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Old 01-16-2018, 03:41 PM
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So Iíve only been a recreational skier so far, but would like to get into it a lot more now that I have an actual ski boat for better practice. First Iíd like to get a better ski. Iím looking at an HO Syndicate S1 right now. The only one that is in stock for a decent price is a 66Ē. Would I be okay on it at 175 lbs? Is a 2010 version a good ski?
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:44 PM
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So Iíve only been a recreational skier so far, but would like to get into it a lot more now that I have an actual ski boat for better practice. First Iíd like to get a better ski. Iím looking at an HO Syndicate S1 right now. The only one that is in stock for a decent price is a 66Ē. Would I be okay on it at 175 lbs? Is a 2010 version a good ski?
I'm 168 now and on a 67. I was also on a 67 @ 198.

How much for the S1?
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:46 PM
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I actually have the same ski right now. Unless you're skiing at 36mph I'd hold out for a 67" ski instead of possibly struggling with an undersized ski. Check Ski It Again if you haven't already, always good deals to be found there for older but great skis.
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Itís $200, slightly used with one blemish. A lot better than the $1000 you pay for a new one
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:48 PM
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A litter too short for your size I am afraid . That is also an entry level course ski and may be a little aggressive at this stage of your learning I would look more towards a 67 inch cx
ski it again or e-bay are good sources for used or blem skis also try overstockskis.com
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:09 PM
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Iíll keep looking for a 67Ē then. Would there be an issue with a more aggressive ski? Itís not like I just started skiing, Iíve been doing it since I was a kid just never on a course
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:14 AM
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It’s $200, slightly used with one blemish. A lot better than the $1000 you pay for a new one
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I’ll keep looking for a 67” then. Would there be an issue with a more aggressive ski? It’s not like I just started skiing, I’ve been doing it since I was a kid just never on a course
The ski you're looking at is a good ski - I have a friend that has one and runs [email protected] For your size, I'd go 67 also.

I was on a similar ski until October last year and then upgraded to a V-Type R, but I did not get enough sets on it to tell you if I like it yet.
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what speed and rope length are you striving for?
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:14 PM
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I’ve started looking at the Omni too. I usually go 34-36, going to start with 15’ off this summer
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Getting started in a slalom course, you’ll find much of your free skiing tendencies tend to be too slow for how fast things will need to happen, even at slow speeds. Getting too aggressive of a ski off the bat will make it tougher yet. While people tend to opt for the top end slalom ski, my experience is this likely ends up being more re-gressive than pro-gressive. A higher end ski will do more things on its own than will result in bad habits, ie breaking at the waist, bending your knees and arms, skiing into the rope and getting slack, etc.

Look for a 32mph ski first, and make your way up as you get better. Bring your good habits with you. Learning to control a ski at the same time as learning to ski a course will be a bear of a project and likely end up in discouraging you.

I’m only really familiar with the Radar line, but something like a Theory from a few seasons ago is what I would put you on. Too bad, I just sold a 67” Theory for $200.
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