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Hello this is the first time I post a request on the web, in english, so I beg for your understanding (I am far from having the ski technique specific words as you will see, or read....)

I am a very small woman (155 cm), not too heavy (51 kgs), not too young but not too old either (38) and I have been skiing for a long time, learning very well how to ski when I was a kid. I am looking for skis that are not racing ones of course, but very fast and precise, for groomed slopes (90%) and versatile curves (small and big turns ). I was thinking about Head Mya n°7, in 149. Do you think it is a good idea ? And if it is, should I buy now on Ebay (for example) the 2011/2012 skis at a sales price or wait for the new ones a little more expansive (I am not the rich person type...) ? Would the difference of price be related to a difference of performance ? Should I wait or should I go ?

And if Mya 7 are not a good idea, or not the best, would one have another advice ?

Thanks a thousant time to the ones who will help me (I feel a little weak on this matter)

Gaëlle.

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In your size there tends to be a lot of good leftover choices on Ebay..IF you know what you are looking for. You don't say where you are from and that could have some effect on shipping making what might be a good value into one that is not. If you are looking for a high performance NON race ski, this pair come to mind... Kastle MX78 152cm you are not going to much nicer of a ski than these and chances are they are in fantastic conditions, 152's tend not to get demoed that much. The seller is a trustworthy one and also a member of the Epicski community. 

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Well, I am from Paris (France), far away from the US, indeed. I am going to check the Kastle MX78.

Thanks very much for the advice. If you have another idea....

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Welcome to Epicksi, Kogal.

 

For what it's worth, I think the Head Mya series are excellent skis, from the women I have talked to.  My girlfriend demo'd a pair of Mya  8 and really like them. I don't know about the Mya 7.

 

The Ski Diva is online forum that might have some more feedback from women.

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Well, I am from Paris (France), far away from the US, indeed. I am going to check the Kastle MX78.

Thanks very much for the advice. If you have another idea....

Hi Kogal, 

Welcome to EpicSki. 

 

I've demo'd the Mya7 and though its a very stable ski, I don't think its quite what you're looking for.

 

Philpug is on the right track for what you're looking for.  Another option may be a Rossignol Temptation 78, or maybe the 2012 Blizzard Viva 7.6. 

 

There are some very nice skis out there.  

If you find something you're interested in and want another opinion, please feel free give us a shout.

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Thank you very much for all the advice. I am going to check down on internet about all the skis you are talking about and see if I can find some in very small siezs (149 or 152).

Could you tell me what is wrong with the Mya 7 ? I am curious about it. 

Thanks for the "ski diva forum" clue, but it seems I don't yet have "sufficient privilege" to post... So I read different discussions. 

I had the intuition that looking for nice skis when one is a  good but completely gear-ignorant skier was hard. Well, it is !!! So thank you VERY MUCH for helping me !!!!

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Thank you very much for all the advice. I am going to check down on internet about all the skis you are talking about and see if I can find some in very small siezs (149 or 152).

Could you tell me what is wrong with the Mya 7 ? I am curious about it. 

Thanks for the "ski diva forum" clue, but it seems I don't yet have "sufficient privilege" to post... So I read different discussions. 

I had the intuition that looking for nice skis when one is a  good but completely gear-ignorant skier was hard. Well, it is !!! So thank you VERY MUCH for helping me !!!!

Many of the people who post on SkiDiva also post here.  Perhaps you'll get the advice you are looking for here, and perhaps you'll get your privileges there soon. 

 

As for the mya7,  Its not a bad ski, but when I skied it, I felt it was unremarkable.   I also know some people who ski it and like it.  I just thought it lacked that "something special" that some of the other skis have. 

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