Thread: Sponsons by Danny
09-27-2007, 02:01 AM #1
Sponsons by Danny
I'm sitting here all bored and restless, and can't sleep. A few items on my plate this winter include some mechanical trim tabs and some sponsons similar to stock.
Danny graciously sent me a set of his sponsons designed specifically for the GPR. I'll test them on the Vigilante, and maybe the Spitfire as time (and Danny) allows.
-Shorter than other brands. Not sure what this will do to stability. The stock sponsons are known for adding some strange type of lift to the ski at high speeds.
-Well made. Seem Beefy. Blade attachment bolts near front of blade. No chance of ripping off from the front.
-Inserts appear to be non-stainless. Probably just for prototype work.
-Unique to the GPR, a stepped design. No other aftermarket offers this.
-Lots of mounting options. Should be good to fine tune.
I don't know if they are IJSBA legal...or care. Those type of rules are usually pretty petty to me anyway. Danny probably knows. Ask him.
-Equal or surpass stock sponsons in smooth water bouncy-bouncy testing.
-Ability to re-adjust and turn like the other aftermarket sponsons.
-Quality to last.
-No strange rough water bobbles.
That's it. That's all I'm looking for. It will be a few weeks or months, since the WF is coming up. Once we get testing data, I'll post it here. If they don't perform well, maybe Danny can find a way to use my data to make a better mousetrap?
09-27-2007, 09:42 AM #2
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- Crest Hill, IL
06-17-2008, 12:13 AM #3
I love these... I have them on my ski, and I will do back to back testing of Stepped sponsons to these on Wednesday.
I know that Stability wise.. these things are awesome, I am totally confident in every turn.. and as I remember from stock ones.. it was kind of just a unsure feeling when I turned.. the back felt a lot more loose, but not with these..
+1 for some great sponsons, I'd buy these again...
Last edited by HallPass; 06-17-2008 at 12:18 AM.
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