D3 NRG R2- Best all-round ski on the market...D3 just gets it!

509skier509skier Posts: 4 New Baller
Shout out...
Been skiing for years, skiing the course up to 35 off 34mph and have been amazed at how well this ski rips turns with ease. If you haven't tried one, give it a try. Thanks Will Bush for designing an amazing ski.


  • BdeckerBdecker Posts: 353 Crazy Baller
    Ran one of these for a few weeks last season. Great ski! But then again I skied 5 others that were great too! Right up to my practice average in 1-3 sets on Goode, Radar, Denali and D3. There are some great skis out there right now!
  • DanoDano Posts: 229 Baller
    I have really been enjoying mine.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 402 Crazy Baller
    Ditto on enjoying mine comment. Quickly becoming my all time favorite.
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,462 Mega Baller
    Been on an NRG R2 for about 2 weeks. Love it.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,396 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    I have a ski buddy, if you cut him in half, you would see D3 written through his middle, Thought I would give a NRG R2 a go, turned nice, but slow compared to the 2021 Radar Vapor , I am on now.
    Never really got on with D3 skis, but have always got on well with Radar straight out of the box , stock settings , then minor adjustments.

    Shows the different attributes of skis, suits different people, what is a great ski for one person, is not so good for somebody else.

    Like @Bdecker says there are some awesome skis out there.

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

  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,221 Mega Baller
    NRG series is the incredibly tolerant of blatant body alignment issues on both sides, that is for sure. As such they work great for me as I learn to fix this stuff.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,128 Mega Baller
    D3 and KD before it has always been a pretty forgiving high end ride. Stable platform.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • DanoDano Posts: 229 Baller
    I am really enjoying this ski because of the attributes @6balls listed. the ski is stable, predictable, and fully capable. For me it has really provided a great platform to work on my technique with the performance that matches any other top ski I have been on. The ski really is supportive and responds well to skier inputs. I moved to this ski from a C65 and previously a Vapor (the blue one). For me each of those skis were drastic separations from each other, but all of them including the NRG R2 have aspects that I really like. The Vapor was fast across course and really a fun ski to ride, I do miss it. The C65 was insanely good when I was skiing well? Was hard for me to find consistency on it though. The NRG R2 has given my skiing consistency, confidence, and therefore fun. It's a lot of fun to ski up to your PB every set without feeling like it was just a lucky day. I don't mind a ski that feels different than my old ski. That's the whole reason I bought a new ski, to get a different ski. I do enjoy learning what each ski can teach me while I learn how to use each ski. I do think if you have a high end ski from any brand you have a ski that can take you places.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,221 Mega Baller
    For anyone curious about the NRG R2 but looking for a used or cheaper option I'll also mention that the R1 is a PHENOMENAL ski as well. It's kinda slipped away into history but the people that have it and know, KNOW.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 402 Crazy Baller
    @Dano My story is the same only I had a HO Omega between the C65 and the R2. I have been experiencing the same....ride to my PB virtually every outing. I am actually parking the R2 for a bit even though my growth has been tremendous on it. I feel I have left someting on the table with the Omega so I am returning to see if I can get it to perform as well as the R2. That will help decide if to sell the Omega or not.
    Life is good having 2 such great skis to ride.
  • buoyboy1buoyboy1 Posts: 166 Baller
    I currently ski on the R1. I tried the R2 and the extra speed was not a bonus for me. I also could not seem to ever find the "larger" sweet spot the R2 was supposed to have. I ski much more consistent on the R1 and in more control. I also liked the original NRG but did find the R1 does everything better for me.
  • DanoDano Posts: 229 Baller
    @buoyboy1 the R2 really rewards weight forward. It just keeps getting more stable the further forward you can get.
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,224 Mega Baller
    My neighbor has a 67 NRG R1 for
    sale I think he would take $500
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,327 Mega Baller
    Who gave @Stevie Boy two WTFs? Not every ski is for everyone. Jeez, lighten up!
    Carl Addington, Cedar Ridge, MS
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 402 Crazy Baller
    I got the Omega dialed decently this morning and again was able to match PB on it. The nod still goes to the R2. Like @Dano said the more you are able to ski forward the higher the rewards. The stability of the R2 in all phases wins me over.
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