Jump to content

New slalom ski


ADiFran
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi! I'm relatively new to slalom skiing. I'm just under 5'6", around 115 lbs. 28 years old. Grew up on a lake but didn't really start skiing until I was 16. I've been using my Mom's old Kidder skis from 1987. I love those things. This summer, I spent a lot of time practicing slalom skiing on one of the skis from this Kidder combo set. I cannot drop a ski, so I only start on one. My brother is 19 and a phenomenal slalom skiier. He has an O'Brien World Team. He helped me find a new ski this week and I liked the Radar T.R.A. (2018 model). Now, that is a Junior Girls ski...He felt that it would be more than enough for me in the 65 length with the Lyric boot and RTP. I was skiing on the Kidder at 27-28mph and was just starting to figure out how to cut. I'm technically NOT a Junior, but size-wise it seemed like the ski was a fit. Anyone have any input on this? I do not have access to a course and do not think I will ever be skiing a course. I just want to eventually be able to put in some consistent, hard cuts and ride :) And I ski every weekend in the summer and shoot to go 2-3 times a week as well. Skiing behind a Malibu, mostly.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Baller
The T.R.A. should be just fine for you. The only difference between the T.R.A., Lyric, and Senate Alloy is flex. The T.R.A. has the softest flex pattern. Since you are at the bottom or the weight range for a 65" ski and are not skiing the course, the softer flex of the T.R.A. won't matter. Go ski and have fun!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Both the Lyric and TRA will be good skis for you. 65-inch ski size is correct for your weight. I think you could even get away with going straight to a Lyric if you don't want to worry about buying another ski as you progress. I have personally taught several people how to ski (even first-timers) on Lyrics. That being said, getting a new ski is fun every few years.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...