Which slalom do you recommend ?

JuanJJuanJ Posts: 28 Baller
I have been skiing on a 2017 Radar Pro Build. Which ski would you recommend?
Currently running tournament PB - 5 bouys at 32 off 36 mph, practice PB - 6 bouys at 35 off at 36 mph.
I weight 182-187 pounds. 5 feet 11 inches tall.
I was planning on buying a 67" or a 68" ski

Thanks for your help

Which slalom do you recommend ? 36 votes

Radar Pro Built 2021
KillerLazJody_SealellenmAndersonColeGiacopuzziMike Gileryans1418Woody74DuncanMorganShanko21 11 votes
D3 ION 2021
ScarletArrowtsixamcruznskidbaconazMaxsend 5 votes
D3 ION S 2021
IronR1 1 vote
D3 NRG 2021
ISP6ballMastercraftraljayskiGolfguyCent 6 votes
HO Syndicate Alpha 2020
Garn 1 vote
Any other
ski6jonesMrs_MSTaperflexdbskiThe_MSSkoot1123RAWSkiNameUnavailableScottScotthockeyref74ghutchIctjhawk316 12 votes


  • JuanJJuanJ Posts: 28 Baller
    no local shop where I live... so maybe a ski demo trip should be planned?
  • BdeckerBdecker Posts: 343 Crazy Baller
    I’ve skied the 22 Vapor, NRG R2 and Denali C85 this season. All highly capable, and none you have listed would hold you back I’d bet. I’m currently on the Vapor and really love the way it turns. The Denali had an automatic offside for me, and the NRG was very forgiving on both sides of the course. Ran my best practice scores on the Vapor followed by the C85, but I’m pretty sure if I’d tried the NRG later in the season the gap between the three would be no more than 1-2 buoys.
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 2,110 Mega Baller
    Any other
    Check out the Denali - C75 and/or the C85. When I tested the 2021 Radar Vapor it was a pure rocket. Can only speak for those two skis as I tested Denali/Radar/and HO last year. You can check my review for those in the threads from last year.
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 816 Crazy Baller
    Yep.... LOVE those Any Other skis.
  • MastercrafterMastercrafter Posts: 121 Baller
    My opinion which is barely worth $0.02, but I bought a 2021 Syndicate Pro "blind" without a demo, and picked up a full pass in 3 sets with it coming from a 2018 Vapor Pro. Really like how it rides deep and turns, and holds a great edge across course. Just gotta be ready for it.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,454 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Any other
    Try them all.
    KD Platinum
    Shut up and ski
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,619 Crazy Baller
    @JuanJ If you live in the USA you can't beat the D3 demo plan. Check it out.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • Mrs_MSMrs_MS Posts: 361 Crazy Baller
    Any other
    Currently I love my Radar Vapor! However, there hasn’t been a D3 I haven’t liked and I’ve had several and just tried the NRG👍
    Will try the Ion hopefully this weekend. 👍
    I ski for fun, just the wife!
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 500 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Radar Pro Built 2021
    @JuanJ Sounds like you're skiing well on the Radar, I'd go with a 21 Pro build for sure and get a 67".
    68 is too big.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 337 Solid Baller
    Still tweaking and getting to know it - 67 " D3 NRG R2 -34mph. Quite a departure in feel from my Omega but I am really really liking it. We are very close in body weight and it skis well right down to 30mph. Something I never got from any other ski before, so I have been able slow down to work on specific issues. I have found it sensitive to adjustments which has actually helped dial it in because each time I change something I can feel the difference immediately.
    Your list and posts have many good skis so like others have said, try as many as you can to see what fits.
  • GaryJanzigGaryJanzig Posts: 148 Baller
    Try out as many as you can. There are no bad skis out there. You have to find the one that works for you. I have been on O'Briens, D3, and Connelly. I am on a 2015 Connelly GT right now. I get into 32off most of the time and sometimes 35 off. I sometimes think the GT may be above my ability level, but it is great in rough water. It slices right through it. The Radars and HO's are very fast. I could not get in sync with the HO Syndicate A1 because it would slip out from under me, and the Radar felt unstable in rough water but felt like my Connelly otherwise. Bear in mind I will ski on water that most of my peers would sit out for the day. Most of the skis I had required some fin adjustments and binding moves, but the D3 Nomad RCX was the only ski that worked perfect for me right out of the box.
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