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HO Freeride unboxing

HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
edited June 2013 in Videos, Photos & Media
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  • mikeymikey Posts: 67 Baller
    Looking forward to your review of the Freeride! I almost bought one.. Still might! I'm keeping my eye on one at a local shop. See if it goes on sale at end of summer..
    Broussard
  • DooSPXDooSPX Posts: 328 Baller
    I am halfway thinking about it myself, my ski buddy might go half and it will be fun to just cruise!
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  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    Interest has been peaked.

    No beer grabbing like @Horton said though, not that 5:10 am is to early, but that work place I think frowns on beer breath in the morning.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,975 Mega Baller
    It looks like it would be fun to add to the quiver for when the course is blown out.
    Mark Shaffer
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  • JoepruncJoeprunc Posts: 262 Baller
    @Horton, so its 96 F in Bakersfield, and winds are still light...no excuses. Hows the Freeride ski?
  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    Just got mine but have to wait to ride it.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
    edited June 2013
    I took a quick ride on it yesterday. I now understand why Marcus rides it with a super long rope. This thing rides is like a jump ski.

    You get way out wide and set an edge => next thing you know you are in way out on the other side. Better still is it is pretty effortless. Freak'n fast for a ski you ride at 24- 30 mph

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  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    "salivating now"
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  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    John what size are you on. I am on the line for the 67/69 and I went for the 69 because of the slower boat speeds. Kind of second guessing myself. I ride a 67" theory @ 32mph
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  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I'm wanting one myself for windy days and such. Who's got the best price on one ? Also what size would be best. I'm 5' 8 165. Ski on a 65" x7
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
    @kona the 67 is plenty big but the 69 would be fun too. Remember this ski is not about tight turns.
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  • MarcusBrownMarcusBrown Posts: 170 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @horton, I beg to differ. I guess I need to do another quick edit....that long line stuff is super fun....but honestly I've had just as much fun at 26/28 mph at 28 off or 32 off. Its a heck of a tool at slow speeds in the slalom course....you learn stuff about your skiing that you never knew....or that otherwise happens too fast for you to recognize, when riding your real ski.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
    @MarcusBrown I will give that a go this week.What the 26 mph record?
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  • MarcusBrownMarcusBrown Posts: 170 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    haha....does that competitive fire ever stop? You're already talking records...

    I've been through 35 at 26 mph..... note of caution: because of the high glide factor, your timing/rythm window is narrower....you have to be pretty sharp to avoid coming inside to quickly, or over shooting the buoy too fast. Its a fun challenge...and I think a very very good training tool.

    Also, you may wanna try 36 mph, just for fun....been through 28 off a bunch at that speed.
    MattP
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
    There is going to be a video. ...
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  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    Took my 69 freeride out to the lake this morning but not much luck. On our local lake when the wind blows we get giant rollers coming in. I was hoping from one to the next like skiing bumps in the winter and on 100' rope that is a lot stretch and pull at the handle. When they say this ski is designed for big lake skiing i dont think that is what they had in mind :). Better luck next time.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,543 Administrator
    edited June 2013
    Hey @MarcusBrown,
    I need to practice to run 39 but that was really fun.

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  • WayneWayne Posts: 472 Solid Baller
    @Kona, I tried a 100 foot line when my malibu had some issues on a house boat trip an the only option was a seadoo 215 sportster. We ended up using a spectra wakeboard line, they have almost no stretch so you get a more direct pull. Borrowed the idea from a waterskimag article that was on @MarcusBrown when they did a lake Powell trip if I remember.
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  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,668
    Years ago we used our trick ski's to run right down 38 at slow speed just for fun. Give that a try sometime.
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  • TeamWallyTeamWally Posts: 121 Baller
    So, will @Gurnett get his [email protected] 30mph to ace out @Sink for the wideride record on this ski ? Is it at least 7.25 one inch in front of the binding ?
  • tmccrohon1tmccrohon1 Posts: 5 New Baller
    Hey all, I am ready to pull the trigger on a 2014 Marcus Brown edition freeride. I am kind of in between sizes. I am 5'11, 186 pounds. Ski mostly open water 150 plus days a season, the course about a dozen days a season. Should I go with the 67, or 69? Any input will be helpful. Thanks.
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