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Thread: water skis
05-23-2012, 07:41 PM #1
anyone else buying some fat waterskis this summer?
looking at the connelly big daddy combo skis,
but also saw some wide short boards as well from HO & bodyglove.
does this belong at newschoolerz?
05-23-2012, 08:15 PM #2
I ride a Connelly FX graphite 70". I have others but this my goto board.If the shocker don't rock her, then Mr. Spock her. Dad.
05-23-2012, 10:24 PM #3
I have a Connelly F1X, not sure about length. It's a good time.
05-23-2012, 10:39 PM #4
you have no idea how stoked i am to see waterskis make in into Tech Talk!
finally a real no snow sport gets some tgr love.
as a collegiate skier and 3-eventer, you will honestly be just fine with those big daddy's to get up and cut around......use ski-it-again DOT com
it is a great resource for lightly used gear
have a good summer
05-24-2012, 11:36 AM #5
hey banda thanks for the link, going to get the big skis.
our lake opens tomorrow FOR powerboats to go WOT.
pretty much waterski for 4 months in order to snow ski 7.
never have that new to skis feeling come november snow!
water is just melted snow imo
05-25-2012, 09:50 AM #6Registered User
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I've been on a Connelly Concept forever and just picked up the V, which is a little fatter.
The Big Daddy SL is a good ski for big guys that have a problem getting up? I'm not familiar with a BD combos. The trouble with most, if not all combo's, is the bindings are shit.
I would just pick up two SL skis, one big and a smaller one for the ladies and kids? There should be lots of used in your area?
Wake skis are just ok, I think you'd be better off just getting a Wakeboard.
05-25-2012, 03:43 PM #7
did the wakeboard thing but the sideways stance is the crap on my front knee either way i ride. too much pressure on repaired appendages. i can ski ok, not ripping the handle out of my hands good but clearing the wake. wake skis just look like some silly bouncing fun as the big daddy combos will be as well.
05-25-2012, 03:46 PM #8
Wake skis are pretty fun, but they are hell on my back. Worse than wakeboarding, even. You can pick it up pretty quickly and start clearing the wake more or less right away if you are a decent snow skier.You're not a poet, just a drunk with a pen.
05-25-2012, 05:59 PM #9
IMNSHO the absolute best pair of skis is a good pair of jumpers. A good pair of used Connelly jump skis with decent binders will run you like 700 to 900 bones. Unless you are really good you can't do much for wake tricks on them but they are holy hell fun for cutting around on and absolutely everybody from beginner to expert will rip on them and have fun. I was a distance jumper back in the day including a year in college three event but only could do about 100 ft off a five foot and then a show jumper where I did multi man heli's but never hit the inverted fronts and gainers. For new school wake stuff get a wakeboard or wake surfer or an air chair. For real fun lose the skis and get a barefoot boom or get a west coast slalom ski like the Connelly Prophecy but it takes a lot of skill to get the handle on one of those!