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ski recommendation?

I'm skiing on a 66" D3 X7 (2010) and I have no complaints but possibly it is time for a new or new-used ski. I'm hoping to make the course at 30 mph, -28 in W-8 division this season. I'm close ....


  • oldskigal70oldskigal70 Posts: 6 Baller
    I meant to ask if anyone had a recommendation for a ski I ought to try. Thanks
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,096 Mega Baller
    edited August 2017
    My buddy is a Men 8 skier and has had great success on a 2014 HO Superlite TX the past two seasons. He found a great deal on a leftover.
  • mopowpowmopowpow Posts: 318 Baller
    I went from a D3 Z7 to a Radar Vapor Graphite this season. I'm 57 and skiing 28-32 mph and really like it. It's softer flexing and more forgiving than the Lithium.
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited August 2017
    If you like the D3 feel, maybe give D3 a call and talk to them about recommendations for you. They have a great demo program, and since the X7 has treated you well, wouldn't hurt to check it out. I personally love my D3 ARC. But I don't think I am qualified to recommend a specific ski for you to try. Paul and/or Kari over at D3 would be glad to help though.
  • oldskigal70oldskigal70 Posts: 6 Baller
    Thanks for ideas! Today I rode a Connelly GT just because it was available, not because it is the direction I should is at its best 34-36 mph.
  • MillerTime38MillerTime38 Posts: 373 Crazy Baller
    @oldskigal70 let me know if you want to get rid of that x7
  • oldskigal70oldskigal70 Posts: 6 Baller
    Yes, I will let you know! It's a great ski, but I'm thinking something with a wider tail may help me. Thanks!
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 939 Crazy Baller
    You might want to try an HO S2. There is a woman that skis with us about the same speed and line length and loves hers. Unless you are looking for new.
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 343 Crazy Baller
    Since you are used to D3, try one of their new skis!
    You can demo the ARC (I would recommend the softer flex aka ARC-S) and the new NRG. It has a little bit wider tail than the ARC.
    D3 offers the best demo program on the market! Let them ship both skis to you and if you like one of them, keep it. Otherwise just re-pack them, put the return label on the box and have fedex pick them up at your door.

    I switched from a X7 to the ARC-S last year and instantly liked it!
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