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Choosing a ski

BroncoMikeBroncoMike Posts: 8 Baller
I've been out of slalom skiing a few years. Just bought a 98 Sport Nautique last year. So I'm trying to figure out what ski to get. I have been looking at the 2017 Radar Senate 69". I've found, what I think is a good deal on one with boot and rear toe plate. I couldn't tell ya where I'm at as far as number of balls, speed, or how far off I am. The main lake I spend the most time on doesn't have a course but there's another one close by that does. I'm wanting a good ski but also not looking to spend a ton of money.


  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 268 Solid Baller
    Hard to go wrong with the Senate assuming it is the right size for you.

    Great for free skiing and no slouch in the course. Good luck and welcome back to the addiction!
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 376 Crazy Baller
    Exactly what Mike said.
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 840 Crazy Baller
    Senate is a great ski!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,842 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 3
    My bro had a sport nautique...for free skiing even if not in the buoys may want to shorten up and get in front of the bump in the wake ie) 28 off and 34 mph.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • BroncoMikeBroncoMike Posts: 8 Baller
    Thanks for the input guys! The radar it is.

    6balls - I'll give'er go thanks!
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,426 Crazy Baller
    I like the Senate 17 graphics better than the 18.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • BroncoMikeBroncoMike Posts: 8 Baller
    Yeah it's much better looking in person!

    I can't get over how light the ski is!
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,426 Crazy Baller
    @BroncoMike Nice ski! I meant the one you have is the better looking one!
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 202 Baller
    Great ski, love mine. I dropped in an adjustable fin this winter to give me something more to play with this summer. Absolutely love the graphics as well, glad I upgraded when i did.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 159 Baller
    edited April 11
    @BroncoMike Great choice! If you think that one is light you should compare it to a Lithium sometime. But that Alloy will be perfect for what you want to do. Go, rip, enjoy!

    @dhofert ???? I'm pretty sure all Senates come with an adjustable fin.
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 202 Baller
    @KRoundy no the alloy does not.
  • BroncoMikeBroncoMike Posts: 8 Baller
    I was actually looking at the fin the other day. It's not adjustable.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 159 Baller
    Weird, but OK. I stand corrected. An easy upgrade.
  • BroncoMikeBroncoMike Posts: 8 Baller
    I got to try out the ski this past weekend. I'm no where near as good as I'm sure some of you are but I love the ski.

    Side note.....already got two good goudges in the top of the ski! AAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!! :s :s :s :s :s :s :s :s
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