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TCdave

Finally pulled the trigger on a new Connelly V.

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TCdave

I just started recreational slalom skiing 2 summers ago. I started out with 1/2 of an O'Brien set of combos then my with found me a really nice Kidder Redline classic on CL for $50. I felt I was ding pretty well until I met a fellow Bu owner that also has a slalom course. After I tried the course a few times I knew I needed something different than that old Kidder. I was told by a more experienced skier that I should consider one of the new wide-ride skis. Not the super-wide models but the ones that are about a half an inch wider than a traditional slalom ski. The buddy with the course let me try his Carbon V and another ski team member let me try his Radar Theory which are both considered wide-rides. I was also considering an HO CX or TX but the engineer in me thought the new boot system wasn't that great. The boots mount with screws down the center of the boot and it seems to me that this would work its way loose over time. After trying his Carbon V I decided to go with the regular V. I was told that the extra weight and more flex would help me progress.

It should be noted that I rarely buy anything new but I just couldn't find a deal I liked even after a month of searching.

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GreenMan

Looks sweet.

I'm very much not an expert - learned to ski late in life and just flap around behind the boat on the open river but when I upgraded from a low end ski to a high end one I was amazed at the difference it made and the confidence it gave me. Current ski is a Radar Vice.

Enjoy!

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Wayne

The V will serve you well for a few years. The extra surface area will allow for learning at lower speeds but it's still capable of running 34 MPH down to around 28 off or so.

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Dare2goBare

Looks sweet.

I'm very much not an expert - learned to ski late in life and just flap around behind the boat on the open river but when I upgraded from a low end ski to a high end one I was amazed at the difference it made and the confidence it gave me. Current ski is a Radar Vice.

Enjoy!

So when are you UPGRADING your Boom???.... lol.

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GreenMan

So when are you UPGRADING your Boom???.... lol.

You're like an elephant, Dare - you NEVER forget...!

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