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dmayer84
10-23-2006, 06:31 PM
I realized this year that I need to get a new ski. What I currently have is a 66" Connelly Concept about 5 years old. I really dont get to ski on a course since there are none around me, only time I did was when I was working as a waterski, wakeboard instructor at a summer camp. Really don't have any idea what to get. Im 5'7" and weigh about 210.

MarkP
10-23-2006, 06:34 PM
Really don't have any idea what to get. Im 5'7" and weigh about 210.A bigger ski would help a littlehttp://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif

dmayer84
10-23-2006, 06:38 PM
A bigger ski would help a littlehttp://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif

I know that one, I dont know what size I should be going for. Theuy that had the local ski shop closed up and moved away, thats where I got the last ski. This past summer I started to go back to skiing after spending basically all my time boarding. Its been about 4 years since I was out skiing a lot, thats why the small ski. Now that I can go skiing more, I want to get back into it.

corey
10-27-2006, 09:49 AM
Really depends on how fast you are skiing, but I would recommend the H.O. Sports Triumph series. They are wider than a conventional ski (think oversize golf clubs) for more lift and stability. Skis well in and out of the course up to 32-34 mph.

JohnE
10-27-2006, 05:03 PM
I bought the Connelly FX1 this summer and it is a great ski for me. I weigh about 200. Wiley's was a big help. I went with their recommendation. Very reasonably priced. I paid either $225 or $250 with Wiley double wraps.

88 PS190
10-27-2006, 06:09 PM
Big fan of D3 skis... If you are looking for good quality and top fit/finish i'd recommend them highly.

Connelly are incredibly durable.

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 10:52 AM
Found some 2006 Monza's on sale not sure what size to go with 69.5 or 68. I'm 5' 7" weighing about 210

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 10:57 AM
Found some 2006 Monza's on sale not sure what size to go with 69.5 or 68. I'm 5' 7" weighing about 210

Jesus_Freak
01-02-2007, 11:43 AM
What is your goal with the ski and what is your current "level"?

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 12:08 PM
What is your goal with the ski and what is your current "level"?

I have skied courses a few times, a few other people that I used to go to camp with reccomended the Monza. One of the other guys that I go out with has a better boat for slaloming than mine but that is freeskiing as well. I really just want to get better. My current ski is way too small.

Jesus_Freak
01-02-2007, 12:35 PM
I recently bought the larger of the two sizes you mentioned because I am currently riding slow (<30) in the course. I weigh about 190.

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 01:08 PM
I tend to ski on the slower side as well, so I think I'll go for the larger ski.

Jesus_Freak
01-02-2007, 01:30 PM
Like I say in my signature, my course skiing advice will probably only hurt you :D , but I am just telling you what I did.

daveg
01-02-2007, 01:56 PM
I just bought an HO 69" Charger last year and love it. I am 5'10" and 210. The ski performs well in the course (30-34 mph), is VERY forgiving and much less tiring than the narrower, traditional skis. I was skeptical of the "shaped" skis until I tried it. No dissapointments for me.

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 02:03 PM
Still not sure which size to get im leaning twords 69 1/2 but I am thinking that 68 might also be fine. Any advice is appreciated

daveg
01-02-2007, 02:14 PM
I think you will be much happier with the 69" and you won't sacrifice any performance. I tried the 67" version before I went with the 69". It completed the turns better for me.

Something else to think about is if you are going to stay with Connelly and use your old bindings, you may have to see what size/model they offer to be able to do that. Otherwise, if you are going to buy a whole new set up, go with the 69". Just my opinion!

dmayer84
01-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Anyone else have any reccomendations on size?

east tx skier
01-02-2007, 10:53 PM
I'd say 69".

Leroy
01-02-2007, 10:55 PM
I can't find my book, but also believe the obrien charger or 67 inch version would even work for you, their freeride series. Wider, shorter, good for 30-34MPH. I have been looking at similar. Nitro was also recommended for me. Depends on speed and what you want, I ski ~32MPH and trying to make it through the course. I'm on an old EP widetrak, but really like it. I'm 5'11" and 210 pounds and wanting to drop a few more pounds.

dmayer84
01-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Picked up the new ski, it had the set screws too, gonna be a long winter.

André
01-03-2007, 09:01 PM
Picked up the new ski, it had the set screws too, gonna be a long winter.
What did you get finally?:confused:

dmayer84
01-03-2007, 09:06 PM
What did you get finally?:confused:

Went with the 69 1/2" Monza, with Approach bindings, couldnt beat the price.

sand2snow22
01-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Approach!! Get in shape, they're great bindings. The forward lean is killer. Do you ski on glass mostly?

dmayer84
01-03-2007, 10:42 PM
as long as I wake up early enough, or go out late enough

Jesus_Freak
01-04-2007, 08:18 AM
Went with the 69 1/2" Monza, with Approach bindings, couldnt beat the price.

What did you pay, if you dont mind my asking? Was it a new 06 and new 06 boots?

dmayer84
01-04-2007, 10:47 AM
What did you pay, if you dont mind my asking? Was it a new 06 and new 06 boots?

PM at you and new 06 and 06 boots.

pq2
01-04-2007, 11:07 AM
Approach!! Get in shape, they're great bindings. The forward lean is killer. Do you ski on glass mostly?

Sorry for the threadjack, but Sand, can you explain that? i have approach boots and most of time i dont ski in glassy conditions. I want to try the Animal ones. What do you think will be the difference.

thanks.