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Ski Test SansRival rides 6 & 7

HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
edited July 2011 in Reviews


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    edited July 2011
    Is this too much counter
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    edited July 2011
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    Before I took these two rides I changed the settings the stock numbers. Liked it way better

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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    If you ask me, that thing looks pretty damn good underneath you.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    does anything look bad underneath him?
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,608 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    He finally looks like he is getting tall and going slowly. It looks effortless. I usually ask him if it is 38 mph, very disappointing. They do make a ski for Horton.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    looks like you have an awful lot of time at 35 off. Ski looks like it really runs fast and turns easy.
    Jim Ross
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    I am not 100% sure about the settings but it is easy to ride. I was worried that this ski was going to be a mess and I was going to hate it... Why do I have to love all these skis so much?!? The guys at SkiWest that have purchased Elites and Razors are looking at me like "What? No Stop!"

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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    Seriously, from the video.......that ski looks better under you than any of the others have. You just look comfortable on it. I know you really liked the fusion but the videos I saw of you on it, you had a lot of body movement. On this thing you're locked in.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,300 Mega Baller
    It scares me to think a ski is so good it makes Horton look Good!!!! WOW. they will sell a million.
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • stone88stone88 Posts: 92
    The test centre in France is a couple of hours drive for me. Do I really want to drive up there and risk blowing a months salery.......? You look really really smooth on that ski!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    Yes

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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,043
    I think the Sans and the Elite are very similar in feel, characteristics, and performance....Horton, would you agree?
    Bob Grizzi
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    edited August 2011
    No

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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,130
    edited August 2011
    I have had it with the Nano and am trying to decide between the Quattro and the Sans. Appreciate suggestions !!!!!

    Skidawg, your an Elite Guy, have you tried the Quattro yet ?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    You guys write what ever you want... I feel like I within the skis test, I need to not directly compair skis ....

    @skibug "no" is all I am going to say.

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  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,608 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I have heard it is similar to an elite but better. Is that true?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    Dirt,
    Don't make me mad. You have something I own...

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  • ironmanironman Posts: 11
    What happened to test 3,4,& 5. I rode an Elite before I got my Sans, It is an SR1 but it is supposed to be a soft version. Could be a pre SR2. The Elite is very fast but has a very small sweet spot at the ball. The Sans is a great ski, very fast, very stable, large sweet spot, and predictable at the ball. It seems to make smooth turns or radical turns if needed.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    I had bad settings for rides 3-5. Not much to say. I have good settings now. I am on track to understand the ski and round some balls.

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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,043
    I should have thought before I asked you that questions as I know you are trying to be unbias and not necessarily compare one ski to another. I do have a fair question for you though; and it is sort of a highjack of this thread. In all seriousness, do you think you will ever land on one solitary ski that you will ride for better than 1 year? I think we all wind up with a favorite ski, eventually.
    Bob Grizzi
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    edited August 2011
    I've got a line on a 68 SR2 for a really good price. I just have a hard time buying it since I weigh 172lbs, even though it's cheap enough that I could get my money out of it if I didn't like it. It's one of the two skis I wanted to try after Regionals. I tried the MidRide Sunday and kind of liked the way it came back under me at the finish of the turn. But it was more effort to ski than the Elite. Grrrrr. I like the effortless ride of the elite, but would like a bigger sweet spot to stand in.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ironmanironman Posts: 11
    I have found that binding postion on the Sans is critical, more so then fin position.
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,300 Mega Baller
    @ Ed Johnson; I have tried the pre production quattro. I can see the potential, but I am told the production ride is mucho different. I have not had the chance to get ahold of one (since adam is gone). I would like to giver a go.
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,130
    Thanks Dawg, please let me know if you hear anything or get a chance to ride one.
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,300 Mega Baller
    will do!
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Ed Johnson - you need to send the Nano back and have the "twist" taken out of it! Non-twist Nano = perfect!
    Joe Darwin
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,130
    edited August 2011
    Joe,

    I wish they could take the Twist out, since I believe that is what is giving me fits. Seems to catch, "Tip Bite," coming off the apex on the offside turns and causes the ski to porpoise up and down on it's edge. Game over. Happens at least once per set, especially as the rope gets shorter. Have not run one 38 on it yet. More than frustrating.
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