For some strange reason, when I pick up my wife's skis from the Killington shop where we have season tunes, I find notes attached "Have Mercy and Let Us Go Peacefully - No Tunes Left" Possibly due the ski core becoming exposed and not due to rock hits. How could that be with a mere 150-175 days ???????????
Consequently she is demoing skis to find a replacement for her "favorite ski" Her stats - 5', 130 lbs, level 8 aggressive skier who skis the groomers pedal to the metal but loves the pow pow best. She loves the responsive and edge hold of her Volkl Attiva 5 Stars (114-68-99, 154cm) on hard pack / icy conditions but has had as much fun in waist deep powder. Her bump skiing is good and improving.
Last week she demoed skis in a mix of all conditions - 1st chair corduroy, 4" new snow, Killington Outer Limits snow guns blasting, soft bumps on natural snow trails, hard pack/icy. The skis demoed were the Atomic D2 VF75, 148cm, 121-75-111 and the Nordica Infinite, 146 cm, 127-80-111. Of the two she preferred the quickness of the Atomics and found the Nordics too stiff in comparison, especially in the moguls.
This weekend she will demo , Volkl Attiva Tierra (147cm, 129-78-99) and Volkl Attiva Fuego (151 cm, 124-73-93).
Now my plea for help. Anyone, especially ladies who have skied the Volkls and could provide feedback would be appreciated. Especially if comparisons could be made to the Atomic's, Nordica's and 5 Stars. Also, based upon her stats and love of the 5 Stars are there any other to recommend for demo ? We are leaving for Jackson Hole on 2/6 leaving two weekends for her to demo. I want to replace her 5 Stars before we leave but do not want to rush her with the possibility of not getting to demo what would become her new favorite ski.
Thanks All - Falcon_O aka Charle