might be easier to just pay and take a set.
  • perfskiperfski Posts: 94 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Heres a short video we did with Matt after he got is new boat...he let me jump in for a set with Whitney.
    Keith Menard
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 823 Crazy Baller
    edited April 2018
    Super awesome Nautique! - looking forward to checking it out at Callaway.

    the line length input is interesting; if not done correctly in a tournament, will it oblige a re-ride? How would the skier know? Driver discretion? Suppose it's no different than the proper ZO setting requested, just more variables.
  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 117 Baller
    edited April 2018
    I'm testing this weekend at Stoney Park Australia, hopefully practice sets and Driving / skiing a Tournament. Nate is also skiing in the tournament.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,434 Mega Baller
    edited April 2018
    Drove it Skied it today at Corys..short line skiers dream come true! Going to ski it again on Fri.

    Skied it at 34 and 35 MPH 28 off through 35 off. like riding across a glass table top through the wakes after 28 off. 28 off did have some rooster bite but was not an issue. noticed no wake drop off at any of the line lengths i skied. It is kinda UN-nerving not feeling the wake the first time.
    pulled a couple skiers at longer lines and slower speed so I did not get a real feel for how it feels with top speed shortline skiers. from my brief experience behind the wheel I did need a 15 year old to walk me through the screen set up procedures (thanks Fed!). This could be an issue for many drivers that get thrown in the boat with no previous seat time in the product. A quick warning as a skier in a tournament you need to remind the driver at each end to input the line length as if it is not you might not get the ride you expect.

    Talking to Cory and Adam P they were both very excited that the trick side of the boat was fabulous and they said the wakes were large and very well defined with an absolute flat table. Cory Commented that tricks were not left as as side issue and a lot of thought went into the total design of the boat.

    Every aspect of the boat as far as I can see went through a comprehensive thought process and ergonomics are spot on.
    Not going to go into the styling and overall looks as I am only interested in what goes on behind the boat. It was an overall great first impression for me though i was involved with a sneak preview back in Dec.

    I highly urge anyone that can make the time to sign up and go get your free ride as it is for a limited time only. I believe that Rini, Travers, Pickos and a few others are involved with this promotion.
    Looking forward to my next experience with this product..
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • WishWish Posts: 7,331 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hmm, 3 located less then an hour from me...and free? Silly not to really.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 478 Solid Baller
    Jeff at Planet Nautique posted his first impressions with some great pics of his test ride; not sure of the link policy so I won't post the link.
  • shansen345shansen345 Posts: 180 Baller
    No west coast rides :/
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,801 Administrator
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  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 478 Solid Baller
    edited April 2018
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,031 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @shansen345 Greg Badal will have one soon enough.
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 357 Crazy Baller
    @lpskier I'm jealous. I have to wait 3 months befor one to comes up north.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,657 Mega Baller
    I haven't read all the stuff on it but what is with needing to enter the line length? What does it change in the performance of the boat? If I missed it somewhere I apologize.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,434 Mega Baller
    The boat is equipped with tuners and has a high IQ!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 779 Crazy Baller
    Yeah changing the line length is bologna.
    1- I cant even remember to cut the rope 50% of the time for my partners.
    2- My partners would have to sit on the motor box in order to read anything on dash.
    3- seeing a screen in direct sunlight to change rope length? Must be a great vivid screen!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,893 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @jjackkrash cool link thanks much...lotsa pics. Looks like a super well thought out/designed boat.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 472 Crazy Baller
    Mine is "Coming soon" get in touch with me for a pull in the St. Louis area. (Yes, that is an open invitation)
  • TELTEL Posts: 193 Solid Baller
    Put my review on " Ski Nautique 2019"
  • mkerziemkerzie Posts: 61 Baller
    @jjackkrash Thanks for the link. Great review. No surprise, but seems Nautique really did their homework on this boat. Game changer
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 196 Baller
    I need three friends to join me in going in 25% each on one of these...
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