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    Anybody out there heard anything about these new 'relaxed' waterskis for open water skiing? Not saying I am going to rush out and buy one, but it seems like a decent idea for when the boat is full, you have newbies on board, etc.

    Overview: http://vimeo.com/49747021

    Skis:
    HO Freeride:
    http://www.hosports.com/waterskis-freeride.php

    Radar has one with a wood core, but their site is under construction right now and I can not think of the name of it. It looks similar to a older Maharajah.

    Any opinions on this?

    NCSONE
    2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

    Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
    www.sipnskicabin.com

  • #2
    I suck at skiing. Do you think a ski like this would be good for a novice?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rkhodges21 View Post
      I suck at skiing. Do you think a ski like this would be good for a novice?
      Yeah, probably so. Lots of surface area makes them easy to get out of the water on, a stable ride and slower speeds are all good things for those new to the activity.
      2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

      Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
      www.sipnskicabin.com

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      • #4
        I had a previous version of the Freeride - great beginner to novice ski. the new design makes a very fun ski...you won't win and competitions with it - but it's a great price and a great product. Kind of looking like the next model will be a type of cross-over wake/ski thing... I really doubt the edge design will make that much difference for the demographic of this ski buyer. It's always been a great cruisin' ski - Kinda like driving a pickup truck without power steering tho...
        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mikeg205 View Post
          I had a previous version of the Freeride - great beginner to novice ski. the new design makes a very fun ski...you won't win and competitions with it - but it's a great price and a great product. Kind of looking like the next model will be a type of cross-over wake/ski thing... I really doubt the edge design will make that much difference for the demographic of this ski buyer. It's always been a great cruisin' ski - Kinda like driving a pickup truck without power steering tho...
          It did seem like Marcus wasn't ripping the turns nearly as good as he can, but I don't really plan to do any competitions, I just want to be able to enjoy any and all types of towboat watersports i.e. ski, wakeboard, surf, kneeboard, and maybe even try the chair. I know I gotta lose some weight though or I will have trouble doing just about any of it.

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          • #6
            I am thinking I may pick one up for those days when we have a boat full of people and I just want to do something to get in the water and get wet.
            2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

            Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
            www.sipnskicabin.com

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            • #7
              HO add looks like the ski sizes are 65" 167" 169" 171" 65 is to short for me the others would be a bit to long I think.http://www.hosports.com/waterskis-freeride.php
              99 MariStar 230 Sport LTR 330

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              • #8
                Might I suggest one of these. They don't make water rough enough or a wake large enough to bother you on one of these. They have just about doubled in price since I bought mine 9 years ago though.

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                • #9
                  I normally ski a HO System 8 68". I bought a HO Triumph 69" for the bigger boys to use, it's the wider more forgiving shape. It does not have a double tunnel like the Burner or the other freeride series - I have a friend with the Burner who could never get comfortable with it. If it were me, I would stay away from any of those double tunnel models - if it were such a great design idea we would have seen it elsewhere.

                  Whenever the water is rough and/or I just want an easier ride, I grab the Triumph - rides nice and easy and if I have the driver slow down a couple ticks it makes some nice carving turns and throws a good wall of water.

                  My wife needed her first slalom when I taught her and we bought another wider body ski - the Connelly Outlaw. As with the Triumph, the wider shape helps the skier get out of the water quicker and provides a nice stable ride.
                  2002 ProStar 197

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                  • #10
                    That new Radar ski interests me as well with the wood core, but their website has been down for the last 3 days so I can not link to it just yet.

                    The HO seemed interesting with the reverse sidewall on the back 1/2 of the ski and all. The Radar ski looks super laid back. May just have to demo one to see what it is all about.
                    2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

                    Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
                    www.sipnskicabin.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by east tx skier View Post
                      Might I suggest one of these. They don't make water rough enough or a wake large enough to bother you on one of these. They have just about doubled in price since I bought mine 9 years ago though.

                      Eastie -

                      I want the ski to big enough and relaxed enough so that the boat passengers are more uncomfortable going across the water than me! ha!
                      2005 ProStar 197TT, #28 of 100

                      Broken Bow, OK vacation cabin for rent -
                      www.sipnskicabin.com

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                      • #12
                        I know no matter where I go with my parents on their boat, we can never seem to find glass waters. I think mainly because we don't get up early enough, but I digress. If I am going to ski, I need a big ski (since I am a big boy, 6'1", 260 lbs) and I need it to handle chop fairly well.

                        East TX, does that say MAHA? What is the model?

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                        • #13
                          Radar info

                          http://waterskimag.com/equipment/201...s-skiing-easy/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ncsone View Post
                            Eastie -

                            I want the ski to big enough and relaxed enough so that the boat passengers are more uncomfortable going across the water than me! ha!
                            Looks like a Maherajah 360.....fiberglass version ?

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                            • #15
                              That wood be the Maha Longboard. Current price is over $2000.00.
                              Last edited by ski_king; 01-28-2013, 04:19 PM. Reason: misspelling, pun intended
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