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Wailer 112s too much ski?

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I'm looking to get a second ski to compliment by K2 burning luvs (decided to keep em) and was originally looking at the JJ/VJJ or S7. Got some great advice here and now am also thinking about a Wailer 112 or Yvette, but I'm worried they will be too much ski for me. I like skis to be more soft and easy to turn because of my skill level.

 

I'm 5'4" 140, strong legs but don't ski much and wear out quickly. Just looking for something fun, I'm not a super aggressive skier, and I've read several reviews on the Wailer that say it's great, but is it a more advanced ski than the JJ/S7 type. 

 

Is this a concern? I'll hopefully ski 12-16 days this year, so not a ton of time to work through a learning curve. 

 

Also, I would get a JJ in 175, but should the a Wailer shorter (like a 168 would be okay)?

 

Thanks,

 

Claire

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Well, the pro is that they're very light and easy to throw around in soft snow. So in that sense, easy to turn, and less mass = you'll get less fatigued. The con is that they're stiffer and a bit more conscious of technique than a S7 or JJ. They prefer to be driven from the front in all conditions, and to be on edge on hardpack. If you get the Yvette, would suggest you don't need to go shorter, it has a lot of rocker. Suggest a PM to Treckchick, if she doesn't see this soon. 

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