Krash Reaper

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#1
Got a chance to hop on a reaper this weekend at the Crescent City Freeride. Props to @Crehderman for being gracious to let people try it out. Keep in mind rider etiquette forced me to not go buck on it and obviously give it back to its owner, even though I reeeallllly didnt want to. I stayed up front in the small stuff so the owner could stay in view of his ski. I know alot of you guys are pole ski riders but dont ever pass up an opportunity to check one out.

Its basically a wide predator. Ive gotta say I think it would have been better advertised as a fixed steer predator rather than a blaster based ski. As soon as it came out and I heard the word blaster I wrote it off. Ive ridden a blaster and it is NOTHING like one. When they were released they looked HUGE in the pictures, they arent. The only thing I can say it shares with a blaster is the sidemounting you have to do when you fall. I didnt fall on it but I watched a few people do it. I frequently rip my wifes (its really mine) chopped, tubby'd, front filled 800 X2 surf slut. The reaper felt very at home to me. The seat is a little tall for my liking but coming from a moto background it felt good to squeeze it between your knees and control the ski. Its a very user friendly ski. The bottom design makes it VERY stable and the nose stays out of the water. When your on an X2 and you land virtually anything tail down you sit and do tail stands like they used to in the 90's as the next set comes barrelling right at you. The reaper litterally says "NO i dont like doing that" and spits the thing right out of the water. It hooks and slashes and turns as sharp and hard as you want. If you let off the throttle it will slide for days untill you tell it to knock it off. Never at one point did the nose catch while surfing or sub out. The ski was equipped with ALL the 701 Goodies and that new QSS steering is somthing special. I got a great look at every product they sell and I was impressed. The ski had a nice 701 in it with a decent pump and trim and it was pleanty of power to do whatever you needed. Did a few TINY re-entries and the rocker on the nose poped her right up and out of the small foam and back into it without a problem. The built in spash lip is really cool too.

Huge props to Krash for this hull. And huge props to 701. Great stuff guys!

If your not into fixed steer stuff you will be and if you think its a couch and it will make you feel better have the owner of whoevers you can ride take the seat off of it and ride the d@mn thing! IMG_1743.JPG IMG_1752.JPG IMG_1784.JPG IMG_1933.JPG
 
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#2
Got a chance to hop on a reaper this weekend at the Crescent City Freeride. Props to @Crehderman for being gracious to let people try it out. Keep in mind rider etiquette forced me to not go buck on it and obviously give it back to its owner, even though I reeeallllly didnt want to. I stayed up front in the small stuff so the owner could stay in view of his ski. I know alot of you guys are pole ski riders but dont ever pass up an opportunity to check one out.

Its basically a wide predator. Ive gotta say I think it would have been better advertised as a fixed steer predator rather than a blaster based ski. As soon as it came out and I heard the word blaster I wrote it off. Ive ridden a blaster and it is NOTHING like one. When they were released they looked HUGE in the pictures, they arent. The only thing I can say it shares with a blaster is the sidemounting you have to do when you fall. I didnt fall on it but I watched a few people do it. I frequently rip my wifes (its really mine) chopped, tubby'd, front filled 800 X2 surf slut. The reaper felt very at home to me. The seat is a little tall for my liking but coming from a moto background it felt good to squeeze it between your knees and control the ski. Its a very user friendly ski. The bottom design makes it VERY stable and the nose stays out of the water. When your on an X2 and you land virtually anything tail down you sit and do tail stands like they used to in the 90's as the next set comes barrelling right at you. The reaper litterally says "NO i dont like doing that" and spits the thing right out of the water. It hooks and slashes and turns as sharp and hard as you want. If you let off the throttle it will slide for days untill you tell it to knock it off. Never at one point did the nose catch while surfing or sub out. The ski was equipped with ALL the 701 Goodies and that new QSS steering is somthing special. I got a great look at every product they sell and I was impressed. The ski had a nice 701 in it with a decent pump and trim and it was pleanty of power to do whatever you needed. Did a few TINY re-entries and the rocker on the nose poped her right up and out of the small foam and back into it without a problem. The built in spash lip is really cool too.

Huge props to Krash for this hull. And huge props to 701. Great stuff guys!

If your not into fixed steer stuff you will be and if you think its a couch and it will make you feel better have the owner of whoevers you can ride take the seat off of it and ride the d@mn thing! View attachment 305853 View attachment 305854 View attachment 305855 View attachment 305856
Awesome ride report! I can't wait to see Cory rock that hull in person. If anyone is interested I have a black and orange one left in stock in Portland. :) send me a message for details.



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#6
Wanted to revive this thread to say thank you, so few ride reports on the Reaper and this one really helped me pull the trigger ordering one of the RTP units. Any long term reports after a few years with the hull @Crehderman
 
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#7
Mines finally running and its a cool ride, very nimble and far easier to pull stunts on than the blaster. It slides alot and is a new riding style, starting to get it dialed and its an awesome hull. We have 5 at our ride spot and everyones improved fast. Reaper rides awesome, just needs TLC to assure the setup.
 
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#8
Hey Player1, Do you mind sharing any tips for setting up the Reaper hull, as you mentioned in your post? I have one coming any day now. Cant wait to get it!
 
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#9
I can send you tips on the hull, as mine runs dasa not RTP. your on new ground with the rtp. DM you.
 
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#10
I can send you tips on the hull, as mine runs dasa not RTP. your on new ground with the rtp. DM you.
Yea that sounds great, if they existed. Asked in october 2017 what is the time frame, told 2-3 months. ordered in december told march, then april, then may, then june.

With while browsing around all I see is less than 4 or 5 rtp units delivered across the entire internet
 
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#11
Yea that sounds great, if they existed. Asked in october 2017 what is the time frame, told 2-3 months. ordered in december told march, then april, then may, then june.

With while browsing around all I see is less than 4 or 5 rtp units delivered across the entire internet

I can't help you on that front. It took me along time to get mine running, so maybe they are ironing out some bugs, Better they pay for it than you thats for sure. We were hoping to see a reaper in Australia at the last event, keen to have a go and feel the power but none there. Sorry can't offer anymore help on delivery time, just keep yelling at Nick, he likes the pressure, it makes him perform ;)
 

Crehderman

ClitterHitterMotorsports
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#12
Wanted to revive this thread to say thank you, so few ride reports on the Reaper and this one really helped me pull the trigger ordering one of the RTP units. Any long term reports after a few years with the hull @Crehderman
My green one is still doing good after 2 years, Hull is holding up well, just normal wear and tear, just use lots of anti seize and retap hull inserts if they get crusty.
 
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#14
I have a reaper, re do (time sert) the pump and ride plate inserts, they strip easily. Absolutely amazing in the surf, much, much better than my rocker blaster, and make no mistake, i love my blaster! If you want/need any more info, feel free to pm me. Good luck.
 
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#16
Thanks for the advice! Not the first time I’ve head that info, so I will definitely be prepared. Did you happen to get a RTP or a hull ou built yourself?
 
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#17
I built mine, bought as an empty hull. I don't think any rtr reapers have been delivered to the us yet.


Thanks for the advice! Not the first time I’ve head that info, so I will definitely be prepared. Did you happen to get a RTP or a hull ou built yourself?
 
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