My girlfriend is thinking about buying a new pair of skis, replacing her 5-6 year old Dynastars which she has outgrown a long time ago. She is 162 cm (5''3) tall and weighs around 55 kg (120lbs) and is 25 years old. She is a very good skier (advanced? seems like everyone is) who likes shorter turns. She will only ski on piste.
When we have skied this year she has rented some skis: first a pair of Elan Ilumina Fusion (http://www.epicski.com/products/2013-elan-ilumina-fusion), later a pair of Rossignol Strato 7 (http://www.epicski.com/products/2011-rossignol-strato-7-ski) and lastly a pair of Atomic Affinity Storm (http://www.epicski.com/products/2013-atomic-affinity-storm). The Elan's were OK but not more than that; the Rossignol's and the Atomic's were both very good skis which she liked alot.
She has looked into some skis that seem interesting and that she (we) can get at a decent price:
- Volkl Allura
- Head Mya 7
- Atomic Cloud D2 75
- Dynastar Exclusive Elite Light
- Nordica Belle to Belle
- Head Supershape Magnum
- Fischer Progressor 800
What do you guys/girls think of these for her? Any other suggestions or comments? And yes, unfortunately the skiing season is pretty much over here so no demoing before buying...
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