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Old 01-17-2018, 12:47 PM
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Getting started in a slalom course, youíll 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.

Iím 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 67Ē Theory for $200.
Iíll look into that, thanks for the input
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:23 PM
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Start at 15off 30mph then move up to 22off at 28 -

I free ski - and do the course - start to finish course is 15-16 seconds... the above ski is a faster ski. An HO superlite will get you thru the course up 32MPH after that not fast enough.

I got thru the course last year with my Superlite -
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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start to finish course is 15-16 seconds...
If you ran your pass at 36+, why did you not get video of it? (sorry MikeG lol)



I suggest you start at 28 mph - see the below course speeds/times

36 = 16.08
34 = 16.95
32 = 17.93
30 = 19.03
28 = 20.27
26 = 21.68
24 = 23.31
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If you ran your pass at 36+, why did you not get video of it? (sorry MikeG lol)



I suggest you start at 28 mph - see the below course speeds/times

36 = 16.08
34 = 16.95
32 = 17.93
30 = 19.03
28 = 20.27
26 = 21.68
24 = 23.31
I will get you for that.. but I got witnesses ---
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I will get you for that.. but I got witnesses ---
Not doubting you ran a pass, it's the speed I question
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:29 PM
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Not doubting you ran a pass, it's the speed I question
sorry that's not what I meant - I know I didn't run the course in 16 seconds... but even at 28mph it's damn fast -
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:35 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?
A lot of things, have changed, since 2010. Ski designs, and skiing concepts. Also, different ski manufactures, measure their skis differently.

A 67" Connolly Carbon V, and a 68" HO Syndicate A3...Are the same length, when standing them, side to side. Connolly measures top of ski, Ho measures bottom. Length, is just one factor.

Save up your money, buy a newer ski. Current, middle price ski, will have more performance.
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Well I decided to go for the mid range crossover. The marina I go to is having 20% off of their HO stuff because of their boat show. I figured $600 for a Carbon Omni with double VMAX bindings is about as good of a deal as I’d get. Only another month or so before it and the new-to-me boat gets put the the test!!
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So how’d they do? The ski and the boat?
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