Old School Kidder Replacement

BungerBunger Posts: 19 Baller
Long story short: I have a 25 year old Kidder Redline that I need to replace. I haven't ridden it in a few years ( haven't skied at all during that time ) and the bindings are too tight to safely ski.

I have never skied anything other than a Redline ( started in late high school ) and am not sure in which direction to go to replace. The rub is that I can't really try something before I buy, mostly because I am going to buy used.

I was thinking something in the D3 line to keep in the Kidder family? Or maybe a Radar Senate?

What would be the most appropriate/best/direct replacement for my old ski?

Side note: I ski open water ( never a course ) at roughly 32 and 0' off.


  • jeblancjeblanc Posts: 24 Baller
    Welcome back. I'm not at all familiar with D3, but the Radar Senate or the Connelly V would both be excellent choices for someone looking to upgrade. Ski-it-again often has used options for either one. Good luck.
  • DyscoDysco Posts: 86 Baller
    D3 are generally very neutral and user friendly skis. I'd search for a used a few years old.
  • VONMANVONMAN Posts: 339 Crazy Baller
    Agree with @Dysco.
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  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 765 Mega Baller
    @Bunger For open water skiing at 32mph I would look at the Radar Senate Alloy or Graphite.

    Theses skis really work well at this speed and handle rougher water a but better than the Lithium or Pro Build.
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  • BungerBunger Posts: 19 Baller
    The Senate Alloy has been on my radar (see what I did there?) for a while now, but mostly because I won’t of a proper D3 comparison?
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