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Trying to find my next ski

sled491sled491 Posts: 7 Baller
edited September 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
OK, New hear but some of you may know me from other forums.

I currently ski an Obrien Sixam 2 point. Good ski but kind of slow. I also have an HO S1(no opinion on this ski one way or the other).

Right now I can get a great deal on a Goode 9800SL or an Obrien Elite, both same price. On the Goode I'm thinking I would use there universal plate so I can keep my current bindings.

I'm a 34 mph skier, typically ski 32 off, PB in course is 6 @ 32mph @ 22 off. I'm certain I can do much better, but just don't get into the course much.

When in doubt pin it out


  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,319 Mega Baller
    How much are u lookin to soend
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,319 Mega Baller
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • bhsbhs Posts: 279 Baller
    Not sure about the 9800sl but I had an Elite and I did not think it was very forgiving.
    Good luck finding the right ski!
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 569 Solid Baller
    Does that mean that your S1 and sixam ski/feel the same?
    I would be interested in that comparison.

  • sled491sled491 Posts: 7 Baller
    I can get wither ski for 700.00 new.

    Not forgiving, in what way? All though that is the general concensus of all obrien skiis of late.

    S1 and sixam do not ski the same. Sixam typical carve the turn low in the water, S1 higher skidded turn type ski.
    When in doubt pin it out
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,186 Crazy Baller
    @sled491 I would not touch the Elite. Did not take people (or obrien) very long to realize that was not a very good ski and for $2000. Personally I do not like the GOODE, but if you can demo it and like it is a great ski (never thought I would say those words). DO NOT DRILL IT
  • WishWish Posts: 7,974 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Been on both. Neither is overly stable or forgiving IMHO. Requires being still on the ski. For $700 u can get a great 1 or 2 yr old ski. Lots of choices on ski-it- again in that price range even a Goode Mid ride, Strada, or a D3 of some kind. Thought I read on here that the 2point is a great ski.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,228 Mega Baller
    I have a nice Goode 66.5 9934 for sale on SIA for $600 or reasonable offer. I know it is a good ski and has been ridden into 41 by its owner. (not me, just doing him a favor).
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,319 Mega Baller
    You should be able to find a fusion or x7 for that money a yr old, easy to ride and much more forgiving that the elite
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • jayskijayski Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    Buy a Fusion...Elite is awesome is you ski mechanically perfect everytime...9800 is more forgiving than Elite, but the Fusion is so underrated, ski is pretty freakin awesome...
  • What size ski you needing?
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited September 2012
    @jayski Interesting that you love the Fusion after your Elite. I tested a Fusion this summer and loved it too. I've been tweeking on my Elite ever since to see if I can get the same degree of "easy" out of it. Maybe it's time for a new ski. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,319 Mega Baller
    My consistency is way up after switching to fusion (PB is up too)
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    Is it me or..... When I was kid, it was so flippin easy to demo a ski, we would take a "new" demo out every weekend for the first month of summer than buy the one we liked best. I know my local shop will give you 100% credit for anything you buy from them and told me I could ski every stick in their shop if that is what it took to find the one I liked. If you have access and are going to shell out 5-6-700-2000 on a ski, I think its worth it.

    All of the above advice is great and definitely a couple of skis worth taking a ride on. : )
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • jayskijayski Posts: 898 Mega Baller
    @SkiJay done with the Elite, I love it when I ski sound but it beats me up when I'm off...went to a 67" fusion, doesn't have the massive excelleration of the Elite but creates extremely good angle and builds towards the wake, it's speed is decieving, so predictable, consistent turns both sides, stable, I haven't been this stoked about a ski in quite a while!!!

    P.S. don't tell Coach about it though : ) I like the looks on his face when I show up with something different to ski on...
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    Haha! Your secret is safe with me @jayski ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • sled491sled491 Posts: 7 Baller
    Hmmm, all very interesting. I am starting to think either D3 sponsors this site or it is one heck of a ski. I'm going to pass my S1 around to my buddies for feedback before I give up on it, and yes the 2 point is a good ski, just seems slow and I know this is a set up issue, but doesn't want to come around on the off side like I think it should.

    As for demoing skiis around here good luck :(

    My problem with a used Goode ski is that I am right foot forward and they are almost impossible to find.

    Not to muddy the waters but what about a Goode Fire Mid Ride?
    When in doubt pin it out
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,228 Mega Baller
    @sled491, the Goode 9934 I have for sale is a R.
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