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Old 05-12-2015, 04:40 PM
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H.O. V Type Ski

Is anybody skiing, or has skied the 2015 HO V Type? I am on a 2007 HO Monza now and the Animal boots have been great, but they are due to be upgraded as well as a ski while I am at it. I am a 34 mph skier, 22-32 off and a few balls at 35 some days. I know I shouldn't admit it, but some days I ski 32 mph just because I am getting very near 50 y/o and I don't compete. What is the thought on this ski? I see it on HO site for $1,350. Denver ski shop (I will be there in a few days) has it at $1,525.

I know the Monza gets a bad wrap, but I feel like I have skied the fire out of it and I have become better with that ski. I recognize the advancements of a new ski is due for me.

I guess if I am spending that much it would be nice to get Carbon Fiber, but open to ideas on slightly used newer comparable ski's. I am not 100% staying HO, although my last 3 skis since my Master Craft Mirage have been.

I am 6'1" and right now 178lbs, but usually drop 10 lbs. as the season unfolds. I should be on a 66" right?

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Old 05-12-2015, 04:41 PM
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Oops, I meant to type "I should be on a 67", not 66. Right?
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:47 PM
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I'm eagerly awaiting my V-Type from my daughter....... .

Unfortunately, I have not skied it yet so can't comment.

I ordered a 67". 6'-0" at 190 lbs. I also took a few pics from Tommy's and definitely like the black over the green. Post is in here somewhere.....

If I ever get it and we end up close to one another (Grand Junction or COS), you are more than welcome to try!

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Old 05-12-2015, 04:54 PM
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Thanks, but I bet I have a new ski in a week or two? I agree, The black is me if I go that way. Green is not me. I grew up w/ 90's day glow colors and have had my fill of that. That being said; my 1994 PS 190 is a nice shade of "Miami Vice" Teal and Fuchsia, lol.
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The rumor on BOS is that it is an awesome ski. I like the A3 and the S2 and this is a combination of those two. It is on my short list of skis to try this year.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:50 PM
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I Ski Slightly Below Your Level In The Course And Went From The Monza To An S2 And Love It . Looking Forward To Skiing The New Ski At Liquid Edge In June But It Would Have To Be A Heck Of A Difference Before I Would Leave The S2
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:16 PM
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People are running PB first time out on the V type right out of the box, that are running an A3 right now. They feel like they will get a full pass more on the V type with fin and binding adjustments to the offside turn.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:39 PM
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I am waiting to get on my V type... once winter leaves.. the chicago area.. lol..
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:43 PM
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The rumor on BOS is that it is an awesome ski. I like the A3 and the S2 and this is a combination of those two. It is on my short list of skis to try this year.
I looked at BOS right after my post and some very respectable people commenting on it, but just wonder how biased they might be with sponsor/free ski's and stuff etc.?

I bet there is more to read, just my first word search.
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I am a 34 mph skier, 22-32 off and a few balls at 35 some days. I know I shouldn't admit it, but some days I ski 32 mph just because I am getting very near 50 y/o and I don't compete.

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You're right on target with your skill level baseline. Good for you. Not often non-competitors maintain a competitive level of skill, therefore my opinion on your ski is if it is working for you like you state, I'd be hard pressed to change it.

I agree on the 67" ski for you.

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