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  1. Time to start the winter Flame War Fuse39 v X40 
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    Let get ready to Ruuuummmbbbbbbllllleeeee.










    There's not a difference.

    I picked up an X40 yesterday, and while it is still a prototype, there will be minimal changes to the next batch. It is beautiful and quite a bit different looking from anything that I have seen before. Took it out for a spin this afternoon with the Raptor / Viper on. It is very smooth, double wake cuts are no problem in fact at times the wakes felt like they weren't there and I barely notice the prop wash. I really thought it was a great leap above the Fuse 39.

    We stopped the boat, changed out the Tbars and I rode the Fuse back to the dock with the XXX / UFO. The only slight difference was that everything is amplified just a bit. I could feel the wakes, but they had no effect. The difference is so slight that I'm not even going to try and tune the Fuse because I think there's a much better chance that I'll make it worse.

    I can make both glitch when I want to, neither one seems to do it more often that the other. Neither one likes whitewater, both will have issues on the washy lip of the lake if I try to ride down it. Neither has an issue if I just cut through it. We still have some random large leaves floating around, and I got sucked down a few times, but I'm blaming the leaves for that since it was random and happened on both.

    I believe that the slight difference is all in BGA's tuning skills, and that he could tune them to both ride the same. I've talked to Marty about some of the things going on with the Fuse and why he built it that way. I have a few things that I will try out to see if there is a difference and I'll report back if I find any. Both of them have beefed up areas that have be weak spots in the past so either should be an upgrade in strength. The Fuse wins the weight battle, but I expect the X40 will be pretty close once the top of the tbar gets milled out.

    Sorry, I guess you'll just have to enjoy the pictures while I'm enjoying more riding.
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    Glad to hear you liked the new tbar. I wouldn't say it is a prototype at this point. The tbar weighs in at 12lbs 2oz. But, it is an inch longer. I suspect it will go under 12lbs once we mill out the top part of the tbar.

    The first batch of tbars are already sold, and I didn't get to keep one for myself. We have already started on the next batch, and they are "claimed", but will have to get a deposit on them. Otherwise, he who pony's up the $$$$ will have dibs on the next batch.

    Al has refined the tuning process now to an art.

    If anyone wants one...get in touch with me!!!

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    Wow, it's a tank. By the way, you're the one that told me it was a prototype, Al told me how minor the changes are going to be.

    If anyone is wondering, I didn't notice a weight difference when I riding either one, there is a difference when you pick them up so I think Benton is correct that there is some weight in the seat tower.
     
     

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    Shew, 12 - 2 ... Benton, you need to buy one of those deep hole drilling machines for your shop! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by foilfreak View Post
    Shew, 12 - 2 ... Benton, you need to buy one of those deep hole drilling machines for your shop! :)
    Did I mention that my shaft if longer than yours? Longer shaft, bigger girth....a little weight comes with the territory, but it is soooo satisfying.
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    That's what she said...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jay View Post
    That's what she said...
    Beat me to it....
     
     

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    Wow! Benton, where should I begin. Your getting that much satisfaction from riding someone else's strut and BGA helped make it nice and smooth. Anyone got Jerry Springers number? Guess that's what happens when you've sold yours out from under you. Great to hear that its going good.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidude View Post
    Did I mention that my shaft if longer than yours? Longer shaft, bigger girth....a little weight comes with the territory, but it is soooo satisfying.
    I don't understand what you mean by this...

    ...but I will say, the X40 is the beefiest fuselage I've seen. I'm not sure it can get much better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foilfreak View Post
    I don't understand what you mean by this...

    ...but I will say, the X40 is the beefiest fuselage I've seen. I'm not sure it can get much better than that.
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