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A ski purchase that has RaceDude stumped

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So here's the deal:  One of my bestest ski buds needs a new pair of skis.  She's a solidly advanced all mountain anything-goes type skier, probably level 7 or so.  Currently she's on a pair of Atomic Jr GS skis (pre-D2 kind).  Why, you might ask, is she on a Jr ski.  Well a not-so-smart shop person sold them to her a couple years ago, probably because she's pretty small: 5' 2" 110lbs.  That being said, she absolutely loves them. 

 

Anyways she's in the market for some new skis and I've got a couple solid ideas for her but my biggest concern is not putting her on something so stiff that she can't flex it, which given her weight and current ski, would be very easy to do .  Right now I'm thinking something in the Kastle LX series, but want to hear any other suggestions.

 

Thanks!

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My wife used to get the same treatment (105#; 5'4"). & despite being a far better skier than most (USSA /college / masters racer) she was always told this is too much ski!  That may have been true. 12 years ago.  Now the flex patterns are so much smoother, she often skis my gear.  It was a mental jump going to fis legal 175/180, yet no problems once on the gear.   Once you wrap your head around it, she was cruising my 205 SG's.

 

 

A consumer ski will be no issue, skis are better than ever!

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