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First impressions and notes about the Nano One

HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
edited August 2012 in Reviews
First of all. Yes I matched my Practice PB the first set out. I have been stung by the honeymoon effect before so i need to ride the ski more than once before I rave too much. Lets just say the first date went really well.

In the factory, I saw some of the brand names of the raw materials he is using and it is the good stuff. I saw a little of the ski layup process and it looks slow and meticulous. I did not get to see a ski built from start of finish but saw enough to be impressed.

The look of the ski. There are some rumblings here on BOS about the look of the Nano One. Here is the deal. The white skis we have seen for the last year or so have a layer in then to make them white and it weighs a few oz. Dave is a little fanatical about weight so he wanted to get it out of the ski. Besides that I think what everyone sees and does not like is the look of unidirectional fiber. It is not "pretty" like fabric carbon fiber. From a structural point of view it is the real stuff. To me it shows lack of compromise. Do you really want comprise in your $2000 ski? really?

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,056 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    For me a couple of oz,s is not gonna matter, how much does one of those plates weigh ? and I would be surprised if it affected the performance that much, but hey I do not design and build water skis, I just would prefer something, that looked the business as well, especially for 2k, so when I receive mine I am not that sure I am going to be that happy with it. I am not into the distressed look ! if I want a distressed look I would have brought a Stevie Ray Vaughn Replica Guitar. Sorry just my point of view.

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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,391 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I have a Nano 1 and like the carbon look. It changes looks with light and when water is on it. Looks cool. The nano white smoke graphics would add 4OZ of weight to the ski but I like the black and orange.
    Shut up and ski
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,693 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    I think I'm going to puke!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,893 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2012
    Wasn't this one of the reasons T Whisperer was hired by Goode. Maybe he will bring some decent graphics to the mix. Havent seen one in person but not a lot of "hurray" what a great looking ski. Seems like Connelly Radar and HO have computer graphics departments. Sorry D3. Although if it gave me a full extra pass it could be baby poop green for all I care.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 475 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @ Stevie Boy
    The graphics that your guys are looking at (bitching about) are not defects or blemishes. You are looking at pure NANO Carbon Fiber. It is how Goode intentionally designed the NANO ONE to look. It was Nick Parsons who suggested to Dave Goode to remove the two opaque acrylic layer from the top and bottom of the NANO ONE that in past models would hide the carbon from being seen. Nick thought it would be really cool to see the raw carbon after shopping for a high end road racing bike ($9,000.00+) which looks just like the NANO ONE, carbon waves and all. The carbon waves, wrinkles and bunches help make for an interesting look and do not take away from performance. There is actually performance benefit from the removal of the acrylic layers too as the ski is now 1/4 pound lighter. As Confucius says..... Better a diamond with a perceived flaw than a pebble without. Just FYI, Try the ski before you send it back, it seems to really be working for a lot of people, I wish he would have just let a few of us test it for a year or so before releasing it to the public, i believe it is that GOODE
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,528 Crazy Baller
    @ Chad - Confucius? Are you OK?
    Good luck at Nats and Big Dawg next week. Rip it up!
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,528 Crazy Baller
    That Confucius guy also said, "Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.".
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,056 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Chad Scott it,s not bitching, it,s a consumers point of view, all of which differ, most companies, say the likes of APPLE being one, realise how important Aesthetics can be to some customers, thats why they spend loadsa dosh on design, how the product looks and feels.
    Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and a Push Bike is not a Water Ski

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  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 749 Crazy Baller
    I think i would like the "blem" look in the layup means no two skis are identical.
    Travis Torley
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,185 Crazy Baller
    Taking away MORE layers from his skis? Yeah. These wont break....
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    No two skis have ever been identical. Just b/c you can see more now doesn't mean anything.

