View Full Version : First sets on D3/X5

09-02-2005, 11:48 AM
I just got in from my first two sets on my new D3/X5. It is a 68.5" with the HO Venom off of my 69" Charger.

The ski accelerates well and stops on a dime. Right out of the box I ran my initial 15 off pass and got 5 at 22. I have been making 22 off the dock about 70% of the time on the Charger so it was pretty encouraging.

Initial thoughts are the ski is fast and turns much quicker than the HO (no big surprise there). I did have a couple of issues with the ski stalling a little on my off side in the turn. The D3 doesn't ride as high in the water as the Charger (not that I expected it to) but seems to accelerate at least as well.

I think as I get comfortable on it and get it dialed in this will help me go deeper than the Charger. Unfortunately I only have a month or so of serious skiing left.

09-04-2005, 01:02 AM
Congrats on the new ski Chef. Who makes the D3/X5???

Get a dry suit -- extend your season :steering:

09-05-2005, 01:51 PM
D3 makes the X5. www.d3skis.

I know I need a dry suit. This is the first year back skiing and the expenses have been piling up. I may still pick one up this fall.