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Length of Black Pearl versus Elysian

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Looking at either Atomic Elysian or Blizzard Black Pearl for my wife. Does anyone know if you would size them the same? The Black Pearls seem stiffer and do not have the rocker of the Atomics. 

 

My wife is 5'2" and weighs 120. She's an advanced intermediate looking to improve this year after moving to Aspen. I like the 153 Blizzard but hate to go down to 150 for the Atomic so am considering the 159. Any thoughts?  How about on the rossignol S3W?

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 The black pearl is the womans version of the bushwacker. Black pearls seem almost universally loved by women. I'm much taller than your wife so I tried the bushwacker in 173cm (159 sounds about right for a lighter adv/int 5'2 lady) I found it fun and easy to turn but only had time for one run before the lifts stopped if I could justify another ski this would be the one.

 I'm not familiar with the rest of your list, maybe Trekchick will pick this up for you when she sees it as she is far more of a gear guru.

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