ballsohardballsohard Posts: 467 Crazy Baller
I saw a D3 post about this ski.

Coming out March 1st.

What’s it all about?


  • mbabiashmbabiash Posts: 639 Crazy Baller
    I watched Freddie ski on the last few prototypes last November at the boarding school and he looked good on it. Ran 41 easily on it.
  • perfskiperfski Posts: 128 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Here is a summary of information we've received on it.... skis should start shipping Monday! Sounds like this is going to be a great ski! Taking Pre Orders now from this link: https://www.perfski.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=NRG+R2

    The NRG R2 has quick rotational turns that are smooth and effortless. The R2 gives you total control when and where to lay into a turn.

    The powerful R2 has improved stability and consistency. We accomplished our goal of maintaining the best attributes of the R1 while at the same refining the ski to match skier demands. The R2 has a deeper concave and tunnel volume compared to either the ION or ION-S. The R2 delivers powerful edge-control, with cross course holding power that is unrivaled. Turns are symmetrical and consistent with tip engagement predictable due to more parallel sidewalls under the front binding.

    The redesigned ski shape and concave means that the ski creates more angle so the R2 is fast through the wakes, with effortless edge change and direction out to the buoy. If you are looking to experience quick, symmetrical turns on both your offside and onside you must experience the NRG R2.

    The R2 wider width profile, compared to ION allows you to ride a shorter ski.

    Team D3 skiers’ comment - “The changes you made to the NRG are prefect. For me, I love the stable feel of the R2. It holds speed well through the buoy and never gets behind you.”

    The NRG R2 features:

    Large sweet spot- 1" more overall compared to R1
    Redesigned rocker results in smoother quick turns
    Deep edge-to-edge concave for powerful hold across course.
    Wide forebody for stability and support.
    Tail shape allows the ski to move in the turn.
    Torsional flex control for precise edge changes and smooth acceleration.
    Machine screw inserts accommodate most current binding systems.
    Accuset Fin Block for laser aligned fin placement
    Sizes - 64", 65", 66", 67" & 68" in Blue / Green
    Sizes - 64", 65" & 66" in Pink

    Here are the updates on the ski and what skiers are saying about the new R2.

    What Test Team Says:

    “stable, predictable, and consistent”
    “the offside turn is fantastic”
    “I like the speed thru the wake, quick edge change and cast out to the buoy”
    “able to create a lot of angle across the wake”
    “holds the turn well”
    “have yet to blow the tail”
    “the ski continues moving out of the buoy”
    “I typically ski a 67”, but this may be the best 66” ski I have ever ridden”
    “very stable in the edge change, pre-turn, and on the back side of the buoy”
    “I create space before the next buoy and make my turn back siding the buoy”
    “no matter what shape I am in, I’m able to keep going”
    “I love how the ski holds the speed at the buoy and does not get behind you”

    R2 Technical Updates – Ski Changes:

    Slightly Narrower Mid-body – mid-body sidewalls more parallel – more predictable with better cast outbound
    Slightly Wider Tail – Frees the tail to move without tail blowout
    Overall – ski rides tip lower compared with R1
    Allows skier to ride on edge in more balanced position.
    Easier for skier to move up over front foot.
    Easier to slow coming into buoy.
    Tip engages easier into turn.
    Smoother / less abrupt
    Rocker (new)

    Larger Sweet Spot – 1” more overall compared to R1
    Less Tail Rocker than R1 – overall ski attitude is flatter with less tip rise
    Less Tip Rocker – allows the front of the ski to engage with more consistency
    Concave (new)

    Change in tunnel radius – reduce ski tension (drag) and unexpected tip bite. Improves speed.
    Bevels (new)

    Consistent bevel width and angle from tip to tail – similar to ION – smooth and predictable
    Slightly rounder at the tail - allows the tail of the ski to smear / slide more through the turn compared to R1.

  • dbaconazdbaconaz Posts: 180 Baller
    can not wait to try it!!!
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,213 Mega Baller
    They had me at, smooth and effortless! Sounds like the ski for me!
    Eh, Jay?
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    Comes out on my birthday? I’m taking this as a sign B) . I loved the few rides I got on the R1
  • georgertgeorgert Posts: 28 Baller
    I recently pulled the bindings from my Senate Pro Build and put them on the NRG R2. Definitely a few noticeable differences but in modifying my weight distribution a bit I'm really coming to love this new ski.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    I’ve got to thank @twhisper for getting me set with some great fin settings. I’m knocking on PB territory on the R2. It’s so fast buoy to wake and easily makes space before the ball and the turns are crazy good without overloading me at the hookup. I wasn’t a fan at first with the stock settings but it’s so good now! If you try one, and don’t like it, don't give up on it until you get some setup help (if you’re not a fin expert, and I’m not).
    Related, but different note, Terry, thank you! To all of you who can’t get to a coach, get video coaching from trainwithterry.com. It’s the best money you’ll spend.
    And again, thank you Terry!
  • NorthIdahoLPONorthIdahoLPO Posts: 46 Baller
    @aupatking right on the money. TWT is hands down a must for those serious about improving.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,376 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @aupatking great that the ski is working for you, do you feel like sharing the numbers ?

