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    3 Degree Nozzle Holeshot

    Does the 3 degree nozzle have a better holeshot than the 5 degree nozzle, everything else being equal?

    With the 5 degree, the ski yanked the bow out of the water and the ski seemed to get on plane quicker.
    With the 3 degree, the ski seemed to push a lot of water while getting up on plane.

    I have no empirical data, but seat-of-the-pants, the 3 degree nozzle seems much slower out of the hole than the 5 degree.

    Does anybody have any data on the difference in holeshot?

    Eric


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    No data here.

    I would suggest to you that the best way to test would be to ride up against one of your friends and use them as the standard.

    Try back to back runs.... 3 hole shots with the 5 degree, then swap into the 3 degree and 3 more runs with it against your buddy. All things being equal:

    A 3 degree is plowing through the water, but it is moving forward during the hole shot.

    A 5 degree takes the bow out of the water, but it is moving upward just as much as forward during the hole shot. Your bodys forward motion and throttleing must be perfect for a good hole shot.

    Gipper, I'm a bit biased against the 5 degree.... came in 2nd and 3rd way to many times and worked way to hard to get there in supercourse races with a 5 degree. Then again, I'm not a smooth water kind of guy, so I would not need a 5 degree any way.

    JMHO

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    Thank you, Salty

    I guess I'll just have to try them both. I'll let you guys know what I find out.

    Eric

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