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I bought and sold a Vert Air last year but made a pattern of it wanting to find a better solution.. Talk has been they break.

The first one I made was a Connelly Eclipse 70 in.. Nice and wide like the Vert its stiff and turns and jumps pretty well... So I had this Old Brad ( 70 also) collecting dust..

My most recent is a HO 70 in Turbo graphite with the Aluminum top... Stiffer yet than the Connelly... eenee, meenee minee moe.... Which one should I ride today?

I'll post the reviews after vacation..


Vert:


The three stooges:

 

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Find an Ho magnum. Cut that down. That's what the very air came from originally. As close as you can get to a vert air. ;)
 

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Well.. The Connelly is the exact width as the Vert... The Turbo is within 1/8in ... We'll see... Hey, it says you're BANNED... We shouldn't be speaking,,,:)
 

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Well.. The Connelly is the exact width as the Vert... The Turbo is within 1/8in ... We'll see... Hey, it says you're BANNED... We shouldn't be speaking,,,:)
Find a magnum whack about 8" off and you will have a vert air. ;) I have two of them ;) as well as a couple vert airs.
 

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I've got a couple of magnums to play with plus some wide woodies. What about binding placement after cutting them down?
 

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Has anyone ever taken a Maha race ski and cut it down to a 70" for a trainer? If so, how do they handle? Thanks!
 

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is a mach 1 a close match
I have made them out of a magnum and a tnt... I was told the mach 1 has a different bottom but the magums, tnt, and vert airs all came out of the same molds.
 

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anyone know the difference with the mach?
have a late 72" mag but is a great offshore slalom at that length so a tad reluctant to cut that one down
skis aren't as easily come across this side of the pond
 

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Without having them side by side, but having skied on HO Extreme and Mach 1, I think they are both narrower cut than the Magnum.
this is a 67 but I think a 70 would be too narrow:

Template measurements are based on a 64 inch ( 63 really) Vertical Air



 

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im afraid not, my name is chris
Nice to meet you my name is Carl, you have a few people making Very nice skis on the other side of the pond I actually ski on one of them. You can pm me if you need more info.
 

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Thanks guys, think ill not bother with the mach
An unfortunately im from the UK so not aware of any good skis from this part
 

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thanks for that, im looking to try and get hold of a few maha fastbacks/360's to bring back too, its going to be a large package when im done
anone know much a bout a jobe nexus, looks a big ski
 

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thanks for that, im looking to try and get hold of a few maha fastbacks/360's to bring back too, its going to be a large package when im done
anone know much a bout a jobe nexus, looks a big ski
Are you currently here in the US? A quick search of Craigslist yielded one 72" HO Magnum
 

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Are you currently here in the US? A quick search of Craigslist yielded one 72" HO Magnum
And some wonder why I build my own.. This ad is from a SoCal craigslist for a Vert Air $ 850! I have built 3 for under $ 300


HO Vertical Air RARE - $850 (westlake village)

The Ski is in great condition and is ready to be skied on. The bindings are still soft and do not have any cracks on them.
Call or Text if interested


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/boa/4567855337.html
 

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Vert airs are insane the price they fetch. I have two mags in storage that I'm gonna cut down.
 

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And some wonder why I build my own.. This ad is from a SoCal craigslist for a Vert Air $ 850! I have built 3 for under $ 300


HO Vertical Air RARE - $850 (westlake village)

The Ski is in great condition and is ready to be skied on. The bindings are still soft and do not have any cracks on them.
Call or Text if interested


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/boa/4567855337.html
Vert airs are insane the price they fetch. I have two mags in storage that I'm gonna cut down.
Yep,, they are kind of crazy. I skied on one a few times when they were "new",, and honestly didn't like them that much.
 

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Which of the HO magnums are preferable to cut down? The earlier models? Will the magnum extremes work as well at 72" long???
 

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Which of the HO magnums are preferable to cut down? The earlier models? Will the magnum extremes work as well at 72" long???
I'd probably use the 72.. mine was a 70..it's ok for young skiers and those under 180 lbs or so but it turned out a tad short for me..guess that's why they call it r & d. The Connelly works better for me. It was a 72.
 

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I'd probably use the 72.. mine was a 70..it's ok for young skiers and those under 180 lbs or so but it turned out a tad short for me..guess that's why they call it r & d. The Connelly works better for me. It was a 72.
I use a 72 full length and really enjoy it, but would like to find one to cut down
There is an O'Brien sequence for sale in uk, anyone know much about these? they look pretty wide and have good shape
Personally believe though the best ski on sale right now is the HO free ride, just seems to be the skis for all occasions.

Play and trick ski wise, anyone ridden a Radar delirium? look very vert air syle
 

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[ QUOTE=reelnauti;1923088]I use a 72 full length and really enjoy it, but would like to find one to cut down
There is an O'Brien sequence for sale in uk, anyone know much about these? they look pretty wide and have good shape
Personally believe though the best ski on sale right now is the HO free ride, just seems to be the skis for all occasions.

Play and trick ski wise, anyone ridden a Radar delirium? look very vert air syle[/QUOTE]
 

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Find an Ho magnum. Cut that down. That's what the very air came from originally. As close as you can get to a vert air. ;)
Hi Chris I just bought a HO Mag on E Bay want to cut it down do you know how much to take off Tail and do you Move bindings ? can I Buy template ?? thank you Dan 949-606-6724
 

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Hi Chris I just bought a HO Mag on E Bay want to cut it down do you know how much to take off Tail and do you Move bindings ? can I Buy template ?? thank you Dan 949-606-6724
i have one but its kind of used.. PM me your email address and I'll send you what I have.

 

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I pick these up and was wondering if anyone could tell me about these tho skies. Good, bad, characteristics?

Left ski is a Voit. Right ski is a Murdock.
 

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And now Radar has started making their own Clone: RADIUSED EDGED 63 IN ( no concave, oh darn)

Oh yeah, and the Delirium with full boots is $ 630 Retail!
Hmm,, why the heck no concave?
 
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