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    edited June 2021
    67 inch: front boot 30” fin length to 6.955, 2.455 depth, dft back to .730. No change to Wing angle
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 410 Crazy Baller
    anybody running the whisper fin on it?
  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 140 Baller
    @aupatking what length ski are you riding?
  • kckc Posts: 341 Crazy Baller
    @Jaypro I am. Tomorrow I’ll have my first ride on it with the Whisper Fin Pro. I’ve liked the original Whisper Fin on every ski I’ve had it on. I’m anxious to give the Pro version a go.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    @aussiemc I edited so all info is there.
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 410 Crazy Baller
    @kc let us know what you think vs original whisper fin. I am using the original on my NRG R1
  • kckc Posts: 341 Crazy Baller
    @Jaypro First set went well. I hadn't finished a 38 yet this season, until today. Ran it first try.
  • 34mph34mph Posts: 228 Baller
    Have a like new one for sale if any one is interested… good price !
  • BobFBobF Posts: 246 Crazy Baller
    @34mph Ski or fin?
  • 34mph34mph Posts: 228 Baller
    Ski sorry … like new
  • buoyboy1buoyboy1 Posts: 163 Baller
    @kc what is your current ski R1?
  • kckc Posts: 341 Crazy Baller
    @buoyboy1 I was on the original NRG until after last year’s Nationals, when I switched to an Ion-S. I spent a short time on the NRG-R1, but liked the original NRG better. I’m still jumping back and fourth between the NRG-R2 and the Ion-S at this point.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,376 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    Anybody gone from Vapor Pro to the NRG R2 interested in speed/effort across course comparison.

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • CentCent Posts: 262 Baller
    IC can you compare the NRG 2 and Ion s
  • BdeckerBdecker Posts: 351 Crazy Baller
    @Stevie Boy - I’ve just started to experiment with the NRG R2 from a 2020 Vapor. It worked great the first two sets, particularly on the offside which felt tighter than my Vapor. I was exiting my onside a bit tail heavy, but that is likely the pilot…. Will update later this week after a few more rides.
  • Justin_CJustin_C Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    @kc I'd be very interested in your thoughts on the original NRG vs both the nrg r2 and the ion. How do they each feel in comparison to the original NRG?
  • CentCent Posts: 262 Baller
    I am also interested in comparisons between the original NRG and the ION and NRG2
  • kckc Posts: 341 Crazy Baller
    I probably don’t get over analytical about my skiing, as it pertains to the ski. I just decide in a few sets whether a ski works for me or not. In the recent years that D3 has offered two model skis simultaneously. (I guess technically three skis currently, with the Ion offered in two flexes). I find more similarities than differences, between the Ion, (I’ve only ridden the softer S), and the R2, as opposed to the Evo, the Arc, and first generation and R1 NRG. I was never as comfortable or consistent, on the Arc or Evo models as I was on the first two generation NRGs, with a small preference for the original NRG. I’m still going back and forth between the Ion-S and the R2. Day to day sometimes. I have both the original Whisperer Fin and the Pro. The original is currently on the Ion-S and Whisper Pro is on the R2. I enjoy riding both skis very much. My focus is on my keys to skiing efficiently, but I don’t really give any thought to having to do something different when going from one ski to the other. My high scores for the season only vary by a half buoy between them. I don’t know that one seams more forgiving than the other. The R2, as described, rides with a deeper tail in the turn, therefore maybe requiring slightly more physical exertion, but it’s minimal. D3 skis are just very user-friendly. If you get the opportunity to demo both, that’s probably the ideal situation. I don’t know if this assessment will be helpful to you or not! Ski and have fun!
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    I set my all time practice PB yesterday on my R2, with the D3 fin. I’m working on consistent gates right now but feel pretty confident that I’m sticking with this ski for the season. I’m going to try the Whisper Fin Pro, pretty soon, but with the state championship coming this weekend, I’ll probably hold off on that until next week
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,376 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @aupatking for the settingsc that you run, please could you tell me if you ski 36mph or 34 mph.
    Many thanks

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,795 Mega Baller
    @Stevie Boy 34mph into 35 off
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