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Suggestions for a petite, light weight skier (105 lbs, 5ft 1") , all mountain skis

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Have skied mostly on K2 skis for 2 decades. Currently skiing on  K2 Phat Luv, 154 cms for about 5 seasons. Skiing more powder now and wondering about getting new skis. I don't want to go longer as I also like doing moguls. Suggestions by the ski shop has  been Volkl Kiku, Blizzard Black Pearl. Does K2 make any skis that would be like the suggested ones?

Thanks.

Skigal from Squaw

post #2 of 4

Are you looking for a more dedicated pow ski to supplement your Phat Luvs, or a replacement?  I would definitely demo the Black Pearls, Volkl Kenja, Volkl Aura, Rossi Temptation 88 if you're looking for a midfat, one ski quiver.  The Kikus are more powder-oriented, and you can take a look at the Armada TSTw, Atomic Century, Blizzard Samba or Dakota (depending on how fat you want to go), Rossi S3w or S7w.  The K2 midfat equivalent would be the Superstitious, I think (84 underfoot) or MissConduct (85).  For the fatties, you could look at the Sidekick (108), MissDirected (117), or MissBehaved (102).  Kind of depends on what you want the ski to do! :) 

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replace the phat luv-the 1 ski quiver. will follow up on your recos

thanks

post #4 of 4

Black Pearl looks great as per your list of recommendations, also the Century and S3, S7 mentioned above. 

 

The Kiku has no camber under foot, a real lack of versatility there.

 

You may skip further K2's as being lifeless, heavy, and weak.

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