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tacosupreme 03-31-2006 7:21 AM

Hey guys, <BR> <BR>I'm in the market for a new ski. I'm looking at the O'Brien Sixam and Allegiance. The Allegiance is supposedly the same ski as the Sixam just with a foam core instead of a wood core. <BR> <BR>I'm not a very accomplished course skiier. My PB is <a href="mailto:3@15">3@15</a> off @ 32 mph. So I'm really just getting started. Is the Sixam too much ski for me? <BR> <BR>Any input appreciated. Thanks.

bbeach 03-31-2006 10:01 AM

The Sixam isn't necessarily too much ski but its definately a high end ski and therefore a rocket on the water! If your mechanics are good then you'll progress quickly on this ski... If they aren't then high end skis will get you into trouble...

kstateskier 04-02-2006 9:23 PM

I've never heard O'Brien and 'Rocket' in the same sentence. Brad should be able to give you good advice on the beginning course skiing, as that's about where he's at! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

bbeach 04-03-2006 4:43 PM

Laugh it up Faucker!

kstateskier 04-03-2006 10:55 PM

You know I love ya Blue!

tacosupreme 04-05-2006 8:56 AM

Alrighty then. Nick, you don't think the Sixam is a fast ski? Right now I'm on an O'brien and I like it but I rode my brothers F1X and now when I get back on my own it feels like it's dragging an anchor. <BR> <BR>I was tempted to check out a Mapple as well. Since it's discontinued, you can get one for dirt cheap. But I think a shaped or semi shaped may help. I guess instead of asking what you guys think of these skis. If it were you, what would you check out?

lugwrench 04-05-2006 11:40 AM

Hey wait a minute, didn't Mapple set the world record <a href="mailto:1@43">1@43</a> on an Obrien (Mapple), then Parrish broke it <a href="mailto:1.25@43">1.25@43</a> on an Obrien (Sixam) and then broke it again <a href="mailto:2@43">2@43</a> on an Obrien (Sixam)? Man those Obrien sticks are really slow!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

kstateskier 04-06-2006 1:42 AM

Andy Mapple and Chris Parrish could break the record on about any new ski, they just happened to ski for O'Brien at the time. I'm not sayin the O'Brien isn't a good ski, I am just not a fan of there stuff after some duds in the part I had, like the G4. I like my D3 X5 right now, it's the most user friendly ski I've ever had. I skied into 32' off out of the box.

lugwrench 04-06-2006 8:19 AM

Yeah I know just razzin ya a little. Yes it's true those two could probably run 32 off on the old plastic Snoopy children’s ski I had, but as a lifelong O'Brien supporter I have to hang those records above the heads of the non believers. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

tacosupreme 04-06-2006 9:50 AM

My instructor ran 15 off on a set of 53" Junior Amigos. Pretty entertaining and a bummer at the same time. It stings a little when someone can whoop you on a 75 dollar children's ski.

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