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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Northwest Missouri, St. Joseph

    Default Need a new slalom ski!

    Looking for advice on a slalom ski, mine is really hard for me to get up on now. Used to be able to ski the course at 15' off. I posted the video on here a while back. Old age and weight have caught up with me so I'm looking for a ski that's easier for me to get up with. I'm 5'9" and 210lbs. Any suggestions?
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  2. #2


    I don't ski the course but I'm 6'1" and 220 and I just picked up a carry over HO TX (blank with fin) on eBay for $190 dollars including shipping. It is a 2015 model and has mounting holes for standard HO bindings as well as the new freemax\xmax bindings with the screws in the center.

    If you Google HO TX you should find plenty of information on it. It is essentially a slightly wider version of a tournament level ski with a little softer tail. I thought it made skiing much easier and the extra width in the forebody helps me get out of the water quickly.

    Happy shopping

    Sent from my moto e5 supra using Tapatalk
    1986 Supra Sunsport Skier with 351W and swivel spotters seat

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    St. Louis


    Maybe check out the Goode wide ride.

    Also, ski it again ( features some used sticks for a discount.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Vonore, TN


    I do not think you could go wrong with the HO TX. They make a super lite version of it that my wife skis on. I like to ride it occasionally and believe in a few years may graduate to it unless something else pops up. I’m running a HO super lite CX. We both free-ski, no course. My body likes the TX starts and turns are effortless. I’m rff and she is lff we both have the free max style boots so canter the front boot one notch or I would run her ski more often. Please follow up with your purchase. Good luck.

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