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Ski for my sister

I need some input on a ski for my sister. I asked this question last year, but since she didnt buy a ski in the fall I figured I should ask it again. she is 35 years old; 5"7" probably 135lbs. she skis up to 32 mph 15 off, though I think she will get back into 34mph 15/22 pretty soon. She is probably going to buy a used ski on ski it again or some kind of closeout, so demoing the skis is probably not an option. I hear D3's are great for women. If so, why....which model...and which length.

Otherwise I am wondering what people would think about a 65" radar lyric or even a radar senate...thoughts?

She is on a very old 66" HO VTM right now.

Thanks in advance!!


  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,234 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    D3. @Mrs.MS skis on a Z7 ST and loves it. She was on a 9700 and feels that the D3 turns easier.
    She took a Fusion for a test ride last summer at Cottonwood and she was all smiles when she got back to the dock. She thought it turned the same as the Z but it did not take as much effort to ski on the Fusion. Both of the Radars you mentioned are awesome skis also and would work well coming off of the HO.
    Shut up and ski
  • WishWish Posts: 8,295 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If for some reason she is a brand loyalist- HO Cotour and the Coefficient X (diff name now I believe) can be had for cheap. Loved the CoX sl I had for a while. Very easy to ride and they get very wide.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,306 Mega Baller
    Radar Lyric.
  • Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 652 Crazy Baller
    My wife loves her S2. Says it is just easy to ski. She set a new PB in tournaments this year at [email protected] off. You can find used ones on Ski_it_again. I would say go with a 65".
  • treyskiertreyskier Posts: 11 Baller
    Agree with Radar Lyric. I have one for sale. Brand New 2012. My wife decided she wanted Frye Boots instead. Oh we'll, my loss is your gain. It's 65". Pm me if you are interested.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,749 Mega Baller
    Agree w/@MS d3.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,618 Mega Baller
    also agree with Radar Lyric, but the Senate C is also a great ski, or possibly a Strada in her size
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,221 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I would consider trading a ski for your sister, but I'd have to see a picture of her first.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,528 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    My sister skis on a her Lyric and D3 X custom. She prefers the Lyric. Her size and ability sound right in line with your sister as well.
    Scott Calderwood
  • XR6HurricaneXR6Hurricane Posts: 328 Baller
    This is an interesting discussion to me because I'm a real lightweight for a guy and very close to her height and weight at 5'8" and 130 lbs. I'm 1 year older, with similar skiing habits though I do not ski the course (does she need a skiing partner? :) ). I'm getting a new ski in the spring and a Senate is at the top of my list to try based on what I've been told and read. I looked at one in the pro shop and didn't think that it was all that big compared to what a lot of people are on nowadays. In fact the tail looked more like a high end ski to me.

    A Connelly V, H.O. Triumph and possibly a Coefficient X are on my list to demo also.

    I've looked at D3's website and was intrigued by the X3. Has anyone been on one of those? Same mold as the X7/Z7 but geared more toward recreational people like me I guess. I've been on a Connelly Concept since '99.
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