Wolfeie Posted June 27, 2011 Share Posted June 27, 2011 One of the added benefits of being a owner at Ski West Village in Bakersfield (besides great skiing conditions) is that John Horton calls Ski West his "unofficial home lake." Through John I have been able to test drive many different skis over the years. Many of which I have purchased after riding them. To give you a quick bio....I am a typical weekend warrior, trying to get as many sets possible over a 2-3 day period each weekend from March to November. I am 55 years old 5'10", 180 pounds in excellent physical shape. I don't compete, however my average "off the dock" ball count is 2 @ 35 off, 34 mph. My PB off the dock is 2@ 38. I have been riding various Radar skis over the last couple of years. This weekend I was able to jump on the Razor after hearing so many nice reviews on it. The first set ( six passes at our lake per rotation) the ski and I were learning each other just riding it down the lake at 22 off the first pass not worrying about buoys. Then as I felt more comfortable on the ski, I ran a 22, a couple of 28's and a 32. The ski felt very stable and fast across the wakes, and the ski turned on a dime on both sides. I could not find anything negative to say regarding this ski. I felt a little more line pressure since the Razor had a wing on it and I have not been skiing with a wing for many years. After only six passes I could tell this was a ski I would be interested in purchasing, It felt light on the water, tracked great and turned without a lot of effort. With this ski if you maintained your handle control and body position it did the rest. On the second set I was able to take eight passes, and I got deep into 35' off three times and ran the 35 off on the last pass. On my third set I ran 1.5 at 38 off the dock. Over the weekend I probably took seven sets on the Razor. I am a left foot forward skier and I do not remember having even one bad "one ball" all weekend. With this ski I can see running 35 off the dock much more often and starting to nible a little deepeer into 38. I did try one set without the wing per John's suggestion, but felt much more comfortable with it back on the ski. This is a ski I would certainly like to add to my ski collection. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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