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03-11-2005 3:59 PM

My dad has been skiing his whole life. He's over fifty now and he's having a much harder time with his deep water starts, pulling back and leg muscles, and wearing him out after just a couple starts. Would abandoning the high performance slalom ski for one of those fatter skis help out a lot in that area, and do you think it would be too much of an ego killer to suggest something like that?

kstateskier 03-13-2005 9:38 PM

You can still get pretty high performance wide skis. HO has a complete line. The Vengeance is a very good ski.

boarditup 03-14-2005 4:06 AM

I use a KD Evolution. Doesn't look like a fat ski, doesn'e ski like one, it does deep water start like one. The 2005 name is Lithium. <BR> <BR>INT has the Wide Ride competition for skiers on wide skis at 30 mph. Lots of fun. The winner was at 39 off.

03-14-2005 10:35 AM

Thanks for the input guys. That helps a lot. I'll take a look at those options.

mattbint 03-14-2005 2:43 PM

Take a look at an HO Burner. Probably the most popular wide ski on the market.

kstateskier 03-14-2005 10:58 PM

I think the Burner and Vengeance are pretty much the same ski, just different lengths. I may be mistaken though. The wide ride competition is a great time. I've been into 38. That's about a pass and a half deeper than I have been on my regular slalom. Have to love 30 mph.

wiltok 03-16-2005 10:14 AM

Nick is right - the Burner and Vengence are the same - just different lengths. I have a Burner - it's a great ski. I do get into the course occaisionally, it's realtively easy to get up on, decent performance but most importantly not a lot of drag. I tend to ski in several spots on a public lake - this ski allows me to ski literally for pass to pass in different sections. My total "run" is over 3 miles in length...

mikel 03-19-2005 12:10 AM

The Connelly Pilot is a great ski...also the Connelly FX.

mattbint 03-21-2005 10:39 AM

The vengence is different from the Burner. <BR>Check out the HO site. The Burner is alot wider ski, especially at the tail.Best skiied at 30 mph. The Vengence is a High performance ski, up to 36 mph. A little wider then a high performance ski though. The 70 in model can be used in a wide ride comp. like the INT has.

04-01-2005 8:27 AM

Geoff- you got a tower on your ride? It's much easier to get up with one...


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