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yes, another need to buy the wife skis and desperately need help thread

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actually, i am a gear junky. and buying her new skies is a perfect excuse for me to get geeky on some new skis.

 

she is  5'10" tall, 150i lbs. she has been skiing her whole life and is smooth, steady and controlled, but not fast. he like to be slow and steady but with good form. currently she is on K2 one luvs. they are fine for groomers, but are heavy as trucks and not the best in anything over 12''.  She wants something that can be all mountain, light to carry, easy to drive, forgiving but can handle fresh pow. she is with the kids a lot and is not interested in trees, bumps or crazy off piste stuff. i suspect that once she jumps on something a little wider with some rocker, she will dump the K2, so these need to be a one quiver ski.

 

we ski Tahoe (Northstar, Squaw and Heavenly.), so need to deal with sierra cement and chopped up snow.  

 

she is not picky, but hates all the f*cked up clown graphics and other stupid stuff, other then that, happy wife, happy life.

 

help me Obi-wan you're my only hope.

post #2 of 4

Let me introduce you to your DPS 112 RP's sister...Yvette. 

 

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What was that? you say you want something a bit narrower, say 99 underfoot? Rossi S3w

 

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if its her only go to ski, do you think the Yvette might be too much for a groomer girl like her? besides, we would have matching skies (assuming mine show up ;-), which when lead to matching outfits and from there it's a very slippery slope. the s3w i interesting. what size do you think would fit. The Miss Behaved also looks like a interesting contender??

 

 

 

post #4 of 4

I just got the S3ws and have only taken them out a couple of times, but so far I'd say they are a lot more fun on any kind of fresh stuff than on groomed/hardpack. I prefer a different ski for no-new-snow days.

With her stats she'd definately be in the 168 at least, that's the max size, but she may be better off w/ something even longer which would mean unisex.

Based on what she skis though maybe something more all-mountain than big-mountain, like Volkl Tierra or K2 Supersticious...

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