Senate Alloy vs Senate Lithium vs Lithium Vapor

RyanRyan Posts: 4 New Baller
Hey Ballers,

I currently ski on a 2015 Radar Senate Alloy and ski the course at 32 mph at 22' off and can hit all 6 balls with ease and looking to progress to shortline. I have contacted many people and I have gotten many different opinions. Some say Lithium Senate and many have said Lithium Vapor. I free ski a lot but mostly on calm water between 34 mph and 36 mph at 28' off. It would be helpful if you could give me your opinion on which ski is best for me.


  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 551 Crazy Baller
    I am not qualified to answer your question, but I expect others will ask for more information about you. For example, do you plan on skiing the course at 34 mph or 36 mph (will depend on your age and your tournament aspirations)? How often will you be skiing a course (multiple sets per week?)?

    If you also provide your weight you will likely get ski length recommendations.
  • RyanRyan Posts: 4 New Baller
    I am a very aggressive free skier and try to mimick the course whenever I am out. But generally get to the course 2-4 times every 1 or 2 weeks. Looking to concentrate on my skiing next summer and starting tournament the summer after. I aspire to be skiing the course at 36 mph.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    I think if your going to 36mph you'll progress better on a Vapor.
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 323 Open or Level 9 Skier
    It sounds like to me that you are looking for a Vapor. The Vapor will give you a more aggressive turn and cut that works well for both the course and free skiing. If you keep your senate, you will have the best of both worlds. Let me know if you need help with sizing.

  • RyanRyan Posts: 4 New Baller
    So you are saying the vapor would benefit me more than my senate?
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 551 Crazy Baller
    The recommended max speed for the Senate is 34 mph. If you are in the age bracket that has a max speed of 36 and you intend to ski at 36 mph, then you will likely be better served by the Vapor. I believe this is what is behind the above recommendations.
  • RyanRyan Posts: 4 New Baller
    Thanks for all your responses. I think for the time being I will keep my Senate because I still do freeksi quite a bit and wait until I get to 34 mph.

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