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HO S1

rod0041rod0041 Posts: 18 Baller
edited May 2009 in Skis Fins Bindings
Horton, Performance ski is pre selling the HO S1...... wheres a ski test on this??? whats taking you so long on getting us a test??

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
    HO has to fill the dealer pipeline first. I really need to get the first review of the year going  . . . .

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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,770 Open or 55K Rated Skier
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    A review of the new D3 would be acceptable if you can get one sooner than the HO!
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    sj
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
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    I spoke to both factorys today  . . .
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  • AliAli Posts: 167 Baller
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    And.............I was going to go for an A1 but now waiting for the S1 news
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    cheers
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    Ali
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  • AliAli Posts: 167 Baller
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    Having watched the video, do you agree that there is 2 types of ski as he describes, which category do you think the current high end skis fit, eg monza, mpd rs1 prophecy rcx etc.
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    cheers
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    Ali
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
    edited May 2009
    <p>
    That is a great question. The truth is it is all shades of gray. I will start up 2009 BallOfSpray Ski Reviews soon and will hit that subject as I go.  Seen this <strong><a href="http://tinyurl.com/dyennl">http://tinyurl.com/dyennl</a> ?</strong>
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  • AliAli Posts: 167 Baller
    Like the review style and, or because, I understand it! Only problem I have is wondering how this ski fits to my skiing style.

    Cheers
    Ali
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
    Ok. What do you ski on now? What is your top pass?

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  • AliAli Posts: 167 Baller
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    67' Monza 2005 [email protected] 55kmh I have some sort of weird carbon fin thing that I bought over the internet <img src="http://ballofspray.com/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" />
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    cheers
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    Ali
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  • lkblkb Posts: 579 Baller
    edited June 2009
    An brand new 66" S-1 demo showed up at my lake late this afternoon. Does anyone have fin and boot settings? Horton? MS? anybody?
  • mike55mike55 Posts: 86
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    lkb...over on "theWaterSkiForum" there are some fin numbers KB posted. Also a report on his head to head test with an A1.
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    I rode Greg Badels spare and he had it all set up for me. It is 29.5/8 boot from tail, but I did not get fin numbers.
  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
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    Saw the new insert pattern, any dirty rumors other then that HO is going to release some kind of not a rubber boot around nationals?
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    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Hard shell front with a softer rear. They are mounted on a single plate that is mounted to the ski. The whole plate will release on a fall. I have not seen it, I just know that the 3 holes on the top and bottom of the ski are where it mounts up.  
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,151 Mega Baller
    I heard that it's both feet in hardshells, click in the rear, then the front.  Plate mounted to the ski.  If one foot comes out then so does the other.  The ski will have both the normal binding inserts as well as the triangle pattern in the front & rear.
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Your closer to the factory then me. Sounds like its the stuff.  
  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
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    I am interested to see the HO hardshells, but have one concern.  They mount with three inserts in the front / rear center of the ski like the new AI and SI have.  I have an older AI.  When I inquired about mounting the new hardshells with wood screws I was told they cannot be mounted  unless they are on a new ski.  Apprenntly, when the skis are made, the inserts are enforced with a block.  So cannot mount the new HO boot unless you have the updated hole pattern.
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    The fogmans are mounted with wood screws and have a similar location.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
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    <font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman">I have heard a lot of conflicting stories about what HO is doing. They do a good job of keeping things quiet until they are really done with a product. My guess is that around Nationals week we will see something we have not seen before. <span> </span></font></font></font>
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  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
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    I've seen aluminum adapter plates for Fogmans so they could be mounted using factory insets. I cannot remember if that was bought or if it was home made. I've also seen the Fogman units attached to a G10 plate and then dual locked to a Warp 8.
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    I dooubt HO will leave everyone without a new S1 or A1 out to dry: that would however beg the question, "why the new insert pattern then?" At the very worst I should think that someplace like Wileys would be able to make an adapter plate
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    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,024 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    7th July had two sets on S1, didn,t like it, struggled to run passes,
    no potential in it for me, shame thought it might be the one, I,m
    afraid  its going back in the box and back to where it came from.

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  • skiron07skiron07 Posts: 83 Baller
    <p>
    what didn't you like about it? what level skiing are you at?
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    and what is your normal/current stick?
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    thanks
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    love my a1
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