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Prophecy vs. RS-1

kykn12kykn12 Posts: 4
edited April 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
I'm currently riding on a 66" 2010 Prophecy, but am looking to get a 65" ski since I think mine is slightly too large for me. Since I do like the Prophecy, I was intending to just get one of those. However, I just found a 2009 RS-1 that I can get for about $150 less. I have RS-1 bindings that I'll be putting on whichever ski I get.

I just free ski primarily (34-36mph), but would like to spend more time working on the course. Needless to say, I will not be pushing any ski to its limits! Does anyone have opinions on what might be the pros and cons of sticking with the Prophecy or going with the RS-1? Or, are there other skis you think woud be better? Thanks-

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  • I only spent 10 or so sets on each ski so I may not have the best opinion on them, but I know they are very different skis. The main characteristic I remember from the RS1 was it was FAST. Uncontrollably fast in the course for me. I feel like the Prophecy had a much looser feeling than the RS1, which resulted in a better release outward from the edge change and a more controlled for me. The RS1 felt like I was on a roller coaster and I never knew where I was going to enter or finish the turn.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,770 Administrator
    For a skier learning to run balls I do not like either of these skis.

    I love the Connelly because it has personality and teaches a skier skills. I ski good on it. Still not a great choice for learning balls.

    The RS-1 is the only Radar I do not love. MPD or Strada or Senate YES YES YES. RS-1 has funky finish at end of off side turn. No (sorry Eddie)

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,770 Administrator
    Looking to save money? What about a Vise or a COX. Wait a few weeks and get it from the BallOfSpray Ski Shop.

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  • wackowacko Posts: 20
    Horton, isn't the RS-1 the same mold as the MPD? Is it just the core you don't like with RS-1?
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    RS1 rocks. Dont listen to Horton. T Johnson won a few big events on his.
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 450 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Yeah, you really shouldn't listen to John too much. Whitney won Worlds on the RS1 and Roscoe won some events on it as well.
  • Bud ManBud Man Posts: 254
    I thought the RS-1was a smooth skiing stick with nice turns.

    I think the company and people at the company are great as well.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,770 Administrator
    edited April 2011
    Eddie,
    Will you forgive me if I go on and on about how "wicked bitch'n" the Strada is? Darn thing is so easy to ski on that I can not figure out how to review it.

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  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 450 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Yes John, you are forgiven. Prattle on. I guess that's a good problem to have - the property of being easy to ski on that is. And it's actually okay to listen to John or at least pretend to be IF he's buying the drinks.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,770 Administrator
    Crazy Old Man

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