wannabe slalomer

SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
edited February 2012 in Technique & Theory
Hi all.Just after some advice. Am currently learning the coarse on a radar P6 71''.It feels big .Im thinking of upgrading to a SENATE 69''.I'm 53, only been skiing for 3 years and weigh 200lbs . Is this the correct move . cheers IXL

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  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,979 Mega Baller
    @IXL what speed are you skiing at?
  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    About 28 at this early stage
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,052 Mega Baller
    I'd keep skiing on the P6 until you're running 28, 30, and 32 mph, and then try the Senate. I have a 71 P6, it's a solid ski that still turns very well at speed.
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  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Ok thanks
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,160 Administrator
    I assume that P6 is only a few years odd. The original P6 was not really for rounding balls.

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  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    yeah its a 2011 model
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,160 Administrator
    I think you are good

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,160 Administrator
    One more thing.... You are not a "wanna be" - you are a Slalomer .. we all struggle at different levels but it is all the same. Besides that you are a Baller!

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,347 Mega Baller
    Yep. As soon as you can run a full pass at any speed, you're "in the club." Maybe even a little before that, even. There's a fundamental difference between exclusive-open-water skiing and chasing buoys, but from 24 mph all the way to 41 off, everybody's trying to do the same thing, just at different stages of learning/talent.

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  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Thanks for the encouragement.I'll keep going till i get there.
    Thanks again
  • LazLaz Posts: 320 Baller
    So, did you get a Moomba Outback?
  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Yep got the moomba outback 2 days before xmas .Great.
    Im in Australia .Hot for xmas.Normally ski on the Dawson river which runs through the middle of our little town of Theodore [900 people] in Queensland.Alls going well .Going to try barefooting next.
  • SethskiSethski Posts: 133 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    IXL, I agree that the P6 is probably the best option at that speed. The only thing that stands out to me above the P6 would be the Theory. The Senate is too narrow for your current speed. The problem is that you don't want to have to buy a ski for every single speed you ski (although those of us who own a pro shop would love it if it worked that way...ha ha). Since you already own a P6, I say stick with it.

    As for being a slalom skier, you became one the minute you felt that first bit of cross-course acceleration. You became a junkie the minute you starting obsessing about it as we are all guilty of. We're always glad to have another skier out there. Keep the ski fire stoked!

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  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Wow thanks .The ski fire is well and truely stoked much to my familys disapointment. At the moment i am having trouble generating interest from those around me. I even put the boat back in the shed on Sunday when i couldn't find a driver.
    Thanks for the tips .I have a coach i visit a couple of times a month so hopefully improvement will be not so painfull
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 731 Crazy Baller
    IXL, your not the only one on here with an Outback. I have an 08, (non-zero off) DBW, and I find the wake is v. simmiler to Malibu. No shame in rocking something thats not the big 3.. in fact, its kinda cool.
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Yeah thanks i'll go with that. The other day i had a ski behind the coaches new txi . Nice boat
  • LazLaz Posts: 320 Baller
    @usask1 Here here!

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