Nano 1 vs Twist Cross Course Speed

Double7sDouble7s Posts: 37 Baller
edited September 2012 in Mostly Slalom
Two sets on my Nano 1 with the factory setting. It feels slower from side to side compared to the twist. I run the same buoy count on both skies but I have to work twice as hard to get the same thing on the Nano 1.
I was hoping the magic that would get me out the gates at 38. Can't see it on this ski unless some changes. It's a different animal so I'm not sure where to start. Any ideas?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,835 Administrator
    Take more speed into the gate. Yes it is not super fast but it gets wide easy

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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,680
    edited September 2012
    @Double7s, that is my exact experience, looking for a fix as well. How much do you weigh? Skiing 34 or 36?
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  • Double7sDouble7s Posts: 37 Baller
    175lbs. 34 mph
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,357 Crazy Baller
    @scotchipman @Double7s. Have either of you removed your wing? I thought @Horton felt that gave him some extra speed and the ski still shut down well at the turn.

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  • So far I have only played with my boot position. Was thinking of going to 7 or 8 on the wing and or going with less length.
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  • Double7sDouble7s Posts: 37 Baller
    Have done nothing to the wing or fin. Tried moving binding back and offside would not turn. Moved one hole forward of stock, it helped fix the turn.
    I'll try no wing. Got nothing to lose.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,929 Mega Baller
    I've heard of several folks who have removed the wing with good success.
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  • Double7sDouble7s Posts: 37 Baller
    Last time I skied without a wing was on my Connelly Super Hook.

  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,835 Administrator
    I took the wing off for a few sets but lost angle. Unless the water is really hot keep it on.

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  • Double7sDouble7s Posts: 37 Baller
    What angle are you running.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,499 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I tried running with deeper fin 2.502 but kept factory settings, theski ran on rails but the turns were so hard i could not cope, one thing I noticed tho was that the ski carried more speed on the setup and was easier to run with the boat, I have gone back to factory, but I am considering moving the wing to 10 degrees which should add a litle more tip (similar to deeper fin) and see if the ski carries more speed, sounds a bit back to front I know @horton any thoughts ?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,835 Administrator
    Try going back to stock on the fin and move the bindings back.

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  • MSMS Posts: 4,303 Mega Baller
    If you feel the ski is slow, its set up wrong. This ski carries speed well is is easy to move out off the wake.
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  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,816
    The N1 has gotten faster and faster feeling as my ski partner has moved his bindings back. Have you actually measured the fin or did you run as it arrived from Goode? The one he got, the fin was nowhere close.
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  • bradbbradb Posts: 26 Baller
    Try 8 degrees on the wing. That solved the problem for me.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,653 Mega Baller
    edited September 2012
    Disclaimer: I have never skied on a Nano Twist.

    I believe the Nano One can "feel" slow when it actually isn't, because of the way it takes a long sweeping, yet very tight radius, turn. Because the ski never slows down too much at the end of the turn, it doesn't need to accelerate a lot to get that speed back.

    Thanks to Newton's sometimes-annoying laws, you can't feel speed -- only acceleration. So when the cycle of acceleration and deceleration is damped a bit, the ski "feels" slower.

    I think we've all seen that this ski is smooth and easy enough that you can get right back to your best scores on the first or second day. But this ski is also very different, and I think to get the MOST out of it, it's going to require time on the ski to learn how to take the maximum advantage of what it can do.

    As I noted in another thread somewhere, the weirdest thing about this ski is that it's not as "fun" as older Goodes, because there's no "shot-out-of-a-cannon" phase. Instead it just keeps bringing me to the next buoy with room to spare. How boring! :)

    On a setup note, I think 10 degrees is worth a shot. I started at my "usual" 7 and felt the carry-out was not good. Dave Goode suggested I add wing. Sounds unintuitive, but 8 was better than 7 for carry-out and 9 was perhaps even a touch better. I haven't tried 10 myself yet, but I may. I'm guessing that somehow the extra wing angle delays the "shut-down?" And because this ski can shut-down so fast it can make you run narrow if it's not setup right and/or you're not skiing it quite right.
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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,169 Mega Baller
    @Than_Bogan It does seem counter-intuitive that more wing would delay shut-down. Do you think the increased carry-out could be the result of more speed generated by better angle during the cut?
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  • As @ShaneH measure your fin and make sure you are at stock, mine was not at stock from the factory. I'm at 6.771", 2.491". 0.708" with a slot caliper now with the wing at 9 and boots (Radar RS-1) at 28.5". I still think the ski is slow and takes more work compared to my Mid Nano Twist, I still like how it skis and did run a 38' in it in a tournament for only the 5th time in my life. I'm open for suggestions on how to increase the speed but not sure I can go back any farther on my boots, I'm starting to get some tip rise at 28.5". Some are saying less wing, some more??
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,653 Mega Baller
    @SkiJay Certainly that's possible. I don't know the reason, but I've heard several people say that many adjustments on this ski seem opposite to the "conventional" adjustments on other skis.

    Anyhow, my point is only to TRY both less and more wing, to see if either one solves the issue.
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  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,746 Mega Baller
    Question from someone that doesn't see any shortline (35 off and less) - is it really SPEED that you want to feel? Don't we want our ski to be efficient - ie smooth is FAST? This follows what @Than_Bogan mentioned in that we can only feel acceleration. If we are efficient at what we do, we'll get more work done with less effort, which equates to more sets, and more buoys.
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,816
    @Skoot1123 I think it's an issue of semantics. What a lot of people consider a fast ski is what other people call a low effort ski.
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  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,746 Mega Baller
    @ShaneH - Ok. That helps. Thanks!
  • The Nano One is fast, just taking more effort than my previous Goode's. I'm still looking for suggestions on how to make mine less effort.
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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,169 Mega Baller
    edited September 2012
    @scotchipman Assuming that by "less effort" you mean less drag, then less wing = less effort. Beyond less to no wing and binding placement, effort is pretty much a function of flex, tunnel, rocker and bevels ... not very adjustable.
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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,680
    edited September 2012
    @SkiJay, not what I wanted to hear, will try no or less wing angle and see how it goes.
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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,169 Mega Baller
    edited September 2012
    @scotchipman For what it's worth, a smaller wing is an option too, as is a stainless wing with thinner mounting flanges.

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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,169 Mega Baller
    edited September 2012
    The flangeless Speed Fin is an option too, @scotchipman. It was designed as a direct replacement specifically for the Goode fin, so it might be ideal. Does anyone know if Goode has changed thier fin shape or hole pattern over the past five years?

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  • Steven HainesSteven Haines Posts: 914 Solid Baller
    I think what happens with a steeper wing angle is that the ski leaves the second wake with the tip a little higher which allows the ski "jet out" or jump out wider faster. This is only based on personal experience. I seem to like around 7° because I don't seem to handle the ski stopping abruptly at the ball. Probably has alot to do with core strength.
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 51 Baller
    I had the same problem coming from the twist and spoke with dave goode and he had me add depth to the fin and it fix the speed problem. I'm now at 2.503.

  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,598
    I made the 9900 Mid and Nano Twist Mid faster by going to a Fwd Mini Ventral and a Rear Large Ventral. Also helped to keep the tip down off the apex...I use the same set-up on the Sans SR2 and the HO S2, with a Carbon Fin.

    Chet and Chad did a video on this set-up, that I believe is still on the Goode Web-Site.
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