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EZFintool End Of Season Sale For BOS Readers

h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
edited April 2012 in Stuff For Sale
During the month of October, BOS readers can get a EZFintool for $35 shipping included, a savings of $5. If you struggle getting accurate DFT readings, the EZFT is for you. If you would like to measure depth without removing the wing, the EZFT is for you. If you're not familiar with it, check it out at ezfintool.com.
This special price is not available on the website, you can pay it via Paypal to [email protected], Mail me a check, email me for the address, [email protected] or I can take your MC or Visa over the phone. Thanks to all of the Ballers who have purchased them in the last couple of years! Its not too early to think about Christmas gifts for your ski buddies.
Terry
Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver

Comments

  • MZitoMZito Posts: 172 Baller
    H20ski,
    I just sent you PayPal 35.00.
    Thank you,
    MZ
    Matt Zito...Detroit Mi
  • ralral Posts: 1,769 Mega Baller
    edited October 2011
    @h2oski, How much for shipment to Santiago, Chile
    Rodrigo Andai
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    Ral, The extra cost for shipping isn't very much, however I have had nightmares with holdups in customs sometimes as long as 6 weeks. If someone is going to be going your way from the states, that would be best, but I'm willing to try to mail it to you.
    Terry
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • ralral Posts: 1,769 Mega Baller
    Should not be an issue with Chile, got stuff by mail all the time. Let me know how much it would be to paypal you.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    Ral, email me at mtjb48 at yahoo dot com with your mailing address and I'll get the rate from the post office tomorrow.
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • DWDW Posts: 2,214 Mega Baller
    Terry, Have you looked t what would be needed for fins with a ventral? I am using one (front) and it will need a notch at the front and could use some added length or a smaller center hole.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,455 Mega Baller
    Terry - I just did the paypal thing too, thanks for the BOS deal
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    DW, Here is how I fixed mine for a homemade front ventral. I figured out where the slot needed to be and drilled a hole the size of the slot and at the front of it. Then you just need to use a hacksaw to make the hole into a slot. A little work with a file to clean it up and you're done. Two hints, Clamp the tool in a vise between two pieces of wood so the vise doesn't leave marks on the tool and drill slowly. Do you already have a tool? If not I could probably slot one for you if I had some measurements.

    Richard, Thanks, Alot of you have taken advantage of the deal! I just had a new batch built so its a win for all of us!
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • DavidPDavidP Posts: 181 Baller
    I just paid via paypal as well. Thank you for the BOS deal.
    David Panneton - LakePort Water Ski Club, formerly known as Muddy Waters
  • DWDW Posts: 2,214 Mega Baller
    Yes, I already have one, marked it up for the mod needed and will modify to fit. Thx.
  • KMKM Posts: 161 Baller
    It would be nice to have a table for all the ski manufacturers DFT using the EZFT.
  • TNh2oskierTNh2oskier Posts: 101 Baller
    Just sent you some $ via paypal. Thanks!
    public lake skier and long time slalom addict.
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    KM, I wished everyone just used the EZFT. Since the "Flat" measurement is used most, I still recommend you move the fin on your ski as far forward as you can and measure DFT both flat and with the EZFT and compute the difference, it will be in the neighborhood of .100". When measuring DFT, simply open your caliper to the number that you calculated for your ski, reset it to zero, and measure with the EZFT and the number you get will be the "flat" measurement. Of course you only have to do this once, and your good to go. On my ski its .099 and I wrote it on the EZFT with a sharpie. Connelly does have DFT settings on their website to the end of the ski, so their factory settings are EZFT ready. Horton has one so he could give flat and/or EZFT measurements for the ski tests?
    Terry
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    Brent, Good point! I would want to know measurements from several skiers with front ventrals as to how much shorter it would have to be. On mine 7/8" would be plenty. I'll check but I think we still need enough material to have a mounting hole in the front part of the tool to hold it when its being cut. Any other suggestions or issues? I could change the tooling before the next production run if needed.
    Terry
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • DWDW Posts: 2,214 Mega Baller
    My comment on smaller center hole aligns with Brent's comment, perhaps a smaller center hole, keep the same length for the surface against the ski and simply notch the opening for the front ventral.
    Effect of the three ventral setup? I don't have that one (yet).
  • KMKM Posts: 161 Baller
    By my calculations, a 0.400" spacer would be perfect for the front ventral wing.
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    OK, .400 from the bottom of the ski and it will clear the ventral, What about the distance for the cut from the current front edge of the fintool? Is 7/8" enough? Wondering if just making it shorter would work or if having the length on the ski surface helps in holding it steady while measuring?
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,455 Mega Baller
    received mine in the mail last week, thanks a bunch Terry,
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • DWDW Posts: 2,214 Mega Baller
    For my application, it appears that .300" would clear, not .400", so I plan to make the tool .250". From the leading edge back, I will cut 1.000" and will make like your picture above. I assume my fin might be a bit shallower or more material in the mounting flange on my homemade ventral.
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    Anyone else with a front ventral and a EZFintool? Are .300 and 1.000 the measurements necessary to clear the ventral? I'm especially interested in someone with a non-homemade ventral on their ski.
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    Thanks to everyone that took advantage of the BOS Special! The response has been great, still a couple of days left.
    Terry
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
  • TNh2oskierTNh2oskier Posts: 101 Baller
    Got mine a couple weeks ago, thanks!
    public lake skier and long time slalom addict.
  • h2oskih2oski Posts: 176 Baller
    EZFintool Revision 1 is now available and ready to go. Thanks to DW and Brent for their engineering help, we did the revision so that the tool can be used with a front ventral wing. DW, I went with .375 width as it seems like that would work for most applications. Since this revision was inspired by BOS readers, I'll keep the BOS discount going for a while on the new one, see the first part of this thread to order. Thanks!
    Terry Bandel ezfintool.com AWSA Regular Judge & Driver
    MattP[Deleted User]Killer
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