Rumors about D3 releasing a new ski?

skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
edited June 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
I heard a rumor about D3 releasing a new ski within the next few weeks......"Fusion".....anyone else?
Bob Grizzi

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  • ralral Posts: 1,677 Mega Baller
    D3 and Goode release new skis every single year. So I guess it is expected.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,990 Mega Baller
    Don't you think it is a little late in the season to be releasing a new ski
  • hammerhammer Posts: 12
    I hope it's not a new version of the X7. I'm getting ready to buy one from the local shop today. Happened to me with the Z7, few weeks after they came out with the ST. Pisser.
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
    FWIW...I rode an ST for 3 months with mixed and dissapointing results; went back to my Nomad RC and wound up skiing better on the the old ski.
    Bob Grizzi
  • hammerhammer Posts: 12
    The '07 RC was my all time favorite-so far. The X7 kinda reminds me of it.
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
    Do you consider it a "faster" ski side to side?
    Bob Grizzi
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,801
    Can anyone compare the X-7 and the Z-7 ST ?
    Loving the Reflex Supershell with R Style Rear !!!
  • hammerhammer Posts: 12
    From what my selective memory tells me the RC was faster side to side and a little nimbler in the turn, yet very stable. I had an RCX after that and it was quick across course but for some reason seemed a little squirrelly in the turns. I've only been on a demo X7 for about 4 sets but it seems very stable and deliberate in the turn, gets good angle and is not rocket fast across but seems to get me there in time. I'm on a 69" at 6'4" 220 at 34 22-32.
  • hammerhammer Posts: 12
    I had a Z-7 non-ST too (no wonder I'm broke) and it was more like the RCX to me. Quick across but I could never find the offside and I tried everything with fin and bindings. The X7 requires more work to get it going but is very stable and I like the offside - I guess it rides deeper. I demoed an ST version and couldn't tell the difference so kept that $1300 in my pocket for once.
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
    I am looking for something that turns as good as my Nomad RC; but, goes a little faster side to side. I thought that the ST would be the natural answer; but, I could never get it to work for me.
    Bob Grizzi
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,050 Administrator
    edited June 2011
    every factory is working on a new ski every year / every month. I'm aware of 2 of but I'm sure all the other factories are doing the same. traditionally most new skis come out in august

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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,792 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited June 2011
    The RCX was great. My only 35 off 36 mph passes are on that ski.
    I was VERY tempted with the Z7 ST. Wanted stability w/more speed.
    My bro was rocking a Razor. I was taking his BS w/grain of salt. One day I brought the boat but left ALL my ski stuff in the garage. Ran [email protected] 38 first set on his Razor. Had his gloves and vest on, unfamiliar site, Strada bindings when I was used to D3 leverage set up and basically ran my tourney avg.
    Winter quandry: Z7 ST (safe choice) vs. Razor (risk).
    Went w/Razor to take a new direction (kept my RCX)! This spring felt serious Razor potential in turns and speed, but trouble controlling the ski overall. Started to get frustrated.
    Bindings one hole forward and totally stable, killer turns both sides, great speed across course.
    Lots of great skis out there, and the caveat is I have not skied many of them. The Razor is worth a look, though, coming from a KD/D3 skier since early 90's now successfully transitioned to Razor. Late start in MN this year, but I'm optimistic about PB's on this ski. Price point also reasonable for RTM construction.
    Good luck!


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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    6balls - I agree, coming off D3, the Razor was an easy transition. Great turns and a bit quicker across. The Razor is what I wanted my RCX/Z7 to be.
    Joe Darwin
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
    edited June 2011
    Anyone coming off a D3 RC or Z7 ride an A2? Looking for comparison/comments. The ski looks like it turns well and gets pointed across course.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,649 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    A2 Buy it ! get the settings right, and you will not look back, I just brought one, to replace sixam 2, Just loving it ! & loving it more !

    " Ski It Like You Mean It ! ”

  • TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
    I went from a 67 RCX that I had been skiing for three years to a 66.5 A2 for the last two weeks (5' 11", 175 lbs.). I skied the S1 last year and after one set, never skied it again, so I was very skeptical about the A2. From the time I pulled out for the gates on the A2 on the first pass, I couldn't believe how comfortable I felt on the ski. After the first set on the A2, I knew the RCX was gone. On the second set, I was running my normal buoy count, and set a practice PB my second day on the ski.

    I just bought a Strada and skied it for the first time yesterday. It was already on the way when I got my hands on the A2, so I need to give it a chance. I can't get the Strada finish the turn as well as the A2, but it gets great angle cross course (so does the A2). I think the Strada has a great potential but will take longer to figure out than the A2.

    Tom Burnham
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,961
    TWB, thanks for the info...I think I am leaning towards the A2.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,649 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Don,t lean towards a A2, Demo one and lean away from everything else LOL!

    " Ski It Like You Mean It ! ”

  • stone88stone88 Posts: 92
    But definitely demo 1. There are quite a few people struggling with it as well, myself included.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,649 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Stone88, try moving your binders back, stock fin settings

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  • ntxntx Posts: 814 Crazy Baller
    I am also playing with the A2 and my offside turn. I have been working on it for a week or so. If you are in the EXO bindings, keep in mind that the tension is determined by the location of your rear binding. Use the chart that your bindings came with to determine the proper setting. I made the mistake of moving my binding a 1/4 inch back, and had the bindings release at 1 or 2 ball about 4 times before I remembered that I needed to change the tension. I think one more small move, and I will have it dialed in. I DO LOVE my EXO bindings.
  • stone88stone88 Posts: 92
    edited June 2011
    Yeah it's my offside that I'm struggling with. Watching videos of me I'm breaking at the waist coming out of the turn. Gonna try horton's numbers Saturday. I've got animals so binding adjustments are more limited. I would love the exo's but I've seen too much bad press. I'm thinking about stradas but i live in France and it's impossible to try things out. Even finding a dealer that sells stradas is very tough here.
  • ralral Posts: 1,677 Mega Baller
    Fusion will be out very soon...
    Rodrigo Andai
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