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SKi for 16 yr girl, advanced lookign for good all mountain cruiser

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Hi Everyone

 

I have been looking at some options for new skis for my daughter getting her off my 10 yr old salomans 155s...There seem to be some great deals out there but looking for something she can have for a few years, advanced to expert, short turn radius but can work some pow days...Saw some good dealso n the internet for 2010 slightly used or even new ski packages...Any help is appreciated for mainly skiing the east with a trip or two out west perhaps this year.....Thanks

 

 

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Hi Everyone

 

I have been looking at some options for new skis for my daughter getting her off my 10 yr old salomans 155s...There seem to be some great deals out there but looking for something she can have for a few years, advanced to expert, short turn radius but can work some pow days...Saw some good dealso n the internet for 2010 slightly used or even new ski packages...Any help is appreciated for mainly skiing the east with a trip or two out west perhaps this year.....Thanks

 

 



where you guy ski could be of some help.

 

twin or not?

waist width?

 

 

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We will ski Killington primarily, Stowe etc....and day trips to Hunter and Windham NY. Also a trip or two out west to Colorado...no twin, with a waist of 72 to 78 or something like this.....Checked out some advanced Nordica, Head, Dynastar, and Rossis so far in a womans advanced to expert ski in the 150-155 cm range...she is 5 ft 1 and weighs about 100 lbs....she rips groomers, likes moderate bumps, enjoys the trees and not afraid of anything really in skiing

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The Dynastar Idyll would be a good call in the 78mm range and in the 85mm width, the Dynastar Eden is a good choice. The Eden is built like the well known Sultan 85 but with a women's mounting point. There are other great skis out there as well but I mention those b/c we have a limited number of those available at Start Haus from the 2010 model year. Savings are substantial.

 

SJ

post #5 of 9

Fischer Progressor (800 or 900) is a good choice for east coast skiing and any skiing in groomed slopes. They tear straight through the ice, and it carves very easily. It is very stable and goes great at high speeds (and low speeds). If you go in the deep powder, this ski is not ideal, but since you are doing mainly east coast skiing, I would get a narrower ski (no wider than 80mm) with a good carve. 

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thanks sierra jim /annette..

 

SJ i will check out the dynastars you mention via starthaus and annette I had some fischer AMC 79s which I loved....so yes this is a great start....appreciate the feedback....

post #7 of 9

My teen is right around yours in other than 10 more lbs.  We're midwest with complete mix but mostly packed powder or machine snow ... but do Colorado 2ce yearly for around 12-14 days.

 

She's been using some Head Wild Ones and we've picked up Rossi S2's for her.  These both used but good shape.   She loves the Wild Ones as they offer some float for her size but has noted to me that while shes ok with the 81 waist, can tell a difference on groomers with hard pack, a bit more effort for her to edge and shes found it hard to do rooster tails up onto the heads of others.  She hasn't tried the S2's but wanted them as they were a bit more twin and she wishes to start playing more in the parks.

 

price wise they were very good deals as used but both were quite nice condition.

 

Wife is taller but wasn't much more in weight when she got her Dynastar Exclusives, they're a bit narrower and older model but the Idylls Jim noted may be similar.  She loves em noting the handle very nicely with good grip for more packed conditions but still very good in the non groomed stuff.

 

Both run the same grounds as your daughter, they've been doing bumps in a slower controlled speed and hit back side as much as possible for what they can find for powder, haven't had super deep but 6-8 often and some 12-14 inch out at Steamboat the last 3-4 yrs.  

 

My thought on skis is for my daughter, she's been fine with most anything adapting well.  for her 40% is an acceptable top sheet, 40% the ski itself and 20% the ability to hockey stop to dump a load of snow on unsuspecting friends, family and instructors.

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many thanks....SJ I saw the nordica firefox skis too on your site....with bindings seems like a great deal too...do these ship with bindings mounted? how do these compare to the dynastars? seems like a good ski for out east too.....pete thanks too for the info!

post #9 of 9

The Firefox is a very good ski for the Eastie skier. It has a fair bit of horsepower and I don't usually call it a "cruiser" but it is not over the top for an advanced skier. The FF is a hard snow oriented ski while the Dynastars are more mixed snow oriented. It would be tough to wrong either way.

 

SJ

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