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    PWC Terminology

    I just bought my first ski. I've never even ridden on, let alone own one. I tend to be a tad obsessive so I've been scowering this forum for info, tips and advice.

    You enthusiasts should be commended for your patience and all the knowledge you share with us noobs. Everybody seems very welcoming and helpful.

    That being said, you guys speak your own language. Ribbon deletes, whole shots, wot and on and on.

    I did a search on terminology and abbreviations in the forum with negative results. Anyone have a glossary of sorts for us new guys to understand what you are all saying?


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    Welcome to the forum!

    wot = wide open throttle
    ribbon delete is when you take the flame arrestor on your intake manifold which will allow more air flow and better performance
    whole shot is when you hit wot from an almost stand still position

    you might also hear grasshopper which is almost the same as noob, Im kind of a noob too so maybe other members can give you more information

    what ski you got? if you don't mind me asking

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    Hello...welcome to the Hulk and welcome to owing/riding skis!

    Ribbon Delete: Remove Restricter

    Hole Shot: Launching and accelerating from a stand still...faster than the other guy. lol

    WOT: Wide Open Throttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by randhellg View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    wot = wide open throttle
    ribbon delete is when you take the flame arrestor on your intake manifold which will allow more air flow and better performance
    whole shot is when you hit wot from a almost stand still position

    you might also hear grasshopper which is almost the same as noob, Im kind of a noob too so maybe other members can give you more information

    what ski you got? if you don't mind me asking

    You beat me to it. At least our answers match. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by randhellg View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    wot = wide open throttle
    ribbon delete is when you take the flame arrestor on your intake manifold which will allow more air flow and better performance
    whole shot is when you hit wot from a almost stand still position

    you might also hear grasshopper which is almost the same as noob, Im kind of a noob too so maybe other members can give you more information

    what ski you got? if you don't mind me asking

    You beat me to it. At least our answers match. lol
    hahahah, we got the same answers i think i just type faster than you!! LOL

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    I don't know of a glossary so I would just read what's interesting to you on the forum and if a term doesn't make sense don't be afraid to post a question in the thread asking what it means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randhellg View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    wot = wide open throttle
    ribbon delete is when you take the flame arrestor on your intake manifold which will allow more air flow and better performance
    whole shot is when you hit wot from an almost stand still position

    you might also hear grasshopper which is almost the same as noob, Im kind of a noob too so maybe other members can give you more information

    what ski you got? if you don't mind me asking
    Dont mind at all. 2014 fx cruiser svho

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    Welcome to Greenhulk.


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    I thought at one time we had a glossary/term thread... maybe I'm thinking of a caving forum from when I was spending time underground...

    To the OP, this is one of my favorites: Yardsale

    Somebody will surely enlighten you on that one, but for sure don't do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott2640 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by randhellg View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    wot = wide open throttle
    ribbon delete is when you take the flame arrestor on your intake manifold which will allow more air flow and better performance
    whole shot is when you hit wot from an almost stand still position

    you might also hear grasshopper which is almost the same as noob, Im kind of a noob too so maybe other members can give you more information

    what ski you got? if you don't mind me asking
    Dont mind at all. 2014 fx cruiser svho
    go big or go home , well done, very nice ski enjoy it!!

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