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Need help finding slalom skis

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Me: 19yo, 5'1", ~125lbs (I am not a wisp of a girl and fairly strong for someone at my height)

 

Boots: Atomic Redster Pro 110 in 22.5 

 

A few years ago I skied Fisher Junior World Cups in 148, but I am now looking for a new slalom ski for racing on the east coast. I picked up racing this past winter during my first year of college, but have been skiing since I was 5.  I skied K2 Misdemeanors during the season and did fairly well considering I was racing with twin tips on ice.  Simply put, I need help in choosing the right slalom ski for next season.  

 

HELP ME!!

post #2 of 6

If you are semi-serious about racing you could go to a 155 FIS SL ski in one of the "softer" flexing brands, specifically Dynastar/Rossi

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I had talked to my coach about Dynastars but my only worry is that they might be too soft.  I'm also a pretty aggressive skier.  Ideally, I would rather demo different skis before purchasing.

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Demo'ing is always a good idea.Don't underestimate them because they are "ladies" length or D/R is "softer" flexing than other brands and I doubt they would be too soft for you since they are used by some pretty high-calibre skiers on the FIS circuit. . There are a few others around who run on them and hopefully they will chime in. I would still say a 155 FIS SL ski of whichever brand is what you are looking for. I'll have a pr of 155s and 2prs of 165s Dynastar at the end of the season if you are interested in going that way.

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I had talked to my coach about Dynastars but my only worry is that they might be too soft.  I'm also a pretty aggressive skier.  Ideally, I would rather demo different skis before purchasing.

Any of the WC 150's will be stout enough for you. We weary of the 157/158 womans skis, we have had some strong 125-135lb women that they were too strong/stiff for. There will be a huge jump going from your Junior 148 to an adult 155. Demoing will be real tough, not too many places outside of Hood, Bachelor or some high end race shops have them. 

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