Really interested in trying out the Strada. Is there a return policy in case I buy the ski but don't like it? I'm thinking maybe like D3's program where the ski is refundable within 1 month of purchase. I know about the demo program at H2Osmosis and it's a great program but I'm not interested in doing that because you're obligated to buy a ski from them once you've started the demo process unless you want to eat the deposit. Thanks.
Not sure of your location but here in Salt Lake City, Utah our local pro shop Marine Products does a demo program with no obligation to buy but you do pay $20 dollars to demo it. If you buy something they will credit the demo cost toward the purchase.
I am on the Strada and love the thing!!!!!
You can try some skis at Trophy Lakes in Charleston, too, if you don't want to go to Oz.
I started my season out on a slightly used Goode, and snapped it in half, so found myself trying skis. I spent one day on and HO Syndicate S1 - I liked it, but wasn't crazy about it.
I went to Charleston and spent a full day riding the D3 Z7 ST, and the Strada - 4 sets on each ski. I would have kept skiing, but I took a bad crash and hurt my ankle (cost me 3 months on the water...). I REALLY liked them both, but ended up buying the Strada. I've set a new personal best twice on it, so I think it was the right choice.