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Any ladies ski the Line Celebrity 90?

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If so, what do you think about it? Thanks!

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 Might be worth checking gear reviews on ski diva if you don't get any takers on here.

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Try a Google search on something like "line celebrity: skidiva"

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After demoing a couple skis my wife just got just some Line Celebrity 90s.  She is a very good skier and skis all conditions and almost all terrain. She put them through a good day of demoing including high speed hardpack, bumps, and some minor crud and was very impressed. She has fatties for powder, so the 90s will be her all-mountain skis. She is 5'5", 110 lbs and is on the 165s, which is the same or shorter than all her other skis.  The 90s are a full twin tip, which takes almost 15 cm off the running length, and we were concerned they would ski too short for her in some situations, but she says they are a solid ride, and can't wait to get back on them again.

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After demoing a couple skis my wife just got just some Line Celebrity 90s.  She is a very good skier and skis all conditions and almost all terrain. She put them through a good day of demoing including high speed hardpack, bumps, and some minor crud and was very impressed. She has fatties for powder, so the 90s will be her all-mountain skis. She is 5'5", 110 lbs and is on the 165s, which is the same or shorter than all her other skis.  The 90s are a full twin tip, which takes almost 15 cm off the running length, and we were concerned they would ski too short for her in some situations, but she says they are a solid ride, and can't wait to get back on them again.

Thanks. My wife is 5-6, 112 and I was thinking 165s. She's a non-aggressive intermediate sticking to blues and blue/blacks. I bent them in a shop and they seem to have a nice even soft flex. I think the 90mm will help her float in softer snow and crud (her current skis are only 67mm underfoot, lol, early 2000 rossi lady bandits). I was considering Black Pearls too but they seem to be hard to find due to their popularity and they are $100 more.

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3WhoSki:

 

I  think the similar skis my wife tried were not soft enough for her size.  She likes a longer ski, but then they tend to be a little too stiff.. The Atomics she tried worked fine as long as she was really pushing them, but were too much work too much of the time, and she generally likes to hit it.  She immediately commented that she could feel the Line Celebrity 90s bending and found them the easiest to ski of the ones she tried, yet solid when hauling ass on the hardpack.  I thought they would be too a little too wide for her everyday ski, but she seems to be loving them in all conditions.  MF

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Thread Starter 

Did your wife try Black Pearls by chance?

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I can't comment on the Lines, but I will say that I am also a non-aggressive intermediate who skis blues and blue/blacks with an occasional black in there (at Mammoth) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Black Pearls! They also allowed me to play in the powdery trees last spring with ease. They are very light and I find them to be very forgiving.

 

They do have them at Footloose in Mammoth. Their prices seem to be very competitive.

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Did your wife try Black Pearls by chance?

No.

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For what it's worth, I checked out the Line Celebrity 100 at Big Sky last Feb.  Conditions were good, with a few inches of fresh powder.  Although I mostly was on groomers, with perhaps a few turns in open glades.  I'm a petite advanced skier, learned as a young teen but didn't ski much until after I retired 10 years ago.  Not particularly aggressive but not that cautious either.  Found the Celebrity okay but nothing special in comparison to the Black Pearl.  I ended up buying some BPs in the fall.  I also tried the Dynastar Legend Eden and found it okay.  In contrast I didn't like the Volkl Kenja.  I generally don't like Volkl, but like anything from Rossi or Blizzard.

 

Just tried the Rossi Temptation 82 yesterday. Couldn't do too much since the free demo tent was at Massanutten . . . in 60 degree weather.  I liked it.  The Temptation 88 might be worth considering.

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The Line Celebrity 100 is different from the Celebrity 90, it does not have any tail rocker and there is a metal layer.  It would probably not be as good of an all-mountain choice for a petite lady.  I assume it would feel a little sluggish (unless it was really being pushed) compared to the 90.

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Good to know.  Although I've demo'd a variety of skis in the last few years, I don't pay much attention to the details of ski construction.  I mainly like to have an idea of what works for me so that when I need to rent something on a trip out west, I know what is likely to be fun for me.  At least I used to think I would stick to renting for powder.  The quiver has been growing . . . now have 3 pairs bought within the last two years. rolleyes.gif

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The Line Celebrity 100 is different from the Celebrity 90, it does not have any tail rocker and there is a metal layer.  It would probably not be as good of an all-mountain choice for a petite lady.  I assume it would feel a little sluggish (unless it was really being pushed) compared to the 90.

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