D3 NRG R2 versus Radar Senate Pro

Ronny61Ronny61 Posts: 46 Baller
I am skiing on a 2018 67 Radar Senate Lithium for the past couple years and thinking about a new ski this year.
Has anyone here skied both the Senate pro and the NRG R2 and can give a good comparison to each other? or is there a reason that these 2 skis should not even be compared to each other?

Also curious what differences / benefits might I feel in either of these compared to my Senate Lithium?

Appreciate any input...thanks


  • ralral Posts: 2,015 Mega Baller
    Different skis for different purposes.

    What speed/line lenght are you running?
    Rodrigo Andai
  • JayproJaypro Posts: 411 Crazy Baller
    I have skied both, and own an NRG R1. I skied my buddies R2 and it is fantastic. Really much better than the R1 in my opinion. I skied the Senate Pro at the @theboardingschool and bought the ski. I felt the Senate was much more confidence inspiring. That said, the R2 was great. For reference, I am 54 and started skiing about 5 years ago. I ski at 32mph, and last summer just started skiing 28' off, inconsistently. If you can get to the boarding school, I am sure Travis can put you on one. You will probably buy it.
  • Ronny61Ronny61 Posts: 46 Baller
    @ral 34 mph in to 28-32 off
  • Ronny61Ronny61 Posts: 46 Baller
    @Jaypro thanks, appreciate that input, I am in Colorado and probably can't get down there anytime soon but sure wish I could
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,201 Mega Baller
    If you're a Radar skier, a D3 is going to be a departure for you. You might like that departure, you might not. Very different skis. NRG are deep riding, snappy turning, stable and reliable machines FWIW.
  • ralral Posts: 2,015 Mega Baller
    Try it. As @jhughes states, it will be a very different animal. I own an R2, and have only good things to say about it.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • OKSkierOKSkier Posts: 139 Baller
    Interesting discussion - thanks to all of you guys.
    I have a 2019 Senate pro and am also wondering about the NRG R2 for an upgrade.

    Also wondering if anyone has gone from a Senate Pro to a Denali C85 and how they would compare. Thanks
  • OKSkierOKSkier Posts: 139 Baller
    Six Foot 2 - 210 pounds skiing at 34mph - 28-32 off . On a 67 Senate Pro. 2019.
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 392 Crazy Baller
    To me the NRG R2 ski does not feel like a wide ski under foot. If memory serves me right the R2 is 0.100" wider than the Ion.
    The 2018 Senate I tried felt wider than the Vapor of the same year. I believe the Senate is 0.200" wider than vapor.
    I think you would have to ride anything you are looking at back to back to make the call on what feels wider.
  • Ronny61Ronny61 Posts: 46 Baller
    I appreciate all the input from you guys, the d3 sounds like the ski I am leaning towards and will order one for a demo and if it feels good to me I will keep it. I assume Radar bindings will work on this ski? Thinking about ordering the 22 vapor as well
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 392 Crazy Baller
    Yes D3 mounting supports all modern bindings
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,262 Mega Baller
    edited March 15
    Also interested in this. Life long skier, nearly life long Kidder (Redline) through D3 era Denny Kidder owning skier, and was considering selling my ARC (yellow) for the NRGR2, as I love and am so used to that D3 ski feel, but also wondered about the Senate or Syndicate, given what friends use. Looking like they are very different feeling skis from the remarks. Hmm.
  • 34mph34mph Posts: 229 Baller
    Skied both last year . Went with the senate pro .. 33 -34 mph 22/28 off skirt
  • CentCent Posts: 264 Baller
    Trying is best. Very different ski lines. I prefer D3.
  • tbariletbarile Posts: 27 Baller
    Any new updates here? Currently skiing 32mph 22-28 off on a 2019 senate graphite and just feel like changing cuz I live skis!
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