First there was S Lines

MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 390 Crazy Baller
edited June 22 in Skis Fins Bindings
And now Z lines is here?

https://zlineusa.com/collections/slalom-ropes

Just ran across them on social media. Pretty vague.
ClydesdaleMattPMitchellM
«13

Comments

  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    edited June 22
    Just received my Z line and I’m very impressed. No stretch unlike S lines Comp. looks and feels like better quality. I felt connected with the rope right out of the box.
    Same price. All in tolerance after multiple rides.
    MattPdave2ball
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 1,073 Crazy Baller
    Hummmm I believe I’ll have to try one.
  • LK_skierLK_skier Posts: 115 Baller
    @BigSpray - are you saying it has less flex then the S Line? At what rope length?
  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    edited June 22
    @LK_skier yes all lengths. Just a better connection with this rope. When I load the rope is there. No delay 22 thru 38 off. One of the best ropes out of the box.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,883 Mega Baller
    in the 80's and early 90's a company called freestyler ropes were one of the preferred ropes in tournaments at the time. Even up Start Masterline was buying bulk rope from them until they built their own braiding machines.

    it is not a inexpensive endeavor for start up of a rope company let alone purchase braiding machines for waterski lines. Freestyler Braiding machines could very well be braiding bulk rope for an entity building waterski ropes.

    Just throwing it out there for discussion.
    Glad to see manufactured in the USA..
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    edited June 22
    @Mastercrafter not bashing S lines. People ask for opinions on how the rope feels. Not everyone is going to like S lines nor ML. . Just like not everyone likes HO or Radar ropes. Should me mad or talk down to somebody because they don’t agree with you.
    Oh I’ve been on the forum since 2011
    skierjp
  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    @scoke S lines has the same basic picture showing there rope machine
  • MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 47 Baller
    @BigSpray not sure how saying "Frankly it just sucked" in another thread is not bashing it but I guess we have a different definition of bashing.


    adamhcaldwell
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 985 Mega Baller
    @MI3Eventer I think maybe @BigSpray was "waisted" when he/she/it wrote that review.
    (Have We been 'Chipmaned' yet again?)
    MI3Eventer
  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    @MI3Eventer that is my opinion about the rope performance. Nothing was said about the quality.
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,902 Mega Baller
    Is this really what it looks like? If so... Wow...
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 47 Baller
    @kurt hahaha bombshell dropped.
    Mastercrafter
  • scokescoke Posts: 796 Crazy Baller
    edited June 22
    Jane Gay. Huh anybody know her?

    Hilarious thread.

    I’m about 80% certain I know who big spray is or their last name lmao
    Hey bigspray, when are we gonna night ski on east/west at Okeeheelee again?
    BroussardMastercrafter
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,463 Mega Baller
    Remember when companies just bought out their competitors when they got nervous about their market share?
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    MI3EventerDaveD
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 1,073 Crazy Baller
    I’ve said this many times. If you ask a question or ask for an opinion you have no right to be angry about the answer.
  • BigSprayBigSpray Posts: 16 New Baller
    @scoke not sure who you are but Thanks. I live in Washington. If ever
    down there I may take that as an invite.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,883 Mega Baller
    now if they would only make gloves in the usa...
    so my scenario above proved out right.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    BigSpray
  • scokescoke Posts: 796 Crazy Baller
    edited June 22
    Good news, think I am going to order as I know Z-lines quality is probably the same as Masterline quality or even better!

    They use the same machines that ML does, even down to the red/yellow cylinder caps. Wow what a bargain. Maybe their cheaper as they clean the machine before taking pictures. What a deal.

    Z-lines:


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=51A-uOclJMk
    ML factory, cool stuff!!





    Offer stands for any Ballers if you want sets at Okeeheelee. Bigspray, I don't believe you. I know who you are, it's ok :)
    ISP6ball
  • MI3EventerMI3Eventer Posts: 47 Baller

    rockdogUWSkierschafer
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 1,073 Crazy Baller
    @scoke it’s not me. Sorry. But I will come down and ski with you any time.
  • MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 390 Crazy Baller
    edited June 23
    .
  • Cooper_TrelawneyCooper_Trelawney Posts: 360 Crazy Baller
    Travis Anderson, Texas waterfront REALTOR
    rockdog
  • APBAPB Posts: 444 Crazy Baller
    Dude this is awesome.
    Mastercrafter
  • RRGRRRGR Posts: 18 Baller
    @sedge, there are probably cheap Toyota Epic molds hanging out behind a barn somewhere you could get for cheap. (nice meeting you this past weekend!)
Sign In or Register to comment.