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Old 08-26-2016, 04:25 PM
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Radar Alloy Senate

Anybody here ski this? How do you like it?
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:18 PM
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Love it! Used it in the course but primarily open water. 220lbs 6'3" Use a 69" Rode a Radar Theory for 5 years but I am glad and content I moved to the Senate. My skiing buddy uses same ski.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:46 PM
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I've been on a 2015 Alloy Senate all this season. I switched to it from a 2014 Connelly Prophecy because I ultimately decided the Prophecy was too much for me. I get 90% of my passes at 15 off 30 mph and about 10% of passes at 15 off 32 mph. I am hoping the Alloy Senate will take me all the way up to getting a few balls at 28 off 34 mph and then I would start shopping for a top-level ski again.

When I switched from the Prophecy to the Senate it seemed like the Senate was a tank in comparison. Significantly more stable and significantly less responsive. It took a few sets to get used to the difference, but the difference is what I wanted. I was just falling too much on the Prophecy and don't have the technique to handle it.

I quickly got up to the level in the course I was reaching on the Prophecy, but I feel more secure on the Senate, so I'm hoping it will help me develop my form without punishing me with hard falls. So far so good.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:55 PM
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I really like my senate. It's the graphite but the ski is awesome.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:06 PM
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I just started really skiing the course and am on a 2014 Alloy Senate. It's been great for me so far.
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So for a intermediate skier better suited than the graphite?
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The Alloy is supposedly more forgiving than the graphite. Unless you are already running 22 off at 34mph or feel like you will progress rapidly there is probably not a good reason to get the graphite. Get the Alloy now and in a couple years upgrade to a Graphite in the new shape that is coming out for 2017.
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FWIW, I have a 67" Graphite Senate, 2015 I would sell for $300. It is in great shape, other than the "Graphite" decal/plate fell off. I just switched to the 65" (I'm only 155 lbs). I picked up a 2016 from Wiley's.

Can't comment on the Alloy version, but switching from the Theory to the Senate was a huge plus for me. Finally got a clean pass this year 15 off at 30. I feel so much more confident on the Senate, especially across the wake. My wife and I like it for open water too. It just sets an edge so good. I am an intermediate skier, beginner in the course.

Also, the new 2017 Senate will be the Vapor pattern. Not sure if the old/current Senate will become the new Theory pattern.
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