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FatrollFatroll Posts: 233 Solid Baller
I am interested in a new ski (or lightly used) as my '05 ish Sixam 69" is getting pretty beat up. I have historically skied at 230 lbs (give or take 10 pounds) at 34 mph. Most sets are either deep 28 off or 1-2 @ 32 off (practice PB 3 @ 35 off). I am now down to 215 ish with a goal of 205-210. Hopefully, the weight loss translates into running 32 off consistently. Any recommendations on a ski? Any thoughts on a 68" Strada (or senate/theory) or Obrien Elite? There are some on SIA.
I am on a slight budget but will pay more for greater value.

2016 Ski Nautique 200 OB 2016 Radar Vapor 69.5"
Wish they had a bonus buoy count for increased body fat index


  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 498 Crazy Baller
    i would go with the d3 or ho. imho they last a bit longer. the elites ive skied on have a small sweet spot... good luck
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,973 Mega Baller
    I think the 68" Strada would work well. I am a little ahead of you ability wise in that I run into 35 consistently (although I have never run it) and skied last year between 210-215. The 68" Strada would work, a 67.5" S2 would be a great ski and I am currently on a 66" Goode Mid which works well at that size. All of those could be found on SIA.
    Mark Shaffer
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,466 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    You would be a good fit for the 68 Strada.
    Shut up and ski
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,206 Mega Baller
    At 220 or below, the 68 would be my choice. Just that I haven't been there since I can remember now.
  • FatrollFatroll Posts: 233 Solid Baller
    Thanks for the input. Any opinions on the Radar Theory or Senate models?
    2016 Ski Nautique 200 OB 2016 Radar Vapor 69.5"
    Wish they had a bonus buoy count for increased body fat index
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,339 Crazy Baller
    The Theory is really a 30 mph ski, maybe 32 max speed. Lots of fun at short line, but at a slower speed. A Senate or Senate C at your skiing level IMO might not give you a lot of head room to progress with, on the other hand might be a really comfortable ski for you. I agree with the above suggestions, a Strada, Vice, or a late model D3 is likely your best bet. If you want to go lower in cost and still get high performance a 68" RS1 or MPD might be a good option at around the $300 level.
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
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