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Big guy - Trick Ski

zskibumzskibum Posts: 4 Baller
Hey all. I love slalom skiing but over the past couple of years my 12 year old son has grown to love 3 event. I’d love to learn to trick with him. I’m a 230 lb fairly uncoordinated guy, but with enough practice I could prob pull off a few tricks so I could compete at the same tournaments he does. I’ve see a lot of different size trick skis. What size and set up would you all recommend? I’m current slaloming on a reflex binding so I could easily use that binding set up. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    @zskibum, I'm in the same boat and had a similar thread going a few weeks ago. I got on the biggest ski Radar makes (43") and I gotta go 19-20 mph or its real mushy; I'm 200 lbs. right now. I have that big 54" Goode on order as well and really hope its all that. I am also hoping it gets here before it gets too cold.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,575 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I really want to try the 54” Goode too. I’m on a 44” D3 at 19.5 to 20 mph and do ok but want to try something bigger. I really wish there was a proportionate 48-50” solution.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
    Bruce_Butterfield
  • storm34storm34 Posts: 83 Baller
    Signing up to this thread as I've emailed Goodman and Goode about their big trick skies but haven't received any response. Looking forward to reading your review!
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,818 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Here's an old thread on the big trick skis. May still have some entertainment value:

    https://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/discussion/18648/dave-goode-rocks
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • ChetChet Posts: 57 Open or Level 9 Skier
    I totally agree with Bruce the 54 is a blast. It’s easy to ride and you will learn fast on it. I call it ski boarding. One of my students did a T7 on it so anything is possible. If I could start from scratch I’d probably make it a 50 but I think it has a fun factor that’s hard to beat for any one wanting to play without all the difficulty.
    klindyBruce_Butterfield
  • zskibumzskibum Posts: 4 Baller
    Thanks for the feedback. Loved the old thread! I have an old ironing board - maybe I should try that. Lol. Any thoughts on the Goodman vs the Goode. I am also inspired by the comment “ Your life will be much easier and more fun than on a traditional 44". With skiing Ill always take the easier and more fun way!! Also should i go with a rubber boot or get a second reflex plate? Thanks all!
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,177 Mega Baller
    Is it time to ski, yet?
    zskibum
  • storm34storm34 Posts: 83 Baller
    @zskibum FWIW I've been trying to buy a Goodman trick for nearly 3 years now. Got as far as sending my credit card info and still nothing.

    Not trying to say anything negative here as I know Ron is busy and has limitations to his operation but just a fore warning. BUT....If you have more success than me please order two! I'll even pay you a handling fee!
    zskibum
  • HallpassHallpass Posts: 216 Crazy Baller
    The Goode shipped within 10 days after I bought it. FWIW. Only two things I don't like. 1) I Stink. 2) I keep bashing my rear ankle on the ski's sharp edges, which of course is wholly related to number 1.


    zskibumBruce_Butterfieldjjackkrash
  • SethroSethro Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2020
    My friend decided his Goode 54” tricker was too big and he’s got some knee problems that the bigger ski was apparently aggravating. He only used it twice, and I bought it from him...can’t wait to try it. I’m 6’5” 230ish lbs so it should be just about right. 😜

    Here it is next to my 1998 44” O’Brien


    jjackkrashBruce_Butterfield
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2020
    My Goode 54" came in last night! Hopefully I get to try it out this weekend.
    Bruce_Butterfield
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,244
    Really looking forward to you Guy's reviewing the 54" Goode..Thanks !!!
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    Gonna give this a whirl this weekend!



    klindyBruce_ButterfieldEd_JohnsonSethro
  • SethroSethro Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    Something I forgot to touch on was the overall effort to simply ski is much less. Thinking back I went 8 or 9 miles and didn’t stop because I was fatigued. Deep water starts are night and day less effort, and I didn’t consider the start on my old ski demanding in the least.
    Clydesdale
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,453 Mega Baller
    @Sethro , why a shorter rope, seems to me with that big ski and going slower you would go to a longer rope?
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    Welp. I'm still a crappy tricker but I had a lot of fun. And, wow, is it easy to get out of the hole with my back foot in. I would normally need back foot out to get up on a trick ski.
    Hallpass
  • SethroSethro Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    @disland Slowing down widens the wake and table, so to remain in about the same spot I'm used to in the table means a shorter rope.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,453 Mega Baller
    @Sethro need more feedback, have you had a few more sets?
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • SethroSethro Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    I went out again last night, but after a couple sets of slalom. I again didn't have a tripper so no toe trick attempts. Sorry, nothing really more to add at this point other than it's a keeper. I spent last night just riding around doing surface spins and jumps continuing to get acclimated to the ski. It definitely spins much easier (surface stuff) than my old ski.

    My old school 160 pound friend on a 43" ski was joking how silly such a big ski is, and I told him he's clearly never tricked on a "normal" sized tricker at 235ish pounds. I finally feel like everybody else looks having a proportionately sized trick ski.
    Bruce_ButterfieldHallpass
  • sheskis7sheskis7 Posts: 69 Baller
    A friend is checking this out, does anyone have anymore feed back on this.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,453 Mega Baller
    I bought one, I will do a review
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • H2Oski17H2Oski17 Posts: 13 Baller
    If anyone is selling a 43 or 44in trick ski... I’m in the market. Left foot fwd. I’m strongly in the slalom camp but want to pick up tricking as my daughter started tricking in her college ski club.
    Charleston SC 1994 MC PS205
  • SethroSethro Posts: 324 Crazy Baller
    I was able to go again Sunday, and ended up slowing down even more to 17.5 mph and still plenty fast enough to be comfortable. I also shortened the rope another 3 feet, though this was behind my buddy's 2012 TXi instead of my 1998 Echelon, so that's yet another variable. My limited toe turns were fine, but I did notice it tracked a little differently then I'm used to with the rope on my foot, so that'll take some getting used to. Could be the binding placement, but I'm running out of warm water to change things up too much.
  • storm34storm34 Posts: 83 Baller
    Any chance you guys could provide a measurement on the ski's width? We're planning a ski trip to FL in February and wondering if the 54' trick will fit in a Dakine 190cm ski bag.
  • HallpassHallpass Posts: 216 Crazy Baller
    @storm34 Goode is 15" wide
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