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Old 04-01-2006, 12:39 PM
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2005/2006 HO Magnum or Charger?

I was thinking about getting a slalom ski to take with me to camp this year. I slalomed in my early teens, but haven't really attempted to slalom in the last 5+ years, but since I will be at camp all summer and the majority of the counselors there seem to slalom I thought I should bring a stick and get back into it.

SO, what do you guys think of the 2005 or 2006 H.O. Magnum or Charger? I don't really want to spend more than $400 since I don't even know if I will like to slalom, and these seem to be marked at a decent price.

Here is a link to the charger: http://www.anythingxtreme.com/HO-Spo...2263C1747.aspx


And here is the Magnum: http://www.anythingxtreme.com/HO-Spo...2264C1747.aspx

Any other ski recommendations for a beginner? Does anybody have a used ski for sale that is atleast a 69"??
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:41 PM
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The Connelly FX has had some nice reviews. I see last years going very cheap with high end bindings. Go rear toe until you get it.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:42 PM
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I was definetly thinking of getting the ski with both boots, and getting a RTP to start with.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:45 PM
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Sorry Connelly F1X. http://fc2k.perfski.com/showitem.cfm...9&itemnum=1630 $389 with excellent bindings + shipping! You can find it cheaper on Ebay. Comes with the same hardware as the F1 and is one bad arse ski. I love Connelly quality as well.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:06 PM
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Here is an 04 but 67" only!http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog.asp?P=7873
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:20 PM
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Here's a 68", what do you guys think of this one?

http://www.bartswatersports.com/clos..._Ski/index.asp
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:50 PM
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I don't know skis, but if you're not sure you'll like it then just use a friend's stick.
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:30 PM
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slalom

I wouldnt recommend a shaped ski because you will grow out of it if you are working on your skills, but admittedly that's based on the experience of just 1 ski pal. Get a traditional shape and grunt it out at first, you will be happy with it for more years. I have a HO Truth, but based on whats available today that might not be what I choose...

Wasnt there a great slalom ski thread some time back ???????????
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:18 PM
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I'll offer the pro shaped ski view. As a mid 40's little overweight....well maybe more than a little, I bought my EP wide track for $35 off ebay 3 years ago on advice of LeeC. It is easy to ski, has been great fun, I have a ski anyone can get up on, and is very forgiving. I skied at 32MPH most of last summer and stepped up to 34MPH at the end of the summer. Was out 2-3 times a week last summer. I am able to do a pretty good one hand turns and did make one ball at Mag Fest last summer(first time ever in a course).


I am looking to step up this summer to something mid performance. Everyone needs a learner ski, unless you are in good shape, correct weight, and wanting to advance quickly I would recommend a wide ski, have some fun and move up when you are ready.
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