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Trying to find my next ski


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OK, New hear but some of you may know me from other forums.

 

I currently ski an Obrien Sixam 2 point. Good ski but kind of slow. I also have an HO S1(no opinion on this ski one way or the other).

 

Right now I can get a great deal on a Goode 9800SL or an Obrien Elite, both same price. On the Goode I'm thinking I would use there universal plate so I can keep my current bindings.

 

I'm a 34 mph skier, typically ski 32 off, PB in course is 6 @ 32mph @ 22 off. I'm certain I can do much better, but just don't get into the course much.

 

 

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Been on both. Neither is overly stable or forgiving IMHO. Requires being still on the ski. For $700 u can get a great 1 or 2 yr old ski. Lots of choices on ski-it- again in that price range even a Goode Mid ride, Strada, or a D3 of some kind. Thought I read on here that the 2point is a great ski.
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Is it me or..... When I was kid, it was so flippin easy to demo a ski, we would take a "new" demo out every weekend for the first month of summer than buy the one we liked best. I know my local shop will give you 100% credit for anything you buy from them and told me I could ski every stick in their shop if that is what it took to find the one I liked. If you have access and are going to shell out 5-6-700-2000 on a ski, I think its worth it.

 

All of the above advice is great and definitely a couple of skis worth taking a ride on. : )

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@SkiJay ...so done with the Elite, I love it when I ski sound but it beats me up when I'm off...went to a 67" fusion, doesn't have the massive excelleration of the Elite but creates extremely good angle and builds towards the wake, it's speed is decieving, so predictable, consistent turns both sides, stable, I haven't been this stoked about a ski in quite a while!!!

 

P.S. don't tell Coach about it though : ) I like the looks on his face when I show up with something different to ski on...

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Hmmm, all very interesting. I am starting to think either D3 sponsors this site or it is one heck of a ski. I'm going to pass my S1 around to my buddies for feedback before I give up on it, and yes the 2 point is a good ski, just seems slow and I know this is a set up issue, but doesn't want to come around on the off side like I think it should.

 

As for demoing skiis around here good luck :(

 

My problem with a used Goode ski is that I am right foot forward and they are almost impossible to find.

 

Not to muddy the waters but what about a Goode Fire Mid Ride?

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