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Mapple's Ski Set-up

DirtDirt Posts: 1,593 Open or 55K Rated Skier
edited September 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
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I learned everything I know not to do from Horton

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  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,593 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Here is Nicole Arthur's Ski

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    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,067 Mega Baller
    Is that a double toe loop on Mapple's Reflex?
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,000 Mega Baller
    Yup, I would assume it helps with lateral stiffness.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,052
    FYI, that's not a reflex. That's an old skitek release and plate. You could get em with a double toe horseshoe.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • estromestrom Posts: 512 Baller
    How does Nicole ski with her toes pointing down at the ski?
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,052
    Sorta maybe but not really. More of a older brother. Original Skitek release predated Silveretta 404 which the first Reflex used. Original skitek shell was a hockey boot.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,033 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    estrom,
    It took me a second...but that was the best laugh I've had all day! Thank you!!!
  • estromestrom Posts: 512 Baller
    I'm bored and that's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the pic.
    rotb35
  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,033 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Good stuff!
  • thurls64thurls64 Posts: 4 Baller
    I notice now looking at video of Andy on his new ski how much difference there is in how it has evolved since the '90's. His old O'Brien's were quite narrow in the forebody and he had a lot more ski in the water. It is really noticeable how much more ski is out in front of him now comparing with my memory of watching him every weekend on the tour back then. Particulary when he is setting up waiting for the turn in on the gates. Andy once sold me a blank of his when we were skiing a bit out at Jack's and I was in between sponsors. The way he had his ski set up was amazing, I couldnt believe how much the ski kept turning into the wake after the buoy and how well he had it dialled to turn both sides equally and that was in the late 1980's. Couldn't imagine how well he has his own brand sorted now after all his knowledge and experience.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,000 Mega Baller
    Skis have had to change when we went from hand driving to PP, now to ZO.
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,770 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Thurls. Maybe the set up is dialed for him, but I am not sure it works for everyone. I saw a guy on an AM 33 with numbers that were recommended to him by AM skis. (Not sure if it was Andy or Adam) I remember the depth was 2.538 and the length was about 6.700 tips. Now it may have been a misunderstanding or something, but I watched him try to get to 3 ball on his opening pass for 2 sets without success. Maybe Andy and CP can do it, but no human was gonna turn that ski.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,140 Mega Baller
    If Andy is at 2.53, he has to be making the tallest fins in the market. Look how much is is sticking out the top of the fin box. Also notice he has the front stuffed up a little higher so he does run a shorter fin.

    Nicole has a different fin box. Maybe he is giving away those old Sixam boxes. :)
  • JohnCoxJohnCox Posts: 357 Crazy Baller
    My AM settings are:
    6.841" Length
    2.513" Depth
    0.795" DFT
    9 on the wing.

    I had some very different numbers earlier on, and couldn't ski on it....these, I like!
    Mapple T2
    www.mappleskis.com
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