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D3 SLALOM SKI COMPARISON - 2023
Shape – The ION 2 (wider than the competition’s traditional shape slalom
skis). The ION 2 is best ridden with a balanced stance over the middle
of the ski.
is wider relative to a narrower tail. Designed for that demanding skier
looking for quick acceleration, quick deceleration, and quick turns
ski in D3 line - wide forebody - with more stability and support. The
wider width profile allows the skier to ride a shorter ski. It is also a
great option for skiers at 34 mph.
in the D3 slalom line. Promotes good cross-course speed
Widest edge to
edge bevel footprint and deepest concave of any D3 ski to date
Deep concave –
More that ION-2 – slightly less than NEO. Rides well in rough water
in D3 slalom line – ski attitude more level with less tip rise
rocker design - between ION-2 (less) and NRG R2 (more)
profile in the D3 line
Widest tail in
the D3 slalom line
in D3 slalom ski line up - less resistance - allows the tail to rotate
the ski into immediate angle
ION-2, wider than NEO - allows the ski to move in the turn
Softer ION tail
bevel allows the tail of the ski to move throughout the turn in perfect
balance with the tip
are slightly larger than ION or NRG - allows the NEO to sit slightly
Similar to ION
- ski rides a bit higher
Same Name - Radical Change
NEO 2 approaches the slalom course challenge from the other end of the spectrum.
Our design starting point was to analyze and match the skier's position and
stance at every point throughout the course.
The back half of the ski has a progressively larger and rounder bevel that
provides depth and stability as the ski drifts into angle.
When you move forward over the ski tip, into and through the turn, and expect
that cross-course acceleration, the ski increases support, lift and angle. As
additional pressure is applied to the tip, the more the ski reciprocates, by
providing support from the smaller, tighter radiused bevels and decreased tunnel
One of the most significant changes compared with prior D3 slalom skis is the
change in bevel angle. This bevel angle change allows you to stay upright and
level, from the wake into the outbound swing into the buoy.
Tunnel concave has been optimized to promote width in the course without an
unwanted excess of speed in the turns.
While the name is the same, everything has changed. The ski comes in two
significantly different flex options - standard and stiff. Most
skiers will prefer the standard flex.
Give the NEO 2 a test ride. It is ready for you in four different sizes - 65",
66", 67" and 68".
The NEO 2 features:
Ski Profile -
Wider front / narrower
Tunnel Concave -
Optimized to promote width in the course without unwanted excess of speed in
Rocker Profile -
Higher rocker - Designed to promote the ideal turn at each buoy.
Tail Shape -
Narrower tail means less resistance which allows the tail to rotate the ski
into immediate angle.
Bevel Angle -
Totally new design allows you to stay upright and level over the ski.
Bevel Shape - The back half of the ski has a progressively larger and
rounder bevel that provides depth and stability.
Machine Screw Inserts
- Accommodates D3, Reflex and most current binding hole patterns. All
inserts are set in hard PVC anchor blocks for trouble free screw retention.
Accuset Fin Block
- Accurate, three-point set screws for easy fin adjustments and laser
aligned fin position.
Sizes - 65", 66",
67" and 68"