T1 Review after 2 full seasons

sjetrider

615 Freeriders are addicted to T1 madness.
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#1
Hopefully some other T1 riders will chime in as well.
Fit and finish is good and assembly is like assembling a SJ. Multiple tanks work with multiple setups from stock tank with B-pipe to 4.5gal thrust tank with TNT,PFP and RRP pipes, tested them all.
Footholds are awesome, large enough to pad down to your liking. Pole choices are as follows / ANY POLE YOU CHOOSE. Comes with front hood latch and billet pole bracket as well as 155 pump shoe and ride plate.
single color paint for around $550 I believe or just black primer as removed from molds.
Now for the real deal and the reason this hull is SO UNIVERSAL. Rockered CORRECTLY both front and rear, Bondline rockered and is large enough to make a handling difference. LARGE intake track, center keel runs all the way to front and is rockered as well, outer chines long and deep enough to matter but not so deep it high sides you. For these reasons this hull can carve and slash surf effortlessly (like having training wheels in surf) but lean forward a little and 360 like nothing. This hull responds nicely to body position, never wants to sling you over bars or drop you off the rear like many AM hulls I have owned and ridden. Launch off waves or your own wake and it lands smooth and in control, doesnt throw nose up or jab the pole to your gut on landings. Deeper, rockered center keel helps this thing pop and the sunken pump tunnel keeps it hooked long enough to get some serious height. These hulls are laid up to withstand both surf and flatwater in full carbon but not a tator chip by any means, not the lightest full carbon boat but sure rides like it and is within 10# of the lightest carbon hulls. That 10# is strategically placed in the areas that have kept my T1 COMPLETELY stress crack free after over 600 gals of ride time, surf and flatwater. You will never know the 10# is there unless you put it on a scale as this thing rides so light and is so agile. Just so you know what I am used to and comparing to:
years on an SJ, the kawis before it dont matter
then a WDK REV when they were new, bought in pieces and assembled by me (true POS but not much other than sj knock offs were avail then) rode it 3 years
then WDK Carbon ROK
kept the ROK and bought an XFS Rickter GLASS, HATED IT, traded for another carbon Rok
Then carbon Superfreak Badass -8.5"
then KDX
then the one that KILLS them ALL and combines the best of them all the T!

I am building my 2nd T1 now, only because I want to and I dont see me EVER owning any other hull. It is Amazing.
This thing is worth the wait, whatever that wait might be, 3 years waiting for my first one (which was 1st top deck and 2nd bottom deck out of the molds) and a year for my second one is all well worth it.
This is not mass produced and it will take patience to obtain, but I am so confident its the best and proud of mine that I will let ANYONE try mine so you know what you will be getting when it happens.

So....................................... I Like it
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air blair

you are the reason
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thumb, mich again
#6
Love your review sjetrider. Sounds like a winner of a hull 4 sure. Awesome to here great reviews from an American built hull


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hornedogg79

dodgin' bass boats
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Still the best I've ridden. If I'm ever in a position to buy another hull, my $ is staying in TN.

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sjetrider

615 Freeriders are addicted to T1 madness.
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#10
T1 #3 for me is now done! A maniac 760 powered little beast. r5.jpg r5.jpg r11.jpg I still cant say enough about these hulls. This lil 760 was an absolute blast Sunday chasing boat wakes. These pics are 360's from setup wakes. Still some fine tuning but badazz for day one I could not be happier. So agile and light feeling I didnt even miss my 900 all day. The 900 is now a flatwater boat ramp boat, this is my surf /boat wake BIOTCH.
 
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DAG

No Risk It, No Bisquick
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Charlotte, NC
#11
Looking good out there!! Are you bringing the 760 to SFF? I'd love to demo a lower hp T1 to feel the difference in how the hull response.
 

Big Kahuna

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#19
Cannot wait to see her. I feel like an uncle watching their neice grow up. Just to months ago we were putting her together........... And look how much she has grown..............
 
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