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    Handling question...

    Quick question. Is anyone running the Riva Pro Series Block-Offs or RE Block-Offs with stock sponsons? If so, how is the handling? Is dropping $300 on aftermarket sponsons needed?


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    I have the RE block offs with stock sponsons along with Jerrys skegs. It handles great, but if you are not paying attention making high speed turns you can be pitched off. For me just being a rec rider I do not see the need for the replacement sponsons.





    Quote Originally Posted by KeithKman View Post
    Quick question. Is anyone running the Riva Pro Series Block-Offs or RE Block-Offs with stock sponsons? If so, how is the handling? Is dropping $300 on aftermarket sponsons needed?

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    +1. For a rec rider skegs act like aftermarket sponsons IMO.

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    I had a 96 XP. I was running UMI Steering, Worx sponsons, and no grate. I know how a ski SHOULD handle.

    Sounds like the stock sponsons on these skis are fine?

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    Yes, the stock sponsons are good. If you want it to handle better just lower the stock sponsons about a half inch.. You will need to do some drilling on the sponsons but its not to difficult.
    Keep in mind this ski will never handle like an x-4.
    Last edited by speedskixp; 05-29-2008 at 08:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
    I have the RE block offs with stock sponsons along with Jerrys skegs. It handles great, but if you are not paying attention making high speed turns you can be pitched off. For me just being a rec rider I do not see the need for the replacement sponsons.
    +1 for that.. I've got the re's and stock sponsons in stock location and I noticed that there is just a certain point in the steering that you have to reach while turning in order for the ski to really turn how you want it to.. its not as smooth as I would like it to be. Its safe but just grabs hard at higher speeds. Kinda just seems like you have to turn the handle bars a lot before it actually turns where you want it to then it just grabs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    Yes, the stock sponsons are good. If you want it to handle better just lower the stock sponsons about a half inch.. You will need to do some drilling on the sponsons but its not to difficult.

    this is something I want to look into but has recently been a whole debate in the 4-tec performance section...

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