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    Right now I have a mid 70's Obrien World Team, that the girls use and I ski on a early 80's MasterCraft Superstar. Since I liked the feel of the MasterCraft, I have stuck with it for many years. The binding ripped on my last time out. Maybe it is time for me to upgrade.

    Anyway, I am looking for some input into my next ski. 50% of my skiing is in the course and on a good day I can run it at 15 off at 32mph. I prefer a rear toe plate, but may be willing to try something different. Cost is a factor, hoping to not go over the $400 mark. I weight about 160.


    I also have a few wooden Maherajah’s that I have either restored or are in the process of restoring, I consider them a collectors items and just use them occasionally when I feel like going old school. I tried one of them in the course and was surprised how well it felt and did. But then again, look what I am comparing it to. Have you seen that these are selling new now for over $1200? Maybe my collection may actually increasing in value…… probably not, they just look cool in my opinion.
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  • #2
    Go to Wiley's and pick up a CDX. It is close to your price range bland. With some wileys binders, you will pay a bit over $400 though. Very stable ski, but plenty of speed for course skiing. It hasn't been made in a couple of years, yet Wileys continues to convince HO to make limited runs for them. I've been very happy with mine.

    I've got a Maherajah Giant Slalom Longboard for those not so glassy days. Beautiful ski that I'll be keeping. Nothing like cruising at 44 mph on a 150' line.
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    • #3
      All I can say is try to test them before you buy. I’m going to try to work out a deal to test a handful of different skis this spring. Let me know if you want to come along for some of the tests..



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      • #4
        Originally posted by MarkP
        All I can say is try to test them before you buy. I’m going to try to work out a deal to test a handful of different skis this spring. Let me know if you want to come along for some of the tests..

        Sounds good, where are you going to go around this area?

        I was hoping to sneak one in when I get my tax return. If I wait to long, my wife will find another way to spend the $$, probobly on something silly like food or clothes for the kids.
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        • #5
          I second buying from Wiley's they have some really good deals and I love their binders. You might also consider the KD7000. It should be in your price range as well. It is a great ski in the course yet very stable. Talk to the guys at Wiley's they have great knowledge and may give you some other ideas. One thing is for sure. Going to any of the new skis is going to be night and day from those fiberglass skis you are used to skiing. I'am sure that if they even have a small amout of yearly use they are probably pretty worn out.
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          • #6
            My buddy just got a new Kidder Redline with double comp plates for just under $300. It's a great ski.

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            • #7
              Wileys! Wileys! Wileys!

              One of the guys there, maybe Skip? Is a trip, he'll recommend a good ski for you based on the type of skiing you do and you'll get a great deal.

              I bought a Mach 1 with Wiley's high wrap boot and RTP for about $240.

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              • #8
                I started working the guy at ski LTD this past summer. That’s about an hr away in Ohio. I think the other two guys in my crew are about ready for new sticks too. As it is, they, (ski LTD) have a fairly good policy in place. If you buy a ski and you find its not the right ski, they will exchange it for a different ski.

                I got the impression last summer he would go for the demo thing and that was with just one ski. So I think for the chance to sell three, its on..



                The wife calls me abrasive
                The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
                But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo

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                • #9
                  Wileys does have great deals..http://www.wileyski.com/


                  The wife calls me abrasive
                  The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
                  But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Mark, Sounds good.

                    I know Ski Ltd well. I am not sure if I ever drove thru Boardman without the detour onto South Ave to stop in and check things out over there. I bought my current ski from Vic when he was just statring the business and working out of his garage.
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                    • #11
                      I had heard that ski limited went belly up. the website is up. i would make some calls before i ordered over the web. wiley's has always done me great!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tex
                        I had heard that ski limited went belly up. the website is up. i would make some calls before i ordered over the web. wiley's has always done me great!
                        Thanks Tex!
                        I checked there web site again.....
                        New address, no longer in Boardman/Youngstown OH
                        Now in : One Ski Limited Way, PO Box 1000, Bethel, NC 27812

                        I just got off the phone with them, they moved in November 2004.

                        Mark, Do you have a plan B?
                        Last edited by ski_king; 02-03-2005, 12:48 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Wow, thanks tex,

                          Just got off of the phone with Ski Limited. Not “belly up” but not in Ohio anymore either.. Now in NC. Looks like I have to find another demo deal..



                          The wife calls me abrasive
                          The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
                          But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo

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                          • #14
                            Plan B??

                            I am afraid to buy a ski without trying it out. I’ll have to look for a new demo deal?? Who else is around here?



                            The wife calls me abrasive
                            The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
                            But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo

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                            • #15
                              I know that I tried a lot of skis before I settled on my “Rocket”



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                              The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
                              But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo

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