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Old 05-07-2012, 10:38 PM
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Eric always bases his props on how they feel to the skier...
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:39 PM
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Eric always bases his props on how they feel to the skier...
How does Acme "base" its props? How does Eric know how a prop feels to a skier before that particular skier skis behind a boat with that prop? Don't get me wrong, I think Eric is a fantastic representative of his company. I think they make great props. I have corresponded with him multiple times on the subject, and I don't have an agenda. Eric is generous with his time on this forum and the information he provides on his product. He was generous in helping me test his product against the competition and even sent me a prop puller that I still have so I could do the test. I was honest in that test and there was really not a clear result.

I have spoken to Bill Weeks at Acme on several occasions as well. But having compared two identically spec'd props and having skied behind multiple boats equipped with various acme and/or OJ XMP props, all I can honestly conclude is that they are very different in many respects. One is not generally superior.

So without doing apples to oranges comparisons, without knowing exactly what a person is looking for ... apart from loyalty to a company, how can a person know what suits him best?

Since we are talking about a 93, here is what I can offer on the subject. It's a 205, but it may be helpful.

Prop Comparison. OJ XMP 13x12 versus Acme 541


See also BrianM's comparison done on his 1995 190 with, IIRC 4 different props, 2 acme and 2 OJ XMP.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:59 PM
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That I do not know, just what I heard and read. Very good point Doug!

I did ask Eric about the 13x12 Acme compared to the 13x12 XMP, he said that due to the blade design, the 13x11 or 11.5 is more comparable.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:44 PM
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That I do not know, just what I heard and read. Very good point Doug!

I did ask Eric about the 13x12 Acme compared to the 13x12 XMP, he said that due to the blade design, the 13x11 or 11.5 is more comparable.
Yes, he told me the same thing. I do acknowledge that fact in my comparison. For the sake of comparison though, I thought it was better to do identically sized props.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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Is your SN a TCS2 (or whatever the classification is) hull? I would love to ski behind one, I always hear everyone rave about the wake. I love my 190, but I would like to compare. Maybe I need to make a trip to TX... every lake here is dry as a bone.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:56 PM
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It is a TSC1. The TSC2 is, if I'm honest, a touch better for slalom, but from 1997--2009, the SN has an epic slalom wake--super soft and barely distinguishable between years. The Acme 422 is stock from the 2002 or so forward and works great on 1997--2001 as well.

/all this is for slalom. The TSC1 rules for overall 3 event. TSC2 was cr@p for trick.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:04 AM
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Hopefully you'll get out and ski it soon! I was driving along Beach Rd in Cicero and Oneida looked pretty calm on Sunday. I came across the bridge over the river on Caughdenoy Rd and there was a huge tree floating in the middle of the river. It's tough when you really want to get out and ski, but there is a LOT of crap in the water!

BTW, nice looking RSX out in front of the shop.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:19 PM
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updates?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:09 PM
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Hey Damaged 442, You have a tri star I think you drove by my house last summer there was a female in the boat with you dont remember the color? Im looking forward to trying the wake plate but the water is still alittle cold. Were skiing every Tuesday night soon if you want to try it call my shop. Yes that RSX is a nice car never driven in the winter but was the meat in a sandwich wreck recently. Hopefully it goes quick!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 PM
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Ok Jeff, break out the wetsuit and get behind the boat and lets hear some updates on the ski-ability??
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