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On my way home from Whistler last year, Fedex lost my brand new Icelantic Scouts and Nordica Double Sixes, so now I need new skis. I'm just going to get one pair (for now), so it must be able to carve in ice and float in powder. My favorite terrain is the trees, so I need decent maneuverability too. I'm just over 5' 2", so I'm looking at smaller skis. My top three contenders now are, the 2013 Armada El Reys in a 157, the 2013 Volkl Kendos in a 163, and 2013 Volkl Gotama Jrs. in a 158. Which would you recommend? Am I missing any really good options? Thanks.

 

Edit: I forgot to mention my ability, I can handle anything on the mountain.


Edited by max215 - 12/19/12 at 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by max215 View Post.......Edit: I forgot to mention my ability, I can handle anything on the mountain.

 

 

Sounds like you don;t even need skis; I recommend snowlerblades.

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so it must be able to carve in ice and float in powder. My favorite terrain is the trees, so I need decent maneuverability too. I'm just over 5' 2", so I'm looking at smaller skis. My top three contenders now are, the 2013 Armada El Reys in a 157, the 2013 Volkl Kendos in a 163, and 2013 Volkl Gotama Jrs. in a 158. Which would you recommend? Am I missing any really good options? Thanks.

 

Edit: I forgot to mention my ability, I can handle anything on the mountain.

Uh, and you're certainly realistic, too. But as far as the skis and terrain, not many that can carve ice, float in powder, and thrive in trees. You may need to make a priority list. Of the skis you mention, I'd forget about a junior model - different construction - and the Kendo is an odd choice for a lighter skier doing trees or powder. Very stiff, so carving, yes. The El Reys, opposite issues. Not a carver although decent in other two categories, more of a park ski, obviously. 

 

I'd suggest looking at these: Armada TST (more oriented toward powder and trees but can carve groomers), Blizzard Bushwacker (all around that will handle ice best of these three but also thrives in bumps and trees, not enough width for serious powder), Volkl Bridge (same as previous but full rocker like Goats, more park capable if you like that). 

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On my way home from Whistler last year, Fedex lost my brand new Icelantic Scouts and Nordica Double Sixes, so now I need new skis. I'm just going to get one pair (for now), so it must be able to carve in ice and float in powder. My favorite terrain is the trees, so I need decent maneuverability too. I'm just over 5' 2", so I'm looking at smaller skis. My top three contenders now are, the 2013 Armada El Reys in a 157, the 2013 Volkl Kendos in a 163, and 2013 Volkl Gotama Jrs. in a 158. Which would you recommend? Am I missing any really good options? Thanks.

Edit: I forgot to mention my ability, I can handle anything on the mountain.

Check out the Stockli Stormriders (you choose the width). Most Stockli's carve great. The VXL is around the width you may want.
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