me and my GF are about to enter a series of amateur ski races around here and we need some gear. Since some of the races are of a Super-G nature (either classified as a Super G or classified as downhill but clearly a safe one), we need some speedy long skis. Now here comes the trouble. I am a big tall dude with decent technique and power so I have millions of reasonably suitable skis to choose from.
The lady, however, has a big problem because she's short and light :)
Women FIS SG skis are 205cm (or something like that) which is clearly ridiculous for a girl 158cm tall @ 55 kg. Despite being a good, rather strong and a dangerously daring skier, I just do not see that happening. It is a ski I myself might buy for that purpose.
So I am thinking of a workaround here...
Get a FIS spec GS women ski @ 183 cm, 30m radius and be happy with it as a Super G ski, because that's what it is for a small girl...
Get a junior Super G ski @ 175 cm and 27m radius and that's it.
What are your thoughts? I have been repeatedly told to stay away from junior skis even for girls but I personaly do not see a reason why a good female skier who is approximately the size of a junior MALE racer (who is technically a better skier) couldn't use the same ski... Honestly, it would make a perfect sense to me...