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Ski recommendations for my daughter.

post #1 of 11
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I am looking at getting her some powder, or at least fatter, skis. Right now she skis on Rossi B1 160s (74 under foot). She likes them but complains a little about being them harder to control than the 150s she had previously (I do think they are the right length for her though). She is 5'5" about 140 (shhh... I didn't say that) She is a good skier, can handle double diamond runs. My son got Sir Francis Bacon's and I got some Opus' at the end of last season, and she has a hard time keeping up in the pow in her B1s. I was looking at these.

 

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Line-Sir-Francis-Bacon-Shorty-Skis-155cm-/110931586732?pt=Skiing&hash=item19d409aeac#ht_500wt_1402

 

But being so close to center mount, they ski really short, and I think they might be too short for her. I am looking for 100+ under foot. Also I am looking for deals (like above) $300 would be the limit. They don't need to be 2012 or 13s.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thank you,

Brad

post #2 of 11

The SFB shorty is a Jr ski and it is not appropriate for a 140lb'er that skis aggressively. (esp in that short a size) The fact that it is a Jr ski is also why it is priced so low. An adult ski will run you somewhat more. BTW, that is not an exceptional price for a Jr ski.

 

Is she keeping the B1's with the intention of using this new ski for special days? Or, is she (you) looking for a wider everyday ski with the intention of getting rid of the B1's?

 

I probably have a ski or two in the $350 range in the 160-170 length range. I'll check for a specific model when I get to work tomorrow,.

 

SJ

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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

The SFB shorty is a Jr ski and it is not appropriate for a 140lb'er that skis aggressively. (esp in that short a size) The fact that it is a Jr ski is also why it is priced so low. An adult ski will run you somewhat more. BTW, that is not an exceptional price for a Jr ski.

 

Is she keeping the B1's with the intention of using this new ski for special days? Or, is she (you) looking for a wider everyday ski with the intention of getting rid of the B1's?

 

I probably have a ski or two in the $350 range in the 160-170 length range. I'll check for a specific model when I get to work tomorrow,.

 

SJ

Thanks,

 Probably keep the B1's. Something like the Bacons that can be a "1 ski quiver" would be good. If she liked the new skis a lot, the B1s would become early season/rock skis. I know my son has no desire to ski on any of his other skis. But I definitely want something on the fatter side (100+ under foot) for her.

 

Thanks again,

Brad

post #4 of 11

Considering that she's only 140 she probably doesn't need a 100mm+ ski, and if you do want something that's a little bit more of a one-quiver thing then I'd look at something along the lines of the Rossi S3 (92mm) or Volkl Bridge (95mm for the 2011, 2012, 2013 model). I weigh about 165 pounds and can't think of a time when I didn't get enough float from the Bridges, even when in bottomless (I was keeping up with someone on Hellbents), and they're also excellent on anything that isn't sheer ice. As far as the S3 is concerned I've only heard good things with regards to powder performance as well as all mountain ability (there was quite a positive a thread on them on epic a couple of months ago as well if I remember correctly).



Lukas

post #5 of 11

OK.....here's a selection for you in the $325-$350 price range. All are adult skis, width ranges are ~~ 98-102mm

 

Salomon Geisha/Shogun (153, 164)

Nordica Hell and Back (161)

Nordica Nemesis (153)

K2 Gotback (153,160)

Rossi S3 (159)

Line Celebrity 100 (158)

Line Pandora (153) 112mm

Blizzard Crush (163) $450 includes system binding

 

SJ

post #6 of 11
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Considering that she's only 140 she probably doesn't need a 100mm+ ski, and if you do want something that's a little bit more of a one-quiver thing then I'd look at something along the lines of the Rossi S3 (92mm) or Volkl Bridge (95mm for the 2011, 2012, 2013 model). I weigh about 165 pounds and can't think of a time when I didn't get enough float from the Bridges, even when in bottomless (I was keeping up with someone on Hellbents), and they're also excellent on anything that isn't sheer ice. As far as the S3 is concerned I've only heard good things with regards to powder performance as well as all mountain ability (there was quite a positive a thread on them on epic a couple of months ago as well if I remember correctly).



Lukas

Thanks, 

 

 I weigh 165 also, and I got my Opus's because on my Sugar Daddys (99 under foot) I couldn't keep up well with my son on his Bacons. But you have a point, with some rocker, mid 90s would probably be good. The Volkl Bridges seem to be a men's ski, but the women's S3s look good. A bit out of my price range though. 

 

Brad

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

OK.....here's a selection for you in the $325-$350 price range. All are adult skis, width ranges are ~~ 98-102mm

 

Salomon Geisha/Shogun (153, 164)

Nordica Hell and Back (161)

Nordica Nemesis (153)

K2 Gotback (153,160)

Rossi S3 (159)

Line Celebrity 100 (158)

Line Pandora (153) 112mm

Blizzard Crush (163) $450 includes system binding

 

SJ

The K2s look interesting and very close to what I had in mind. I'll PM you. 

 

Thanks

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Well I purchased the Gotback 160's, I think(hope) she will like them a lot. Can't wait for the season :)

 

Thanks Jim & Lukas for your replies,

 

Brad 

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Brad Hall View Post

Well I purchased the Gotback 160's, I think(hope) she will like them a lot. Can't wait for the season :)

 

Thanks Jim & Lukas for your replies,

 

Brad 

It was good talking to you on the phone the other day, the skis should be to you shortly. 

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Skis arrived,

 

thanks again,

 

Brad

post #11 of 11

Great..............we appreciate your business and westcoast should have hers about now as well.

 

SJ

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