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    Extended Steering Nozzle - 20 mm vs. 50 mm

    I have to buy a new steering nozzle, as my stock one is FUBAR. I know that most people use the 20mm, but is there any reason NOT to use the 50mm, other than it might slow you a bit more by dragging in the water? Does it make the ski impossible to turn? Does it make the trim too effective? Any minuses at all?

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    Eric


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    I run an extended steering nozzle. I like it

    Trimming is harder to do under power, but I always let slightly off the thrust if I need to make an adjustment......but I don't trim often.

    I like the better turning. It responds quicker.

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    RX - are You using a 20mm or 50mm extended nozzle?

    Eric

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    Stock is my favorite. They are cheap too. I got an extended nozzle and put it on the ski. the ski pulled to the right the cables would need adjusted. as far as turning the thrust is still at the same angle relative to the ski. Mine robbed a couple tenths as far as speed goes. If you get extended get the Pro-Tec not the R&D and go 20mm. Some people like them due to the fact they can take more abuse.

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    This is an old old pic, but this is the one I am running.
    R&D


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    The nozzle CAN give you a better turning radius (atleast on my ultra it did) they shortened the bracket that the steering cable mounted to. When I would turn all the way I caould sit there and spin! It sure looked cool but man I would get dizzy!

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    guys i have the r&d drop nozzle, ski turns really good with it and you can still use your trim

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    I have the longer R&D unit and like it.

    When I put on my R&D ride plate (skegs removed flat plate) I decided to try the stock nozzle to see if I would get a bit more speed. Can't say I was able to find any more speed but the ski seemed sloppy when trying to hold hard sweeping turns under power. I went back to the R&D nozzle which not only turns faster it holds turns better under throttle and is more percise. I'm using the lower rate connection hole because I have aftermarket sponsons for the really tight stuff.


    Ken

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