WTB 64" HO CDX

DavidDoughtyDavidDoughty Posts: 3 Baller
Hi there, my daughter has caught fire with the waterskiing bug. Our old pro has told me that the best ski for her is the CDX. I have had no luck finding one for her and her birthday is coming up at the end of April. I am hoping someone has one collecting dust somewhere. Her feet are size 4 in youth.
Thanks for looking!

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,351 Mega Baller
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • DavidDoughtyDavidDoughty Posts: 3 Baller
    Is that cheap? $275 USD is a lot for a bday present in my world :(
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,351 Mega Baller
    $275 is pretty cheap for a waterski, regardless of the occasion.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,838 Mega Baller
    This would work for your daughter and likely be better than the CDX and comes with bindings.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 174 Baller
    CDX is a fabulous older ski. I’d go 65 vs 64 as she’ll grow fast and the extra length now will be fine. You should be able to find them far less than 250-275 range . I have two that we’re both under $150. The older bindings are available as the insert pattern and plates are different, or places like Wiley’s can rebuild for you. The original CDX-1 red white and black checkered flag graphics was one of the coolest ever done. These are great old skis that still rip!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,773 Mega Baller
    You might try Wiley's. I remeber when they had a run a CDX's made
  • unksskisunksskis Posts: 331 Baller
    After skiing that ski at 64", as well as 67", and since moving on to 20th century technology, I would suggest looking for a different ski. CDX is a heavy, aggressive ski compared to much of what is available on the market now.
    MickeyThompson
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,838 Mega Baller
    This is what I meant to add: http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?endless=summer&topic=Search&category=Slalom&postid=46503.

    We have had some kids learn on the 9800 and it worked well for them and I think it would be better than CDX.
    Mark Shaffer
    aupatking
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,372 Mega Baller
    The CDX recommendation is very odd. That's a ski from the early 2000s. Skis are more like laptops than cars a 2005 Hyundai is a fine first car a 2005 emachines does you no favors.
    aupatkingBill22
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,171 Mega Baller
    edited April 4
    $275 is insanely high for that old ski. I wouldn’t pay $50. Not that it was bad in it’s time, but that was 20-25 years ago. Those Goode 9800’s are even more than 10 years old now but would be light-year improvements for her over the CDX. You need to go on ski-it-again.com and search in the slalom section. Sort by length. If you move up into the 65 inch area, your choices are almost limitless. You can find a great ski in there for way less than $275.
    For that money you could get her a 2019 Radar TRA in a 63 or 65 for $299. Now, understand though, most of us buy our skis blank these days, and our boots separately, and those guys can get up there too. So, that Radar TRA, which is a great ski, with front Prime Boot and Adjustable Rear Toe Plate is $429 brand new.
    That kind of puts that $275 CDX in perspective. You can substitute the Radar TRA for any other brand’s “kid specific” ski, but that just happens to be the one I know best, and know it’s good.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,838 Mega Baller
    Agreed the 9800 is an older ski (the one I linked to is not mine) but it is way ahead of the CDX and light people don't put a lot of strain on the ski. There are a ton of good options out there you could find that I think would be better than the CDX.
    Mark Shaffer
    aupatking
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,171 Mega Baller
    @Chef23 sorry I got long winded there. I was actually agreeing with you on the 9800. It’s a fantastic ski. I was just also trying to put a little price perspective of what $275 can really get you even with new stuff.
  • DavidDoughtyDavidDoughty Posts: 3 Baller
    Thank you for the recommendations guys, any thoughts on the Monza? There's a 65 on ski-it-again, my daughter is tiny though, she doesn't grow fast at all lol
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,838 Mega Baller
    @DavidDoughty the 9800 is better than the Monza. If the 9800 I linked to is still available for $150 with bindings it is hard to beat and will be great for your daughter.
    Mark Shaffer
    DavidDoughtyaupatking
  • MsuwaterskierMsuwaterskier Posts: 10 Baller
    I have an old 64” CDX. It’s blank. PM me.
    DavidDoughtyMDB1056
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