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A1 vs. s1


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I am a boys 3 skier, 130 pounds, six feet tall, ski the course only while in tournements. PB- 4.5 @ 15 off, 36 mph. I have only been in the course durring my three tournements, but I'm a very technical skier, west coast approach during turns, but traditional "non compressed" stance during wake crossings. For about a year now iv been skiing on my dads old 1980's Connelly concept 67" with a green bottom. (remember those?) with double powershells. (again I consider myself to be a pretty advanced skier just don't have opportunities to be on the course.) well we have decided that it is time to step it up and our initial thought was a Goode 9900, syndicate a1 or s1. Now iv heard some bad things about goodes breaking and what not so my mom has ruled Goode out for me so now we are torn between s1 or a1. Apparently s1 is supposed to be a 34 mph ski but since I'm so far behind technology would I feel any differance? Just trying to find out which ski would be better for my style or if I wouldn't be able to differentiate. any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I am not the expert like most of the other people on this forum, but can say I LOVE LOVE LOVE my S1. I think you will be able to tell a difference between skis and if possible find a ski shop that lets you try a few skis. Some will even ship to you a few to try. I was targeting a Radar, liked it, but the S1 just clicked with my style and I have really been able to improve. You will be amazed at the difference between the 80's skis.
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Additional information I failed to mention. I have no demo options for hundreds of miles around, so that's almost 100% out of the picture. And we were really trying to go off of ski it again to keep the price down, so demoing through a pros hop could be awkward anyway

 

Also since putting the powershells on the ski, iv noticed even more how TERRIBLY SLOW it is in the turns. So I guess something I'm looking for is a quick turning ski, and quick out of the turn, no hesitation.

 

Razor skis, haven't heard much about them and never seen anyone ski one... Should that make me nervous?

 

The thing is, is where I am right now, anything would be a huge step up.

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So a friend of my family has a Goode nano and just got the one so he wants to sell me the nano for cheap. Its a mid ride sixty five I think. Any comments? Still kinda skeptical but iv personally never seen a ski break or had anyone who I know happen to them. Right now the decision is basically the nano twist 65 mid or a sixty six Strada. (I currently ski on a 67 so I'm trying to find a little bigger ski than what is recommended.) any real riding differences between the Strada and nano? Which one is more responsive? Forgiving?

 

Thank you all so much, making a decision on skis is a completely new thing to me, and it's pretty tough, all your help is greatly appreciated

-KcSwerver

 

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I would stick with your A1 thought. There are lots of them out there for a good price. Do not drop big money on a new ski or a Nano at this point. The A1 will take you well into the next phases of your skiing and it is a great ski. If you add some weight to your 6 foot frame, maybe a 66.5 for now. By the time you grow out of it, you will be ready for a new stick and will have a good feel for what you need.
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