Stats, Age 40, 5'0", 115 pounds, good fitness level, not adventurous - 20 years experience and still plowing the groomers. I finally got her to start parallel turning down Shirley Lake last season when the snow was soft. She actually started to enjoy it after she stopped thinking she was going to die.
Next step, carving.
She also had never used anything but standard rental skis. I had tried numerous times to get her on demo skis to no avail - she just wouldn't believe me that that there would be enough difference. Any of you husbands ever have a similar experience?
Anyways, one fine late season day at Crystal Mountain they decided not to groom the blues and the only way down was through chopped up crud. After fighting it all morning, she tried the K2 Superstitious, and she has seen the light.
I'd like to get her off the rentals market now while the deals are flowing. She liked that particular ski, but she has nothing to compare it to. So, my question is this - based on what's said on the K2 website, the Superstitious is one of their more advanced skis. My concern is that she might be happier on something less demanding. I'd like the Bear's input.
She has her own boots, by the way.