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ISP6ballISP6ball Posts: 181 Baller
I'm surprised how little this ski is getting talked about on ballofspray. I've been on the R1 for about a month now, and absolutely love it! Prior to stepping onto the R1, I rode the EVO-S for a couple weeks. Although it is a nice ski, it was clear the R1 was a better fit for me. Don't get me wrong, there are some really good characteristics about the EVO-S, but the R1 took me to a special place.

My initial concern was that the new 'exciting' phase of the R1 would wear off. So far, that hasn't been the case. This is one of the smoothest, predictable, turning skis I've ever been on. It has an aggressive, yet controlled, cross course feel . My offside is equal to, if not better than my onside right now.

I was a fan of the previous NRG, but I was inconsistent on some of the turns. At times, the ski was unpredictable. I'm sure some of it was due to my inconsistent posture on the ski. Regardless, D3 has clearly done their homework on this new NRG R1. The good characteristics of the old NRG remain for me, but the predictable 'ARC'ing turns that D3 skis are known for are included in this new model.

I know I have a lot to learn from this ski, and I'm only on the initial stage of this ride. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to the rest of the season on this ski.

If anybody else has been on the R1, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  • ballsohardballsohard Posts: 269 Solid Baller
    This ski sure is working for Freddie Winter!
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 499 Crazy Baller
    i really like mine. I've had a gimp back most of the season, but the ski and I are getting better
  • gmutgmut Posts: 230 Baller
    @ISP6ball What size ski? What settings? Currently trying to dial in a 68 NRG R1
  • santangelosantangelo Posts: 181 Solid Baller
    I've been on the original NRG for about a year now and is the best ski I've ridden. R1 coming this week, so looking forward to the ride.
  • ISP6ballISP6ball Posts: 181 Baller
    @gmut I'm on a 67" and my current settings are:
    Wing at 7 degrees.
    Bindings are 29 7/8"
  • swaterkdswaterkd Posts: 76 Baller
    I am on week 1 and feel the same way. Killer off side and loving the ski!!
  • Pat MPat M Posts: 721 Crazy Baller
    Got one coming in the mail today. Hopefully I will feel the same way about it. I know @santangelo has been jazzed about his original NRG for a long time.
  • rfarfa Posts: 258 Baller
    @Pat M, you don't need a new ski, you're already too good...great to see you this weekend. Nice skiing as always. Hope you like your new "toy".
    Rui Afonso
    Pat M
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    @rfa I figured you were going to comment that you had one on the way also.
    Mark Shaffer
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 201 Baller
    Just dialing a new R1 in, and as mentioned by most, the offside is incredible, but struggle a bit with tip rise at the finish of the onside. any suggestions?
  • jayskijayski Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    @tru-jack whats the spacing between your ankle bones? What's your front binding measurement?
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,177
    I solved that problem thanks to Adam Cord. Placed a washer under the center fin block screw ( left side if RFF ), a .030 difference to shallow that side. Made all the difference to keep the tip down, allow the ski to turn better, and accelerate off the Apex.

    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 201 Baller
    same settings as @ISP6ball
    Wing at 7 degrees.
    Bindings are 29 7/8"

    Front binding is reflex 3.0 and rear is reflex r-style, and they're as close together as they can be.
  • cmb70cmb70 Posts: 6 Baller
    @gmut did you find settings for your 68” R1?
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