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    Jim's Performance Modified Ride Plates

    Jim's SHO ride plates are now in the online store.

    Send in your R&D ride plate to Jim for the conversion
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=989

    Brand new R&D SHO ride plate with the conversion already done
    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=990


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    Any #'s?

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    Is this the speed plate or the rough water plate? Or do we have a choise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygpr748 View Post
    Is this the speed plate or the rough water plate? Or do we have a choise?
    You can order for rough water or all out speed, No difference then the gpr plate when someone asks me to make it for more rough water then all out speed i will do that. Thank you, Jim

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    It's not the destination, it's the journey!! Rip'nTear SHO's Avatar
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    I picked up 3.2 mph with the rough-water cut and i was porpoising....very curious to see what a flat-water/speed cut plate would do without porpoising....made a big difference....definitely felt looser in the rear compared to the stock plate (but my sponsons were all the way up/least agressive setting for the offSHOre race).....but not a bad thing thing....little bit of slide actually made the ski faster thru the turns i think

    Ran 70.9 with my SHO...best mod i put on my SHO so far.....

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    doesnt look like jims ride plate is finished yet as there is a porpoising, hence why you would buy 1 until its fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by squid52 View Post
    doesnt look like jims ride plate is finished yet as there is a porpoising, hence why you would buy 1 until its fixed
    Every performance plate out there to gain speed will have some sort of porpoising issue, Look at the gpr owners they step the sponsons shim the trim tabs and adjust plate angles and nozzle position to get rid of porpoising. So 1 setting on a plate will not work for all ski's, The riding position matters weight matters and amount of fuel matters. So if someone thinks you are going to just bolt a plate and gain 3to4 mph. and your done with no adjustments needed you are wrong. Unless every SHO owner wants to bring there ski to me for me to set up the SHO owners will need to learn like the gpr guys did to set your ski up for your riding conditions. Thank you, Jim

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    (So if someone thinks you are going to just bolt a plate and gain 3to4 mph. and your done with no adjustments needed you are wrong.)

    Jim is right, all the GPR guys know how delicate of a balancing act it can be to get that top speed and handling together.. We spend a ridiculous amount of time shimming, measuring and testing, but when you find that sweet spot, its a beautiful thing.
    Hard work does pay off.
    The guys who spend the testing and tuning time on the plate will be the fastest, and have the best handling.

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    It's not the destination, it's the journey!! Rip'nTear SHO's Avatar
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    yeah....im on a learning curve here with my ski....fuel alone has a big ballast effect in keeping the ski from porpoising....add a long hull, different weight riders, different trim settings, and ever-changing water conditions....and u can see the variables that come into play when trying to find the 'sweet-spot' on a ski.

    Jim's plate was the best/most noticeable mod i've put on my ski...the porpoising issue will be fixed soon so i'm not sweating it....my stock plate did it too...so its not a surprise...i just didnt adress it with the stocker because i knew i was gonna be using Jim's plate....now that i've got the good plate on i'll start shimming and playing with trim settings/body position......

    It's gonna take some shimming and some speed runs.....keep the stock or unmodified plate if u like......but when a similarly modded SHO pulls on u with a 4 mph advantage and ur wondering why...it's cause the guy nextto you did his homework and tweaked small things to find the synergy of his setup

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    no worries thanx for that

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