Radar Union vs Radar Senate Slalom Ski Review

Radar Senate Series Water Ski Review

There are several ways to achieve correct control and response from a slalom ski. Some materials are better than others. When we look for a suitable profile for our physique and skills, several skis maybe inadequate. Paulownia and Polyurethane material allow for great core structures. However, a general approach is required to choose one or another slalom ski. Let us delve deeper into the Radar Senate “Graphite” and the Radar Senate “Alloy”; two masterpieces of the Radar Senate Series collection. 

Radar Graphite Senate Slalom Ski

All-Terrain Core

Vector BOA bindings

Intermediate skill range

Check Price in USD

Ski Height 65 ” / 165.1 cm | Skier Weight 170 lbs / 77.11 kg | Boot position 29 1/2” | Wing angle º9 | Speed range 28-34 MPH
Ski Height 67″ / 170.18 cm | Skier Weight 160-200 lbs / 72.57-90.71 kg |Boot position 29 1/2” | Wing angle º9 | Speed range 28-34 MPH
Ski Height 69″ / 175.26 cm | Skier Weight 180-220 lbs / 81.64-99.79 kg |Boot position 29 1/2” | Wing angle º9 | Speed range 28-34 MPH
Ski Height 71 ” / 180.34 cm | Skier Weight 200+ lbs / 90.71+ kg |Boot position 29 1/2” | Wing angle º9 | Speed range 28-34 MPH

Pros

Skis available in vapor shape (extra-surface for a stable riding platform)
Aero Core
Carbon fiber through all skis’ structure
CorFlex

Key Features

  • Build Quality

Research in components for increasing speed and control led to combine polyurethane and carbon fibers. A lower height was achieved between ski surface and water, creating a soft “attachment” through wakes. Also, the CorFlex technology gives flexibility and a consistent response when materials are under high stress.

  • Design

The elongated shape of the ski (a “vapor” shape) complements the build quality in a remarkable way. The narrower “tails” of the skis help to improve the product’s general physics. Also, the combinations of black and blue colors with a static pattern give a daring identity to the “Graphite” slalom ski.

  • Boot compatibility

These high-end skis allow the boot to be set according to your boot position specification. “Carbitex”, “Pulse” and “Vector” are useful tools that will give us smoothness, control and a lot of fun.

Radar Alloy Senate Slalom Ski

Skis available in vapor shape (less area surface to increase speed and carving)

Aero Core

For beginner-intermediate skill range

Check Price in USD Check Price in EUR

Ski Height 65 ” / 165.1 cm | Skier Weight 170 lbs / 77.11 kg | Top speed: 34 MPH
Ski Height 67″ / 170.18 cm | Skier Weight 160-200 lbs / 72.57-90.71 kg | Top speed: 34 MPH
Ski Height 69″ / 175.26 cm | Skier Weight 180-220 lbs / 81.64-99.79 kg | Top speed: 34 MPH
Ski Height 71 ” / 180.34 cm | Skier Weight 200+ lbs / 90.71+ kg | Top speed: 34 MPH

Pros

Skis available on vapor shape
Carbon fiber through all the skis’ materials
Smaller profile to gain speed over wakes
Polyurethane and Paulownia merged core
CorFlex for more flexibility

This product is classified in the same specification range of Senate Series. However, “Alloy” has Paulownia wood in its structure, which is a great guarantee of endurance and quality. The skis have less area surface and a “sharper” shape to increase speed over wakes without losing control. Also, the practitioner can perform some explosive turns and movements with ease.

Final thoughts / Conclusion

The Radar Senate – Graphite and Radar Senate – Alloy will both exceed the skier’s expectations. The price tag maybe in the top range when compared to other slalom skis on the market, however you get quality for the price you pay. Endurance, control, and flexibility are important in stressful situations. The Radar Senate Alloy has a great structure sustained with Paulownia wood, but the Radar Senate – Graphite has polyurethane and carbon filters. The final question comes down to how aggressive do you ski behind the boat and are you running 36mph consistently? The Graphite has the edge when it comes to top end slalom skiing. If you are ready to enter the world of shortening the rope, the Radar Senate Graphite will help you fulfil your goals. Otherwise go for the Radar Senate Alloy. It is just as good for skiers who are not yet shortening, but want to hone their skills in the fast lane.