Hey guys (and girls),
My girlfriend's sister needs a new pair of skis. She's 5'4'', 144 lbs and a solid level 8 skier (18 years experience @ 1 week a year in Europe)... BUT, she's the type that learned how to ski over 15 years ago and hasn't adjusted or upgraded her ski style since. Knees and ankles glued together and the occasional ski instructor asking her to spread her legs more (not without risk, though). She skidds mostly, but the first part of the turn she actually carves (don't mention that to her, please). She does go very fast, though, and loves to get down the European icy and bumpy black runs and once a week a good trees-turning route back to the appartment (no deep powder, though).
For the past 6 years, she has been skiing on old Elan Hyper ski's (see picture below) @ 154 cm. Since she skies quite fast, she keeps complaining about instability of the ski, chattering and wandering tips, especially when the skis are flat on the snow.
So now she's looking for something new that accomodates for her old school style. The intended use is European groomers (which at the end of the day often turn cut-up, bumpy and slushy). She does like to go off-piste, but that is no moren than 20% of the time. But she would like a versatile frontside ski that doesn't bury itself in the softer stuff.
She skied my girlfriend's 2011 Elan Pure Magics @ 158 for a few runs and she really liked the stability, flex and versitality of that ski.
Any suggestions? I was thinking Rossignol Attraxion 8 or something similar.
Thanks for your response.
Edited by Cheizz - 2/18/13 at 1:34am