    An outer decorative coating wont provide any protection against breakage. Think paint. What WILL help is a material that can take waaay more flex cycles, which is exactly what nano tube resin does vs carbon fiber resin. I am initially optimistic that these skis will last a long long time. Time will tell...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    My ski partner is looking better and better on this ski. He said he doesn't care how it looks. :) One thing is it is noticably thinner than previous Goodes and quite a bit thinner than my A2.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    danbirch
  • tfriesstfriess Posts: 401 Baller
    Hey of anybody does not like their Nano One due to the design or performance, I will gladly take it off your hands.
    Can I just ski 24/7?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    Let me say this again. Removing the white layer was about improving performace. Now you can sort of see what the skis looked like on the inside all along. There is still a semi clear graphic layer that hides a lot of the raw carbon. I would like to see what the ski would look like without that layer. I bet it would look awesome in the sunlight.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    I don't have a problem with seeing the inside that is not exactly like any other ski, as long as the ski is within spec. And I am pretty sure they are not letting skis go out that are not within spec. Interesting stuff. Lots of buzz about this ski.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,693 Mega Baller
    MS's dirty Noneski looks awesome now that I have waxed it top and bottom! Nice of him to leave it on the dock while he drove Cody. Wonder how long Nu Finish lasts on a ski bottom?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,130
    If he didn't think it was fast before, he sure will now !!!!!
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,893 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    should get WIDE as well
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    I tried 38 4 times in Utah. I ran it 3 times. 3 out of 4 is crazy for me. I am calm on outside and giggling like a school girl on inside.

    Now i have to go home and figure out how to review it. "It Rocks" is not a review. When i get to water i know and drivers i know i will understand it better.

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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,972 Mega Baller
    @Horton have you skied other Goodes recently for comparison on how it feels different?
    Mark Shaffer
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    I have not skied the other Goodes much at all but this is a different approach all the way around. I can not get technical from my phone in an airport. Gimmie a few days to get home and recover.

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  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,130
    You really just want a few days to eat all the cookies Parson's gave you.
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    75% at 38!? Suddenly I feel like my first day on the ski was sub par! :)
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,215 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Yah @Horton that is some wicked skiing. I went one for one yesterday...if only that meant I was a 100%'er at 38!!
    Lotta buzz on this ski.
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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,056 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ok, I am slowly coming around to the concept, hopefully I can move with the times and accept ultimate performance and ignore the look.
    Why is there a NANO ONE for sale on "SKIITAGAIN" so soon ?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    @Stevie Boy
    why on Ski-It-Again? because some skiers can afford to buy every possible skis and sell all but one. There is no super magic ski. N1 (is that what we will call it?) is pretty bitch'n but 100% of skiers will never agree on one ski.

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    I like "N1," although I'm also tempted to called it The One.

    Also, @Stevie Boy, $2k is a huge price. I basically had to see it blow away my old ski to keep it, and so far it appears on track to do that. But it's easy to believe that somebody thought it was "good, but not $2k good" and so put it back up for sale.

    @Chef23 I've skied almost exclusively on Goodes: 9100, 9400, 9600, and 9900sl, with a (wrong sized) Fischer thrown in there one year. The N1 is pretty different from the other Goodes. My 9100 got me a personal best on the first day, but the feeling was "insanely fast and slightly out of control." That basically continued as Goode's DNA -- until now. The N1 is still fast, but it actually feels slower because it tracks so unbelievably well. I feel like I just bolted on the one thing I liked about that Fischer (its stability and tracking, especially off-side), with everything I liked about my Goodes.

    I am already curious how things are going to settle after everyone's "honeymoon" ends. Is this thing really a game-changer in terms of buoy count, or does it just feel amazing?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • WishWish Posts: 7,893 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    it's just a placebo. Everyone "thinks" its awesome cause of the hype. It will all end soon....... ya that's it.....that's the ticket. That makes me feel better about my S2. ;)
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,332 Administrator
    @wish Maybe but I do not think so. I think they may have found something in terms of shape.

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  • WishWish Posts: 7,893 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton no no no no.....I just spent a bunch of $$$ on the best ski ever. Ok... I feel better.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
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