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Old 12-07-2012, 03:02 PM
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darn...if I didn't have to sticks...I would buy it...but then I would be in trouble... I know what kyle will say to this if he sees this post...
Right now, I have a Radar Vice, Radar MPD, HO Monza, an older CDX1, and an HO Truth (my wife's technically). My wife is riding the Monza from time to time, but I doubt she would care if I sold it and kept the MPD for her.

I don't see having two skis as an impediment to buying a third. Buy it, try it, like it, keep it, or if you don't like it, sell it. Variety is the spice of life.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:33 PM
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Anyone know what the differences are between the 2010 and 2013 HO Freeride? I found a 2010 for $90 new, and want to get one if not much has changed.

lots...the 2010 is what I sold dual channel bottom very stable easy to get up on....but very stiff - 2013 complete redesign..beveled single concave bottom...new wake board type starting mid ski and new fin. It's a cool ski...I hope to demo on just for snicks...

2010 is a good open water ski, but it's turn hard and you really have to work it...I enjoyed it...

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:34 AM
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I want something fairly aggressive so I don't outgrow it in a few months, and in case I want to compete.
If you want something you don't outgrow in a few months and considering the idea of competition, I'd suggest looking for something different than the Comp Freeride. HO's website describes that as a ski to have in every boat. It's designed for getting people up on a slalom ski. My experience with that type of ski is that it works well for getting up easily, but doesn't do as well as you begin to want to ski more aggressively. There are skis a level down from the high end stuff that aren't as stiff of a flex and may use more dampening materials in the core that would suit your desire for something that would grow with you a bit better. I know the price is attractive. But the phrase, buy once, cry once rings true here.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:41 AM
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If you want something you don't outgrow in a few months and considering the idea of competition, I'd suggest looking for something different than the Comp Freeride. HO's website describes that as a ski to have in every boat. It's designed for getting people up on a slalom ski. My experience with that type of ski is that it works well for getting up easily, but doesn't do as well as you begin to want to ski more aggressively. There are skis a level down from the high end stuff that aren't as stiff of a flex and may use more dampening materials in the core that would suit your desire for something that would grow with you a bit better. I know the price is attractive. But the phrase, buy once, cry once rings true here.
^^ what easttx says...that's why sold mine...easy to get up on - hard to get aggressive. It will do it.. it's not a complete wide body - but it is a fat ski.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:18 PM
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NEVER buy a Monza. PERIOD



They first are non forgiving.


Second of all the break in Half. Mine broke in half and the only thing keeping it in 1 piece is the bottom laminate of the ski.


I coached a guy at our club during a ski league. He started skiing like crap. I removed his bindings and noticed the same exact problem.


The top laminate was broken and the core was broken.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:21 PM
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I ski on the HO a2 and like it. Also skied on the a1. Phntmski in my friends has it now.

Both are good skis.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 PM
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NEVER buy a Monza. PERIOD



They first are non forgiving.


Second of all the break in Half. Mine broke in half and the only thing keeping it in 1 piece is the bottom laminate of the ski.


I coached a guy at our club during a ski league. He started skiing like crap. I removed his bindings and noticed the same exact problem.


The top laminate was broken and the core was broken.
Anecdotal, perhaps, but my 2005 prototype Monza was a blast to ski. At 7 years old, it's still fun for my wife to ride. Maybe the quality went down over the years, but my pointy tip monza with system 8 graphics is a great ski. I didn't find it terribly unforgiving either, although I definitely liked the MPD better.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:01 PM
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Any of these you guys recommend? I'd like to keep everything $300 or less.

http://www.wakehouse.com/slalom-wate...?sort=priceasc
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:20 PM
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Radar Senate for $299. If you want to go cheaper, HO Mach 1.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:26 PM
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Any of these you guys recommend? I'd like to keep everything $300 or less.

http://www.wakehouse.com/slalom-wate...?sort=priceasc
I have bought from them. I bought a rear basis... I had the model before hand. I enjoyed this ski and logged many hours on it. Traxxx here bought and put a nice set of bindings on it. Very forgiving...never fell over the front of it...I would suggest a short ski on this model...not many adjustments on rudder. Get them leg muscles and core ready...you''ll need them to get this ski to go thru it's paces... It's a fun ski.

I would go with the 2010 - not much changed until 2013.

I bought this ski and a 2012 coefficient.. I like the Triumph way over the comp. The Triumph will take you from beginner to novice.. Turning the Triumph is much easier than turning the comp free ride... if you wait the their will be good sales in the spring - keep looking - I go my Triumph for $150.00 from the same guy selling 2010's for 229.99.

Go see Corey at www.Waterskis.com he'll give you great information and set you up.
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