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Getting a ski for a friend who is about 200 lbs, beginner in the course, currently on a narrow 69 inch ski. Any fresh experience which of these is best to advance in the course, hopefully getting to 34mph one day? All three seem to have the same target group.


  • C5QuestC5Quest Posts: 149 Baller
    I can’t speak for the OMNI or Carbon V but like to try them out sometime. As for the Senate, it’s been great. Have a 2017 Lithium but would prob suggest the Graphite just starting out. Can easily run into 34 mph and 28 to 32 off
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,654 Administrator
    Pretty awesome that there's three really very good skis duking it out in this market segment. ( is that how you spell duking?)

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  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 329 Solid Baller
    The Omni is new this year so there isn't a lot of experience with it yet, I know there is at least one here that loves it though. Carbon V and Senate are well regarded. Honestly, for a new skier just get the one that you can have a better deal on. Stick with 2017 or newer, don't get the older Carbon V on Overton's because it's a stiffer layup and not as well regarded. Also, on the Senate line go with a Graphite or Lithium. Good luck.
  • SivotaSivota Posts: 108 Baller
    I confess I am the one @vtmecheng correctly identifies as enjoying the Omni. I definitely agree with his comment about going 2017 onwards. These slightly wider skis appear to to continue to improve and in particular they help skiers get into 34mph and start to shorten. I can't comment on the Carbon V or the Senate but obviously they are well regarded too. If you can, try before you buy.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,195 Mega Baller
    I have s 67” 2018 Carbon V. I ran -35 at 32 mph my first set riding it. (I am a 34 mph skier and my “regular” ski is a 68” T3.) I found it stable but easy to turn and very fast cross course. I think you can ride this ski with a wide variety of styles (which is a good thing as i can demonstrate a wide variety of styles in s single pass). I highly recommend it.
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  • PatmasterPatmaster Posts: 148 Baller
    Thanks guys, this is helpful!
  • PatmasterPatmaster Posts: 148 Baller
    @horton, Syndicate Omni would make an interesting review...I'm sure you agree.
  • blinddogblinddog Posts: 51 Baller
    If he's a beginner in the course, I would recommend the regular Connelly V instead of the carbon version. Half the price and just as good a ski for him IMO. I upgraded last season from the regular V to the carbon V, I'm a 32/34 mph 15 off skier. It takes a better skier than me to realize the advantages of the carbon.
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