S2's and A2's all over the place

SkihackSkihack Posts: 448 Baller
edited June 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
Here in North Carolina, this is all you see at tourneys. HO's are killing it. S2 is the hottest thing out. A2's are hot as well. Both are darn good skis. Here and there a few Goode's and a few of the older Strada's. April is the top skier, one of the the top in the world. Smartest thing HO ever did was to sign her. I have tried to tell Eddie Roberts and other's you got to sponsor a couple of the top local skiers. But, what do I know? I know this, North Carolina is HO territory, and there are hundreds of the red sticks everywhere. :)

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  • Steven HainesSteven Haines Posts: 914 Solid Baller
    S2's Rock!
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    I am keeping my eye on the S2, based on what I have read that may be a good fit for me. Soooo many options though.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • SkihackSkihack Posts: 448 Baller
    OB is right on. The Goode's tend to dominate the podium. Even might see some old one's back again.
  • SkihackSkihack Posts: 448 Baller
    I might even sell my car and buy a Goode.:)
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,435 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @bananaron I think krlee has a 67.5 s2 for sale
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    @skimech Speaking of the podium/rankings, I saw a listing that showed the top 20 and what they skied and 50% were on Radar or Goode. I think 1 person was on an HO.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    @SDNAH2OSKIER

    Top 20 what? Elite Pros? BigDawgs? Elite Ladies? M3? Who?

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    Connelly / DBSkis /   Denali / Eden Ski Lake  / Goode / HO Syndicate / MasterCraft / Masterline

    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    @Horton Top 20 K-9 midget mini course pro-am.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,632 Mega Baller
    Harassing Horton already. I like this new guy/gal :).
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    My bad, I recalled it incorrectly, there is a chart on page 65 of waterskimag May 2012. Its the Top ten elite men/women who's on what?

    Goode Men 4 Women 3
    HO 2 3
    Obrien 1 2
    Radar 1 1
    D3 1 1
    Connelly 1 0

    But, both men and women #1 are on radar, mens' world record and world champ on Goode, womens world record on goode, womens world champ on radar and big dawg on Goode. So for as far as elite of the elite, only Radar and Goode are represented.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    Smith or CP should reset world record this year. What then?

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    Connelly / DBSkis /   Denali / Eden Ski Lake  / Goode / HO Syndicate / MasterCraft / Masterline

    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,681 Administrator
    Top M3 in Nation is on D3.

    Ski on what works for you. Do not be sheep!

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    Connelly / DBSkis /   Denali / Eden Ski Lake  / Goode / HO Syndicate / MasterCraft / Masterline

    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

  • SDNAH2OSKIERSDNAH2OSKIER Posts: 290 Baller
    I agree in theory, but the reality is that I will never ski the way those guys (you) ski, but, I know that having a kick ass stick can make my skiing better. My bank account would like me to narrow the choices and find one that I can ride for a few years. But I am not against throwing down 2k for a nano twist either if its that goode. : )
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
    DAL
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,158 Mega Baller
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    Well the podium count might change in 2012 as the Syndicate series seems to be popular this year.
    Michele and Stephen both are very happy with their A-2's. She is not just the Masters chief scorer but a up and coming W-5 slalom skier. After a 24 year hiatus she has gotten up to 32mph and starting to shorten the rope. She rides a 64" Stephen is riding a 67".
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    MattP
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,883 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2012
    Truth is most of the pros are not riding the same skis that we buy off the shelf...they are modified, tested, tweaked beyond the common everyday skiers range of skill. Regina is on a ski that isn't availible to the general public. Jeff Rodgers is on something that very few have the knowledge of what it actually is. CP is on AM prototypes and tweaked to his liking. Will Ashers skis are not "off the shelf".....etc. etc. etc.

    @Horton is dead on...ski what works for you and don't follow the trends. Ride as many skis as you can until you find one that works for you. I have found that the 2012 Prophecy is working great for me...not too many pros, big dawgs, etc. are on that ski and I couldn't care less.
    Bob Grizzi
    Nick SullivanHorton
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 272 Crazy Baller
    I think most of the pro's and Big Dawgs are skiing for the ski company that offers the best sponsorship to them. I agree with skibug, ski on what works best for you.
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