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post #1 of 7
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Hello there!

I have a woman friend who wants to buy new skis and asked for my help...So I am now asking for yours...smile.gif

She is  an intermediate skier ( 148 pounds, 5.7 feet) who  likes trees, moguls and groomed but also wants skis with more teeth for icy conditions ; I'm looking for a 70 on piste /30 off...

 

Trekchick as already made some suggestions ( thanks! see below)) :

"Hmmmm, A couple skis come to mind, assuming you meand 70 groomed, 30 off-piste.

No surprise, the Blizzard Black Pearl is at the top of my list in this category. I'd also suggest the Nordica Wild Belle, Atomic Elysian, Blizzard 8.0Viva, (and some others may come to mind as I think on it a bit more.

What these skis have in common is that they're all good all mountain skis, some with more of an on piste bias some with more of an off piste bias, but all are going to work well for a big range of skiing, including bumps and trees."

 

Black Pearl is already on my list... so is the Fischer Koa 78,  the Kenja, the Nordica infinite, the Atomic affinity storm and the viva 8.1...

 

so...

 

 

 

p.s. For the boots, she's going for the Lange rx (that should be nice!) but we don't know yet if she should go for the 80, the 90 or the 100...

post #2 of 7

From my other post as you quoted above. 

Fischer KOA is another great suggestion, but for her purposes, you could consider the KOA 84 as well as the 78.  Both really nice skis, easy to ski, but the 84 is a bit more versatile and the KOA is not as demanding as some of the others I suggested. 

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Hmmmm,  A couple skis come to mind, assuming you meand 70 groomed, 30 off-piste. 

 

No surprise, the Blizzard Black Pearl is at the top of my list in this category.  I'd also suggest the Nordica Wild Belle, Atomic Elysian, Blizzard 8.0Viva, (and some others may come to mind as I think on it a bit more.  

 

What these skis have in common is that they're all good all mountain skis, some with more of an on piste bias some with more of an off piste bias, but all are going to work well for a big range of skiing, including bumps and trees. 

 
 
 
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

Hello there!

I have a woman friend who wants to buy new skis and asked for my help...So I am now asking for yours...smile.gif

She is  an intermediate skier ( 148 pounds, 5.7 feet) who  likes trees, moguls and groomed but also wants skis with more teeth for icy conditions ; I'm looking for a 70 on piste /30 off...

. . .

 

p.s. For the boots, she's going for the Lange rx (that should be nice!) but we don't know yet if she should go for the 80, the 90 or the 100...

I trust she is working with a boot fitter to choose the best boots for her feet.

 

I know an expert female skier who skis Tremblant and likes the Rossi Attraxion 8.  I have them too, but am petite and not into moguls.  Did have a great time with the Black Pearl out west in trees and soft bumps in big bowls.

post #4 of 7

The Atomic Afiinity Storm is a real standout among the group you have mentioned. On the boots, her size would suggest the 90 or 100. FWIW, our best seller is the 100 and we also sell a lot of the 110 and 120 S.C. to women. I think some shops tend to short change their women customers on the flex side of things and any given flex number on Langes tend to be on the soft side anyway.

 

SJ

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the infos!

Tomorrow is shopping day!

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The Atomic Afiinity Storm is a real standout among the group you have mentioned. On the boots, her size would suggest the 90 or 100. FWIW, our best seller is the 100 and we also sell a lot of the 110 and 120 S.C. to women. I think some shops tend to short change their women customers on the flex side of things and any given flex number on Langes tend to be on the soft side anyway.

 

SJ

The Afinity Storm slipped my mind.  Definitely should have made the list in my post.

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Thread Starter 

Both of you seem to like a lot the affinity storm...in wich way is it a standout?

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