EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Buying Women's Powder Skis
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying Women's Powder Skis

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm looking to get my wife a pair of powder skis as the season is winding down and there are discounts all around.  She's 5'4" and 155 pounds so given her weight and her ability (advanced intermediate) I was leaning towards the 162 Volkl Kikus (she demoed them and loved them).  I wanted to get some feedback here though on whether or not that was the right size.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Specs on Volkl Kikus:

 

http://volkl.com/ski/skiis/models/kiku

 

Thanks!

 

post #2 of 6

at 5'5" and around 150 ish but in the 140's I think that sounds like a good size for her.  My powder ski is 173 for more float but I'm advanced expert (active instructor).  The kiku should be a decent powder ski but is limited to being best in powder imo and I have demo'ed it in powder.  If it's powder she'll be using in them and she liked them when she demo'ed them the size should be fine.  What size did she take out on the demo and in what conditions?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks Lady_Salina.  What do you mean by "but in the 140s"?  The size my wife demoed was the 162 Volkl Kikus and she demoed them in deep powder last Sunday at Squaw Valley in the Lake Tahoe area.  She literally floated so we wanted to get them on discount but wanted to seek some advice on the exact size (even though she felt good in them but this is her first pair of powder skis were buying).  Thanks!

post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by janky View Post

 the 162 Volkl Kikus (she demoed them and loved them). 

 

Thanks!

 


What was the question?

post #5 of 6

I just picked up the Armada TSTw in 165 for my powder ski and absolutely love it. I'm 5'4' 125lbs. Height wise the Kiku you're looking at should be perfect I think, not sure if her added weight means she should do longer or not. 

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replies. I made a few calls to some ski shops and they agreed with 162s so I'm gonna go with those. Time to pray for Powda.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Buying Women's Powder Skis