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Help me choose skis for me and my girlfriend.

post #1 of 13
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Hey everyone,

 

I live in the East Coast and mostly Ski on the groomers (Camelback,Hunter,Shawnee,Bellayre). I tried a few skis and fell in love with the AC30s. What I liked in particular is that there is no chatter, they are very steady on the bumps, turn well and stop on a dime.

I am 6'2 190lbs. I would like to hear opinions about other skiis in the same category, from someone who tried them and can say that there are better skis then AC30. I am an intermediate to an expert skier.

 

My girfriend is 5'6 125lbs and she is an intermediate skiier. I was thinking of getting her Viva Magnum 7.6. Do you think that is a good choice? Any other suggestions for the East Coast groomers?

 

Any input is much appreciated.

 

Ivan

post #2 of 13
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Bump for any input.

post #3 of 13

Did you try the Rossi Avenger 82 TI.......great ski.  I have heard great things about the AC30as well!

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Never tried those. I am choosing whether to go with the Volkl AC30 or the Blizzard 8.1. I am lost

post #5 of 13

For your GF check out the new K2 Superfree. I reviewed them over on TheSkiDiva.com. These turn quickly and easily, can definately be handled by an intermedite and will progress up to the advanced/ expert level.

 

Below if from a demo day where I tried several women's all mountain skis:

 

Second: K2 Superfree, 160 cm: First impression was that these were immediately so easy to ski and responsive. Even at low speed on the green they felt like they were reading my mind and would do anything I wanted. They were light and lively underfoot, but also able to handle the fresh snow mounds without problems. Once I took them on the blue and picked up some speed they just gave me even more. These skis were so much fun, I loved them.
They almost felt like I had re-discovered a missing natural appendage of my body.
Downside, the top sheet was SO GIRLY, all hot pink and and purple swirlies with a pink plastic jewel… kinda embarrassing…
But all in all this was definitely my favorite ski of the day.
Might buy the next size up, 160 was all that was available but they skiied so easily I might try to demo the 167 before making a purchse... seems like around 164 would have been perfect, not an option though.

I liked these so much I took them back out for a few more runs at the end of the day just for fun.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Celestron,

 

Thanks a lot for the input! I realized that these are tough to get, and are a little bit more than what I wanted to spend. I was looking to spend up to $400 for used skis for my GF.

 

I read a lot of positive things about Blizzard Magnum Viva 7.6. Have you or anyone else heard of them?

 

P.S. I bought the AC30s. I tried them once, and it felt like we were made for each other.

 

Thanks

post #7 of 13

I have a pair of the AC30's and you will love them for the areas you will be skiing.  I have also skied the mens version of the Blizzard Mag 7.6 and it was a very fun and capable ski.  I know the women who bought the Viva 7.6's from our shop have loved them.

 

Good luck,

 

Rick G

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

Rick,

 

Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it! I take it you work at a ski shop?! Any other skis you can recommend for an intermediate female rider for east cost groomers?

 

Ivan

post #9 of 13

Ummmm...............given that you went from lost to buying the AC-30 in two hours, I take it that your are rather impulsive. The Viva 7.6 is a great call for the GF.........you are on the clock.

 

SJ

post #10 of 13
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Yea, I read up a lot of reviews and realized that it is exactly what I wanted. Knowing the ski, I feel confident in the buy. I was considering Atomic 4x4 and the blizzard 8.1, but since I need a less forgiving skis (and I ski mostly on the groomers), the AC30 should do the trick. Its not to late to change the order though. Do you have other recommendations for me?

 

What other skis are there that are on the same level as the Viva 7.6s?

post #11 of 13
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Bump

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by bkscooby View Post

Rick,

 

Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it! I take it you work at a ski shop?! Any other skis you can recommend for an intermediate female rider for east cost groomers?

 

Ivan


Yes I work P/T at a shop, kind of like my own personal ski subsidy program.  LOL 

 

The Norica Drive and Volkl Oceana or Luna come to mind.

 

Good luck,

 

Rick G

 

post #13 of 13

As far as your GF goes Check out these threads I started on Ski Diva:

http://www.theskidiva.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13090

&

http://www.theskidiva.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13187

 

I was looking at this sort of ski because I had out grown my Volkl Oceanas. It's a good ski but definately for beginners, likely not enough for your GF.

As far as the Superfree goes it's a new model this yr so basically impossible to get for cheap, I think last yrs equivalent was the Free Luv, I heard this yrs model is much lighter but never skiie dthe Free Luv, so can't compare. I also really liked the Rossi Temptations, but I think they're also new this yr.

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