Thread: Rideplate angles question
02-08-2011, 10:30 PM #1
Rideplate angles question
I know a decent amount about skis but I am a little fuzzy on rideplate angles. So tell me if I got this right....
The more your shim the front of the plate, the more aggressive you are making the plate and the better it will respond to top speed? Shimming too much could cause a buck I think?
The more you shim the back of the plate, the less aggressive the plate will be and it will respond better to chop? Shimming too much would drop the plate low in the water and cause drag but this would not bring on a buck?
Thanks (as always)
02-09-2011, 01:32 AM #2
On a GPR this is true however I have read (not having owned an FZR) that testing has shown the newer ski's arn't responding with the same speed gains to these ride plate angles changes. Prob not the best person to answer this Q but I read this the other day it was an older post and I'm sure someone has done a bit more R and D on these ski's since then.
02-09-2011, 12:41 PM #3
02-09-2011, 03:12 PM #4
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02-09-2011, 09:14 PM #5
When I get my VX plate from Jim I intend to try it no shims at first but from what I have read, I will probably end up shimming the back of the plate to reduce bounce at WOT. Hopefully I will see a cool 4mph gain
02-21-2011, 08:09 PM #6
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