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    R&D vs. Riva Trim Tabs??

    Wich is better? Any diffrience? Thanks
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    I've tried both. I really like the R&Ds with the way that Jim finished them! The mirror finish and curved to the bottom of the ski works well with his rideplate.

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    cool, thanks!

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    both work well, hard to tell the difference

    the mirror finisih looks good but to my knowledge nobody has tested it to show it delivers any speed gain so I wouldn't pay extra for it

    with my off the shelf R&D tabs I put them on a belt sander for a few minutes to clean them up a bit

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    Ditto: philip ; tested both my cut riva and cut R&D (both polished) with no diffrence,only reason for leaving riva on was the extra hours truing and polishing the channels

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    Save your money and use the stockers. It's funny how the latest trend is to take R&D or Riva tabs and cut the tabs off! There's enough folks on here using stock tabs to prove that you don't need aftermarket ones - in my opinion.

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    Save your money and use the stockers. It's funny how the latest trend is to take R&D or Riva tabs and cut the tabs off! There's enough folks on here using stock tabs to prove that you don't need aftermarket ones - in my opinion.
    Good point, if you need to shorten them up to stock length then why not just save the money and keep the stock tabs?

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    I know that cutting the R&D's to stock length was the prevailing wisdom with the older pumps but has anyone personally tested the uncut R&D tabs with the setback and found positive results?

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    i found that trueing up the plate,... center, mounting bosses and both sides. and polishing to mirror finish. netted me, and i say me, in back to back testing with identical plates, one coated black and trued, other polished and trued ...
    .3 tenths, in the time it takes to change a plate
    same washers
    same angle
    in maybe a 15 minute time span
    this is a riva 1300 plate skegless


    i'm not saying its worth it, but something worked better on one than the other

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    The reason I asked about the tabs is I polished a set of R&D's and haven't mounted them since the setback. They are peresently uncut and I just wanted to know if someone with a setback dynafly had tried them uncut and felt they gained by shortening to stock spec. Once I cut, I can't uncut them. Thanks.

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