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Replacement 'wide' ski

I recreational ski in salt water in-shore conditions ... so rarely flat water, and just fun, no running of a course.
I'm 6', 240Lb and now late 50's in age :)

I have been using one half of a pair of HO WideTrax combos ....
This is quoted as being ~440 sq in in area, and I have then fitted with Mid-wrap bindings.
Ski behind a 201 runabout with 220hp i/o .... fitted with correctly pitched High Five prop.

Looking for a replacement monoski ..

The first obvious choice would be Connelly Big Daddy, what are other contenders that will allow fun skiing at lower speeds ... a friend suggested HO Magnum 71" (or maybe even its replacement the Freeride 71")

Welcome advice.


  • ShakeskiShakeski Posts: 119 Baller
    HO Freeride is a great ski for this kind of stuff. It is a lot of fun, carves smooth, and really was designed for open water. Plus the HO boots are super comfortable!
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,496 Mega Baller
    edited April 2015
    KD power carve is a good one too.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • BRYBRY Posts: 585 Crazy Baller
    Radar Satori!-/skis/-/TheSatori
    Only ski really made for slow speeds, stability, yet can still rip. I was 230 at the time I tried one (at a party, didn't have my own stuff with me). The 67 was plenty big (huge actually). Was a lot of fun, most big skis IMHO are planks. This one turned pretty well (not a course ski) and was very forgiving. Bunch of people skied it from never-ever's to 38offer's and all had fun. Great mess-around ski.
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,212 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,699 Mega Baller
    The Connelly Aspect is a wide version of the V. It has plenty of performance yet is built to ski slower speeds by bigger guys. If you get an opportunity to hop in the course, it will work there too. It is a fun ski and I recommend it highly. email Darrin at [email protected]
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • supersonicussupersonicus Posts: 134 Baller
    @argonaut sounds like perfect place to ride one of these.


  • boarditupboarditup Posts: 585 Crazy Baller
    Consider the Radar P6. I have taken that trough the course as slow as 24 mph and as fast as 30 mph. Nice and stable. Ride it flat to the wake and you can get admiration from a wakeboarder for a wake-to-wake jump.
    Karl DeLooff - Powered by the wind
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