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Skitiger 03-25-2013 09:27 PM

New Ski? Radar Senate
 
I am about ready to pull the trigger on a new ski. I am Replacing a Connelly Course GS (68) with a new ski this season. I got back into skiing after a 7 year layoff (kids :o) last year. I never liked the Connelly so I am upgrading this season.

I am 6'2" 185-190 lbs. I ski at 28-30 most of the time usually free sking but I like to chase a few balls when the water is smooth on the lake. Don't have any intention of getting a lot faster since I am mostly focused on the kids these days but I would like to get better.

I am looking at a Radar Senate (2012) 67" with double Vectors (2011) for about $500 total. Brand new equipment but left over stock. I have looked hard at the coefficient x but radar bindings seem to be better. I really wish I could demo but I figure the way this radar is priced I could sell it if it doesn't work out.

Thoughts, Suggestions?

88 PS190 03-25-2013 09:45 PM

There should be a lot of great deals in tournament skis.

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skii...ategory=Slalom

Every ski company it seems has a new "hot" stick for 2013,

The nano one's mean lots of goodes on the market, the AM66 has people excited, HO has their A3, D3 has the new Quest, and lots of people like their fusions, Radar is no different and has buzz (and is manufacturing the AM66 I believe)

So when you get down to it, I think we'll see a lot of nice product out there for sale.


I got the bro a Co-X over the winter, which I am looking forwards to riding this summer a bit. My other brother's on a Radar, also a good ski.

You cannot really go wrong, but it is nice to demo.

mikeg205 03-25-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 88 PS190 (Post 919179)
There should be a lot of great deals in tournament skis.

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skii...ategory=Slalom

Every ski company it seems has a new "hot" stick for 2013,

The nano one's mean lots of goodes on the market, the AM66 has people excited, HO has their A3, D3 has the new Quest, and lots of people like their fusions, Radar is no different and has buzz (and is manufacturing the AM66 I believe)

So when you get down to it, I think we'll see a lot of nice product out there for sale.


I got the bro a Co-X over the winter, which I am looking forwards to riding this summer a bit. My other brother's on a Radar, also a good ski.

You cannot really go wrong, but it is nice to demo.

You will like the Co-x - I have the co-x/sl and can't wait to get back out on it... which bindings do you have on it?

LaRue 03-25-2013 10:11 PM

I have a blank 2011 69" Radar Theory for sale if you are interested. Great condition. Just thought I would throw that out to you.

mikeg205 03-25-2013 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 88 PS190 (Post 919179)
There should be a lot of great deals in tournament skis.

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skii...ategory=Slalom

Every ski company it seems has a new "hot" stick for 2013,

The nano one's mean lots of goodes on the market, the AM66 has people excited, HO has their A3, D3 has the new Quest, and lots of people like their fusions, Radar is no different and has buzz (and is manufacturing the AM66 I believe)

So when you get down to it, I think we'll see a lot of nice product out there for sale.


I got the bro a Co-X over the winter, which I am looking forwards to riding this summer a bit. My other brother's on a Radar, also a good ski.

You cannot really go wrong, but it is nice to demo.

I am an intermediate skier and love my Co-x-sl - L)

88 PS190 03-25-2013 10:21 PM

Both my brothers use Wileys bindings.

jamisonsbrodie 03-26-2013 02:04 PM

The senate is a great ski. Very smooth and forgiving, but with enough speed to take you as far as you want to go. It is similar shape to the Strada, but different core and .2" wider, so better at the speeds you ski at. At your speed, I would avoid "tournament level" skis like the A1, A2,A3 because they are not designed for that speed and will hunt for an edge. I think the Senate is the best ski on the market for your type of skiing. I do think you need to speed up to 32 MPH though, as your skiing will benefit and your ski will work better.

east tx skier 03-26-2013 03:05 PM

I would add the Radar Vice to your list of possibilities as well. Same shape as the Strada, but it has a urethane core. Very forgiving, but still skis extremely well. I'm about your weight and ski about 30 mph on a 68. It does well at that speed.

bwood357 04-04-2013 06:17 AM

i am looking for some input on a new to slalom also so i thought i would jump in this thread. ive got an obrien evedince, around 2007 i think? was a gift from dad and i dont even know the length. only boat ive been able to ski behind for a long time is an X-30 and that is not any fun. i now have access to a smaller boat to ski behind and want a new ski. i never really liked the obrien, it seems to heavy and hard to cut at higher speeds (that may just be me). im 5'10" and weigh 185, ski at 28-30, not looking to spend more than about 400 and skill level would be intermediate now, but should progress quickly. i think i was pretty good back in the day!!

i have not kept up with any advances on slaloms so i am not sure if i should look at good old or cheaper new to hit my price range.

bwood357 04-04-2013 08:52 AM

not intending to "thread-jack" but it seems like we may be looking for a similar ski.


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