New Ski Suggestions?

khuckinskhuckins Posts: 2 New Baller
edited June 2015 in Skis Fins Bindings
Hello, I am a 5'3" 115 lb woman and I am looking for a new ski to become more aggressive. I currently ski on an O'Brien World Team and I do primarily free water skiing at around 30 mph. I have also skiied on a family friend's EP Tactic, but after hearing horror stories of old skis blowing up and injuring people while skiing, I am not going to use it anymore. My local marina recommended the HO Couture Freeride, but I am concerned that the Freeride might be even less aggressive than the World Team? I tried a ski last season which I believe was a Freeride, but I am not positive, and my dad's friend called it his "old man ski." (I could be thinking of a different ski, though). I am looking to spend less than $500, but I am also willing to buy a more expensive ski used. Does anyone have any suggestions of intermediate level skis that will allow me to become a more aggressive skier?

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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,879 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    A D3 X Custom or X3 would be great for you. You'd have to find a used one, as they don't make them new anymore. Very forgiving, but will take you as far as you want to go.
    Scott Calderwood
    scotchipman
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,539 Crazy Baller
    Take a look at the HO TX. A very nice ski for 28 to 34 mph free skiing and in the course. I think a new package with bindings is right around 500.
  • khuckinskhuckins Posts: 2 New Baller
    What about the Radar Theory? I have used a friend's HO Triumph and enjoyed it, and I read somewhere that the Theory is similar to the Triumph? I also think that I read that the TX is the new version of the Triumph?
  • WishWish Posts: 7,099 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Any Radar would be good if sized correctly as well as just about any D3. Lots and lots on SIA. The difference you will feel on any of these skis even 4yrs old will be shocking...in a good way. I like the Radar brand only because you can start with a P6 or a Therory and work your way up the levels of skies they have with little noticeable differance other then you are able to go faster and shorter line lengths if you ski the course. And as said, just about any D3 will work well. Your budget is plenty large enough to get a great ski with great boots in a 2-3 yr old ski. Don't waist money on a brand new one unless it is a deeply discounted like last seasons ski or a blemish (usually the graphic is not perfect so they sell them for way less.) Best of luck and check out SkiItAgain.com.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    swc5150
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