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Old 09-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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I should asked here what length ski to buy and not listen to manufacturer... I'll be on my 69's for awhile... even if lose the 8-10 pounds I want... good side - if I don't won't matter..
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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Yea I don't really care about the maker, but IMO there is a clear progression of skis for the big guys:

HO: Freeride > Triumph > CoX/SL > S2/A3
Radar: Satori > P6 > Senate/C > Strada

The Senate C is the one staring me in the face right now...just want to make sure I'm not buying too much ski or that I'm wasting money with something that won't help at all.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:18 PM
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Jason,

You would not be buying too much ski with the Senate C. IMO, It is the one ski out there that you would be both comfortable on as well as unable to outgrow as you improve. Also, due to the success of the Senate C, I can guarantee that you could find a home for it if you don't like it (although I highly doubt that will be the case).
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:20 PM
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Yea I don't really care about the maker, but IMO there is a clear progression of skis for the big guys:

HO: Freeride > Triumph > CoX/SL > S2/A3
Radar: Satori > P6 > Senate/C > Strada

The Senate C is the one staring me in the face right now...just want to make sure I'm not buying too much ski or that I'm wasting money with something that won't help at all.
sounds to me like you have already made your mind up on the Senate. For what it's worth, I am at a similar spot as you and ride a CoX. It is a very forgiving ski, real easy to turn and solid cross-course. At our level I believe it's more the indian and not the arrow that is the issue but hey, who doesn't love spending other peoples money Buy the senate and enjoy it!
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:30 PM
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...who doesn't love spending other peoples money Buy the senate and enjoy it!
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You would not be buying too much ski with the Senate C.
You guys aren't good for my bank account. It's a 2012 with the carbon and orange top with the all orange underside...so I was thinking it would go good with this boat currently on SIA
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:35 PM
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So I should just get a $1,300 ski and that will fix it?
I aint gonna lie to ya - his skiing was instantly better... almost looked like he was compensating on the old ski for having crap bindings
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:37 PM
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I aint gonna lie to ya - his skiing was instantly better... almost looked like he was compensating on the old ski for having crap bindings
That's one thing I read on BOS...that moving from Wiley wraps to a one-piece (even the Vectors) will be a bigger change even than the ski. Looking forward to that...
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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I was on a 69" Triumph and moved to a 67" Radar Vice after also trying the Senate, Concept, F1X, and V. I was not getting another HO. At first I thought the Senate was the ski for me and it was hard deciding between the two Radars. The Vice just had more aggression, though the Senate had better deep water starts (IIRC it was also a 69 vs the 67 Vice). I'm about your size and start the course 15off going 32mph. I think the Senate would be a great ski to get you into higher speeds

EDIT: Also just because manufacturers recommend a certain speed for their ranking of skis doesn't necessarily mean that the ski won't perform at slower speeds. Make sure you spend time on the ski before purchasing!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:22 PM
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You guys aren't good for my bank account. It's a 2012 with the carbon and orange top with the all orange underside...so I was thinking it would go good with this boat currently on SIA
new ski and new boat, you'll be running 38 off in no time..
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:26 PM
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Well the seller of the Senate C backed out, so I guess I'm back to shopping!
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