Guys, one of my lady ski friends sent me this email:
I have Volkl Queen's now – I think the length is 172. Other dimensions I don’t know offhand (119-87-111?) – but they are before the wider underfoot was popular. (pair before were salomon scream 178 and pair before were atomic)
These skis have been great – they’re just getting worn out. I’ve had a couple repairs made.
I’ve been looking at Volkl, Atomic, Salomon, & K2. Was thinking about a little fatter middle to be able to handle powder better – but don’t want them to be powder skis. Also – maybe a little more quickness, lighter turning. Want them to be all mountain. Especially handle in crud. Like off piste and groomers – but more off piste than groom. I am 5'8" and 160lbs.
We ski mostly at Mammoth and Marie is a very good skier and can do pretty much all the mtn but some of the gnarlyer double blacks. Or maybe she knows I am a big puss and doesn't ski those when I am around
I am such a Dynastar jong, that is would recommend for what she wants. I just wanted some other opinions, as I always appreciate your 2 cents for this type of gear question.