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Ski advice

mikeymikey Posts: 67 Baller
I'm looking for a new ski. I'm 42 in good physical shape. I ski behind a Cobalt 200, so the wake is pretty big. I've been to a ski school for a one day lesson, but could not get the timing down while trying to a run the course. I will probably take another lesson this summer, but I will be a open water ,recreational skier.. I have no problem getting up and crossing the wake, however my form is not that great. I'm working on getting in the stacked position while crossing the wake. Skiing on a old 1995 HO with animal bindings presently. Suggestions welcomed... My budget is around $300.
Thank you!

Comments

  • sgilbertsgilbert Posts: 10 Baller
    I would suggest a Radar Senate C. It is a very stable ski, turns well, and provides the right balance between open water/course ski. In other words, it's a great open water ski, while providing the necessary characteristics to advance you in the course (if/when you so choose). I would suggest that you go to ski-it-again.com and look for a used one that has been lightly used. You should be able to purchase one 2-4 years old well within your budget.
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,212 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Go to www.ski-it-again.com
  • MJEMJE Posts: 118 Baller
    edited February 2013
    @mikey What speed are you skiing at? If 32-34, the Radar Senate might be a good choice. You don't necessarily need the "C" version if open water skiing or just learning the course. If skiing slower the Radar Theory could be a good choice as well. I found 2012 models of each at this site for within your budget. http://www.wakehouse.com/radar-water-skis/
  • WishWish Posts: 7,982 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    theres a 2009 Senate C on SIA for 195. It's a 65'. That's a good buy
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mikeymikey Posts: 67 Baller
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will check out ski-it-again.com. I forgot to mention I'm 5'9 and 170lb.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,982 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 2013
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mikeymikey Posts: 67 Baller
    How do y'all like the Vector bindings? I've never used them.. I usually run a front boot and RTP. I liked how my animal front boot feels. It's an older model.
  • tfriesstfriess Posts: 401 Baller
    @mikey I feel your pain. We had a Cobalt 220 up until fall and got a 196! I just had to beg my parents for about 3 years until they could not take it anymore and finally gave in. It was a great boat tho, just had to ski at about 25% because of the monster wakes.
    Can I just ski 24/7?
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,140 Mega Baller
    When skiing behind an I/O I think trying to cut the wakes is close to pointless, I would recommend a trick ski ;) Oh wait this is BOS...
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