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Radar Strada 68 too big for 185 lbs

Guys,

I am racking myself trying to find the right ski for me. Typical wisdom lately is if on the border of weights, go up. I ski 22-28 off at 34. Some real world users info would help. Looking at a 2012 Strada.

Thanks

Comments

  • gregygregy Posts: 2,583 Mega Baller
    I'm about 195 lb 34mph. I was using a 67 2011 strada and it seemed to be about the right size I was getting into 28off on it. I never tried a 68" though. I'm now on a 68" d3 x7. I doing ok on it. It turns just fine.
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    I too would go 68" if I were you unless you're at a max weight right now and have every intention of losing it. You can always make a ski turn a little better with fin adjustments. You can't prevent a ski from sinking on you if it doesn't have enough buoyancy.
  • masachanmasachan Posts: 7 Baller
    Thank you for the comments. I was worried about the ski turning. Now we'll see if I can live with a pink ski...
  • DustyDusty Posts: 315 Baller
    It'll work fine. Pink is the new green... In fact, if anyone gives you grief- tell them it looks green to you because you're red/green colorblind. Or if you're in a hurry, just tell them to go pound sand!
  • PatRePatRe Posts: 72 Baller
    @masachan. I test drove a 68" 2013 in November or December. At 150 pounds it was a very nice ride. I agree with @Waternut that it is much easier to adjust a longer ski feel shorter than a shorter ski to feel longer.
  • PatRePatRe Posts: 72 Baller
    TThe above ski was a Strada.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,317 Mega Baller
    Try a Senate C. It is wider so you can go to the 67". Same rocker and bevel as the Strada
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 450 Water Ski Industry Professional
    I would say that at your weight and the line lengths you're running you'd be best off on a 67" Strada. Just my humble opinion.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,746 Mega Baller
    I have now rode 2 Strada's (10/12 models) both 67's. A bit over weight at 200 lbs but at 34 mph they have skied very well for me. I 2nd Eddie's opinion!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 849 Crazy Baller
    I second Eddie go with a 67 68 is to big. I'm 185 and ski a 66 strada
  • masachanmasachan Posts: 7 Baller
    I appreciate everyone's feedback. Unfortunately you all confirmed my suspicions.. I probably need a 67 as I usually drop to 175 during the summer. I want this one to last a few years. And even though my skiing is intermediate, I still like to buy the top end ski as then the excuse is me, not the ski. Call it ego...
  • PatRePatRe Posts: 72 Baller
    I hope I didn't distort matters in my previous post. At the time I did not have a ski. My buddy had a 68 demo and let me take a set. While I shortened the rope a couple of times I can only speculate how it would be at shoreline (thinking a 68 would be too long for me). In rather cold conditions, it was fine for me into mid 32. Suffice to say, great ski! Enjoy it.
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