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jkski
12-25-2005, 12:29 PM
I awoke this morning to the site of a new 67" HO MONZA that Mrs.Claus had left under the tree, WOW gotta love that!!!

I'm looking for tips from anyone out there riding one as to a good initial set-up to get used to it in the course? Also, any other feedback on your experience with the ski would be great to reduce the learning curve!!!

Thanks.

BrianM
12-25-2005, 01:13 PM
You'll love it. Is it an '05 or 06? I am on a 67" '05. Don't think that there were any changes but the graphics. I am running mine at the stock Rossi settings from the HO website and it is working good for me. I just looked on the site and couldn't find the info though. I can scan the sheets that I have and e-mail them to you if you want just PM me with an e-mail address. I am using FM hardshells and when I first mounted the bindings they were a bit far forward and the ski was biting really hard. Moved the binding back the equivalent of one hole and it is running great. That is the only adjustment I have made.

MarkP
12-25-2005, 01:38 PM
I awoke this morning to the site of a new 67" HO MONZA that Mrs.Claus had left under the tree, WOW gotta love that!!!

I'm looking for tips from anyone out there riding one as to a good initial set-up to get used to it in the course? Also, any other feedback on your experience with the ski would be great to reduce the learning curve!!!

Thanks.Nice!! You must have been a good boy!!

John B
12-25-2005, 02:23 PM
jkski go to the Nichols board and ask them.
http://eclipse.nicholls.edu/cgi-bin/BBS/webbbs_config.pl
There is a lot of people skiing on the Monza on that site.
I have a Monza for next year too.(Santa didn't bring it,it was a gift to myself :D )
Not sure if I will like it, I was just getting use to my SixAM.
Merry Christmas to all of you, :friday: John b

jkski
12-26-2005, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the advice, I am anxious to get out on it. I considered buying a pallet of "Ice Melt and tossing it out on the lake so I could thaw it and run the ski, but... that may be a bit extreme!!!

Brent
12-26-2005, 11:38 AM
A few skiers have been posting their settings here:
http://www.carbonfins.com/FinChart.htm

A good site for set-up & tech info for slalom! :D

jake
12-27-2005, 10:43 AM
check out this site, click on set-up.

http://www.hosyndicate.com/

I'm skiing a 68' at Rossi's recommended settings.

jkski
12-27-2005, 10:46 AM
Jake,

What level are you skiing at? What were you skiing prior to your Monza? How hard was the transition to the Monza? Any advice?

jake
12-27-2005, 01:50 PM
I was on a 67' CDX, transition to the 68' Monza was no problem. I matched my personal best the first time out on the Monza. There has been lots of discussion on this site regarding the new carbon ski technology, there's really no comparison. I think you'll like it.

I think you'd find similar benefits switching to any modern carbon ski, but the biggest benefit I found was the ski's ability to find the edge coming out of the turn and get cross course, which I always struggled with on the CDX and previous skies, mostly Connellys.

The monza likes to ski fast. I'm your average intermediate skier, the biggest adjustment was getting used to the speed. The monza actually turns and finishes better if you carry more speed into the turn. You'll notice the benefits of the ski more if you ski at 34 or 36 mph. I started with it at 32 and noticed that it skied much better at 34.

jkski
12-27-2005, 02:52 PM
Once again, I appreciate the advice. It sounds like we are at about the same level, so now I'm anxious to see what happens.

Thanks again.